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We live in a technological age. There cannot be any industry that has not been affected some way with the advancement of technology. The pet industry is no exception to this rule making it difficult to know what is right for you and your dog.
Go into any pet shop in the world and you will be faced with a mind boggling choice of dog equipment, often leaving us in a state of confusion. Here at Living With Wolves we try to take all the hard work out of the decision making process. The items listed here are all pieces of equipment we ourselves use or have tested and so we recommend. This means that you can be assured that the equipment you choose is of the best quality and best design for you and your dog without all the marketing hype.
Note: We do not sell these products, only recommend. Links are provided on each page to the supplier's website.
The Perfect-Fit Harness
As Recommended By Vets and Rescue Centres
The Perfect-Fit Harness is arguably the best harness we have ever seen, in fact, our dogs wear them. They are exceptionally well made and don’t chaff or hinder movement as other harnesses may. We are proud to be able to recommend the complete range of Dog-Games Harnesses, Leads and Collars. Manufactured in the UK to the highest of standards, the harnesses are unique in their modular design.
A PERFECT FIT
The 3 pieces (Top, Front and Girth) clip together and are interchangeable so that any combination of size of pieces can be used. This enables us to construct a CUSTOM MADE harness that fits your dog perfectly with padding in all the right places.
GROWS WITH YOUR DOG
Because this harness is designed to fit ALL shapes and sizes of dogs, it is particularly suitable for puppies and young dogs. From the age of about 5-6 months onwards the young dog can be fitted with the Top and Front pieces in the “adult” size and has a smaller Girth piece while it is young. Then when it grows older and bigger you just buy a larger adult sized Girth piece.
ALL OVER PADDING AND “SWAP TOPS”
The soft fleece padding prevents webbing straps and plastic clips rubbing against the dog’s skin when it moves or pulls against the lead. The padding is made from high quality, super soft maching washable fleece and we have now introduced 5 more coloured tops across the Perfect Fit Harness Range, enabling our customers to change the colour of their dog’s harness simply by unclipping the top piece and swapping it for another colour. This is particularly useful for winter walks or walks at night when you can swap to a High Vis top piece. There are now 11 colours of top pieces to choose from – Black, Blue, Brown, Emerald Green, High Vis Orange, High Vis Yellow, Pink, Purple, Red, Sky and Wine. Meanwhile the front and girth peices are only available in Black.
There is also the option of Front Pieces with an extra D ring placed at the centre of the dog’s breast bone. This modification offers handlers the option of clipping a double ended lead to not only the top of the harness but also to this front D ring, enabling them to improve the steering of the dog and reduce or prevent pulling.
The D ring is placed securely in exactly the correct position on the dog’s body so that the harness does not slip or move from side to side when a lead is attached at the front, particularly when the dog is trying to pull forwards or away from the handler.
Also the D ring is high enough on the dog’s front chest so as not to impede the dog’s natural movement when on lead. The ring is also high enough to prevent it getting caught in vegetation when running free.
The unique design prevents the D ring coming unstitched or compromising the manufacture of the front piece should the dog be a very strong puller.
Available in black in all sizes in the 15mm, 20mm and 40mm Ranges. These front pieces with an extra D ring are only available in black fleece padding.
We have found that this snug fitting harness can often calm down and reassure over-anxious and excitable dogs, helping them to become more confident and relaxed (apparently working like a body or comfort wraps). These harnesses have been found to be very beneficial in many rescue centres, with recently re-homed dogs, and also with dogs showing various behavioural problems.
Price Range From £27.50 – £42.50 plus p&p
Note: We do not sell these harnesses direct, we simply recommend them as the best harnesses we have used. The link to the supplier is within the first paragraph at the top of the page.
Should you have difficulty fitting the harness correctly or want to learn how to walk the dog using a double-ended lead, we can help you fit the harness and then teach double ended lead walking.
Cost for this service is £20.
During this period of the Covid-19 crisis, we are changing how we deliver our services by implementing new measures to ensure both yours and our safety.
For the foreseeable future, we will no longer be offering home visits for Behavioural Consults or Dog Training.
We will instead be conducting these services either at our training ground in Haslemere or by remote i.e.Skype or WhatsApp.
We wish everyone well during this difficult time and hope to return to normal as soon as possible.
David and Helen.