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I personally don't care for an over-the-head harness, or one that has thin straps. The first is annoying to get on, and the second has chafed both my dogs, unless they're worn over a sweater or shirt.

Which is why I chose to go with a vest style harness. Both my dogs are wearing my favorite kind in my signature pic. I bought them from BaxterBoo, my favorite online dog store. These are mesh, and very lightweight for the summer. I have similar ones for when it's cooler, and as mentioned previously in the winter time when it's really cold, I'll sometimes use the strappy kind when the dogs are wearing their sweaters, because I put them over the sweaters so they don't chafe. But my default harnesses as often as I can get away with using them are the mesh ones in the siggy pic. They have velcro closures which I've tested rigorously to make sure there's no way they can come apart, even when I've jerked the dogs off the floor by their leash!
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We have used tons of different harnesses over the years and our buddy belts are by far my absolute favorite!



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We like the puppia harnesses for every day use especially on muddy rainy days, but I am also a huge fan of the susan lanci step in harnesses.
Me too! I love the Susan Lanci harness because the fabric is so soft. The only catch is they are not adjustable, so I had to order a new one after Ren was about 6 months old. But they are so easy to get on (just put the front paws through and fasten the clip on the back) and the fabric does not chafe and irritate him - I wouldn't use any other harness.
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I personally don't care for an over-the-head harness, or one that has thin straps. The first is annoying to get on, and the second has chafed both my dogs, unless they're worn over a sweater or shirt.
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I NEVER liked thin strap type of harnesses. And even after seeing Buddy Belts
I was sure they were going to rub the armpits. But wow I was wrong! They are
so soft, they mold to the dog's body, and move with him/her. Even tiny Bella,
who has almost no fur on her pits has no issues with BBs. Of course I love
Puppia step ins too, especially because they are comfy and washable. I like
the look of the ones in your siggy too, but never tried them.
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I NEVER liked thin strap type of harnesses. And even after seeing Buddy Belts
I was sure they were going to rub the armpits. But wow I was wrong! They are
so soft, they mold to the dog's body, and move with him/her. Even tiny Bella,
who has almost no fur on her pits has no issues with BBs.
Well, this is good to know. I might have to try a Buddy Belt and see if it works on mine. I've tried several different harnesses with thin straps, but wasn't pleased with any of them.

Tango's fur is very thick....well, technically he has an undercoat plus a regular coat...but Jazz's fur is much finer, thinner and she has almost no hair on her chest and underbelly which makes a thin harness much more problematic for her, though both have had issues with the straps rubbing. Where do you get your Buddy Belts? I've googled the name, and come up with buddybelts.com, but I'm wondering if there's an online retailer that you prefer?
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Ronni, this one is my favorite. The owner is Susan, she's very helpful, she also
has the biggest color selection I've seen. There are certain types of Buddy Belts
that are softer, they are called "Luxury" and "Fancy". The "Special" and "Classic"
collections are much stiffer. So for our little Chis I suggest the softer variety.
Those literally melt in your hands.


Buddy Belt Leather Goods

If you ever decide to get one, don't hesitate to ask for help regarding size and
type, there are a lot of options, and with this harness the right fit is crucial.
I only buy Buddy Belts and Puppia harnesses, I'm kind of a pro now, lol.
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