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I've bought two different brands of the same kind of harness (the second being the Ruffwear Front Range), and neither of them worked, making me realize that the problem is the shape of that type of harness. My dog's chest measurement is 16" and that shape harness just rubs up against her poor little neck, creating a gap in the bottom fabric that I'm afraid could catch on something somehow if she was running around outside with it. Overall, it's just not comfortable. I wouldn't consider her a super long dog, or her neck super short, but that's how this thing's fitting her.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a harness that attaches to the leash at both the back and the front, and won't rub up against her neck? I'd really like to figure out a harness that helps her learn not to pull as much but has flexibility in the attachment points. I have a cheap-o harness (same shape as the Ruffwear Front Range but less nice padded material) that I'm trying to use in the meanwhile, but again, it all bunches up around her neck when she backs up due to its poor fit, and is overall not as comfortable looking as a preferred longterm harness.
 

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Maybe a Balance harness from Blue9?
 

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The Balance or the Perfect Fit (you can find that one on cleanrun.com) are what I'd try next if you need front and back clips. I've given up with my poodle and am going to buy his next harness from a custom place, but both of the brands mentioned are super adjustable. Perfect Fit you buy in separate pieces, so the top, front, and girth can all be different sizes, which lets you pick exactly the right combo for your dog if the standard harnesses don't work, and Balance has a lot of adjustment points that make it customizable.
 

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I'm definitely eyeing the Balance harness, but I the Perfect Fit looks like a good back-up. I have till next payday to research as many options as possible, so this is really helping. Thanks DaySleepers and LeoRose
 

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This is my pittie in her Balance harness. Not only does she have very flat withers, she has a dip behind them, as well.
 

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I really wish I'd tried a Balance harness on Sam before I moved overseas and have to contend with import fees... good luck finding an option that works!
 

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Awesome, thanks for the update! Glad you found something that worked well for her.
 
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