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Old 06-16-2017, 10:18 AM
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Harness - How tight?

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Everytime I get Jasper in his harness he seems to be able to get a foot out of the front of it. I think I don't have it tight enough against his body. When facing him (wish I had a picture but I'm at work right now), it's on the left side where he can get out from.

So I'm wondering how tight am I supposed to make it? I believe I have the right size for him, it fits him perfectly, it's just the front left by where it's tightened that seems to be too loose.

If a photo will help I'll try to snap one next time I get him in it.

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Old 06-16-2017, 11:15 AM
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Re: Harness - How tight?

When the harness fits properly he WILL be able to get a foot into it if he tries. Their chest needs room to expand. Try distracting rather than adjusting the harness. It should sit loosely around the chest without bulging out or squeezing in.


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Re: Harness - How tight?

i find Salty always et one leg on the wron side of the harness, nad then its a battle to get it right. We will get it down better with practice. And it does take practice. But mostly just et them used to puttin it on over the head. Right, Salty boy?
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Re: Harness - How tight?

Do you have an aviator harness? You can slide the plastic where it tightens around to a different spot. I have a bare eye girl who is a pain and chews at it, so I usually put it on almost upside down so the piece is on her back.
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:28 PM
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Re: Harness - How tight?

Thanks guys! I will try moving the slider, didn't think of that LOL
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Re: Harness - How tight?

As for how tight, my rule of thumb is that you should be able to fit a finger between the harness and Jasper's body.

Great suggestion by Jen! Here is a video by Ronel (miloslave) that very clearly illustrates how to put it on with the fastener to the back:
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Re: Harness - How tight?

Unfortunately I can't actually move it like in this video. it's sewn into a loop so it's fixed.

This photo shows how loose it is on his right side: https://www.instagram.com/p/BVFbANvB...tiefleming0907
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