Harness for dog is required for each breeder. At least the owners of large breeds and sled. The advantages of this device, in contrast to collar, very and very obvious. First, the harness allows more humane to limit the pet’s mobility, in contrast, again, from the strict collar. It also allows more control over the dog. This is particularly essential part of dog equipment for sled dog breeds. Even if You are not going ever to harness a dog in a harness, this thing need, as the sled dogs are very lively and moving.
In the power of instinct, this dog on the walk, literally tearing out from under him, like a race car, and if it is to walk on a regular collar – it would just be a mockery of the animals. The dog immediately turns blue language is the first sign of cerebral hypoxia related by displacement of the collar important arteries. The harness for the dog is not much expensive; the most affordable option that I saw was worth 480p. It is sewn of nylon tapes. For the health and comfort of your favorite dog, of course, is not a pity any money. There is more interest; is it possible to make such a thing. Personally, I have (or rather my dog!), there is a nice leather harness that I bought him, when he had formed figure, and stopped the growth, but I don’t miss the opportunity to do another with their hands. Easier. From an old backpack.
- Nylon belt, approximately 30×2×1500 mm.
- Plastic buckle for tie belt.
- A pair of scissors.
- A needle and thread.
- An x-ACTO knife.
- Durable metal ring or carabiner.
Manufacturer of harnesses
As I said, all the material I got from an old backpack. There were strips of the desired parameters, and plastic buckle, and a foam insert under the shoulder straps. So, first you need to remove the settings from the dog neck circumference, and chest circumference.
According to the obtained parameters of the cut two matching cut from a nylon belt. Of course, with a good margin. 150 mm, not less. It is also necessary to singe lighter edges of the tape so that it will not be dismissed.
Further, one of the edges of each tape, you should sew the plastic buckles. In this way:
Personally, I first sewed by hand, because of the inability to use a sewing machine, but then, after all, found craftsman which I have stitched the necessary details. Now we need foam inserts. On my backpack they were in the form of strips of foam rubber, covered with Bronevoy cloth.
For chest inserts at the future of the harnesses, cut 15-18 cm of this piece, and stitched it along the middle tape, with a spacing in the tape width. Here it is:
Also melt the end.
For spinal insertion, is already taking a cut in 20-25 cm
Repeat the procedure with the firmware, with the only difference that one of the endings leave a loop of tape, which will stick the iron ring.
Further, the threaded neck and chest straps, the extreme gaps between the lines, first in the chest box, then the same in the spinal cord.
Buckle the straps should be from one side. Here’s what you should have:
Putting a harness on the dog.
If everything is fine sitting, you can do a test walk, so that the animal used to the new thing.
If the dog loves to swim and bathe in the nearest pond, and expresses the wish to climb into the water, a harness should be removed.
It is important! Otherwise the animal can cling to any wire or snag hidden under water. In the same way, only made of lighter materials, you can make a harness for smaller Pets. For example, cats. The design is very simple, and if you have free time to make this piece of equipment for your beloved pet will not be difficult.