What brought this big smile to Luke’s face? He loves his new Ruffwear Front Range Dog Harness!
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We first learned about this harness from our friends at K9s Over Coffee (you can read her unsponsored review of two Ruffwear harnesses by clicking here). I am always on the lookout for a better harness, especially since Luke chewed through the last one we were using for walks (which I never loved anyway). We do have a backpack for him which I still like, but lately when I put things in the mesh pockets on it, Luke shakes and everything flies out! There are add-on saddlebags but that seems like overkill when we’re only going for a short walk for training.
I also love Luke’s ComfortFlex Sport Harness*, but we use that exclusively for Nose Works, so that when we put it on he knows what we will be doing.
Therefore, we needed a harness for walks and training walks. I like the features of the Ruffwear Front Range Harness*:
- Easy to put on and off; it just goes over their head and clips on their back.
- Adjustable in four places. This fits Luke very well, and doesn’t slip around as much as others we’ve had.
- Not that we walk in the dark much, but reflective trim can be very important for those that do.
- Padded chest and belly panel for comfort.
- Both chest and back attachment points. The truth is, I’ve never been thrilled with the chest option. It’s supposed to help with dogs that pull. I had a different harness like that for our late golden Sheba, who loved to pull, and it didn’t slow her down a bit. Instead there was just constant jerking on the lead as she pushed forward, and it drove me crazy! However, I did try the chest point with Luke and it seemed to slow him down a bit, and didn’t jerk quite as bad. I’m going to continue to try it some more. But with attachment points in two places, you have options.
Of course, you know me, it doesn’t hurt that it comes in pretty colors and Luke looks so handsome in it! 🙂
2 Brown Dawgs says
Looks like a great harness.
GROOVY GOLDENDOODLES says
Having the correct harness or collar for your dog, makes the world of difference. Happy to hear you’ve found the right one for Luke. Happy walking.
Sand spring Chesapeake says
That’s very cool and of course Luke is very handsome in it.
The Island Cats says
Luke is rockin’ his new harness. Glad it works so well for him.
Two French Bulldogs says
We have a few of their items
Lily & Edward
My sisters could be sled dogs because they love to pull on walks. They both wear another brand of harness on walks now, but it sure makes a big difference. Glad Luke likes his and it is a nice color on him.
Thank you! They didn’t have our favorite red so we had to go with our 2nd choice. Having a suitable harness can make such a big difference on a walk, even when you have sled dogs (and we’ve had plenty of those too!).
M. K. Clinton says
The boys both need new harnesses. I’ll have to check these out. ♥
I bet they have a color that would look really great on both of your boys! 🙂
Brian Frum says
Luke, that’s quite nice and you’re looking most handsome!
Dolly the Doxie says
Oh mom is so jealous! She saw this at Global, Taffy has one of their harnesses, but this one looks much more comfortable and lightweight. It’s on mom’s wish list for now. Good work Luke! Love Dolly (PeeS: Luke has a lookalike in our neighborhood!)
It’s definitely lightweight and Luke seems very comfortable in it. I always check for chafing and so far so good on that.
Luke is afraid Dolly is going to turn her affections to the new dog in your neighborhood….he says don’t forget him, and remember he’s the original. 🙂
Monika & Sam says
What a cool harness! And blue is definitely YOUR color. ????
Barbara Rivers says
Oh yes, Luke looks very handsome in it! Truth be told, I never use the chest attachment ring because Missy walks fine without it – and if she saw a cat or rabbit, she’d be trying to pull towards it regardless of where the leash is attached 😉 I don’t think I’ll ever be able to break her of that habit. She’s a little huntress at heart.
Thank you for mentioning my blog post 🙂
You’re very welcome! I always like to give credit where it’s due. 🙂
It’s amazing to me that the places we walk, we don’t see more distractions like wildlife. (knock wood). We see squirrels and chipmunks but when we’re walking they aren’t all that interested in them (even though they go nuts if they see one in the yard).
I got that harness for both dogs a couple years ago. I really love it, love it still after 2 years. And it has held up fantastically.
I’m so glad to hear that! Sounds like we might finally have a keeper. 🙂
Callie, Shadow, and Ducky's Mom says
I’m with you on the chest hook-up option! Callie was a puller, too; which meant Shadow had to pull because her big sister pulled. Now that Callie’s in Heaven, Shadow is happy to just amble along with me. Ducky, on the other hand, thinks the only way to get where she’s going is to yank Mom’s arm out of it’s socket. So I bought her a Rogz h-style harness for quick walks and use with the seat belt strap for rides in the car. For training and walks at the ball field, I got her a harness from the Tellington TTouch store, plus a leash with 2 clips and a great handle. The harness has 4 D rings – one on the chest and 3 on the back (a single one at the chest strap, a double one at the girth-strap end). With Ducky being closer to the ground, the leash just gets tangled around her legs if I use the chest hook, so I attach one clip to the single ring and one to the double ring. It works great! And I can adjust the leash length to make it either 4 or 6 feet. I love it!
Oh yes, if one dog is pulling forward, the other one has to be with them! Plus they always have to smell the same things! Cricket has a little less length in her leash than Luke does, but she’s actually pretty patient with that. She has actually always been a puller too, but it’s a little easier on the shoulder with a 22 lb. dog. 🙂
Yes, I also forgot about that other frustration with the chest hook – the leash constantly tangled around their legs.
Your harness sounds very interesting – I think I’d have to see it to understand it exactly though! I’ve often thought of trying a leash with two hooks…it might work better and give more control hooking to both the back and the chest hooks.
Luke that looks great… and it’s made with really good material… and the color is pawfect for real boys like you and me, right?