|Barked: Wed Feb 22, '12 5:22am PST |
|Just so you are aware, with Rexy I have not seen any issues with her being uncomfortable running while wearing it (even full out sprints after a ball). Every strap except the breast straps are nicely padded (which is perfectly acceptable as it's a pack harness rather than a pulling harness).
The more I think about it, the more I think I'm going to get an Urban Trail harness just for the sports. It has all padded straps, which is good in case she does want to do a bit of pulling. Plus, it's distinctly different, and will be easier to differentiate in her mind between work as an SD (wearing the Ruffwear Web Master) and play (wearing the Urban Trail).
Yeah, going for the smaller size if she is in between is a good bet. Rexy has odd proportions (very small waist) but rest of the straps have plenty of adjustment space left on them...
With Gypsy's girth of 22 inches, she could have been either the extra small or small size. With a small, she'd be at the small end of the potential adjustments; with an extra small, she'd be in the middle.
I guess another thing to keep in mind is whether a large of amount of straps (like on the webmaster) will be a pain to deal with with that longer Sheltie coat?
Well, any harness that I get is going to have a minimum of two straps. This one has three. Regular brushing will help keep the tangles down, and I suppose I could do that at the end of each day after she's worn the harness...