PERFECTFIT HARNESS FITTINGS
'The unique & ethical dog harness that will make your dog happier and your life easier.'
We are super proud to be the local stockists of the amazing PerfectFit range - fleece-lined harnesses and leads created with comfort and security in mind.
What PerfectFit have to say...
Modular design ensures a secure and snug fit.
Adjustable in up to five different places.
Individual pieces can be purchased as and when needed.
Front piece comes with an additional D ring for extra control.
Calming for excitable dogs.
Safe for front leg amputee dogs.
Easy to put on and take off.
Designed with escapologist dogs in mind.
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT PERFECTFIT
There are 13 colours to choose from, all coordinated with the double-ended leads.
The harnesses (and leads) are fleece lined and comfortable.
The harnesses can be put on without going over the head.
The harnesses do not restrict the movements of your dog's shoulders, allowing them to move naturally.
Allows dogs to show their natural behaviour, which helps with canine communication and socialisation.
Easy to clean in the washing machine (but don't tumble dry!).
They look amazing!
ORDERING IS EASY!
STEP ONE: Measure your dog's girth in cm or inches.
STEP TWO: Choose the colour you would like.
STEP THREE: Email us with your dog's name, girth size, breed and age, along with the colour you'd like, to arrange a fitting.
STEP FOUR: Turn up to your fitting and voila! Your dog will be fitted up in their brand new and beautiful harness in no time!
See the images below for more information.
PERFECTFIT HARNESS OR COLLAR?
We advocate the use of a well-fitted, comfortable and exceptionally designed harness over a collar, for all ages and breeds of dog.
The throat is a vulnerable area in the dog's anatomy; pressure around the neck from a collar can lead to a restriction in blood flow and neural pathways, potentially causing or exacerbating physical medical problems. Examples include syringomyelia, thyroid disorder, collapsed lung and many more. Pressure around the throat on a brachycephalic breed (flat nosed), such as a Pug, is even more dangerous.
The PerfectFit harness has been specifically designed with the dog's throat in mind and causes no pressure in this vulnerable area. The harness also does not restrict the movement of your dog's limbs, unlike some other brands.
Aside from medical concerns, leads attached to collars can cause a dog's body language to be unnatural, this could hinder your dogs ability to communicate effectively with other dogs and potentially be problematic with socialisation efforts. The PerfectFit harness is designed to balance your dog and allow them to express normal body language.
By law, your dog must wear a collar and ID tag when out in public (your name and address are legally required, but we also recommend putting your contact number on there too), so we advise the use of collars purely for this purpose and always attaching the lead to the harness.
WON'T A HARNESS MAKE MY DOG PULL MORE?
The short answer is... No!
All dogs need to learn how to walk on a lead; some walk nicely next to their owner naturally and others need lots of consistent training.
Harnesses have long been associated with sled-dogs and cart-pulling dogs and of course, in these circumstances, the dogs are actively encouraged to pull. However, the harness itself does not increase the risk of pulling, the training and experiences provided are what drives dogs to behave in such a way.
A dog who has not been trained to walk on a loose lead is highly likely to pull regardless of what equipment the lead is attached to - harness, collar, choke chain, etc. Dogs will pull their owners, even if they are on barbaric pieces of equipment, such as noose collars (slip leads, choke chains, prong collars, etc), despite the equipment inflicting pain on the dog. Why? Here are a few reasons:
The dog is excited, stressed or fearful and wants to get to the destination quicker.
Training has been inconsistent and the dog does not know what to do, so they pull. Dogs also walk faster than us, so they could be pulling through frustration.
The dog's motivations far outweigh the physical pain it is feeling.
The dog is trying to get away from the pain caused by the walking equipment, so it pulls harder - counterproductive.
The dog feels threatened and feels the need to protect itself - lunging, barking, pulling, etc.
So regardless of what equipment you use, your dog still needs consistent, high quality, loose lead training. PerfectFit harnesses are fab for loose lead training as they help to balance the dog and provides two points of contact (one D ring on the back of the harness and another on the front) meaning you can use a double ended lead if your dog is a determined puller. They are also difficult for your dog to escape from, meaning you have full control at all times.
It is important to recognise that if your dog is a determined puller, a harness may enable them to put all of their body weight into pulling, this is why the front D ring is so important. Using a double-ended lead (one clipped to the back of the harness and the other clipped to the front) will help to prevent your dog from using their full body weight and keep you in control.