|Barked: Mon Apr 16, '12 7:04pm PST |
|Onyx, I think if you're truly bike-JORING, not just having him run alongside, and x-back is a good choice. You do want a pretty long line for the dog to run out in front and not get caught in the front wheel, so the angle is pretty acute.
But if he's not out front ALL the time, x-backs kinda suck. The long back will slip around- they're only stable when the dog is actively pulling.
I think something like the Urban Trail (Or similar Manmat Distance Harness) may be the best all-around biking harness since they don't have to be pulling all the time to stay on correctly.
I would definitely pass on Omnijore if you're not in love with the whole system. The price is pretty steep, and I don't think it has any advantages over a custom-made harness from a real sled dog outfitter. (And quite a few disadvantages- all those buckles flapping around!)
BTW, Jackson, your Ruffwear Webmaster experience sounds a lot like mine when I tried it with Ginger. It just was NOT the right shape for her body, her chest was too deep and her back too short, apparently. The "waist" on the harness was nowhere near hers. I should have returned it, but I gave it to a friend that had a dog to fit it better.
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