Have any of you tried tracking with your corgi? I have just started and am amazed and inspired at how well Jeli is doing. She loves it too! I've been told I need to get a non-restrictive tracking harness. A lot of harnesses just don't fit her very well. I just bought a regular one from Petco and she slipped out of it. I don't want that to happen again! If any of you have any experience with this could you share what kind of harness you use.

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when we did noseworks - we used the freedom no pull harness as it can be used  multiple ways. we had no issues of either corgi walking out of the harness.  the trainer recommend it to us, because when simply on leash Alfie when on scent would pull really hard causing choking and distraction from the purpose.

http://www.freedomnopullharness.com/

I did some tracking with an Alaskan Malamute years ago.  I have an IPuppyOne Airmesh harness for my Corgi which is adjustable and he cannot get out of it.  It is also fairly cool.  It's comfortable and not restrictive. I use the same brand for my Mini-Dachshund who is a Service Dog and trained to pull.  Very sturdy and fits well in spite of her weird shape :-)  Enjoy the tracking, it's great fun for people and dogs.  You really learn to trust your dog when you do tracking!

i honestly have every style of harness because of that problem. corgis have a pointy chest bone which makes standard harnesses move to the side under their legs and causes rubbing. i have found 2 types that work wonders to prevent this problem. if u have an escape artist then this harness is great. loose but tightens when they pull hard to get out of it, mesh, light weight. i love that its loose around the body until they really pull at it heres the link http://www.petco.com/product/117649/Petco-Red-Non-Pull-Mesh-Dog-Har...

also i agree with Anna. all mesh harnesses are the best. so light weight, breathable, and comfortable. Baden loves his. i have two of them one from petco and this site http://www.pupincloset.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=58 it has free shipping :) i prefer the one from pupincloset because the adjustable straps are nylon and the one from petco is plastic. its very durable though. i have had it for a year and it has budged if he pulled

hope this helps :)

Personally, I would not use a no-pull harness while training or working with a tracking dog....

the only reason i suggested that one is because it was light weight and had comfortable mesh on it but i guess i should of thought about it more since it is made for pullers. it never stopped Baden but hes pretty stubborn

By the way, once you've selected the harness you want to use for tracking, it is best that you keep it only for that purpose and not for just walking.   Dogs will associate certain equipment with a certain type of work, so it will help to foster that association.

Thanks for the advise and the links.  I have a harness that clips in front or in back, but its her 'everyday' harness.  Like Anna suggests, I wanted one that I could just use for tracking so she would have the association with it. I don't think you want anything to restrict them pulling because you actually want them to pull you to the target, and you wouldn't want it to hurt.  She pulls like a fiend too!  I have a puppia.  I haven't put it on her in a long time, but maybe I should give it another try.

The Puppia should be fine,  Ive used this too.  On my Mini Dachshund the buckle of the Puppia harness was too close to the underarm, this should not be a problem with a Corgi.  Just make sure the front paws can swing well clear of the plastic buckle and do let us know about your tracking :-)

the only reason i suggested that one is because it was light weight and had comfortable mesh on it but i guess i should of thought about it more since it is made for pullers. it never stopped Baden but hes pretty stubborn

I can't believe that I've never found that website before. LOL. It looks like they have some great products. Thanks for the link!

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