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Review: Indi-Dog Houdini Ultra Harness

Last year, I found myself in the market for a new escape-proof harness.  I’d gone through two that hadn’t held up as expected, and didn’t trust them not to break in an emergency.  My big male, Irish, startles easily.  He’s as likely to bolt at the sight of a parked car as he is to ignore that car entirely.  He’s also perfectly capable, like most Greyhounds, of slipping most harnesses and collars in a matter of seconds should he have the mind to do it.  I needed something to keep him safe.  The most effective solution was a harness specially made to be escape-proof on deep-chested, lean-bodied dogs.  Most of these harnesses are made by small, independent shops as custom orders, and the cost for them can add up.  With the brand I had once trusted now declining in quality, it was time to search for something better. Continue reading

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Review: Indi-Dog Houdini Harness

Indi-Dog Harness - Greyhound - Out for a WalkI do an inordinate amount of harness shopping for my dogs.  There are no fewer than ten harnesses (for three dogs) in my home, and my ever patient Greyhounds have endured countless fittings.  I judge harnesses on their utility, comfort, quality, and style.  Last year, a sharp decline in quality from one of my previous go-to harness makers had me on the lookout for something new.  That’s what led me to Indi-Dog.

You’ve probably seen this harness if you follow me on Instagram.  I love a clean, simple harness design when I can get away with it.  The challenge lies in the fact that my girls are petite, and my male needs a harness he can wear around the house since collars are off limits as anything but decoration due to his back problems.  Many off-the-rack products simply don’t fit well enough to stay on the girls, or to provide all-day comfort for Irish.  Indi-Dog, an independent harness maker based in the UK, offers several solutions for hard-to-fit pups.  The Houdini harness was my first pick for general use after a fantastic experience with its cousin, the Houdini Ultra (more on that in a later article).  A variation on the standard H-harness, the standard Houdini harness provides a secure fit without compromising your dog’s range of motion. Let’s take a look at some of the features.

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