I always walk my dogs in harnesses, but use a collar/lead or sliplead at trials. Harnesses are just too much of a pain to put on/off when going in/out of the ring. Right?
Well....at our last CPE trial, I saw someone literally rip a harness off their dog in 2 seconds flat.
Had to go get myself one of those.
Oreo is now the proud wearer of a comfort flex sport harness, from a company not too far up the road from us. It goes on in seconds, off even quicker (velcro! one of the world's greatest inventions). I feel so much better about walking him around a trial environment in a harness rather than a slip lead or collar/lead. Plus, this one has kind of a handle on it, which may be useful at times.
Plus, if Oreo pulls, it won't put any pressure on him. No more hacking.
Very excited about trying it out at our trial tomorrow.
I've gotta order one for Misty now too. She hates the process of taking the other one off.