If you are lucky enough to become the master of a wonderful four-legged loyal friend, then you already know that any dog needs attention and care. A lot of accessories are needed to keep a dog pet. One of those is a harness. A harness is an ammunition for your dog, consisting of connected belts that wrap around the dog's chest. There are several types of sashes. They differ not only in appearance, but also in purpose. Harnesses are used instead of a collar for walking, for towing, for weighing weights, in order to athletically develop a dog, for puppies to evenly distribute the load to the fragile skeleton, as well as for auxiliary medical purposes. All these types of shoes can be purchased at pet stores. At the same time, it is realistic to sew a dog harness on its own, especially if it was not possible to find the right ammunition or an urgent need. Professional neckties are particularly strong, they are exploited pretty hard.For the production of strong leather, nylon slings, strong imitation leather, reinforcing inserts, welded rings and buckles are used. At home, you can easily master the lighter version.
Sew Soft harness from scrap materials. The presented harness consists of two main belts that cover the dog's chest under the neck and behind the front paws, and one auxiliary belt fastening the main belts under the dog's body. This variant of the harness will suit a small dog that does not make strong jerks, a weakened dog, for example, recovering from an illness or an elderly dog for which the harness is more comfortable than a collar. If there is not a narrow nylon cable, then prepare a wide nylon or nylon band for making, not too much thin. For strengthening we use fabric from old dense jeans. You will also need a nylon cord with a core. From it is convenient to knit strong loops with knots for fastening the carbine.If you have metal karabiner rings, then use them. A sewing machine and a lighter are also useful. The lighter is needed in order to melt all the cuts of the synthetic braid and cord, this will prevent shedding of the thread. We begin the process of making the stitches by measuring the necessary dogs. For a harness of the chosen type, only one main size is needed: the chest girth. Measuring the dog’s chest, stretching the soft centimeter right behind the elbows, size A.
We measure the size on the tape. Since the braid is thinner than skin or dermantine, the harness will need to be strengthened. And the tape itself should be double. Therefore, the resulting centimeters are multiplied by four (two main belts + double braid).
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Next step - we cut denim stripes of the same width,like a ribbon or a little bit already (so that the jeans would not play for the ribbon).
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Fold the entire length of the braid in half. Inside we lay denim stripes. Next, sew the tape along the entire length. For a line we use a zigzag seam with a step of 3-4mm. Zigzag better withstand tensile stress. Threads are also better to use kapron or mylar. We spend the entire tape in a circle, then make another seam along the center of the braid. If you want, you can make several central seams for greater gain.
Next, we lock the ribbon into a ring and we sew. In the joints, the joints must be very strong, therefore, each line is duplicated 5-6 times. Received two main belt harness. Auxiliary belt is used to connect the two main belts half breast dogs.We measure the distance size B, to which we add the allowance for the girth of the main straps of the straps + seam allowance, and we cut a piece of tape.
On the sewing machine sew an auxiliary belt. It does not bear a heavy load during the operation of the harness, so it is not necessary to reinforce it with inserts. You can leave it moving, as in our case, or fix it with stitches to the main belts.
Try on a dog harness. Tighten the straps so that they fit tightly on the body. Mark the ends of the harness that remained above the shoulder blades. Then stitch them on a typewriter to make rather narrow loops. Here, the line should be particularly strong, so sew at least 8 times.
It remains to make rings for the carbine. Since In this case, the harness is completely soft, without metal parts, the rings are made of a nylon cord with a core, which is quite strong.Measure out the double length of the cord, so that you can freely tie it into a strong knot.
We pass through the stitched loops of the harness, we tie, we hide the knot in loop. Similarly, we perform the second ring. For solidity, you can wind a double cord of the ring with a nylon thread, so that it is more convenient to hook the carabiner.
The harness is ready.
Please note that this harness is not suitable for a large, young and strong dog, it is not designed for powerful jerks, towing or intensive training with a load on the belts. But it is useful for small dogs, puppies of a young age.Also suitable for quiet walking, when you need to support the body of the dog or free your neck from the collar.