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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:16 pm 
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i think i must have been incredibly lucky with goblin. he took to his harness like a duck to water! and the more i take him out on it the happier he gets to follow where i lead.

dont get me wrong its still a case of walk 30ft then stop and look at something terribly terribly interesting but its proving to be a generally enjoyable experience for both of us

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Bengals do adapt easily to wearing a harness especially if trained young :D

For anyone interested in the walking jackets, you can buy them from www.ultimateanimals.co.uk or www.hdw-inc.com

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I have a Bengal, Benjamin, and I got a harness and lead for him. I just tried taking him outside, and it didn't work very well. He wouldn't come along with me, he just fought the harness and yowled, and I had to pull him back from going after the neighborhood cats. Once he even managed to jerk the lead out of my hands, and I had to go running after him!

I'm not sure what to do about this.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:38 pm 
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I have been training my 4 month old Tia on a harness for 3 weeks now in doors, starting with about 5 mins a day and now about 20 minutes. At first she went a bit mad and tried to bite it off but I started giving her a little treat and she was fine, now I don't need the treat and she will walk around on the leash, not minding it at all. But I don't know when she will be ready to actually go outside. At what age is it ok for going for a walk outside?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:53 pm 
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Tamsssin wrote:
I have been training my 4 month old Tia on a harness for 3 weeks now in doors, starting with about 5 mins a day and now about 20 minutes. At first she went a bit mad and tried to bite it off but I started giving her a little treat and she was fine, now I don't need the treat and she will walk around on the leash, not minding it at all. But I don't know when she will be ready to actually go outside. At what age is it ok for going for a walk outside?


Hi Tamsin :wink:

I would wait until Tia is spayed before letting her outside :)

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Of course! :D Thats what I thought. At least by then she will be very well trained too!


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I get the walking jackets from Kelsar bengals and they are made to measure and very reasonably priced.

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I purchased a harness..yes only one thats all the shop had, anyway i took it in turns to allow them to wear it firstly for 10 mins. Daisy isnt happy at all when she wears it, she hasnt had it on for 3 days. Mitzy doesnt mind at all, i put the harness on her, she plays around then i attach the lead. we play and i tell her she is a good girl all the time.

Today i took her outside, just on the drive to see how she would cope..she crouched down and just listened to the noises, i then heard Daisy crying for her, so i brought her back in...i believe a little at a time and alot of patience i will get them both there and used to it.

I do have a back garden, but at the minute i would probably lose them in the grass and risk fleas...urrrgghhh nooooo..

I am still on the search for the jackets too. I have checked out the sites adviced. so thanks all.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:26 pm 
Sherark wrote:
I get the walking jackets from Kelsar bengals and they are made to measure and very reasonably priced.


Where can I get them?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:42 pm 
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Its amazing because if I try to put the harnesses on any of ny Bengals they hate it but with the walking jackets they just sit and wait for them to be put on and then strut their stuff around :lol:

The walking jackets I found online were like a nylon material but the ones we have got are nice soft fabric and they match the bengals pelts.

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Erm... Our boys are 10 months old now and we never really thought about taking them out on a harness because we live on a main road in Wimbledon... Recently though I thought it might be nice for us to be able to put harnesses on the boys, carry them past the main road and take them to the park around the corner etc.

Heroe seemed pretty ok with his 10 minute spell with a harness on; he did the usual rolling around trying to get it off but Beau went a little *too* mad for my liking to the point we thought he may hurt himself.

So we took the harnesses off and the boys are still fine with us and even happy to chase the harnesses around as toys.

I'm thinking maybe a couple more supervised trial runs 'may' help Beau get more comfortable with the idea of a harness but I'd appreciate any thoughts on it...

Thanks folks!


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