One of the harnesses I found was the Gooby Choke Free Comfort X Soft Dog Harness that I picked up on Amazon for $20. The large fits Conrad, and it comes in some cute colors.
I’m not a fan of the polyester mesh and nylon straps construction that is similar to the ubiquitous Puppia harnesses, but most harnesses seem to be made of the stuff. The polyester mesh is soft and slightly padded, so I guess it’s comfortable?
The feature I do like about this harness is the x-shape that follows the contours of my dog’s shoulders and chest. It’s pretty obviously designed to avoid restricting the dog’s airway, and I think the design succeeds in this.
The branding is slightly adorable. I just hope no one thinks Conrad’s name is “Gooby,” but perhaps that would not be so bad? Who am I kidding. Conrad would take offense. The harness is somewhat adjustable, but I worry the plastic buckle-snap thingy might irritate Conrad’s right elbow while we are walking.
For $20 the harness is about what you’d expect, my favorite feature being the x-shape that prevents choking. That is a good design. I don’t reach for this harness every day, but as Conrad’s other harnesses wear out, this one will do in a pinch until I find something that I like better.