Harness eaten by the dog
Learn how to recognize the signs
It may happen that your harness shows the signs that we show you in the photos on this page - they are typical signs of the product eaten by the dog . The marks generally appear on the upper part of the bib , but can also be present on the sides . Often you will also see the metal plate rivets scratched and damaged . If the marks are not too deep, as in photo n.1, n.2, n.3 - the damage is only aesthetic and you can continue to use the harness, being careful not to leave the dog alone with the harness on . in order not to risk that he keeps biting her, making the situation worse.
If, on the other hand, the signs present are similar to those in photo n. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 - the harness or leash can no longer be used, they must be replaced, because they become unsafe.
We generally recommend not leaving puppies unsupervised with the harness on or within reach, until they stop feeling the need to nibble . In most cases the problem disappears after 6-7 months of life , but some particularly active puppies may be inclined to do so even in more adult age. In some cases we have found that even adult dogs, in times of particular stress, can cause this damage .
On some occasions, the owner of the dog has shown incredulousness in the face of such an eventuality. As strange as it may seem, it is a known, identical and periodic problem such that we have included it in our conditions of sale as the only indemnity from our product liability.
As can be seen from the photos, the possibility that some dogs are able to do the same thing , in the same point and with the same result , is evident. Puppies or adults who are in a moment of stress , as is evident from the similarities of the damage in the photos, have this ability.
Therefore, if you find marks similar to the photos on this page - it is a certainty that it is not a defect in the leather.
We fully understand that seeing a damaged product generates anger, but it is obvious that these damages cannot be our responsibility.
In these cases we can only recommend buying chews or games, useful for distracting the dog.