New Pug Owner Questions & Concerns
I do hope that this is the right place for this question. I apologize in advance if not.
My wife and I are just slightly concerned about Nicholson when he is in his harness. I've read the many stories on here about pug hating their harnesses, but I just wanted to throw my situation in the mix, here. He is a one year old rescue pug.
We went through two harnesses with Nicholson, and finally went with the Hip Doggie brand. The reason we've gone through so many is that he hates them all so much. He will walk (but try to shake it off) and when he gets back in the house he'll rub vigorously against the sofa to get it off. Also, he gets so depressed with it on. He will literally not eat, come to us, look at us, etc. He just becomes "super mopey pug that sleeps all day". He couldn't care less if we even leave him alone (and he always tries to follow us out).
My main question is, do you think that the harness could be too small, and hurting him, or is he just acting out to get us to take it off?
He weighs 24lbs, and we got him a Large. I think the sizing is quite similar to Puppia. I was worried about it being small, but my wife can tightly fit her fingers between the mesh and his skin. I will also add that he seems to be breathing just fine. No hacking or anything.
If I take it off, he is just fine again. When it's on.... he's asleep and hating everything.