I want Charlie to love his harness. At best, he tolerates it - about as well as he would tolerate a harness made of barbed wire. I have just about always had this problem with Charlie and harnesses. I suspect because when I got him, I knew nothing and just put a harness on him and went to puppy school. I didn't know enough to get him used to the harness gradually and carefully. So I think he started off hating it, and those early learning experiences when they are young are so powerful. Over the last 2 years I have tried and tried - he has had everything good associated with harnesses, tons of chicken, walks, meal times....and this has gradually improved things so I can get a harness on him. But he looks pretty miserable in it, to be honest. And it sort of "closes him down", his behaviour is muted and he doesn't display his normal enthusiasm for life. I think it is a mistake to interpret this as a "calming" effect and a good thing. I think it's a bad thing and also may make any training I do while he is wearing the harness less effective (in that he will be different without it). So, I want Charlie to love his harness and I'm going to have one more go.... I have a new harness that he has never worn before. And I'm starting at step one. Approach the harness [vid]: one by julieandcharlie julieandcharlie, on Flickr Approach the harness when someone is holding it [vid]: two by julieandcharlie julieandcharlie, on Flickr I'm going back a step now, as I can see the expression on his face in the second vid - he is not happy. So back to step one until he is loving touching that harness. Don't care how long this takes. Determined to crack it.