|Ebon as the sun was going down outside of one of the campus buildings.|
|Ebon in a down-stay on the soccer field. Yes, it's really that green.|
|Sit-stay by the Freshman dormitories.|
I also tested out how his vest worked over his harness. It fits quite nicely, actually, and the ring on the harness sits right below the zipper on the vest that's specifically there for people who walk their dogs in a harness. You unzip the little zipper and there's the ring. The loop on the back of the harness is also exposed, but just barely. I probably won't really ever do this again because I always walk Ebon with the leash on his collar. If I ever do use the harness by itself, the vest would only get in the way since I would want access to the handle. I've tested it out, and the harness is great for assisting your dog up and down. If I live in a rocky, hilly area it would be quite helpful. I can also pick Ebon up in it, which is good to know in case of an emergency. However, I wouldn't do it regularly since this harness isn't exactly made for it and the belly strap dug in a bit when I did my test (Ruffwear does make a harness that's better for the purpose). This might be partly due to Ebon's rather high tuck-up and how this might change the distribution of force as compared to a dog with a less deep chest. Surprisingly enough, Ebon actually has a slightly deeper chest when compared to his "waist" than my dad's greyhound!