well i was bored and mr pookey needed a new harness,.,,, so i made one out of paracord, it works fine the only problem is mr pookey does not like it one bit, if i put it on him he freezes still. still a fun project for any dog owner. and it is fairly easy to make, first i made 2 long strips of cobra knot with the buckeles attached at either end. i looped the lead attachment points into it as i knotted it up. then i added the center bit that goes allong the dogs chest area. easy to make just takes a while. i might try again with fully stripped paracord so it is more flexable and dosent freak out mr pookey when he has it on. it might work well for bigger dogs, as the larger the harness gets the less stiff it will be, i think because it was fairly ridged mr pookey did not like it, but he is a funny one and rather small, he getts freaked out if he wears his rain coat and the hood is on, does the same thing and freezes on the spot. needless to say he dosent have a hood on it any more, and he dosent use this harness.