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Well it arrived in the post this morning !
Have just come back from a walk with Scamp wearing it - early days and I've probably jinxed it now, but it worked !
It was like having a different dog, when he pulled he realised it put pressure on and he stopped and relaxed - we had a couple of moments of mad dancing and when we were at the park he went off lead as normal. When we came back through the housing estate he trotted along, but no pulling - IT WAS LOVELY !:D
 

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I am all for these if you have a dog that pulls, people are often against them because they think theggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggghjcy are cruel
 

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I am all for these if you have a dog that pulls, people are often against them because they think theggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggghjcy are cruel
Sorry about the above post Harley decided to walk across the key board!!! :eek: anyway as I was saying....I am all for these if you have a dog that pulls, people are often against them because they think they are cruel but I try to explain that if you were to use a collar on a horse you would have no control and gentle leaders and haltis work the same way controlling the dog from the head rather than its strongest point.
Also if you are lead training try this when the dog starts to pull stop and make them sit, keeping the lead loose begin walking as soon as they pull stop sit and repeat it may take a few times so don't expect to get far first time!! the other thing you can add to the mix is as soon as they pull use commannd heal and turn smoothly back in the direction you came. Try an always keep the lead loose as the tighter you pull back the more he will pull away!
 

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I am all for these if you have a dog that pulls, people are often against them because they think theggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggghjcy are cruel
after he walked on the the keyboard see above....(im lying in bed have not been well so resting) This is what he did.....
BOO! You rested all day yesterday mum and I only got a little walk Im here so I want you to play!



Right thats it lid closed you will play with me!!!



He really has got the devil in him today but he was so good yesterday but looks like pain or no pain I have to give him a proper walk!
 

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he is so cute! and growing already so big! such a cheeky monkey...they do love their walks rain or shine or snowstorm or ill.
 

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I'm actually surprised how well Scamp has taken to wearing the gentle leader - he is SO much better on the lead :D and he doesn't mind me putting it on, he just gets so excited when he goes out that I don't think he cares !
 

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Mary get well soon.

Harley give mummy a little break ...

Try playing fetch whilst you are lying in bed .... that may help ..... worth a try.
 

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I have a gentle leader harness for Pebbles that we got on vacation last year. Hers goes around the body and hooks on the chest. it works wonderful!
I just hope i can train the puppy to walk with one soon... but someone told me that you can't use a harness till they are older. something to do with their bones maturing. I plan to ask the vet when we go in a couple weeks. But when did you all start using a harness on your puppy/dogs?
 

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Another good product for pullers is the HALTI headcollar. We used it for years on our lab. It is similar to the gentle leader; the nose part tightens when the dog pulls, but stays loose when they don't. There's a short snap part that hooks to the dog's regular collar just in case they slip out of the HALTI. Here's a link: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=875
 

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Used harnesses on both of mine at 14 wks for a long car journey, and they kept them on for walks if they'd been in the car, but usually go off lead !
 

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I use Ezy dog harnessess for both of my girls. I got Ellie one when she was 14 weeks old and find Maisy walks much better in a harness than a collar - not nearly as much pulling ( I also don't feel like I'm choking her to death!).

I have got a 'canny collar' for Maisy which I got in desperation as she used to just about yank my arms out when we went out - I was very impressed with it! She trots along with no pulling at all when she's got it on, didnt like wearing it at first but got used to it after the first couple of walks. :)
 

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Carol I've got a Canny Collar for Rufus too. I use it for street walks as he's a horrendous puller and very strong. It's absolutely brilliant and he walks perfectly to heel with it.

Karen x
 
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