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Liz   Florissant, CO

4/10/2012 3:53:01 PM

What's described here does work very well and really is easy. The real key is to use a head halter like Halti or Easy Leader (I have no experience with the harness but have heard it works well also). Choice between the two brands is preference but the conformation of the dog's head is an important factor - we have St Bernards and the Halti fits them best.

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Lynda   New York, NY

3/26/2012 6:09:43 PM

You make it sound easy. As Senor Juensez said:"Easy for you, difficult for me." I've tried everything except using the different collars.

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CHANDRA KANTH   HYDERABAD, IN

3/25/2012 10:55:09 PM

WHEN UR DOG PULLING LEASH U SHOULD FIND REASON WHYIT DOING OBESREVE WHEN IT IS DOING JUST GIVE THEM TWO DIRECTIONS WHEN UPULL LEASH IT SHOULD STOP BY UR COMMAND AND WHEN IT SHOULD WALK

HERE I AM GIVING
EXAMPLE
USE ONLY LEASH OK WHEN UR WALKING U SHOULD GIVE COMFORT TO IT IF IT NOT LEASING MAKE IT UN COMFORT TO IT DONT BEAT DRAG IT BACK TILL IT OBEY UR WORDS

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Maureen   Philadelphia, PA

3/25/2012 10:47:29 AM

My lab used to be a good walker, but we rescued a younger lab and since then, the two of them have turned walks from pleasure to dread. A friend recommended prong collars, I currently use halters. I also have tried treats and stopping, but with minimal success. Does anyone have an opinion regarding the prong collars?

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Gerad   Chandler, AZ

3/25/2012 7:15:28 AM

Perfect....

That is exactly the way we teach it..

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Mindy   Eldersburg, MD

3/24/2012 6:57:31 AM

Choke Collar are BARBARIC and inhumane & should be band.

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Christine   Olmstedville, NY

3/23/2012 6:10:23 PM

I have a problem with my Rottie when we are walking and meet other dogs walking.He wants to run up to them and i can't hold on to him,and he does'nt listen to me.I tryed a harness, a choke collar and a pinch collar.What else would work?

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Joan   Alpharetta, GA

3/23/2012 3:15:44 PM

Awful Article--very biased against training collars which have successfully been used since World War I.

Most dogs hate and fight the head halters constantly trying to rub it off. Harnesses are mainly used for sled dogs. Although, dogs who train easy work well in
them.
Professional trainers are constantly called to help with leash pulling and are very successful with training collars. Choke collars are only to be used on easy to train dogs. A prong collar is excellent and won't hurt the dog's neck. The Veterinarians that I work with in Georgia highly recommend and promote the prong collar.

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sheila   hauppauge, NY

3/23/2012 2:10:17 PM

Hi!

I've read this before. My Golden Retriever is almost 6 years old. He knows the drill but still continues to advance because he wants to settle for his hind legs parallel to my legs. I've tried head and body halters as well as a choke collar. He knows to return to my left side on command but I can do this routine 20 times during a walk and I don't walk him until I've thrown a ball for about 15 minutes in the yard 1st. He has lots of energy. I take him to agility and nose works so he can obey commands, have fun and get out some of that energy but the leash walk is still a pain. I've also tried changing direction. It sharpens his attention to me for a few moments but then he's off again.
I
can get him to watch me for a second if I ask for that behavior.

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Astrid Henson   Frisco, TX

3/20/2012 6:29:46 AM

very good, but what do you do when your dog wants to pull to get to another dog even if you stop & walk backwoods he is not going to stop his main idea is to get to the other dog normally he doesn't pull otherwise. People are afraid of him because he has a very deep bark

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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

3/6/2012 11:53:50 PM

Great advice.

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