Help - Pulling Dog Equals Pain

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  1. corky

    corky Ontario BSL rescue

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    I'm having troubles walking one of my dogs right now. He's young and a rescue and tugs on the leash more than he should. We're working on that, but in the meantime, a dog walk leaves me in pain because I'm going through a flare up of fibromyalgia. Can any of you recommend a leash or gadget or strategy for walking on the leash with less yanking on my body? Unfortunately I haven't yet found a safe place for him to run off-leash. Corky has shown aggression to bad-mannered dogs.
     
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  2. Barb04

    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    My friend has a 65 lb. puppy (yes puppy) which doesn't like the gentle leader around his face which was helping.

    She just ordered this and it works great. The puppy isn't pulling when it walks now.

    She ordered hers from here:
    Dog Collars and Halters: Sporn Training Halter at Drs. Foster & Smith

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    Sporn Halter
    ( SPUS100 )
    Stops Pulling Instantly!
    The original Sporn Halter® was invented by Joseph Sporn in 1992. Using only the highest quality materials, this halter is guaranteed to stop your dog from pulling. The Sporn Halter® is made of the highest quality braided cord and nylon webbing with thermoplastic and nickel-plated steel fasteners. The Restraints™ are threaded through the fabric Sherpa Sleeves™ for your dog's maximum comfort. Available in 4 sizes and is easily transformed to a standard collar.
     
  3. corky

    corky Ontario BSL rescue

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    Barb, that looks really good. Thank you!
     
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    My vet recommended the Easy Walk ..... the ring is under the chest ,
     
  5. corky

    corky Ontario BSL rescue

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    Thanks, Bubba.
     
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    Dekka Just try me..

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    I prefer ones like the easy walk. It works due to redirection not pain/discomfort. Something that is very important if your dog shows signs of DR/DA
     
  7. corky

    corky Ontario BSL rescue

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    Thanks Dekka. I think I've seen the Easy Walk at a shop here. I'll check it out.

    Congrats, by the way, on your weight loss. I'm trying to maintain a 50lb loss and working out with the dogs sure helps. It keeps me away from the cookies, anyhow. LOL
     
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    I can't speak highly enough of the easy walk harnesses. Easy and effective :)
     
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    the easy walk is wonderful. my puppy never pulls at all. The one problem i am having with it is he got a sore under his front leg from it. I wonder if i have it sized right for him? anyone ever see this?
     
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    babymomma Remembering Casey ♥

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    The ONLY thing that ever worked for casey (Casey was a BAD puller) Wa s alittle trick I learned from somebody blog.

    I had a 6 ft leash and I would hook the leash to her collar and I would hold the leash at about 1 foot away from her collar and I would take the rest of the leash and wrap it down around her chest once and hold the end of the leash in the same hand. And I would walk her like that. She wouldnt pull AT ALL when I did that.

    I hope I explained that clearly.. Lol.. I can picture it in my head perfectly but explaining it is a different thing all together. Ill try to find the place where I found the Idea!
     
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    my pit bull had that after ALOT of use, she is almost hairless in places...are you maybe using it too long? If not, then yeah, I bet its to big or small or som'thing. :)
     
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    corky Ontario BSL rescue

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    One of the harnesses we have has sleeves of fun fur that go under Corky's legs. I'll bet you could add some fabric on your harness.
     

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