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Old 11-03-2019, 12:02 AM   #21 (permalink)
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We’ve used a pet safe no pull dog harness
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It has a martingale action on the chest, and helped us train our 7 year old boxer, back when he was a high energy hyper 6 month old 50 lb pup. It worked to control him, prevent him from lunging and running off. The more he pulls, it turned his body around, and tightened his chest... pretty neat.

Max wouldn’t bark at me, but he would jump on me or whoever was handling his leash. He wanted attention, and would get bored just because he was so hyper.

We did try a typical harness with a leash hook that sat on the back; it optimized his pulling but didn’t help control him. Lasted 1 weekend.

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Aww, well if it works for you good enough.
"Working Harnesses" the one with the loop on the back deal. Are not designed to "Trick a Dog" into walking well on a leash?? They are pretty much designed for "tracking" Search and Rescue or lifting the dog over obstacles.

And pretty much all such dog's can be walked on pretty much anything or nothing at all (off leash dog's.)

No serious dog trainer uses a "harness" to teach a dog how to walk properly on a loose leash???" A Prong Collar a Slip Lead Leash or an E-Collar are the tool's of choice. Any serious trainer who trains a dog that can be "relied" on to do what is expected of him under any conditions ... uses, one of those tools?? Good enough for them?? Good Enough for me to use and requirement.

I will concede, that I have heard of "some " seeing eye dog trainers ... using such harness?? But in as much as those dog's, would be in a harness anyway while doing there "Job" ... there is that.
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Mine does not stop biting and chasing its tail, I'm desperate. They tell me it's a behavior that will change when I grow up but I don't know what to think. Does anyone else happen?
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Mine does not stop biting and chasing its tail, I'm desperate. They tell me it's a behavior that will change when I grow up but I don't know what to think. Does anyone else happen?
Hm well this is an occasion, where I have to say, we can't see your dog??? So we don't know if his behavior is normal or excessive???

I think it's safe to say that on occasion, all dog's will chase there tails?? But not to the exclusion of anything else. Now if you can't even walk him without him spinning to chase his tail?? Then it is a problem and needs to be stopped. But if it just started suddenly??? Then the first step should be a Vet to check for impacted "Anal Glans." And if he comes back with a clean bill of health Then it's not medical and most likely "anxiety??" And if that is the case there are things you can do. But it's not a step solution. Anyway have a look here first, and see what you think and then report back as it were.

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Aww, well if it works for you good enough.
"Working Harnesses" the one with the loop on the back deal. Are not designed to "Trick a Dog" into walking well on a leash?? They are pretty much designed for "tracking" Search and Rescue or lifting the dog over obstacles.

And pretty much all such dog's can be walked on pretty much anything or nothing at all (off leash dog's.)

No serious dog trainer uses a "harness" to teach a dog how to walk properly on a loose leash???" A Prong Collar a Slip Lead Leash or an E-Collar are the tool's of choice. Any serious trainer who trains a dog that can be "relied" on to do what is expected of him under any conditions ... uses, one of those tools?? Good enough for them?? Good Enough for me to use and requirement.

I will concede, that I have heard of "some " seeing eye dog trainers ... using such harness?? But in as much as those dog's, would be in a harness anyway while doing there "Job" ... there is that.
Totally agree--I just realized I was replying to an earlier part of the thread... congrats to the OP that your pup is now behaving!


And with respect to prong collar, slip lead leash, or e-collars, yes those are definite working dog tools of the trade.
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Totally agree--I just realized I was replying to an earlier part of the thread... congrats to the OP that your pup is now behaving!


And with respect to prong collar, slip lead leash, or e-collars, yes those are definite working dog tools of the trade.
Well no problem but ... how is your dog??
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Duke managed to jump up and come down full on his side as well. He pretty much smashed his Orvis light, but all in all he was okay. Didn't even phase him...

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Puppies are so adorable- and so much work! They are worth it for sure.

We didn't know better and we walked our older boys on a harness when they were young- we didn't want the neck yanking or pulling and didn't know we had better options. We know now.

That said, when our boys were about 6-8 months old we went for a walk and something excited Jax. To this day we have no idea how he did it, but he ended up going up in the air and coming down on his side in the middle of the street. The leash is only about 5' long. He's never done anything like that since, it probably scared him as much as it did us.

I guess knowing how high a boxer can jump, it's not that surprising, but it was just bizaar.

The thing that was key for us in all of their training was routine and consistency. I wish you both luck with your babies...the phases will pass...although sometimes not fast enough.
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