What are good "No Pull" collars?

Has anyone tried something like this?


Has anyone tried something photo 1662522-1

Posted on April 15, 2010 at 7:51 am
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Yes, it's called a Gentle Leader and they're really effective! They're not painful for the animal (they are NOT a muzzle) but they guide the dog by the head instead of just the neck. Be sure you adjust it so it fits corrently and you shouldn't have pulling problems.


http://www.buygentleleader.com/View.aspx?page=dogs/products/behavior/gentleleader/description

Posted on April 15, 2010 at 8:09 am
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I have something by Gentle Leader but it's a harness instead.  It works great on my dogs!  The way the lead attaches is to the chest - not the back as is typical - and some how it keeps them from pulling as much!

Posted on April 15, 2010 at 8:21 am
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We had a harness but It didnt work. Right now we have a pinch collar, which does not really work either. So I think I am off to petsmart to buy this kind.

Posted on April 15, 2010 at 8:42 am
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We just have to use a regular harness.  Stew will pull until he is chocking himself on a collar, but won't on a harness...not sure why.

Posted on April 15, 2010 at 10:04 am
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Sarah the gentle leader company also makes a harness called a halti. It isn't like your regular harness, it hooks under the chest not on the back. They are usually very effective, turning the dogs entire body back towards you when they start pulling.

The gentle leader is a great training tool ,but is NOT something you want to use on your dog permanently. It can sometimes cause chafing around the muzzle area. Use it to teach your dog heel and loose walk commands, then when he knows the commands, continue training without the gentle leader on.

Your dog will probably freak out and first when you put it on. Make sure its snug but not so tight that your dog can't eat treats or drink water. The part that goes around the neck and back of head should be tight like a regular collor (two fingers).

To help him adjust to wearing it, give him treats with the gentle leader on before you even connect a leash. On a walk if he starts struggling distract and redirect with treats or a "leave it" command. Do not take it off when he starts pawing at it.

I was trained by a gentle leader rep so pm me if you have any questions.
Posted on April 15, 2010 at 6:34 pm
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Hearts - It's funny you mention the harness that hooks in the front. The lady at Petsmart told me to get that one for Baron. I bought it and put it on him before we left, unfortunately I own an extremely stubborn dog. He kept pulling, the only difference was he has to pull as he walked sideways haha. Anyways that one was basically worthless for him so we walked right back and returned it.


He is great in general with pulling, our problem is when something like a bunny runs out in front of him. He always tries to chase them.

Posted on April 17, 2010 at 11:41 am
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Did you get the gentle leader like you pictured above?
Posted on April 17, 2010 at 1:43 pm
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Not yet, they were out of stock at the store. They should be there next week. We just met a lady at the dog park who has a great dane, she uses them and her dog was great on them. 


I wonder, since our Rottie has a short snout, if that will cause a problem with the face strap.

Posted on April 17, 2010 at 4:51 pm
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It should fit on a rottie. You can of course try it on him first. The breeds it won't fit are pugs, english bull dogs, etc.
Posted on April 18, 2010 at 5:33 am
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even though we have small dogs...we don't use harnesses on them...it allows them to pull way too much....they never learned to walk "with" us until we stopped using the harness....

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 9:43 am
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We had the same problem with my chihuahua.  She was such a pain to teach how to walk with us.  We use the harness now, because she knows the deal, but in the beginning it was bad.  I felt so bad, because she would literally pull so hard that she would run with just her back 2 feet, choking herself, without a care in the world.

Posted on July 7, 2010 at 9:00 am
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kel our dog did that too! he would choke himself until he vomited and then kept going on his hind legs. he's very dumb :( so my folks now use the harness. oh did i mention he's 55lbs!

Posted on July 15, 2010 at 6:08 am

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