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NON PULL DOG HARNESS - COMPANY OF ANIMALS,
I have a 40KG German Shepherd, who is 15 months old. He had a diificult start in life, being taken from his mother too early, changing owner at 4 months and moving home several times, including to a different continent. He has become a very strong willed and difficult dog, although still very loveable. As a result, it has not been easy to control or train him and his pulling on the lead during walks is excessive.
I bought the harness on the reccommendation of a friend, but when it arrived I was disappointed, because it seemed quite flimsy. In fact I was even concerned that it might break on account of my dog is so powerful. I'm pleased to say that I was proved totally wrong. Whilst the harness has far from stopped him pulling, it has, however, reduced the amount of effort I require to control him by at least 50%. Before I used to regularly suffer from neck, shoulder and arm aches and pains after long walks. Now this rarely occurs. Additionally I have now been able to stop using a choker chain, which I hate, but previously was the only means of having any meaningful control. Before a harness was totally unuseable. Maybe the description "non pull harness" is not quite accurate in my case, but certainly "much reduced pull" is valid. My dog is an extreme case and I would think that for 90% of dogs the harness would be totally effective.
It's not particularly expensive and I would reccommend anybody to buy one and give it a try. It may not stop your dog pulling completely, but I would be very surprised if you didn't experience a significant improvement and a lot less effort required on your part.
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Initial post: 18 Jan 2011 01:59:58 GMT
Gina R. says:
as long as the harness clip is on the shoulders the dog WILL PULL to stop a dog from pulling you will need the lead to be clipped on the front (the chest)
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Mar 2012 15:57:07 GMT
M. H. says:
...And how does that work? The instructions show that the lead should be clipped behind the shoulders, with the mesh on the chest - no mention anywhere of clipping it to the chest.
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jul 2012 11:09:59 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 Jul 2012 11:10:37 BDT
I think Gina is referring to other harness designs, some have a clip on the shoulder strap or the front, so that as the dog pulls, they pull themselves around (similar to how the head collar works). Therefore they achieve nothing by pulling, other then pulling themselves around.
Personally if I ever find that my dog starts pulling severely again, i will probably modify this harness to have a clip on the shoulder strap.
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Nov 2014 09:24:20 GMT
i have tried all harnesses even to the dog whisperers one and have spent lots of money and the best harness that WORKED is the gentle leader halti which isnt expensive and is kind to the dog as well as to my arm
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