I just bought a Gentle Leader the other day. I'm trying to train Gwen 'how' to walk beside me. My boyfriend is more strict about dog training than I am. I don't mind letting her sniff around. I'm only walking because of her. But as we're starting to go out in public more I would prefer to have more control over her. She doesn't really lunge or have problems on the leash; she's just always ahead and (sometimes) behind and does her own thing. Which makes it difficult when another dog (or human) passes and I need her to be beside me. She listens fairly well and from the little training we've done, she's done excellent. I'm trying to learn the 'best' ways to train her. This is my (and our) first dog that we own and we want to do the best for her. Is this Gentle Leader effective and a 'good' way to teach her how to walk? She seemed to do really well on it last night when we went for a short walk. Any comments would be welcome. I'll take all the help I can get.
Just thought I would say that I really like this forum. I haven't been here long at all but you guys act like such a family and I admire that. I see a lot of people are having difficulties and you all support them so much. I look forward to getting to know you guys and learning more about dogs (and people). : )