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Old 11-13-2005, 03:03 PM
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Question I have 12 month old GSD and he pulls me so strong all the time

Hello everybody
I am new here
I have 12 month old GSD and he pulls me so strong all the time
I think collar puts too much preasure on my baby
Would harness help better?
I saw some nice harnesses at www.fordogtrainers.com
Anyone ever bought from this site?
Should I consider harness in stead of collar at all?
Please help
Thank you so much
Dan
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Old 11-13-2005, 03:15 PM
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Hi!

I have more or less the same problem with my terv.. when doing obedience he is perfect but in every day life.. not so perfect..

Harness won´t stop pulling.. but I found one thing that works.. Here in europe is called HALTI.. here is a pic of it:
http://www.doctordog.com/merchant2/m...gory_Code=DHRN
This helps from pulling since dogs head is turned automaticly if he tryes to pull.. works on a lot of dogs.. maybe it wouldnt be bad if you tryed.

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Old 11-13-2005, 03:17 PM
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I would be using a chain choke collar (NOT a prong collar)
very important to put on the right way also - pic att:

obedience classes would help also

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Old 11-13-2005, 03:52 PM
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The prong works great for my GSD.
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Old 11-13-2005, 03:55 PM
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the prong collar is an instrument of torture
JMHO
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Old 11-13-2005, 04:03 PM
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I used the choke collar in the way GSDMom instructed...worked like a charm. I'd never use the prong collar, there's no need for it. just because you dog is feeling pain doesn't mean it's being trained. some people don't like choke collars, but the dog senses immediately not to pull. BUT...do a search because there has been excellent advice for leash control posted prior. I would also just stop when my dogs started to pull, then would start again when they stopped. (I don't have to use a choke collar anymore...I only used it briefly)
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Old 11-13-2005, 04:04 PM
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Hi there
i have a harness and i like how my German Shepherd looks in it
i never had problem with pulling so i am not sure how it helps
thank you for the link anyway - looks like nice stuff
i'll ask my trainer about pulling problem
good luck
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Old 11-13-2005, 04:37 PM
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..snip......but the dog senses immediately not to pull....snip.....
So why do you see dogs pulling and choking while on a choke collar?

Training and lots of it is the real answer, and finding what works best for your dog.


on the choke collar
Halties or Gentle Leaders can work great but don't let the dog have too much leash, they can damage the neck if the dog hits the end of a leash going very fast.
Pinch or Prong collars can work great but use caution if using with a long line since they might get a correction when they shouldn't.
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Old 11-13-2005, 04:44 PM
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obviously I meant that I used the choke collar with training....sorry it wasn't clear.
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Old 11-13-2005, 04:58 PM
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You can use a training tool like a choke collar, prong collar, gentle leader, halti, or no pull harness. But most likely your dog will still pull if you try to walk him in just a regular collar or harness. I have nothing against these, I have a choker and a gentle leader.

This is how I taught one of my dogs to walk on a loose leash. Grab a handful of treats and stuff them in your pocket. Put the dog on his leash, and start walking. If he pulls, immediately stop and say "No pulling!" wait until the dog comes towards you, loosening the leash. When the leash is loose, start walking. It's important to be consistent - ALWAYS stop when the dog pulls.

Reward loose leash walking. If there is no pulling, reward your dog with a treat so that he realizes walking on a loose leash = treat, pulling = no more walking.
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