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Old 01-02-2013, 10:53 AM
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I want to start running with my dog. I have been using a gentle leader for walks and I am curious if they can be used for runs?
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:20 AM
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Yes, but a few caveats always apply.

You'll probably need to retrain loose lead running. I know with mine, even if they are walking nice a quick jog will often send them off full speed. Any of the downsides to a head harness like neck strain and such would be magnified by any additional speed. If you can train the running on the gentle leader then move to a collar, that might be preferable.
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I'd actually switch to a front-attach harness to start, then a regular harness. I'd be worried about neck damage from the GL or a collar while running, if the dog decided to bolt after something.
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I'd actually switch to a front-attach harness to start, then a regular harness. I'd be worried about neck damage from the GL or a collar while running, if the dog decided to bolt after something.
Agreed - I much prefer a harness while running with my dogs!
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:17 PM
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DO you recommend any harnesses?

Would something like this work?

http://www.ruffwear.com/Singletrak-P...review_average

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