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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicaroo1000 View Post
    We are working on Bo's pulling (10 months old) and for us, a harness made the problem worse. As a puppy, Bo made himself almost PASS OUT from pulling on the leash! It scared me to death. Multiple times. It amazed me that the need for air wouldn't over ride the desire to get to the doggie/cat/squirrel/whatever in front of him.

    I had this problem with Dozer, a regualr harness gave his something to pull against. I didn't like regular anitpull harness's because I didn't like the idea that they would hurt under his armpits/legpits? With the easy walk the leash clips in front of their chest so if they pull they are turned to the side and can't go anywhere else. No discomfort to the dog =) I put it on him and instantly he walked like a well behaved dog It was a miracle I tell you and no pain rash or discomfort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicaroo1000 View Post
    We are working on Bo's pulling (10 months old) and for us, a harness made the problem worse. As a puppy, Bo made himself almost PASS OUT from pulling on the leash! It scared me to death. Multiple times. It amazed me that the need for air wouldn't over ride the desire to get to the doggie/cat/squirrel/whatever in front of him.
    I had this problem with Dozer, a regualr harness didn't work because it just gave his something to pull against. I didn't like regular anitpull harness's because I didn't like the idea that they would hurt under his armpits/legpits? With the easy walk the leash clips in front of their chest so if they pull they are turned to the side and can't go anywhere else. No discomfort to the dog =) I put it on him and instantly he walked like a well behaved dog It was a miracle I tell you and no pain rash or discomfort.
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    good ideas guys! i like the idea of the front clipping one. I've seen ones that clip on the side too that seem like a good idea too

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    Quote Originally Posted by dozersmama View Post
    I had this problem with Dozer, a regualr harness didn't work because it just gave his something to pull against. I didn't like regular anitpull harness's because I didn't like the idea that they would hurt under his armpits/legpits? With the easy walk the leash clips in front of their chest so if they pull they are turned to the side and can't go anywhere else. No discomfort to the dog =) I put it on him and instantly he walked like a well behaved dog It was a miracle I tell you and no pain rash or discomfort.
    Totally agree.. easy-walker are the best. We trained Banks on it and after a few weeks we did not need it any longer as she walked well with out it -- no more pulling.

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    get a good well fit prong collar. They're great for pulling and help with other obedience training. People often think of them as cruel, but it's safer than having a dog that pulls on a flat collar. Prong collars evenly distribute force around the whole neck instead on just on the esophagus/trachea. Make sure you talk to a trainer or research how to fit it to your dog properly.


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    Thanks for all the help and suggestions guys! I ended up getting an easy walk harness for Buster on amazon. Got it for 17 bucks total after seeing them for 30 at the pet store I'll update when it comes in and how it goes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicaroo1000 View Post
    We are working on Bo's pulling (10 months old) and for us, a harness made the problem worse. As a puppy, Bo made himself almost PASS OUT from pulling on the leash! It scared me to death. Multiple times. It amazed me that the need for air wouldn't over ride the desire to get to the doggie/cat/squirrel/whatever in front of him.
    Try a Martingale collar

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMart79 View Post
    Thanks for all the help and suggestions guys! I ended up getting an easy walk harness for Buster on amazon. Got it for 17 bucks total after seeing them for 30 at the pet store I'll update when it comes in and how it goes!
    I saw that on Amazon as well and am thinking of getting this as well. Please do report back on it. My guys tend to pull too and both of them together outweigh me! (well, okay, not really but it sure feels like it!)




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    i went to a pet store near by and tried one on buster and let him walk around a bit....seems totally legit! whenever he wanted to pull it would turn him around and he would stop. I'm actually excited to get it and use it i'll report back when it comes in.

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    I am learning everyday from all of you....I ended up purchasing Amazon.com: Puppia Soft Dog Harness (Mesh) Black Large: Kitchen & Dining for TBone. I bought a Medium, but the harness has to slip over his head and probably should have gotten a large. Thanks for asking a great question and for all of the great answers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piamitch View Post
    When we were working on the pulling with Ruckus we used the Sporn no pull harness. This one went under each armpit and connected on his back. When he pulled it put pressure the front of his armpits, not the chest or neck area.
    Thanks @Piamitch - I'll check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor Y View Post
    Try a Martingale collar
    That's what they're both wearing now. (Really cute ones too. heh heh) Proper use of the martingale or "pulling to the side" has no effect on Bo. He's like a single minded maniac. The martingale worked great for Bea.

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