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    BlackLabJax is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultChock Free Shoulder Collar

    I saw this and wondered whether this would be good for a pulling Lab. What's your opinion?

    http://inthecompanyofdogs.com/itemdy...1=D74088+BK+23


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    DefaultRe: Chock Free Shoulder Collar

    I think it would help a lab pull more, put all of their weight into it.

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    I would think that a pulling lab will still pull wearing that harness (with no additional training). Harnesses that attach to a leash on the back of the dog actually encourage a dog to pull. Think of sled dog harnesses.

    Front clip harnesses, such as Gentle Leader's Easy Walk and the Sense-ation/Sense-ible harnesses, are different and work much in the same way as a head halter (Gentle Leader, Halti). As the dog starts to forge ahead, gentle leash pressure will turn the dog's entire body (instead of just his head) away from what they're pulling towards, giving you both a slack leash and chance to reward that slack leash.

    Here is an article that compares Easy Walk to the Sense-ation:
    http://www.puplife.com/Shop/Control/...e-ible-Harness

    That said, there is no magic cure, no quick fix to stop pulling other than consistent training. There are some great tips in the Training section sticky "Our Best Advice".

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    DefaultRe: Chock Free Shoulder Collar

    think that is meant more for dogs with sensitive trachea, like many toy breeds. Keeps the pressure away from there.

    Like felicia said, the front clip harnesses are the best MANAGEMENT tools.

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    DefaultRe: Chock Free Shoulder Collar

    I never saw the front clip harnesses. Thanks for the great advice. My only question with these is doesn't it rub their fur at the shoulder?


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    DefaultRe: Chock Free Shoulder Collar

    I've personally never had a problem with Henry's Sense-ation harness.


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    DefaultRe: Chock Free Shoulder Collar

    sophie did have a bit of chafing under one 'armpit', but a size-readjustment quickly fixed that. (ask the clerk to help you fit the harness, they are a bit finicky to adjust correctly.

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    DefaultRe: Chock Free Shoulder Collar

    I would still have to have a regular collar too though. First of all I would need to have a hold on him in the elevator. Yes, I live in NYC in a building with 400 tenants and other dogs. Secondly, when walking the NYC streets I am not sure how well he would do walking behind me. I currently have a prong collar and Jax is good with correction until he sees another dog...then he wiggles himself into a frenzy and jumps up sometimes. Not with all dogs (especially smaller dogs) but if he sees another Lab...LOL


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    DefaultRe: Chock Free Shoulder Collar

    yep, having a flat collar is a good idea (for nothing else, you need a place for id tags and licenses.

    A good obedience class would help with all those issues, incidentally.

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    Agree with Nancy... both about the classes and the flat collar. Henry always has his flat collar on when we're out of our house (that's what all his tags are on).


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