SENSE-ible Dog Harness
I was reluctant to try another harness since the one we had before didn't work, though that was a back clip, this one clips in the front of their chest. The vet recommended this after the quick neuro exam she did for Diesel for his leg tremors, she thinks perhaps because he is a puller a nerve could be getting pinched in his neck when he pulls or I try to control him on just a collar/leash combo.
So we've had it since last Wednesday and wow! What a difference, this really is like power-steering. I am able to better control his speed, his direction (he always crossed in front of me... annoying!) and best of all his jumping up at people. It clips in the front so the lead crosses his chest, if someone is approaching that will pass him on his side I simply move the lead to the side the person will pass him on so that I have better control by reeling him towards me. It has so far worked like a charm!
Personally for us, the Gentle Leader or Halti Gentle Leader Headcollar did not work as Diesel would grind his teeth the entire time & all I could think of was future vet dental bills or stress treatments for him!
The only fix for him biting or grabbing his leash is still the Pet Corrector Pet Corrector though not everyone agrees with this, I find it works rather well & is really just a loud "SHH" sound similar to what Cesar Millan utters, but a louder, sharper "SHH" than what I seem to be able to utter! I only have to use it once on the entire walk (using it in conjunction with "leave it") & not everyday, just as a reminder every other week it seems.
Nice to finally be able to enjoy our walks
Thanks for the suggestion. We've been having increasing trouble with Scout pulling on her walks, so we may give this a try.
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There is also something called Obedience Classes. Roxy...that was better than any harness for Rider's pulling.
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What size did you get for Diesel?
Easy walk actually fits quite differently then sensible harness .. similar principle but each dog wears them a little differently
Sally cannot wear a collar so she wears a sensation harness .. but she isn't allowed to pull anyhow and is expected to walk properly
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