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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Training Harnesses

Aria is a puller and I looked into training harnesses before and now I am going to look into them again. I have tried the Easy Walk and the Gentle Leader. But she dreaded both. It was my fault though because I didn't train her in them and I wasn't thinking. I found another one and I wanted to know if it would work if I trained her in it right. Here is the picture...

Would it work with a havanese? Thanks!



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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 10:07 PM
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Couldn't see any picture. The one I use is the Sense-ible harness. I like it much better than the Easy-walk (which I also have). It's easier to adjust, stays where you adjust it, and is easier to put on and off. I haven't used the Gentle Leader version, so can't speak to that.

In any case ALL of the no-pull type, front attach harnesses work the same way, and the handler MUST be consistent in it's use, or the dog can learn to pull, even in this type of harness. It's really important that EVERY time the dog pulls, you immediately stop and stand still. The harness will then work to turn the dog toward you. When they return to you, you can start forward again. I can't stress enough how important it is to be consistent about this.


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Sorry I have no advice for you, I'm a little jealous, I have the opposite problem. Timmy isn't a puller, I feel like I'm more of the puller. I jokingly say Timmy has issues, he seems to not like walking away from our house, he keeps turning around and looking back. If we get far enough away he is more receptive to walking but I think that's because he wants to get back home. If I have company on our walk like my DH or DD's, or even Timmy's walking buddies he's good as gold, go figure, distractions work in that case. He's also great when we go to the beach but I don't think he thinks of that house as his "home." I know it's really bad when he just lays down in the middle of the road as if to say, "I'm not going any further!" These guys are all very different, good luck!

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Maybe Timmy was a horse in a past life...My sister had one that only liked the barn and would not like to leave her area, she would always look back and try not to move, if a unexperienced rider would taker her out she would ditch them in the middle of the road and run back to her barn. LOL. I bet he is adorable when he lays down.

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