Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Lake Gaston, N.C.
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It doesn't matter, especially for a small dog. The important part is how it's used. Don't be a "jerk" and don't teach the dog to pull. Just like teaching a horse reins aids, if you want them to respond to light aids you have to use light aids, but to start with you have to get their attention and then gradually bring down the levels. If we have a dog who has not learned how to walk on a leash staying with us we take them for long walks. The walks need to be long enough that it gets to the place that the dog figures out the easy way is just to go along and stop when we stop. They learn pretty quickly but then we have to teach the owners when they come back or the dog will revert back to the way it was with them.