When you have large dogs and they start to pull or get excited, it can be very difficult to maintain control. Training takes time and patience, and money if you want to hire a professional dog trainer. Some dogs are more prone to pulling than others. There are many reasons why it can be difficult to get a dog to not pull. Here are some possible, easy solutions that have worked for other people and their dogs.
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The Gentle Leader works by gently moving your dogs head and body back towards you if they pull. Because it is a head collar, there is no pressure on your dog's throat. Many of the top customer reviewers are for large dogs, including Great Danes and German shepherds.
Because the head leash does wrap around the dog's mouth, they will likely need to be conditioned to get used to it. According to reviewers, dogs warmed up to it once they associated it with going on walks.
Includes 3M reflective Oxford material, and both a chest leash attachment and back leash attachment As well as a top handle. Available in multiple colors and sizes. Several reviewers stated instant improvement when using the chest leash no-pull attachment, from husky owners to daschund owners. The material is a soft mesh fabric lined with reflective 3M Strips.
How it works: by clipping the leash to the chest leash attachment, if your dog pulls or lingers, their own momentum will turn them around. The vest style harness ensures that it will not slip or slide off because it is adjustable.
Prong, or pinch collars are controversial because of how they work. When the dog pulls, the collar will pinch your dog's neck. What makes this prong collar better than your usual prong collar is that it comes with rubber tips that cover up the metal prongs. Links can be removed or added for different sizes, however some reviewers complained that because it is a metal collar, if they remove too many links, it makes it difficult to put on their dog, and if they add too many, then the collar will be too loose on their dog. Reviewers appear to be happy with the immediate success of using this collar -- there is no training needed.
Please note that this collar is not meant to be used for long-term purposes, and should only be used for training purposes.
Sophia Zey has two large rescue dogs.