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    Has anyone ever sustained any serious shoulder injuries from their dog pulling on the lead?

    I have rectified the problem thanks to a great harness, but I'm afraid the damage is already done and I am facing a torn rotator cuff tendon.

    Just wondering if this is common at all?

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    Is the tendon just torn or have you actually dislocated the shoulder from it's socket?

    Jeez, that one hell of a tug on the leash then, Rosie's mum. never had it happen nor heard of it, but who knows.

    Are you looking at opearting, or is this the first damage done?

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    I read a news article that said a woman got pulled under a train by a dog. That beats a shoulder injury in my book.

    I've heard of lots of different injuries, quite a few resulting from falls from being pulled over. So wrists as well, and back and sometimes hips. And occasionally knee or ankles twisted from sudden changes in direction (by the dog).

    At some point you need to think - it's me or the dog and let go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I read a news article that said a woman got pulled under a train by a dog. That beats a shoulder injury in my book.

    I've heard of lots of different injuries, quite a few resulting from falls from being pulled over. So wrists as well, and back and sometimes hips. And occasionally knee or ankles twisted from sudden changes in direction (by the dog).

    At some point you need to think - it's me or the dog and let go.
    True.

    If only more dogs living in homes as pets were trained to heel correctly - life would be much easier for their owners. *sigh*

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    The labrador I used to have pulled from day 1. In all other ways she was the perfect dog and really easy to train but I tried and tried to stop her pulling to no avail. The joints in my fingers became very sore over the years and it wasn't until she died that my fingers stopped hurting. I didn't even realise that was what was wrong with them.

    Mind you I'd give anything to have Holly and those sore fingers back
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    How embarrassing, you all must thing I'm being pulled by a giant breed or something. Actually, she's a pug x. Truth is I hurt my shoulder 5 years ago (during childbirth of all things) so it was already injured, Rosie pulling is like the straw that broke the camels back.

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