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    What type of Dog lead does everyone use here ?

    My dogs are always wearing a harness when we are out
    as this harness is what keeps them on the ute secure.
    When they get off we just hook up a lead/leash to the
    harness and off we walk. It's way too much work to
    take the harness off each dog then put them back
    on to go home. I think I am looking for a very short lead
    so the dog can stay close. The leads we use now are prob
    a meter long and the dog ends up taking us for walks.
    Both Geneva & Dolly are buggers on the lead and very
    hard to handle. They just want to go go go. Even the husband
    is getting jacked taking them out cause of this.
    But I think if I was to get some short leads they would stay close
    and not want to take off all the time..
    I prefer the rounded leads not the flat as the flat hurt as you can imagine
    cause it's like holding back a wild bull for an hour or so..

    Billy Ray on the other hand is so laid back and such a gentle giant he
    just polds along and does what ever you tell him.

    Like to know what type of lead you could recommend ..
    I would need leather and a very secure latch on the end
    as Geneva has taken off and SNAPPED them right off..

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    I use a cotton webbing lead (2 mts) with a check chain when walking, I would never use a nylon lead unless I wanted my hands cut to pieces.

    I have a harness in the car, but never use it to walk with as it tends to make them pull more which is not good for my shoulder or elbow.
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    Try these - Gentle Leader

    They are harnesses specifically designed to put the dog off balance if it pulls. There's no pain or discomfort at all. The dog learns in the first 30 seconds that the only way it can walk in a straight line is by keeping the lead slack. I highly recommend them, they will turn even the most unruly pulling dog into a well mannered pussycat. The only drawback is that they don't actually teach dogs to walk nicely on the lead, once you stop using them, the dog reverts back to pulling.

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    Koda used to be a shocker with pulling! I bought a halti, its very similar to the gentle leader. it worked a treat with him!
    i also found that as he got older he doesnt pull anywhere near as much as he used to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mosh View Post
    Try these - Gentle Leader

    They are harnesses specifically designed to put the dog off balance if it pulls. There's no pain or discomfort at all. The dog learns in the first 30 seconds that the only way it can walk in a straight line is by keeping the lead slack. I highly recommend them, they will turn even the most unruly pulling dog into a well mannered pussycat. The only drawback is that they don't actually teach dogs to walk nicely on the lead, once you stop using them, the dog reverts back to pulling.
    I ve just bought one of these for Bronx. When it cools down this arvo we are gunna test it out. What a bloody nightmare to fit though......more to do with a impatient human and a hypo dog than the lead itself. Will post up results later !!


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    I found the Halti (or gentle leader) very helpful to break the habit. After using it for a while Nero walks much better on the lead even without using it. Unfortunately he does get back into the habit though... so from time to time I'll have to pull it out again

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    I have found some retractable leashes suitable for dogs of any size, however you have to read everything to see if they support your dog's weight (e.g. for the one I use it said up to 50 kg). You should get a head halter (get one that still lets you dog breath though) apparently when they are used it is uncomfortable for dogs to pull against them but does no harm(NEVER USE A CHOKE COLLAR!!!). If you can't find a retractable leash you should seriously think about training them to walk well. Its not that hard but perhaps harder with a big dog like you have...

    Good luck.

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    You dont use haltis and gentle leaders on brachy breeds. Just leave the harness on but put a correction chain around their necks to walk them, it's a Dogue, no 'no pull' harness will make a lick of difference. A short lead will just rip your arm out of your socket downwards instead of water skiing lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekhbet View Post
    You dont use haltis and gentle leaders on brachy breeds. Just leave the harness on but put a correction chain around their necks to walk them, it's a Dogue, no 'no pull' harness will make a lick of difference. A short lead will just rip your arm out of your socket downwards instead of water skiing lol
    ^This

    Training is likely the only way to resolve this..

    I'll post some youtube links when i get a chance, after dinner

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    Ok we'll I have a halti and yes they do have trouble breathing. Huffing & puffing.
    Sounds like they r going to die.
    Both girls r great on the lead but the pulling is a bloody night mare. Seriously
    It's getting to the point were we have just been taking them all out in the back
    Of the ute for night time drives.
    I put Geneva threw obedience and all went good.
    Dolly starts on 1st February so I might get some helpful tips then that they didn't give
    Me when I went with Geneva.

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