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    hey everyone im new to this forum and i was really needing some help with my 3yr old boxer with walking him.

    i used to have a full harnis thing but that just made him pull way to much for me to handle so then we went to a pet shop and they recommended a little semi musle thing but it looks like its really uncomfortable on him and if you walk him for awhile (hour or 2) it starts to rub his skin and makes a small cut and so i was woundering whats a good harness or something like it that will make him not pull too much and not hurt him ???

    thanx for your help guyz

    oh and by the way my boxer tiger can heel and will sit on comand even when walking and other dogs are around so heeling isnt the problem, its the fact of him pulling on a normal harness and the musle like harness is not working out as i had hoped. and my boxers name is tiger hes a very great dog and is very cute but would be so much better if i can walk him with less stress
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    No offence, but is your spelling really this bad in everyday life? Please at least try to write correct english, as it is much easier for me to decipher. Cheers.

    What sort of full harness 'thing' did you use before? Please describe it.
    Obviously if the one you are using has cut him or marked/injured him in some way it's definately NOT a good thing to use it again!

    I have once or twice used a Sense-ation harness for an adult Shepherd who I had for a short while. It worked exceedingly well...but, and this is a BIG but...nothing works as well as teaching the dog to heel correctly without pulling in the first place.

    Can you go back to basics and start teaching him how to heel loose-lead?

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    I'd look into some local dog obedience classes to get him to walk properly on lead as Hyacinth suggested.

    However, one of my clients got a harness called an "Easy Walker" (I think that's what it's called) for her 2 big dogs(that she adopted from me teehee). Basically the lead clips to the front of the harness, once the dog pulls, the harness has the effect of turning them around to the point they nearly fall over. She got this as a stop gap measure, and was enrolling them in classes, but she needed to walk 2 big dogs plus a baby stroller all at the same time. Worked a treat!

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    Also, seeing as boxers ahve very short noses with pronounced stops, it could be gotting in his eyes.

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    You can use a gentle leader headcollar on a boxer but I think an easy walk like I sent to Jodz is ideal for big boisterous breeds

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    Yes, you need to find a front attach harness like the sensible or the easy walk. There's two versions of the sensible - one has narrow straps and the other has wider straps and sturdier clips, the one with the wider straps might rub less.

    But it does help if you teach your boxer to heel.

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    This one was the best I have found:

    http://www.ozpetshop.com.au/product_...oducts_id/1572

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