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    Yep...the Sporn harness is excellent!

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    Nattylou

    I got my dog checked. Nothing wrong with her joints and muscles and paws at the moment.

    But the zoomies she does off lead at the park or agility training suggest - it's not to do with anything physical.

    And Harveys said his dog is fine at the local park too.

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    Some dogs can have an injury that is directly affected by any pressure on their neck/shoulder etc, so the lead and collar/harness etc become a bad thing, even if such an injury has resolved.

    Plus, have you ever seen a human kid who is sick or slightly injured pay any attention to the illness/pain when there is exciting stuff going on? It's only when there is less to distract them that it can be a bigger issue. Dogs are trhe same, and dog parks are about as exciting as it gets for some.

    He may well just be a stubborn bugger, but it can't hurt to find out. Dog Chiropractors can be very useful people to know.

    Plus, if he's nearly 30kg and he has been dragged, and he is young... he should have a chiro visit.

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    Hyacinth, all good suggestions thanks. I think I will try going back to the basics with his walking. If any thing its good to know I'm not the only one with a stubborn dog!

    Nattylou, he hasn't been dragged as such but I think I will take my boy to the vets just for a check up. Be good to make sure he is fit and well anyway!

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    I think all dogs think they are SWF at heart and like to be carried around by their b*tch. Look how well most SWF have their owners trained...

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    What about if you walk him off the leash.

    I only walk my dogs on a leash if I have too. I'm lucky that I have a block of bush across the road from my house, where I can walk them off the leash all the time.
    I do walk them across the road on the leashes but.

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    Yep we are lucky to have a block like that too where we like to take him, its a couple of blocks over though so we still have to walk him over there on a lead which is a struggle. Also at the moment its been raining for what seems like a week straight so the block is pretty muddy so we try to take him around a couple of blocks on the footpath.
    I'd still like to be able to walk him other places as well where he would need to be on a lead, for his safety and out of respect for others too!
    I like to be able to give him variety and I like the idea of being able to take him everywhere with me (well almost every where)

    and yes I spoil him....

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    Update on Harvey's walking!

    Ok so I got him a new harness which he seems more comfortable in and I got a new lead which is one of those retractable ones with a really long lead.

    I've walked him 3 times on it now and he has been a bit better. Managed to get around a couple of blocks without too much stopping. When he did stop I kept walking to the extent of the lead (made it look like I was walking off on him), it worked a couple of times....
    I also tried ignoring him, but he seemed fine with that....just watched the cars drive by.....
    So anyway, we are taking some "baby steps" and hopefully making a little bit of progress. I have never seen such a stubborn dog though!!!!

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