|Barked: Fri Oct 26, '12 9:29pm PST |
|I have to strongly disagree with Jocie.
Just as our necks are extremely sensitive, a dog's neck is also extremely sensitive. GENTLY feel your dog's neck as you feel yours. You will feel the same organs in relatively the same places. Imagine now the feeling of something wrapped around your neck. Physically, it is extremely uncomfortable - sometimes painful. Emotionally, it is certainly panic-inducing.
Besides that, choke collars do not actually work. When a dog feels pressure, their instinct is to push AGAINST that pressure, not to pull away from it. It only seems to help because they can't pull as much as they could on a flat collar.
Lobo and I use a front-clip harness. MANY people highly suggest the Freedom Harness. http://ahimsadogtraining.com/store/proddetail.php?prod=MCH-0082
A side from that, of course, you'll want to train your dog so that she no long pulls ever. (although I highly recommend always using a harness; again, because their necks are sensitive)
The method of choice I chose for Lobo was the video posted by Kikopup on YouTube. There is a dogster here by the name of Asher who also has an amazing video for loose leash walking.
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