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Tried this harness?

rivers
March 15th, 2007, 05:08 PM
Has anyone tried this harness to combat pulling?
Not sure if it is available in my area, but someone on another forum mentioned they got one in Calgary.

Any thoughts?

http://www.softouchconcepts.com/index.html

RolandsMom
March 15th, 2007, 05:14 PM
I dont have a dog but i saw these in my pet supply store (im in calgary too.)the other day. they have them on petaculars website too. not sure if you have one there, if not i guess you can order them online from their website. hope that helps :)

lt_danish
March 15th, 2007, 05:37 PM
I have that one for my puppy. It was recomended by our trainer, actually we bought it from our trainer. We have a really really strong puller. It has GREATLY reduced the amount she pulls, along with some other training methods. The combination has made her basicly stop pulling most of the time, unless there is something super stimulating that she wants to be part of.

we3beagles
March 15th, 2007, 09:22 PM
Betcha I know what site that was... The behaviorist we work with at the rescue says that anything that pushes against their chest when they pull should work and I tried wrapping the leash around Soozie's chest when she pulls and it completely stops her so I would say it could work. What works for one dog though may not necessarily work with another, hence the closet full of failed training aids. The best course for stopping pulling is training. Everything else is a bandaid.

Prin
March 16th, 2007, 12:12 AM
Hmm... somebody else brought this up a long time ago (probably in the fall) and people said it was good...

I haven't tried it. If a store is customer service oriented, they might let you try it out before buying it (in the store).

I have the newtrix one and I think it's great and the effects seem to last even when Boo's not wearing it- he just loses the idea that he can pull harder than I can... :shrug:

TeriM
March 16th, 2007, 12:57 AM
I have one of those and it works great for Riley :thumbs up .

rivers
March 16th, 2007, 10:28 AM
Well, it seems everyone is for the product. I am going to check it out today, see if my pet store has one. They will let me try it on in the store. I bought the Lupi before, but it just seems to make ebony pull even harder.

I see on the web there is a Gentle Leader one too. Is it the same thing?

rivers
March 16th, 2007, 10:31 AM
I found the other post, thx prin

http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=18382&highlight=sense-ation

joeysmama
March 16th, 2007, 09:57 PM
I use a harness I bought at Wal-mart called "Yuppie-puppie". I love this thing. The first one I had was given to me by our sweet dog walker who would come and walk Joey when we were away. (My mom would stay with him but couldn't give him a good walk.) This has no buckles and it's padded under the arms. I can slip the little loop for his leash through the weave in his sweater and we're good to go !

rainbow
March 17th, 2007, 12:11 AM
I use the Newtrix headcollar too and love it. :thumbs up It's also available here at the pets.ca store. :)

angeldogs
March 17th, 2007, 12:19 AM
i have the harness and the newtrix.like them both.but with my boy having little hair in the pit area of the leg.if i don't have the harness just right it rubs him.i have the newtrix for the wife so she can walk him because he can pull.