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April 13th, 2004, 02:12 PM
Whoever posted the idea about using a Gentle leader with the nose band down when the dog is behaving and flipping it up when they get excited about another dog on the walk - thanks!! I don't even remember what thread or forum I read it in!!

I tried it today with Brick and it worked marvelously. He doesn't like the nose band but he is a puller when he sees another dog out walking or in its yard. He is very strong and we haven't gotten him to doggy school yet!! That trickwas great - only had to use it once, then when I went to put it on the second time, he corrected his behaviour on his own and kept on walking!!! :D

Anyways, thanks again for the tip!! Appreciate it!!! ;)

April 13th, 2004, 07:37 PM
I love love love the gentle leader. I wish i could use it on Liz but being her face was smashed no matter what I do it really bothers her. But for the others its been fantastic.

April 14th, 2004, 09:54 AM
I wish I could convince Tim to use it! He only takes Brick in the morning for a quick walk around the block before he goes to work, so he feels he doesn't need it. I try to tell him Brick needs the consistency, especially if I'm using it when I walk him! Maybe some day!!! :D

Bill & Bob
April 14th, 2004, 03:07 PM
Is the 'gentle leader' the same as a Halti? If so, yup it's the best item I've bought for Bob. I'm sure he doesn't feel the same way, but I sure do. Walking with him first thing in the morning was becoming really no fun. He's big and strong and was going to pull my shoulder out. Didn't seem like any amount of training mattered because he was just so excited in the morning because we were going to see his buddies.
Bought the Halti, and once I figured out how it goes on, it was like a light switch.
Bob hates the thing though and takes every chance to rub his head on anything nearby to get it off. A little embarrassing when you run into someone and Bob pushes his head right into their crotch. Certainly a conversation starter though.

April 15th, 2004, 08:12 AM
OMG...sooooooo true!!! Brick is the same way...he will try rubbing it off on everything and anything...and anyone!!! He doesn't care much for it either!! But I didn't really want to be that girl on the block that gets taken for a walk by her dog!!!! lol Now that I take off the nose piece when he's good, we haven't had anymore drive by rubbings!!! :D

A gentle leader goes around the dogs neck, with a piece that goes over his nose. The leash attaches to a ring underneath the nose so when tugged on it puts pressure on the dogs nose, not on their neck. Similar to a horses halter I guess!