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Old June 1st, 2010, 09:04 PM
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Puppies will pull with choke chains on too with the possibility of doing some serious damage to their necks/throats. Personally, I wouldn't use a choke chain on a wandering two year old if I took them to the mall, why would I want one on my dog ? What you have to remember is that whatever you choose to use, it's just a're the one who has to teach your pup to walk on a loose leash, don't ever rely on tools to do so.

That being said, we only use the Easy Walk Harness on puppies in our home. It doesn't encourage them to pull as the leash attaches at the chest and the pup is re-directed in the opposite direction if he does try to pull. You can start by attaching the leash to both you and your pup in the home and simply have him follow you as you go about your business. Don't forget to reward him every now and then with treats, praise, play, etc. to teach him that being by you is the best place to be.

On teaching pups of different ages loose leash walking:

And a free downloadable book that's indispensable for all new puppy guardians:

Good luck and enjoy your pup!
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