I walk my aunts dog and it pulls like crazy. I have been told that gentle leaders work really well and that they don`t work. if i buy one and it doesn`t work thats $15.00 down the drain.so could somebody tell me if they work.Thanks! Virginia
they work very well. but, occasionally some dogs don't adjust to them. i really liked it but my lab just never adjusted or accepted it. i still have it so i'm going to try again when she is older. could you return it if it didn't work? just use it a lot at first and keep it in good condition, and you may know soon.
To train the dog not to pull, so you won't have to always us a prevention device. Use a choke chain correction or a pinch collar. Be sure to get instructions on the proper use of a choke chain before using it.
yes, most definitley!! We have used them and I just got one for my sons golden, hes almost 6 months (starts obedience class today) and can seem to only keep 2 feet on the ground. He is a puller on lead also. I have seen 6 year olds who normally couldn't walk a large dog(who pulls) have absolutely no problem at all with a gentle leader. Great training tool.
I think you should try a gentle leader. Look at it this way...anything you buy is going to cost money, right? Well, a gentle leader won't hurt the dog, and most pet stores are pretty willing to work with you. If it doesn't work I tend to think any reputable place wouldn't stick you with the product. A pinch collar would NEVER be my first choice. I think if you're going to use one, it should be last resort when other methods have failed. Also, some dogs (a small percentage) begin to show tolerance to the pinch of the collar, and it loses its efficacy over time. Also, give the dog a reason to want to walk with you. When you walk, talk to her and make it fun. Praise her like crazy when she DOESN'T pull, and teach her what you want her to do.
I used a gentle leader on my rottweiler when he was in obedience school. Now we use a harness. As far as pinch collars are concerned. They should never be used unless you are instructed on how to use them. They could, if used incorrect cause damage.