Where is it best to place a leash? On a collar around the neck? A mousle arond the face/mouth? Or a halter around the chest? If it is a big dog is it better to have it around the chest.If so are the better leashes worth the extra money? Please help me out so I can make the right selection.
I personally don't think a harness (the chest things) are appropriate for use on a big dog. A trainer told me that all it does is encourage the dog to pull and pull, as there is no 'check' to correct it. The only time he encouraged people use harnesses in training was when the dog was a 'sit down strike' type dog. A gentle lead halter can be great on a dog that just wants to pull and pull though, because it automatically corrects the dog every time it pulls, but is totally useless on a dog that is a sit down strike dog. Just a regular nylon leash that attaches to a nylon collar or a choke or prong collar are all good for training, especiially when used correctly. If your dog is food or praise oriented, you can start training them very very early not to pull on the leash and to 'heel' by keeping a leash loose and leading them around by the nose with the treat.
First off thanks for your advice.So if he pulls alot it's better to have a lead halter? and if hes a sit and stay kind of dog, it's better to have aharness? Regardless of the size? And what do you think of the mousles?
A halter around the muzzle is better for a dog that pulls a lot. A gentle lead halter is what these are also known as. The chest things are called harnesses. A full face mzzle isn't a leash, it's a muzzle and is to protect others from being bitten by the dog.
Personally I use a harness on my ABD only for the reason that no matter wut kind of collar or leash i put her in she would always find a way to get out when there was a cat to chase or another dog to play with. all my other dogs have chock chains i dont beleive in the prong chock chains i just cant see why someone would want to have a prong pock their dog when walking Yes it teachs them not to pull ect.. but so does a chock chain plus a friend of mine lost their pit bull when one of the prongs got stuck and he couldnt get it unstuck and he watch his dog die while he was trying everything to get the collar off. JIMO and for those that want to ask why he didnt take the dog to the vet it was late night and at the time there were no 24hour vets in town and by the time he would of called his vet had the vet get to his office it would of been to late.
i think that the ones that go around the nose...not mousles...are best for any type of dog no matter what the size. they are mainly used for training, but i think they can be used for normal use. have you asked your vet about what type of restrant (collar, harness, ect.) you should use? that's probably the best person to ask. :) cuz they are the "experts". lol...yeah that's what i was talking about...what minniyar and therapy mom said.