With the holidays fast approaching, you are probably considering adding a fur face to your family. Puppies are so cute and cuddly—who doesn’t love to just hold and kiss a tiny furball? The holidays tend to generate so much love and happiness that bringing a puppy...
Many owners believe a dog inherently knows how to walk on a leash.
That is a myth.
Think about the wolf pack—have you ever seen a wolf with a collar, harness, or leash on? No, of course not. And for those who have tried to put any of these devices on the wolf, it probably did not end well for the human. This is why it is important to slowly acclimate a dog to these types of devices. However, it does not stop there. Owners may also find themselves being dragged down the sidewalk by a heavy-pulling dog. After the chaos has stopped and owners brush themselves off, they may wonder, “Will this ever get better?” The answer is, “Yes, with the right equipment.” When getting a new puppy or dog, you immediately make a visit to your local pet store and pick up a cool-looking or pretty and flashy flat collar. While this adds to your dog’s already charming personality, the collar can create some problems for you on a walk. A collar can sometimes stimulate the Opposition Reflex in many breeds. Pressure on the front of a dog’s neck can trigger a neuron response that causes the dog to lean into that pressure which encourages the dog to pull. We at Pawz 4 Peeps Dog Training have worked with many dogs with this issue and have tested many different dog-friendly devices to counter the Opposition Reflex. One stands out that we highly recommend: The 2 Hounds Freedom No-Pull Harness. This harness offers more flexibility than many of the other harnesses we’ve tested. In addition to a high-quality product at a reasonable price, it has two attachment points that can be used—the front D-ring to walk and the back D-ring for seatbelt use and other times in which your dog may need to be restrained with a leash (i.e. at the lake near the water where you want to give your dog a little freedom to move around, but you want to enjoy your shore fishing too). Click on the picture/banner for more information or to order a harness!
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