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Post by Mrs McFisher on Thu May 23 2013, 09:59

....headcollar, in the hope it would stop her pulling, i have heard great things about them, and at £20 i would hope so - whilst she isnt as strong in her pulling, she is still pulling!!! and it drives me mad.
I know that it is seen as a quick fix to get the head collar and it would help in the long run to train her to not pull, but it is theeeeee most frustrating thing ever to try to stop. I'm an aries, patience is not my strong point.
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Post by Guest on Thu May 23 2013, 10:02

Ive read great reviews on these....hope it works for you both, keep us updated Smile

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Post by Mrs McFisher on Thu May 23 2013, 10:17

Last night was particularly bad, we went for a really long walk on a big country house estate, lots of dog walkers. And she just pulled me all the way round. Like i say, its not as bad as when she doesnt have the bead collar on, but it still wears away at me as the time goes on...
why can't she just chill and enjoy the walk?? why can't she think like us?? ha ha x
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Post by Guest on Thu May 23 2013, 10:29

I really do sympathise with you, ive just got a canny collar for Shéara, ive not tried it out yet though. He's not too bad on the extendy lead, but as soon as he sees another dog he really does pull!

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Post by Mrs McFisher on Thu May 23 2013, 10:36

She walks like she is on a mission - 'got to get there, dont know where, but got to get there as fast as i can'...chill the fluff out!!!!! x

Good luck with the canny collar when you start using it.
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Post by Guest on Thu May 23 2013, 10:39

Ahhh they just have so much energy to burn...do you let her off at all?

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Post by Mrs McFisher on Thu May 23 2013, 10:44

I let her off in the mornings when its really quiet, but not in the evenings as its too busy, she can not be trusted, not sure she would fight (and im scared to find out), but she has no manners whatsoever, and she may just pee a few other dogs off if she jumps all over them.
She came nose to nose with a cow last ngiht for the first time, the cow was in a field behind a wire fence. they sniffed at eachother but then Lou got scared and started barking at it.
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Post by Guest on Thu May 23 2013, 10:51

I'm not overly keen on the dogmatic because it tightens around the jaw I think?

But if it works for you, then great!

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Post by Guest on Thu May 23 2013, 10:52

Definitely not worth the risk if you dont trust your pooch. What about some high energy play time before walkies to burn some energy maybe? Jumping up at other dogs can be a right pain Rolling Eyes (in my case people too)!

I can imagine Louby was quite intimidated by the cow Laughing

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Post by Mrs McFisher on Thu May 23 2013, 10:54

The Halti tightens round the mouth. The Dogmatic, doesnt tighten but it does pull to the side, depending on which the side the lead is on, if she pulls. She isnt overly keen on it, and will throw herself on the grass and rub her nose to try to get it off, but thats getting less and less. x
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Post by Mrs McFisher on Thu May 23 2013, 10:58

We dont have a very big garden so theres not alot we can do in it - we have her boomer ball, but we have to walk to the park for her to play with it.
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Post by Guest on Thu May 23 2013, 10:59

Ah, right! I've got them mixed up! Blushing

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Post by Mrs McFisher on Thu May 23 2013, 12:00

No problemo x
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Post by Guest on Thu May 23 2013, 12:21

Let us know how you get on with it, darcy can pull at times (mainly when there's something to get to) Laughing Laughing

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Post by Annie and Maxi on Thu May 23 2013, 13:37

I know it's the most frustrating thing ever to train a dog not to pull, but it is so worth it when they get it and you both can enjoy long and relaxed walks!

Maybe do the training in a lot of short sessions throughout the day? (I'm an Aries too and lack patience lol). Every time she pulls, stop and pull her back to you, then go again. Another version is to turn around and walk in the opposite direction as soon as she pulls. If she is food motivated you can bring treats and give her when she is not pulling. It might help to add a command as well.
It will be frustrating and it will take some time, but focus on the end goal! It is so worth it when you are the one with a dog that walks nicely next to you and you watch other dog walkers getting dragged around >Smile
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Post by densil on Thu Jun 20 2013, 08:31

I have tried everything with Densil. Unfortunately he was 3 yrs old when we got him and had no walking training at all. I have tried dogmatic collar, canny collar, mekuti harness with double ended lead and K9 harness - all of these had a slight improvement. I now have a perfect fit harness and use this with a double ended lead - 1 end attached to the harness and the other end attached to a halti. I have found this method to be the best to stop my dog pulling. In fact I rarely have to pull on the halti end of the lead as he walks nicely on a loose lead most of the time. The dog trainer also told me that the halti has to fit really snugly behind the ears as these are pressure points and it will actually calm the dog down - it certainly works for Densil.
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Post by Maria90 on Thu Jun 20 2013, 11:43

Rocky is terrible with pulling, especially in the last week or so, will have to have a look at getting one of these and see how it goes!
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Post by Guest on Thu Jun 20 2013, 12:17

What size did you get for Louby? biggrin

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Post by Mrs McFisher on Thu Jun 20 2013, 15:07

I got Louby a size 3. She is on the small side, but wuld easily go expand for a bigger staffy. On their website they do give guidelines on sizes, and breed etc. x
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Post by Sara n Ozzy on Mon Jun 24 2013, 22:53

Hi i got a size 3a for Ozz as he has a big head, size 3 was just a little bit too small for him
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Post by Mrs McFisher on Tue Jun 25 2013, 11:45

Oh bugger - i do believe you can return it..x
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