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Post by goldiloks on Mon Sep 29 2014, 09:20

What would you chaps advise for a rescue staffie in way of walking gear?

I believe the rescue centre had some kind of harness + slip lead combo, so had two leads to hold (if that makes sense?). I understand this is for control, but for my day to day walks and training, what would be best for me?

Staffie is 4 years old, doesn't pull too much unless distracted by other dogs. He doesn't walk to heel, so this is something I want to work on.

What kind of lead / harness would be best for training an adult rescue staffie?

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Post by jshrew on Mon Sep 29 2014, 13:40

I was given a harness and chain lead! by dogs trust when I rescued Ledger but I quickly changed to walking him on a collar and have the ezy dog one as its hard wearing and nicely padded and have a police style lead (cheap on eBay and great quality) as its 2m long but there are various loops clips and I tend to walk at a 1m length 

He does also have an ezy dog harness but that is now just used when we go running and I have a Julius K9 harness when I want close control (traveling on the train/into city centers) as I can attach the lead to the harness and collar but the harness also has a handle
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Post by goldiloks on Mon Sep 29 2014, 13:57

Oh thats great, I shall look into those!

Amazing to get him on a train, wow. I would worry about them weeing on things :S


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Post by Sazzle on Mon Sep 29 2014, 20:11

I use the xtradog fleece harness Smile

http://www.xtradog.com/shop/shop-by-product/harnesses/fleece-dog-harnesses/fleece-harnesses.html
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Post by peppa on Mon Sep 29 2014, 20:20

Why won't you try him on both collar and harness and see what works for both it you cause every dog is different. I would get the padded once so it won't rub his skin
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Post by jshrew on Mon Sep 29 2014, 20:27

goldiloks wrote:Oh thats great, I shall look into those!

Amazing to get him on a train, wow. I would worry about them weeing on things :S


Hehe so far we only do half hour journeys and I keep him occupied with a kong and treats 

Julius K9 also do a wide collar with a handle (spotted them on police dogs and went searching online) we have one for flyball as I have a good grip on him and he can start to pull a bit without choking him
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Post by Hannah&Michael UK on Sun Oct 26 2014, 13:40

I prefer a harness, I find they get red eyes on a collar plus I find you have more control if they pull to chase a squirrel

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