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    Default Gentle leader no-pull harnesses

    Tara and Lisa have these in stock at Dog Training Ireland so I picked up two.

    More info and explanation: http://www.premier.com/pages.cfm?ID=75



    While both Jaspar and Leo are generally OK walking on their own, when walked together they tend to pull and can pull very hard when they really want to get somewhere. Adding Lily to the walking mix has made this all more complicated, though she is very polite on the lead and doesn't pull at all.

    I was out at Dog Training Ireland today and these Easy-walk Harnesses had just come in so I bought two -- I've seen them used before so had been considering them.

    Well -- they are magic. They simply can't pull in these harnesses as all that happens is they turn themselves around. As soon as they start to pull they are turned to one side. All of this is gentle and not painful or pinching or anything like that. Walking the two boys was so easy -- they trotted right alongside when I got them home and took them for a test drive. They didn't even pull as we approached the doorway into a little park they love -- normally they start heaving like sled dogs about 50 feet before we get there. What a great product; highly recommended. They are widely available in the US and Tara and Lisa have them in Ireland.
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    Oh i like the sound of those and i'm in need of new harnesses too Mine don't pull that much but the first 5 or 10 minutes of a walk can be a bit of a battle of wills
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    I love the Gentle Leader---I tell everyone about it!! It's used for curbing behavioral issues as well. Our trainer has Gus using it, and it totally works in calming him and keeping him quiet--he barks more when he doesn't have it on. The strap over the muzzle mimics a mother dog putting her mouth over her pup's muzzle to quiet them. She's suggested keeping him in it every waking hour, for now, and we do, because we've seen the difference w/out it on and it's not fun!
    Jen, Abbey (Tri Cavalier) & Gus (White Min. Schnauzer)

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    We used the gentle leader body harnesses about 2 years ago, and I remember India and Geordie stopped pulling. I must have misplaced them when we moved, but will try to find them again, as now we have 3 dogs and it is difficult (impossible) for one person to walk all three at once! Thanks for the info
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    The Gentle Leader halter collars are different, just to clarify. According to their brochure, they aren't recommended for short-nosed dogs like cavaliers but would be great on a schnauzer! I think some people do find them helpful with cavaliers though as I know people have used them. These are the harnesses the same crowd also do, just to be clear that they are two different items!

    Tara and Lisa also have the collars, plus Canny collars too. The harnesses are perfect for me, as they resolve the one difficulty I have with walking the whole crew together, the pulling from the boys. Makes it so much easier to manage them all.
    Karlin
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    My mistake, I should have clarified the style we're using with Gus. I love all their products, though, they all seem to have excellent results.
    Jen, Abbey (Tri Cavalier) & Gus (White Min. Schnauzer)

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    Chester has a Gentle Leader harness and it works great. He generally doesn't pull but if he sees a person he wants to greet (or a squirrel he wants to eat) he will pull rather hard and this harness helps a great deal.
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    Karlin,

    The store were i work has these and every trainer recommends them over the halter collars now...every1 that purchases one comes back in a week or 2 sayin that it works wonders 4 their dogs....although most that bought the harness had boxers, pits, retreivers, big spaniels, rotties, there were a few little dogs: 2 rat terrie mixes (which i help fit them) and a few other lil but strong dogs.... so i hope they work out 4 ur 2...King rarely ever pulls when walkin so there is no need 4 one 4 him....but im looking into a Puppia Harness for him to make walking comfortable....

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    Karlin,

    This seems excellent and I would be interested in purchasing 2 but when I go onto the link to dogtrainingireland you have in your message I can't see a products page to purchase them?? Am I missing something or do I HAVE to go to a physical store?? If so, can you please let me know and I can contact them to see their opening hours .....

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    Hi

    We don't have products online just yet we only have them in the training centre. We like to properly fit the dogs and make sure they are comfortable.

    petitchien - We are near Dublin Airport if you want to call to our training centre anytime feel free. There is a map online too.

    The store were i work has these and every trainer recommends them over the halter collars now
    I would have to agree. These harnesses are wonderful and almost replace the need for head collars in many dogs.

    We have imported EVERY colour and size.

    Petite €24, Small €26, Medium €28, Large €30 and XLarge €32
    Black, Green, Red and Purple

    We also have Puppia Harness in Small €22 and Medium €24 in the following colours:
    Red, Navy, Black, Yellow, Pink, Turquoise, Green, Pink Flowers, Aqua Stripe and Camouflage.

    If you are outside Ireland or can't get to our training centre and need any of the above just send an email to Info@dogtrainingireland.com with your address. Include size and colour requirement too and we will be happy to post them to you asap. Email is checked frequently daily.

    Hope that helps
    Tara Choules (MAPDT 00852, CAP 1&2, HNC CBT)
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