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I finally listened to hubby and put a gentle leader on Bella.  Wow!  What a difference walking is now.  She walks beside me, no pulling and no stopping.  I am 7th heaven and can now enjoy our walks and take more then one a day.  I would tell everyone to start their puppy on a gentle leader because the difference in walking Bella is amazing.

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Comment by Sandra Myers on August 5, 2018 at 4:08pm
In Bella's case it doesn't matter what she wears, because if she wants to do something she will. She climbed over our bannister the other night to see the neighbor and I had a leash on her. If she wants to really do something, her neck must be very strong because nothing seems to stop her. She does do really good on the gentle leader, but I also wear a harness on her as she thinks all strangers should love her...........lol As she ages she is improving.
Comment by DonMarie & Picco on August 3, 2018 at 2:23pm

What a smart girl!   I think Picco would just say "forget it, I'm not wearing that torture device!" :-)

Comment by Sandra Myers on August 3, 2018 at 12:55pm
Well, Bella wasn't happy but I said wanna walk? If you do you have to wear this and she finally decided she wanted to walk more then not wear the leader.................lol
Comment by Jan, Lily & Nessy on July 25, 2018 at 11:58pm

That's great!

I found that my two didn't want to quit trying to remove it from their faces, so I changed to the Softouchconcepts.com sensible harness (connects to leash in front of dog, when they get ahead of me too far, they are turned around to face me), and they don't pull when wearing them.  I bought them thinking I would only use them for training, but because I'm not the most stellar dog trainer, they've become a permanent part of our life.  That's ok too!

Gentle leader makes a copy-cat version of the sensible harness, it's a little different, but probably works too, and is easily found in places like Petco, PetSmart, etc.

The reason I went with the softouchconcepts.com brand - recommended by a trainer who thought the response time was better, and also because when one part of the harness gets damaged, I can send it back for repairs, (they charge $5 per portion needing repair, no return shipping charges).  I've been using them probably more than 10 years.

Comment by DonMarie & Picco on July 19, 2018 at 2:51pm

I know those work well.  I've walked a friends dog with it and was impressed.  I tried to put one on Picco and he would not accept anything across his muzzle! 

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