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Harness suggestions to help with pulling

Hi there,  

Looking for suggestions on no pull harnesses.  Our goldendoodle is nine months old.  Having trouble with pulling when out for walks.  

Thank you


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Comment by Amber Hutchins on May 24, 2018 at 5:33am
Comment by Suz on May 16, 2018 at 10:39am
Here’s another suggestion. Don’t use a harness. It teaches a dog to pull. I had Zuzu on one when we went to Our first obedience class. Zuzu is nearly 80 lbs now At 10 months,and I had serious doubts About walking her without one. But Sally our trainer Does not use them. She explains it like this, what do they put on sled dogs to help do the work to harness it helps them pull. It’s a natural reflex. Anyway she uses a prong training collar not with spikes or pokies which I also use for training and walks now. I could not believe that in one session we could go home and she now heels And free walks without me straining at all. This is just a thought or another option sorry it was so lengthy! Whatever you do just keep consistent and good luck! Welcome to the site
Comment by DonMarie & Picco on May 10, 2018 at 6:23pm

I tried the easy walk which is similar to the sense-ible harness but it didn't work for me.  I had another harness that the leash attached to the back which didn't help at all either.  I now use the thunder leash which wraps around the dog or can use as regular leash.   Picco pulls only when he sees another dog so I used it when there is another dog around.  You may have to try a few different types or maybe get lucky with the first one!

Comment by Jan, Lily & Nessy on May 9, 2018 at 12:38pm

I've been using the Sense-ible harness on my two dogs for over a decade, and I love them.  They connect to the leash in the center-front of the dog, so that when she pulls, or dashes out in front of me, she gets turned around to face me.

In addition to working perfectly for my dogs, I love the fact that if the harness needs repair (oops, I let the dog wear it to the groomers and they left her wearing it, so she chewed it...), all I have to do is mail the harness back to them with a form (from their website) and $5 for each section of the harness that needs replacing (usually just one section).  It's like getting a new harness for 75% off!

Since I use these every walk, every day, when I've had to send one in for repair, I bought another one, because I could get it sooner than waiting for repair, which means now, I have enough harnesses that the last time I sent some in for repair, I still had 2 to use, and sent 4 for repair.  But that's after a decade, not bad in my book.

The Sense-ible harness can be bought directly from the maker's website:

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