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Need advice Exuberant 3 yr Goldendoodle

Max is a loveable active 47 lb bundle of muscle that leaps to other dogs when he sees them almost causing me to dislocate an arm. Help!

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Comment by Pam Abraham on January 21, 2019 at 10:35pm

Thanks for the advice everyone, the easy walk has helped

and I feel better about having better control snd much less

pulling! 

Comment by Beverly Runyan on January 21, 2019 at 2:44pm

Eli is 6 years old and has never lost his exuberance for anything....on top of that he's really big.

Comment by Pam Abraham on January 4, 2019 at 5:59pm

Thank you everyone. Been going to the dog park for exercise! He loves

playing with other dogs. Will keep you posted on how everything goes! 

Comment by DonMarie & Picco on January 4, 2019 at 4:36pm

Max is beautiful!  I bet he loves to play in the snow.  You just reminded me that I have a Thunderleash.  I was working with him over a year ago but have been hitting the dirt trails instead of the paved walking paths where others are.  I've tried a couple types of harnesses including the Easy Walk and none have worked for us.  The Thunderleash was the best but I have to loosen it up because if it is putting the littlest pressure on Picco, he won't walk at all. And if it doesn't work at least you still have a good leash!   https://www.thundershirt.com/thunderleash.html?

Comment by Jan, Lily & Nessy on January 4, 2019 at 4:32pm

The other thing I like about the harness is if it ever gets damaged, they will take it back and repair it for $5 including return shipping.

I now own about a half dozen of these, mostly because had 2 dogs, and because one of them chewed the front section while not being monitored (once - my fault, had her in a down-stay and wasn't watching how she was amusing herself, and the next day because I put another one on her and took her to the groomer where they left it on her while she was waiting in the crate there so she chewed that one too).  Found myself having to order another spare while waiting to get the two I sent back for repairs to be returned.

Comment by Jan, Lily & Nessy on January 4, 2019 at 4:26pm

I totally love the Sensible harness - http://www.softouchconcepts.com/product/sense-ible-harness

(apparently Chewy.com carries them too).

The leash attaches to the harness in front, so when the dog pulls/lunges they end up facing you.  Something about having the harness around the body is calming as well.  I use a short leash - 4'  with it for best results.  It has been a lifesaver!

Comment by Lois - Izzi on January 4, 2019 at 11:08am

there is both collars and harness's.     More walking not less...   Dogs just love to meet and greet.  But you can control him...  short leash is better.. Keeping Him at your side..  You have more power with a 4 f00t leash than a long line .

Comment by Pam Abraham on January 3, 2019 at 9:09pm

He’s amazing at dog parks

and trail running. Is there a collar or harness that may help? 

Comment by Pam Abraham on January 3, 2019 at 9:08pm

Comment by DonMarie & Picco on January 3, 2019 at 7:17pm

I still have that problem after 7 years!  Picco is great, listens well but on leash walks he acts like he's never seen another dog before! 

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