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Up until now I've never needed any special gear to walk Kenzie, just her flat collar. Lately she's been getting more difficult to walk. Mainly if we see someone walking by she justs gets out of control and just overexcited in general.
With Guinness (&Bear), I did have prong collars on them. They never really needed them, but I felt more secure with them on, I saw a flat collar break on a pulling dog once!
I tried a easy walk harness on her and actually felt like I had less control over her, but pulling isn't really her problem.
I'm in the process if teaching her to sit and watch me when someone passes us, but right now I can only keep her attention on me if the person is across the street. If they are on the same side as us, she'll start getting wiggly and practically doing backflips out of excitement. I'm concerned that she will slip out of her collar or even have it break!
I've thought about getting a martingale collar, my pet store carries some that are all fabric and padded. Would this be a good option?
Also any other suggestions on keeping her under control while walking? I tried to walk her at the same time as Guinness once last week and it was a disaster! She was constantly chewing on his leash and getting tangled with him. I feel both dogs get a little cheated by walking them separately since I'm trying to fit 2 walks in roughly the same time frame!