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Okay--thank you for answering. Another question.

If I have a 4 1/2 month old, how do I buy one? Do I buy two sizes since she will continue to grow? We are working on leash manners and with a regular collar and a leash, she pulls and sounds terrible. I imagine it has to be so uncomfortable so I'd like to buy a no-pull leash to make learning more pleasant (if possible).

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That's what we did. We started with a medium and switched to a large as Brady got bigger.
 

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I just got one this week & my husband took our 8 month old for a walk today. (nasty rain yesterday) He came back & said, I like that thing.
 

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Our problem with Hank isn't so much the pulling (unless our granddaughter is running ahead;)) as biting and grabbing the leash. We have one of these but with the leash attaching in the front it doesn't help. I tried putting it on backwards, but he still was able to bite the leash. Sprayed the leash with Bitter Apple...didn't phase him.

After reading a tip on this forum today, I gave him a stick to carry. Worked great, he was so proud and pranced right along side me carrying his prize.We'll see how long this works!
 

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My girlie always tries to put the leash in her mouth, why is that?

Looking at these, it would solve the problem (but again, what is the cause?)
 

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How are these products (especially the non-pull mesh harness) different than a regular harness. I can't see what's stopping the pulling? Puf is a proper sledge dog on the harness !! I think he enjoys feeling his own strength.
 

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My girlie always tries to put the leash in her mouth, why is that?
My goldens have always done that too. When Jake is excited about going on his walk, he likes to "participate" in the leading. He does this until he finds something else to put in his mouth LOL :)
 

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How are these products (especially the non-pull mesh harness) different than a regular harness. I can't see what's stopping the pulling? Puf is a proper sledge dog on the harness !! I think he enjoys feeling his own strength.
The Easy Walk harness has the ring where you attach the leash at the front of the chest. If the dog tries to pull, his body is turned, which removes the power to move forward.

Regular harnesses have the ring where you attach the leash on their back and it actually does tend to make them pull like sled dogs.
 

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Bailey does soooo well with hers. Not to mention she looks like super dog when she's wearing it IMO :)
 

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I have the one the OP shows and it works very well. It is the same idea as the ones that go over the dogs nose but it seems most dogs don't like the nose type.
 

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How are these products (especially the non-pull mesh harness) different than a regular harness. I can't see what's stopping the pulling? Puf is a proper sledge dog on the harness !! I think he enjoys feeling his own strength.
The harness I bought my dog is actually adjustable in the part that goes around his body.. if he pulls it squeezes his side a little so that he slows down so it loosens up on him.
 

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I was thinking about trying one if those for my crew, they do good on on the Halti, but everyone asked me why they have a muscle on:doh:
 

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The Easy Walk harness has the ring where you attach the leash at the front of the chest. If the dog tries to pull, his body is turned, which removes the power to move forward.
Are these considered a training harness or something to use from now on?
 

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Sierra does great with her's on our early AM walks.
I think I have better control than a pinch collar.
Hers has reflective stitching on it which is one reason why I bought it.
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Sully loved to carry a play newspaper while she walked as a puppy. It helped. She also walks better with a vest on, thinks she is doing something. The Halti also works, but sometimes she doesn't want it on so she tries to sit. My husband wants to give in (his little princess), but I just pull to snap her back into reality (momma is the boss). The other two dogs walk great, but Miss Independence needs help. Just try any and everything until you find what works with your puppy.
 
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