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Mr. Fancy Pants and Roo
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I know I posted recently and it was about how Dex walked well with me but then when my spouse walked with us, it was chaos...

Now he won't walk properly at all, doesn't listen to me or my spouse...he doesn't give a crap if I'm telling him to heel. I'm thinking now of getting him either a prong collar or a cotton choke collar. He is just so stubborn, he does not want to listen to me at all and I'm so frustrated because it seemed like he was learning and trying to walk properly with me, and I don't look forward to our walks in the morning any more. :uhoh: I think I'm very consistent with our walks, I've been training him every day and I don't let him do what he wants. I'm pretty concerned about training him, he's five and a half months old and already over 60 pounds!
 

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one word...(ok, two :p:) Dog Class! It's done wonders for my crazy psycho Casey! make sure you choose a good place. They'll show you how to use correctional collars correctly which is really important for maximum control! For pullers like Dex and Casey, training collars are a life saver! I highly suggest going to a beginner obedience class to see how to use one the right way though! i see way too many people who have the training collar on backwards and they're literally strangling their dogs and not giving them a breath....please learn how to use one correctly! :) Your dog will love you and your walks will be so much nicer!
 

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I've found a Sporn harness on the Petsmart website, I'll try that before I try a prong collar
I've used the Sporn (mesh) harness for Hank since he was around 5 mos. and it worked wonders. We still use it just because it's so comfortable for him and us.
 

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I wish I'd found out about the Sporn sooner. I used the Gentle Leader harness and Max could always manage to get his leg over the leash and it totally was useless then. The Sporn just seems to say to him, "pay attention" and he does.
 

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Mr. Fancy Pants and Roo
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I've used the Sporn (mesh) harness for Hank since he was around 5 mos. and it worked wonders. We still use it just because it's so comfortable for him and us.
I was considering that one when I was on their website, but they don't ship from Canada. :mad:
 

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His Sporn harness should be here in a couple days! I've just kept working with Dex on his walks and not to be premature but he's actually walking fairly well and sometimes he actually heels properly on his own! I hope the harness with just re-enforce the work that I've been doing with him *fingers crossed!*
 

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Get a wiggle waggle harness. Made a 100% difference with our 7 month pup who would not listen and pull to the point of almost choking herself out. In Winnipeg Manitoba it runs around $40, but is well worth it
 

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The Sporn harness came in the mail yesterday so last night I tried it out and Dex really seems to respond to it! Fingers crossed!
 
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