Guest OrangeCounty Posted December 9, 2015 Share Posted December 9, 2015 I've had my grey for about 2 months now. She pulls and sniffs a lot on walks, as well as bolts in the opposite direction of there are other dogs in the area (especially barking dogs). Because of these issues, I've been trying different collars, harnesses, and training techniques, none of which really seem to be working that great. When on her martingale, she has bolted when startled by a barking dog which made a red mark on her throat and it worries me that she will do damage to herself if that happens again or might escape her collar. Also, when she gets to sniffing things on walks, I hate having her choke herself since the martingale tightens. I've tried stopping as soon as she pulls, and that has helped a little, but when in new areas, nothing stops her from pulling/sniffing a ton. I got the 2hounds freedom harness, but she doesn't seem to really like having that on, and although I measured her correctly, the velvet strap is a little tight (even on the biggest setting) and she gets a little cut whenever she wears it for a while, and it still didn't really help her to walk nicely next to me. Next I tried the gentle leader, but she hates having it on, but it does seem to get her to walk a little better on walks. The last thing I purchased was the Ruffwear Web master harness. I like this harness the best because it doesn't seem to rub her anywhere and she seems secure in it. She, however, seems to like this the least. She statues in it, and won't potty while wearing it unless she really has to go after holding it for a long time. Also, instead of pulling me like usual, I have to pull her throughout the whole walk which isn't enjoyable for either of us. I would really like to get the Ruffwear harness to work for both of us, but I don't know what to do. Maybe she just needs to get used to it for longer? I know there are other posts regarding the best types of collars/harnesses, but any information on what I can do or recommendations on other products that worked for them would be helpful. Thank you! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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