With my wife being pregnant with our first child, my mother-in-law knew it was time to do something to help with walking our dog Hannah. Hannah is a 1 1/2 yr old Yellow Lab. For those of you that have ever owned a lab, you know they can be rather hyper as puppies. She is as sweet as can be, and loves to play and run. When she was younger, my wife would take her running while she used her rollerblades. But, at 8 months pregnant that has obviously stopped months ago. So, we needed a solution to walk Hannah to get her energy out without her pulling everywhere epecially when my wife tries to walk her with the baby stroller after birth.
Now there are many different things out there that you could get. I could've bought a typical choke collar. Or, one with spikes on it. However, I have had those in the past, and was not impressed with how they work. And, I don't think they are very comfortable for the dog. So, instead, my mother-in-law did a little research and found a great product.
The Product is called Gentle Leader Easy Walk Harness. It is manufactured by Premier. Here is the product description from their site:
The Gentle Leader Easy Walk Harness is designed to gently discourage your dog from pulling while walking on a leash.
Why it works:
Traditional harnesses can actually encourage dogs to pull harder because of the "opposition reflex." That's the reflex that makes sled dogs do what they do. The Easy Walk Harness' unique front-chest leash attachment stops pulling by tightening slightly across your dog's chest and shoulder blades. The gentle pressure steers your dog to the side and redirecting his attention back towards you. The Easy Walk Harness never causes coughing, gagging, or choking because the chest strap rests low across the breastbone, not on the delicate tracheal area.
Since using it, Hannah walks right beside us and does not pull. And, she absolutely loves wearing the harness. If she sees me pick it up, she gets all excited to have it put on and go for a walk!!!
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