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Sporn Harness or Easy Walk Harness?
  • BruceBillisBruceBillis
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    Post edited by BruceBillis at 2012-03-12 20:00:21
  • Hir0Hir0
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    The easy walk definitely helped my dog as far as pulling but it made him try and bite the leash a whole lot more. It was just teasing him all the time
  • I started Kip off with a step in harness, he pulled some but not a lot. I recently got Kip a great trainer who suggest a martingale collar and it does WONDERS. Took him 2 days to learn how to heel and not pull. I would also suggest a martingale to you. Hopefully when i get Kip his webmaster harness the leash training will transfer over!
  • cjcbcjcb
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  • @cjcb yeah, harnesses do not help with the dog's innate compulsion for oppositional force. Meaning they naturally will try to go the opposite way of the tension on the leash, especially when the leash is clipped in from the back like in most harnesses. Shibas are small dogs and will fit a small sized martingale through out their lives. I use this one, Kip looks really good in red =D

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002DXCWKI/ref=oh_o01_s00_i01_details

    Post edited by KiptheKipster at 2012-03-13 02:25:55
  • BruceBillisBruceBillis
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  • It's just as safe as a regular collar. It doesnt really choke the dog, it just tightens to let him no he needs to stop what he's doing.

    It's been discussed and I totally agree that if you're using a metal crate in which ANY collar might get caught and in result strangulate your poor pup, then you should take off the collar when crating. but otherwise yes, you can use a martingale as a tag collar. although i do not.
  • cjcbcjcb
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  • BruceBillisBruceBillis
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  • The metal part of the martingale doesn't really touch the dog. Its just there for reinforcement. Although if given the chance I would probably purchase an all cloth martingale. I personally dislike the look of chains on dogs.

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