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Good "no pull" harness for Am. Staff?

Discussion in 'Products & Equipment' started by Nat Ursula, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Hi,

    We recently noticed that if we make a harness with the leash it keeps Teddy from pulling. So, it is only a temporary fix. I looked online and could not believe how many different choices we have. Any suggestions?
     
  2. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    If you go with a harness, choose one that the leash attaches on the front heat piece. If it attaches on the back, it encourages pulling (look at weight pullers).

    Attaching on the front slows the dog from pulling or trying to run without the risk of strain on the neck. The catch though is that some dogs are smart and find they can continue to pull by just walking sideways.
     
  3. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    OMG, Iosted 14 min. Ago and still no answers! Lmao
     
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  4. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

  5. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Thanks, that is what we are looking for. We rigged up the leash like that and it seemed to help. I just noticed that he might need a wider strap the easy walker harness, etc.
     
  6. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Just me being silly...
     
  7. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Honestly I'd just buy the one from PetsMart. If it doesn't work after a week, you can easily return it and try something else.
     
  8. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Oh about that weirdo impatient chick? Lol
     
  9. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    x'D
     
  10. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Okay, thanks.
     
  11. leavesofjoy

    leavesofjoy Big Dog Premium Member

    We have the Freedom No-Pull harness. It's well-made and easy to put on once you get the hang of it. It did a great job of training Griff out of running as hard as he could to the end of the leash, since it spins him around when he does. He's pretty much over that now, once it wasn't so fun anymore. It also gives you a nice sturdy handle on the back which is great if I really need to rein him in and don't want to pull on his collar too hard. But, it doesn't seem to stop his steady pulling if he's really determined, he just pulls sideways. So, when we're out in public and there are people who he Must! Love! Now! we've been pairing it with a prong collar.

    -MN
     
  12. leavesofjoy

    leavesofjoy Big Dog Premium Member

    I'm sorry, we were all busy with life. How inconsiderate, we should all be hovering over our keyboards, hitting refresh every few seconds so we can jump in with amazing advice!
    x'Dx'Dx'D
     
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  13. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Thanks, that is the kind of info I'm looking for. I know Capt. Roxy recently bought one and she said it helps but she has to adjust it every time she puts it on Jer. I'm hoping to find something with a really good fit and not too much effort to get on.
     
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  14. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    ..To guess the age and breed of a puppy!
     
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  15. Capt. Roxy

    Capt. Roxy Good Dog Premium Member

    Oh Nat! LOL!! You crack me up! :) :P

    Okay, the Chai's no pull harness is very well made and I do like the additional top handle but it just does not fit my guys here. I have to adjust it every single time to get it over their big fat heads and tighten it. Even if I do tighten the neck area after fitting their big ole noggins it still doesn't fit right on them. The chest is all tight and neck is all loose and weird. It's not the easiest to tighten and loosen either so it's not very time efficient. The Easy Walker is much easier when it comes to fitting and getting on/off. There are 2 straps, one that goes over shoulders and one that goes under belly. I usually have the shoulder and belly already set and only use the belly strap to get it on and off. They both work at managing the pulling but if they really want to they can still pull but not anywhere nearly as much as they usually can. The only downfall of the Easy Walker is that it can rub and chaff their armpits but there is a deluxe version where the belly part is neoprene padded. I haven't tried it yet.
     
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  16. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Thanks!
     
  17. BookGal13

    BookGal13 Little Dog

    I second the Freedom No Pull Harness. I have one for each of my AmStaffs and it is the harness that I use the most. The only issue I have run into is that if it is not adjusted properly they can slip the harness if they get excited, usually when they see other dogs, especially if you only have it clipped in the front. For this reason I usually clip both the front and back either using the freedom leash or a leash that has double clips (one on each end, which I prefer).

    I've tried the Easy Walk and hated it - I felt like the front was always drooping down and found it really easy for the dogs to slip.

    Another one that I haven't tried but looks interesting is the Balance Harness (avalible on Clean Run). It has the "t" design on both front and back so it would be really hard for the dog to get out. And it has D rings on both front and back so similar to the Freedom Harness but I think the design is a little better as the Freedom only has the single strap over the back, which I think is the reason they can slip it if they want.

    Booker has a similar one from Alpine Outfitters (I got the Adjustable Urban Trail Harness and added a front clip). It is amazing and by far my favorite, super secure and fleece lined! The only downside is that they can take a while to make if you get them custom, but I believe they have some pre-made sizes that are ready to go.
     
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  18. BookGal13

    BookGal13 Little Dog

  19. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

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  20. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I can't picture what you mean in the first paragraph?
    Can you send a picture?
     

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