5 Solutions to Get Your Pup to Stop Pulling
Does your pup get too excited on walks sometimes and end up pulling on their leash? Over time, if a dog frequently pulls on their leash, they could develop fatal long-term health injuries. To prevent this from happening, changing to a different kind of leash, harness or collar can significantly reduce your dog’s frequency of pulling.
To keep your dog’s healthy and happy, here’s a list of 5 different leashes, harnesses and collars they could benefit from!
1. The Easy Walk Harness
The Easy Walk Harness is a great option for dogs who need directional control. It requires the leash to attach to a clip on the chest of your pup and if he or she pulls, it redirects their attention back to you. Since this option doesn’t put any stress on your pup’s neck, and actively discourages them from pulling, it is one of the most widely recommended dog harnesses by veterinarians across the country.
Using a Bungee Leash is a great way to absorb the shock of the pull of your dog, and it can attach to most standard collars and harnesses. The Bungee Leash stretches up to 8 feet, so any sudden movements by your pup would not cause them any short or long-term injuries. However, the Bungee Leash does not actively redirect dog behavior, so this option would probably be best for a dog that doesn’t pull often, and it is often recommended for dogs that are over 65 pounds.
3. The Gentle Leader
Another amazing option for redirecting dog behavior is the Gentle Leader. The Gentle Leader is a head-collar which is placed around your pup’s nose, similar to a bridle and lead for a horse. When they have the need to pull or tug, they will just be turned right around. The Gentle Leader is safe, effective, and affordable! It just takes some getting used to, as most dog’s may not be used to wearing a head-collar.
4. The Halti Harness
The Halti Harness, like the Easy Walk Harness, attaches to the front of the chest and redirects your pup’s attention back towards you if they end up pulling. The Halti Harness however, sits farther back on the body and away from your pup’s armpit area, which reduces the chance of possible chafing.
5. The Thunder Leash
The Thunder Leash works by attaching to your pup’s collar and then wrapping around their torso. It applies safe and gentle pressure to their chest, signaling them not to pull. This option works great if you like the simplicity of a leash, with the same added benefits of a no-pull harness or head-collar!
What types of collars, harnesses, or leashes have you used to discourage your dog from pulling? Leave a comment and let us know!