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I pulled my shoulder and is hurting. So I asked my girls to take Charlie for a walk. Came back, my older one complained about how noisy Charlie was on the street, and also mom...thought I heard you say you 've trained him walking. He was pulling me so hard!

Too bad girls, that's what I'm dealing with and that's why my shoulder is hurting.
I thinking seriously to put the bark collar on him in his walks. At least he behaves and walks properly.
 

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We picked up a Sporn No-Pull harness for Tramp because he'd hang him self horizontally before he's stop pulling, even with a choker... We're quite happy with it :grr: but it doesn't hurt him! I posted pics recently with Tramp wearing it.

HTH & your shoulder feels better!!!
 

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Yes, I have a gentle lead harness on him. I've tried the nose control one, it is easier on me, but he hates it. Ended up I have impingement shoulder. :biglaugh: All because I love him so much, despite of my pain, I still take him for a walk and it gotten worst.
He pulls and arrrooo when he spotted a scent.
LeeAnn..the harness looks kind of funny, so how does it works, how does it stops Charlie from pulling?
 

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I would be interested in a harness that keeps them pulling. Georgia is great, but Polly just pulls and pulls. ouch!
 

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Sorry about your shoulder /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif When they are out and get excited by a scent or something, it seems like there's not much we can do, right?

Hope your shoulder heals well, Charliemom /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
 

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Quote:When they are out and get excited by a scent or something, it seems like there's not much we can do, right?
Not a great deal no :rolleyes: Of course training the heel command does help a bit but my experience is that no matter how well trained they are if they pick up a very exciting scent then it's their natural instinct to go after it.

I suffer from a bad neck and aching shoulder from years back when Lilly would go nuts on the end of her lead if she caught a scent or spotted a bunnie. She actually dislocated my shoulder once and it's never been the same since. And this was a dog who won obedience competitions /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif
 

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Quote:Originally posted by Charlie mom:
LeeAnn..the harness looks kind of funny, so how does it works, how does it stops Charlie from pulling?
The harness goes from the front of the collar, under the dog's 'leg pits' from front to back, then loops through rings at the back of the neck. Pressure is applied under the legs from the back when the dog strains (like picking up a child under the arm pits, from the back) - the chords that pull have padded "sherpa" sleeves. It is relaxed when he/she is not straining / pulling. The best part is it doesn't choke.

The biggest thing is getting accustomed to adjusting it properly. It took me a couple of days - but it adjusts easily while on the dog. Both pulls need to be the same length (has slide adjuster), and you don't want it loose enough to slide over the elbows when relaxed, and not so tight it's applies pressure when tightened up - I find beagles have rather short upper arms!

This site describes it pretty well:

Sporn No Pull Harnesses - see description on left side & click to enlarge the image that is at the bottom right.

Another site that sells them - click here (good picture on dalmation to show how it works)

We bought ours at a local pet supply store (Ontario, Canada) for about $27 Canadian. They told us we could return it if we weren't happy with it - so perhaps you could try one out for a day or two. Tramp fights his occassionally but it's because it's working :biglaugh: Tramp doesn't pull nearly as hard with it now, it's working to train him as well - although he will revert to pulling hard if we revert to a collar (still young, just 5 1/2 months)



 

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The bits that go underneath the legs I can see are padded so as not to cause any sore spots...does that padding stay in place or does it tend to move around?

Sherry pulls, not hard but consistently. She's a 9 year old rescue who had never been on a lead in her life until she went to her foster home who inadvertently taught her to pull. I have been looking into various harnesses for her but she has VERY delicate skin. Thanks
 

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Quote:Originally posted by Jennifer:
The bits that go underneath the legs I can see are padded so as not to cause any sore spots...does that padding stay in place or does it tend to move around?
The chords shift an inch or two from relaxed to pulling, but I find the padding doesn't allow it to rub on the skin (slides in the sleeves). I've never seen Tramp's skin even red from it (the harness sits where his fur seems the thinnest, but he doesn't have sensitive skin like your Charlie). I think you might be okay with it, especially if Charlie doesn't pull so hard with it. Does the collar you use now irritate Charlie's neck?

I edited above post in between to include a bit more /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
 

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Quote:Originally posted by LeeAnn:
Both pulls need to be the same length (has slide adjuster), and you don't want it loose enough to slide over the elbows when relaxed, and not so tight it's applies pressure when tightened up - [/QB]
Ooops, I meant to say not so tight as it applies pressure when relaxed - or too loose that it goes over elbows when relaxed. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
 

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LeeAnn, I also have a nose controlled collar, goes around his nose and around his neck, when he pulls it will tightened it, that will stop him immediately from pulling cause he hates that.
But he also hates it cause he feels uncomfortable or more so restraint, which I want, controlled.
It looks like it is more of a support then eliminating the tension when pulling, similar to the husky harness pulling the snow sleigh.
Do you highly recommend this one? I'll go for it since his is too tight on him now.
One other question, I measured him, 12" around the collar. That's means he can fit a small and a medium. He is full grown 15" 26lb only pettite beagle. Would you advise me to get a medium and adjust it to the smallest size?
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Quote:Originally posted by Charlie mom:
LeeAnn, I also have a nose controlled collar, goes around his nose and around his neck, when he pulls it will tightened it, that will stop him immediately from pulling cause he hates that.
It looks like it is more of a support then eliminating the tension when pulling, similar to the husky harness pulling the snow sleigh.
Do you highly recommend this one? I'll go for it since his is too tight on him now.
One other question, I measured him, 12" around the collar. That's means he can fit a small and a medium. He is full grown 15" 26lb only pettite beagle. Would you advise me to get a medium and adjust it to the smallest size?
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Hi there /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

Quoted: "The Sporn Pull-Control™ patented design redirects the leash tension to the area behind your dog's front legs, a sensitive area where the slight pressure applied by the Pull-Control™ restraints will stop your dog from pulling without discomfort."

I don't think it would work like a sleigh dog harness or they wouldn't pull /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

We also have the Halti (spelling?) and Tramps HATES it /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/mad.gif ... he spends 99.9% of the time trying to get it off. The Sporn doesn't seem to bother him any more than a collar when he's not yanking on the leash (including retractable). It's not bad putting on him either - clip around neck and he lifts each paw for me to put it through the loop. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cool.gif

Tramp is now 25.6 lbs and approx. 14" tall. I find the medium is a big big yet around the neck (set at tightest it will go) - he is also 12" around the neck. I'm hoping he fits it better as he fills out.

I really do recommend trying one out. We saw an older gentleman at the park with a dog just as old wearing a regular harness... he was pulling they man's shoulder out of socket I'm sure! Not sure who was walking who there! :thumbup:
 

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Oh dear, I hope the medium fits, I figure rather to have room for him to grow in than max out the time I bought it.
This is exactly what's happening, Charlie is pulling my shoulder out of socket. Icing while typing this message :biglaugh:
 

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Bad news...I emailed them asking which one will fit Charlie better, the small or the medium giving them the measurement of Charlie. They reply a medium is way too big for Charlie and they do not carry small!!!?? I ended up cancelling the order. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/mad.gif
 
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