Gentle Leader Easy walk Chest Harness Rules!

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Postby rockermom » March 11th, 2006, 9:27 am

I just bought a GL Easy Walk chest harness the other day. Rocky being on the small side at 8 mos he is about 45 lbs. His body like a geyhound, he is not a major puller. But for long walks I wanted something to keep him from pulling to sniff or jump to say hello to people walking. I needed to save my weak back. I did not want to jump to a prong. Dont think Its needed for him. Plus the impression they give people. Anyway the the gl was incredible on our walk. I hope it does not loose its effectiveness, and I hope it teaches him how nice it is to walk like a gentleman. I recommend it for anyone who is looking to have their dog walk by their side and is not ready or feel the need for a prong. You cannot use a flexi lead with it. And the dog is not suppose to walk ahead of you on the GL. Im not sure how it works, but as soon Rocky gets ahead of me the slightest tightnening of leash and he slows up. Does anyone know how the martingale on the chest signals the dog not to pull ahead? I have a no pull harness a Sporne harness. It works but GL works much better. And I dont have to take his collar off when put on.
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Postby mnp13 » March 11th, 2006, 8:15 pm

Personally, I'm not a big fan of tools that control and don't train.

.I hope it does not loose its effectiveness, and I hope it teaches him how nice it is to walk like a gentleman.


No tool can teach him anything. The training is up to you, the handler. If he suddenly behaved without you doing anything but putting the harness on him, he is not being trained and the bad behavior will return the first time you don't have the harness on him.

Im not sure how it works, but as soon Rocky gets ahead of me the slightest tightnening of leash and he slows up


I would guess that it is tightening on his chest when he gets ahead of you. I would have to see it though.
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Postby rockermom » March 11th, 2006, 10:08 pm

He behaves pretty well on lead. THis just makes it easier for me on long walks. I use flat collar to go out or when training. Im just hopeful that he will learn walking nice is pleasurable. Its better than the choke that my first training class used for heel. My lifestyle does not have time to walk stop each time he pulls on a flat collar on a 2 mile walk or when I have to get to the school bus stop a few blocks away. So this helps for that purpose. When training a heel I have just started a flat collar since I am now in a new training class. Rocky had a good heel but it was with a cotton rope like choke collar. Our new class does not allow this so we are sort of starting over.
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