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      Gentle Lead Recomendations

      We had a gentle lead that was rather cheaply made and one of the clasps ended up breaking. I didn't care for it as it looked like the under clasp was digging into her a bit.

      So we bought a nicer, more sturdier one. She figured out that if she rubbed her face on the grass that she could them move the clasp to the side and flip it off her face. She is smarter then she looks sometimes.

      Any recommendations? I was going to throw and Amazon order together.
      Thanks Everyone!!

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      Anybody?

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      I use a e z walk for a long time. Sometimes I go to prong but she is mostly on the e z walk unless I forget . The e z walk works. Then again her pulling went down as she got 2 yrs old. Now if I do not have the harness and use a flat collar, I use a little stick to give a tap on her butt when she pulls. I am sure some peta or old lady is going give crap for that.



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      I cant find an ez walk but they have other similar ones.

      This the one we bought that we thought would be more solid but I think that the size of the straps made it easier for her to slip out of.


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      Assuming you mean the head halter, when I tried a Gentle Leader with Chase, he despised it. I followed the directions pretty carefully to try to accustom him to it but he'd fall on the ground, scratching his face and flailing around also. He scratched his face so much the straps were then rubbing on the scratches and I just couldn't do that to him. We generally used a prong collar with him. This is the one we tried https://smile.amazon.com/Comfortable...e+leader+large

      I've never tried Lark with a Gentle Leader. She can walk on a flat collar although I usually use a prong for her, too. Most dogs she can walk past without an issue but there's always one that just gives off that certain vibe and she acts like she's lost her dang mind.

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      E z walk is a petco product. You can find one that loops in the chest. I really cannot tell when gigi will pull . Like she gets all up in arms when we walk by 2 houses with invisible fences but then last weekend we were at a bike path all weekend walking , jogging along my son on a bike with tonne of people and some sort of dog walk with alot of animals.



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      Don't use them. I train on a prong until they can be walked on a slip lead or a flat buckle.

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      We tried a gentle leader on our Toby when he was young...it actually turned out to be a "negative" training experience.

      He hated it so much...he would not walk with it, but just rub his face on the grass as we walked..'

      It gave him so much anxiety, that he would run away from it, when he saw us get it out to put it on him.

      We immediately discontinued this and never looked back.

      I personally don't like them.

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      Quote Originally Posted by lovemylabby View Post
      We tried a gentle leader on our Toby when he was young...it actually turned out to be a "negative" training experience.

      He hated it so much...he would not walk with it, but just rub his face on the grass as we walked..'

      It gave him so much anxiety, that he would run away from it, when he saw us get it out to put it on him.

      We immediately discontinued this and never looked back.

      I personally don't like them.
      That was Grace too. She threw down in the middle of the road with traffic coming and I never put it on her again. I'd pull the prong out and she'd do the Happy Dance. That was enough for me.

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      Georgia does the same dive thing and that is how she gets out of the snout.

      We were thinking of maybe the body one then?

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