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Old 10-05-2015, 09:19 PM
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Question harnessess and pulling while walking

I have been working with Hunley to not pull when walking but he seems to be a puller. And for a little guy he is strong and my arms are tired after we walk, even for a short time. I have been incorporating all techniques I've read up on to get him to stop pulling, which only work for about a second (not even long enough for me to say good boy when he stops for a breather) and he's off pulling with all his might again. I have one of those step-in nylon harnesses you can purchase anywhere, but was wondering if the strap that goes down his chest is what is making him want to pull?! I was thinking of investing in a buddy belt and wanted to know if this may encourage him to NOT pull. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanx.
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I have some buddy belts and absolutely love them. I can't give any advice about the pulling as mine have never pulled however I would 100% recommend the BB.
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There is a great video on youtube called 'loose leash walking' by kikopup.
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jessica, do you have the leather bb or are any of your belts the bb2 (non-leather) belts? if you do, is there a difference and what difference do you notice? I really do like the look of it and a friend of ours has a belt for their silky terrier so i've been considering them more and more.
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jessica, do you have the leather bb or are any of your belts the bb2 (non-leather) belts? if you do, is there a difference and what difference do you notice? I really do like the look of it and a friend of ours has a belt for their silky terrier so i've been considering them more and more.
I've got leather ones, I would like a few more colours though. Hopefully they will bring some new limited edititions out soon
You should defiantly get one, millie loves hers and the quality is awesome!
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wicked pixie, thank you for the link. I watched a vid or two already and will give this a try. I do however, need input from others using the BB harnesses. Do they encourage pulling or does the design lessen the pulling desire. I know training is a big part of it, but Im wondering if the design of no strap across the chest helps in no pulling. Like a sled dog knows to pull when the harness is put on and it knows it has to work now. Hope that makes sense. thanx in advance.
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Here is a quote from the buddy belt site

"Can the Buddy Belt stop my dog from pulling?

The Buddy Belt design reduces both stress and resistance on the neck, spine and throat. Buddy Belt gives back a dog?s mobility, allowing it to sniff and walk comfortably. This freedom naturally reduces the pulling."

Here is a link with more questions and answers if you need anymore
http://buddy-belts.com/faqs/#Q13

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wicked pixie, thank you for the link. I watched a vid or two already and will give this a try. I do however, need input from others using the BB harnesses. Do they encourage pulling or does the design lessen the pulling desire. I know training is a big part of it, but Im wondering if the design of no strap across the chest helps in no pulling. Like a sled dog knows to pull when the harness is put on and it knows it has to work now. Hope that makes sense. thanx in advance.
I use Buddy Belts and they don't work as a no-pull harness, nor do they encourage pulling. It's really all about the training and not following the dog when it pulls. Teach Hunley to love the game shown in the kikopup video by playing it in the house and then start really short walks. 30 seconds or 1minute of fun happy treat filled walking from your front door out a few steps and back in will start to teach him that the game is the same outside the house too. 😀

Exercise him in different ways so that the walk is purely a training exercise and gradually walk for longer, always maintaining criteria of keeping a loose leash. I'll look forward to pics of your BB if you decide to get one, I love collecting them.
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