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Hi I was recommended to try these leash along with a trainer.

Has anyone used one of these leashes?

do they work?

Sporn NO PULL Dog Harness

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By the way I found them cheaper on ebay. I think they are pretty new so maybe no one on her has used one yet.
 

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My favorite no-pull harness is the Freedom Patented No-Pull Harness: No Pull Training Harness - Patented Design - Wiggles Wags & Whiskers I have one for each of my dogs. It will not teach your dog loose leash walking (none of the no-pull harness will) but it will give you control over your dog and discourage pulling while you teach loose leash walking.
 

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My girl wore the sporn out in about two month time... still pulled so much the nylon webbing wore out and snapped. Didn't really work for my 'puller'.
 

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We were told to get a "easy walk"....And it was like God dropped a totally different doggy to walk! She naturally stays by my side, and from what I have read the reason why is because mamma dog nudges pups in the sides of puppies shoulders, right where the strap is....

We love it, and have recently tried a harness (top hook up) and doesn't compare to Easy Walk.

Was told the harness enables them to pull.....I can't stress enough how awesome the Easy Walk is...Recently told another person to get one, and they too thought they had a completely different dog....

Before we got it, she was choking herself walking way in front of me with a regular collar (our first day we got her...which we went straight to the pet store)....Its almost like it calms her down, and she isn't bothered one bit.

Good luck..you should be able to try it on in the pet store before you buy, and for around thirty dollars (for large one), investment is well worth it!
 

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I use a Sporn No pull Harness for Hades (who I adopted from the Doberman Rescue of Lake Placid) :D

I love it. I don't have issues with him pulling but he will sometimes lunge and bark at another dog who is barking at us from behind a fence line. I can hold him with one hand and still have control if he's lunging. We've worked on training out this behavior but it was a life saver as I was no longer being dragged across neighbor's lawns. Now he only wears it when we go bike riding but he doesn't pull on the bike (I wish he would when we have to go over bridges in FL) ;)


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I used something similar to this where the bottom had some padding. Bad idea. After a while my dog had rashes. Her chest was all red and itchy. She still pulled of course. I will never use a harness with a large padding at the chest area.
 

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Just remember, the "tool" is not as important as the "method". The best harness in the world will not stop a dog from pulling, but training will. Harnesses may stop a dog from pulling WHILE THEY"RE ON... but you're not teaching your dog not to pull.
 

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I prefer training. I have never had a dog that pulled, because they were taught as youngsters that pulling is not acceptable. Try obedience class and working with a trainer.
 

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I have tried both the Sporn and Easy Walk in Nexus, after attempting to teach her to walk loose leash. None of them work on her, and there are times she sitll pulls in her pinch collar, but that is by far the most effective method on her.

Mysti learned to heel during her training for therapy work, she would walk very good, so we didnt have to worry about any harness other than her service vest. However she was from a better breeding than Nexus and I am firmly convinced this has alot to to with trainability. Nexus is very hyper, and anxious. She doesnt respond well to food rewards as she is more interested in the food than what I want her to do for the reward. she is 3 and we are still trying to teach her things.

Bella will do "ok" in the easy walk, never tried to Sporn on her, I found it too difficult to attach most of the time. She will settle down and walk nicely after about 1/2 a block, when with Nexus, but when she is alone she walks much better.
 

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I've used the Halti or Gentle Leader head collars with a lot of success with Boxers.




When the dog pulls, the leader points his nose downwards. Doesn't hurt the dog at all.

Two potential issues though.
1. Some dogs just don't like anything on their face. Expect a minute or two of trying to get him used to it. Some will go kinda crazy trying to get it off their face. Rolling around, sulking pouting, etc. Again, its not hurting the dog. Its the same thing as how some dogs react when you put hats or christmas antlers on them.

2. its NOT a muzzle, but to uninformed passerby, some people think it looks like one. For people who are already sick of dealing with dog breed stereotypes, the look of this collar can turn them off.

I don't care for the padded harness collars at all. I've always been partial to the idea that those collars actually encourage pulling. Its like, you have a heavy puller, and you deal with it by swapping his neck collar for a pulling rig.
 

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I would be hesitant to use a head harness/collar with a breed prone to neck injuries.
 

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I've used the Halti or Gentle Leader head collars with a lot of success with Boxers.




When the dog pulls, the leader points his nose downwards. Doesn't hurt the dog at all.

Two potential issues though.
1. Some dogs just don't like anything on their face. Expect a minute or two of trying to get him used to it. Some will go kinda crazy trying to get it off their face. Rolling around, sulking pouting, etc. Again, its not hurting the dog. Its the same thing as how some dogs react when you put hats or christmas antlers on them.

2. its NOT a muzzle, but to uninformed passerby, some people think it looks like one. For people who are already sick of dealing with dog breed stereotypes, the look of this collar can turn them off.

I don't care for the padded harness collars at all. I've always been partial to the idea that those collars actually encourage pulling. Its like, you have a heavy puller, and you deal with it by swapping his neck collar for a pulling rig.
i put one of these on my boyfriend's dane mix after he pulled me off my feet. he immediately started crying and trying to get it off his face. that told me a great deal. i'm sure it works for some dogs but plenty of others will not accept it.

also, as Adara mentioned, this is a BAD option for this particular breed.
 

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Just some things you might want to know before considering these training aids.

Halti: Big no no for this breed, not only can it injure the neck, the general shape of a Dobermans snout allows the Halti to ride up under the eyes. This can cause infection, loss of eyesight, and even an eye.

Any no pull Harness clipped at the front: Use sparingly and fit it properly. Some of the no pull harnesses are designed to fit right under the armpit and for a deep chested dog, that's very uncomfortable. Watch for rashes, blisters, and take them off when off leash.
Do not put a no pull harness on a growing dog, the straps are right at the shoulder joint, and the way it squeezes the shoulders *can* cause growth problems.

*If used constantly and incorrectly.

The goal is to teach your dog to walk on a loose leash. Too many people allow the dog to correct itself on the training aid (be it Halti, Prong collar, no pull), only the dog doesn't know that pressure means 'stop pulling'. They end up developing a way to get around the pressure. On the no pull harnesses, dogs adapt to a sideways walk, on the Halti some walk with their heads cranked up, or some just lean down into it.

The best way is patience and training. The aids are there to help, and they can, as long as you do not depend on them, and use them correctly.
 
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