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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-17-2014, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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harness or leash moved to equipment

hi I have a 95 pound 10 month old gsd male and was wondering what would be best to use a harness or just leash amd collar

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for training or walking?

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Only ever used a leash and collar....

But, if trying a harness corrected a situation which you are unable to with a collar...then more power to you......but I'm not sure what situation that would be?

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imho, a harness is for training a dog to pull. for now, until reliably trained the on on a leash i would stick with a collar. keep in mind i am not an expert.
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Prongs are not allowed in Scotland, correct or not?

If you are training to walk, I would use a collar, clicker and treats. Teach them position. OR a harness specifically for training. But the more info I see come out about harnesses, the less I'm inclined to like them.

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I use both. It depends on the situation.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-17-2014, 02:16 PM
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Some videos here on training your dog to walk on a "loose" leash. Generally a harness is "not" the way to go with an untrained dog, once your dog can walk well on a loose leash then you can use a harness.
stop dog pulling on leash - YouTube

Harness are for pulling:

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