|08-17-2013 11:29 PM|
your signature lines states; 7 year old GSD 11-22-05; SchH3.
is that Joey?
|08-17-2013 06:13 PM|
|Chicagocanine||I've used the Champion harness while walking for short periods and for biking with my dog. I never had any issues with rubbing when using it. On their website they say it's "great for walking" and other activities and they sell a leash to go with it. Obviously it would be best with a dog who is already trained to walk on a loose leash but I don't think it would be uncomfortable. My dogs I've used it for were already obedience trained and did not pull and so that type of harness was fine for them, I used my voice for control rather than the leash. Where it can be problematic is with an untrained dog who pulls and finds the harness comfortable enough so that they can pull even more.|
|08-17-2013 10:53 AM|
The Champion harness is meant to keep them safe in the car, not for long walks. I think it would actually rub your dog raw if used alot, not meant for movement at all.
And REGULAR harness though would just encourage pulling. What do they put on a sled dog? A harness to allow them to PULL!
Dog classes would be best to teach and train your dog to listen/learn and not pull.
In the meantime, I'm with the others about buying a special 'no pull' harness that is fitted to the dog and you attach the leash to the front, on their chest between their front legs.
|08-17-2013 01:37 AM|
Well it's made to stand up to high forces for car use, so I don't think a dog pulling on leash is going to be a problem for the Champion harness... However it is not going to help with control or pulling, and in fact a harness may encourage pulling because of the comfort and ease of pulling when wearing one. If you use a regular harness, if you are also working on training for loose leash walking at the same time then that should help to not encourage the pulling, but if not actively working on training the dog not to pull it can be a problem. A harness also provides less control than a collar would because your leash is attached way at the back of the chest.
If you want a harness that would help reduce pulling problems, you should probably look at a no-pull harness such as the front attach harnesses. Personally I like the Sense-ation dog harness: Softouch Concepts, Inc - SENSE-ation® Harness
|08-16-2013 11:31 AM|
|GSD07||The strength is fine; you can hook it up to a cart, get inside, and your dog will pull just fine. You need a training collar to teach your dog walking on leash without pulling.|
|08-16-2013 11:22 AM|
|Galathiel||You would probably need to look at some of the 'no-pull' harnesses (usually have a front clip as opposed to one behind the neck) if you want to use a harness.|
|08-16-2013 10:11 AM|
|Chip Blasiole||Using a harness will only encourage your dog to pull harder on walks.|
|08-16-2013 08:26 AM|
Anyone using Champion harness for walks?
Joey's been pulling way too much on his leash, and we thought a harness would give us better control over him, and would also relieve pressure on his neck.
We use the Champion harness system for our car rides, but were wondering how the harness would work on a walk.
I guess my concern is the strength of the harness when an 80-pound GSD is pulling.