|02-09-2014 09:15 PM|
I am looking for a harness for Frodo myself. Simply because I've seen that having the leash clip on the back prevents the leash from tangling with the legs when training with a long line.
Would you recommend this?
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I kind of am leaning towards the the comfort flex mentioned in the article. Is it really non- restrictive?
|02-09-2014 09:47 AM|
Sorry back to what everyone was discussing..
|02-07-2014 02:22 PM|
|02-05-2014 07:02 AM|
|Harry and Lola||
I initially tried the easy walker, but hated it.
Used the canny collar today actually for the first time in ages - was lovely
|02-04-2014 10:22 PM|
I've just noticed a correlation in my area between no-pull harnesses and untrained dogs. I guess some folks figure that as long as they have the harness, they don't *need* to train the dog, right?
|02-04-2014 10:13 PM|
Generally the most non restrictive harnesses are the type I call a Y style harness. Any harness that has a strap going across the chest at all can restricts shoulder movement and affect the dog's movement/gait. Something like this where there is freedom of movement in the legs/shoulders and no straps going across or getting in the way of the shoulder movement is what I would call a non-restrictive harness:
|02-04-2014 08:52 PM|
|02-04-2014 07:20 PM|
Anyway, I was just trying to get the point across that tools are useful in teaching desired behaviors... if you are using them properly and putting forth the effort and training, eventually the ultimate goal is to have a dog that does not need the initial tool... I'd not say this dog should be walked off leash, but when walking on leash on a flat collar the dog isn't pulling and causing pressure to its neck... make sense?
The article seemed to be an attack against a harness that is used as a tool in teaching a dog to walk. I've seen articles that attack pretty much every devise out there (yes, again, even the flat collar)... so I'm interested in the problems it 'could' cause, but I'm not going to freak out and think it's a harmful tool in and of itself! Just like I don't think a prong collar is harmful in and of itself
|02-04-2014 06:36 PM|
Next you'll want to know what the definition is of a "responsible breeder" or a "good rescue" or a "well-trained dog."
Me, I'm just gonna duck quietly out of this thread and to the less contentious world of actual litigation.
|02-04-2014 06:29 PM|
Sled dogs can actually have a lot of trouble with the harness. Many have lower back issues as they get older, and I see many running very crooked in harness- crabbing severely- due to the constant awkward pulling.
Harness fit is important and can be done right, but mushers with 50 dogs are generally not that careful with harness fit. Most just use an X-back and forget about it.
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