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06-03-2014 12:09 PM
Skywalkers Mom Ive always used a gentle leader. No prongs and no choking. As for keeping their focus it works also. Never used a harness except on deceased Husky for sled pulling. Had a few agressive probs at first but soft muzzle sorts that out.
06-01-2014 10:05 AM
middleofnowhere Harnesses come in different styles for different purposes. I use harnesses for seatbelt security in vehicles but there are ones for tracking and ones for agitation. There's also a harness to correct pulling on leisure/excercise walks and the otc standard harness.

There's a wide array of collars, too. Agitation collars are wide to encourage the dog but protect the neck. Depending upon the situation, prong collars can be used to encourage a dog or to correct a dog. Flat collars, rolled leather collars -- it is rather how the handler uses it in different situations that encourages different behaviors.

It's what works for you and your dog in what circumstances.
06-01-2014 10:00 AM
Msmaria I think a collar is good for training, but have never heard using a harness makes the dog aggresive, thats new to me.
06-01-2014 01:19 AM
Sarah~ What kind of collar device? Like an electric collar?
06-01-2014 01:12 AM
Collar device?

I have a 5mo old, and I have been using a harness on him since he was a pup. I have been told that I should change him to a collar device otherwise he will learn to be aggressive? I was always under the impression that collar device's should not be used due to possible throat damage?

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