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Old 04-16-2014, 10:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My Zoe is 4 months old tomorrow and we have spent almost all of our time playing and exercising in a fenced in yard. Now that we have started walks around the neighborhood she is dead set on choking herself to death. As well as trying to back out of her collar. Obviously I need to work on training but while I do that I would feel better having something other than her flat collar.
Any suggestions on which would be better?
What kind I should get?

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Old 04-16-2014, 10:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am interested in this topic as well. I am expecting a puppy in about a month and already bought a ComfortFlex collar for walks. It's essentially a limited slip, padded martingale collar. I've seen it recommended here but curious on its use for a puppy.
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I use a martingale.

His seat belt for the car is a harness. I was in a rush and clipped his leash onto it when we were going into the vets. I had no control. It was a nightmare. I like the martingale. He must know the difference, because he is very easy to handle with it.

He is 10 months and 78 pounds, but we started his training with the martingale when he was 3 months.
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Harnesses can be backed out of.

I use a martingale on both dogs. The Lab, simply because I found a cute girly one for her . Woolf has a martingale as a back up to his prong.
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Harnesses can be backed out of.

I use a martingale on both dogs. The Lab, simply because I found a cute girly one for her . Woolf has a martingale as a back up to his prong.
Is it a Lupine martingale? That's what I stumbled upon on Amazon and they're cute! I was worried I might be sacrificing quality for something purdy

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I use a martingale.

His seat belt for the car is a harness. I was in a rush and clipped his leash onto it when we were going into the vets. I had no control. It was a nightmare. I like the martingale. He must know the difference, because he is very easy to handle with it.

He is 10 months and 78 pounds, but we started his training with the martingale when he was 3 months.
I was thinking the harness might not help my control problem. Good to know that could be the case. What kind of harness do you use for the car? I actually do need one for that purpose anyway.

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I got mine from
amazon amazon
. I like the kind with the quick release, because I don't like putting them on and taking the off over the head and ears.
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Not a Lupine, just a cute one from the box store. She would be fine on a flat collar, except she kept trying to jump in front of Woolf to get his martingale on, so got her one of her own. She isn't spoiled
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I was thinking the harness might not help my control problem. Good to know that could be the case. What kind of harness do you use for the car? I actually do need one for that purpose anyway.

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It's a restraint system for the car. It came with the
harness harness
, but I didn't like the seat belt attachment it came with. I bought
another one another one
I did like and a stronger carabiner was purchased separately. I didn't like the one it came with.
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I like using a martingale for puppies, a proper fitting one won't allow it to slip off.
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