Advice needed on best type of lead and whistles!
Holly is just 4 months and we are walking her twice a day for about 45 mins, partly on the lead and partly off.
At the moment we have her in a harness but her current one won't last her for much longer so I was looking at getting her fitted properly with a more grown up one, however I have read and heard mixed things about harnesses in that they aren't very good for GSD's and only encourage pulling!
Holly wants to meet and greet every person and dog she meets so pulls a fair amount when she sees them. We have kept with a harness since we brought her home mainly on the advice of our vet at puppy class who said she didn't seem to like the lead but now she is bigger and training properly then I'm wondering if we need to make a switch. We used a normal lead with our last GSD but she wasn't sociable like Holly and would always stay close to us when passing people and dogs.
I'd also welcome some advice on whistles? Holly's recall is getting there but non existent when she spots a new potential doggy friend who may want to play! Its fine if the other dog is up for it and is walking in the same direction but we have difficulty getting her back to walk on with us! One of my doggy owner friends suggested trying a whistle to get her attention. Again I have never used one before so not sure whether its worth a go!
Any advice gratefully received!