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Postby PittyLuvers » Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:51 am

Thanks for idea - I'm getting the same feedback from others - Rudy was a rescue, he has issues with floors, coke machines, echoing sounds, small bathrooms (past abusive owners) ? He is fantastic, loving people therapy dog, others are advising us to stop when he pulls, wait til he is bored and then proceed. Thanks. As a volunteer I have legal protection under the American Disabilities Acts under a section called "Percieved" disability. My husband is a public servant and has battled with this issues for years. A tester can't assume I'm disabled by the "appearance" of a perceived disabily/weakness or believe a person can't work or be a volunteer, another example, because they once had cancer in the past.
Benign essential tremor in the hands is mistaken for, but is NOT Parkinson's disease - a serious, dibilitating illness) . My doctor has diagnosed my benign tremor and is willing to present the testing committee with a physician's note stating I'm "able and strong enough to handle a dog and perform dog therapy".

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Postby Mos Jeff » Sat Apr 02, 2005 4:03 pm

Will this work for a a 7month old puppy who I aquired when he was 5 months? He wasnt trained very well to walk on the leash so he does a lot of pulling me.


Postby whiskeyman » Sat Apr 02, 2005 6:50 pm

Mos Jeff wrote:Will this work for a a 7month old puppy who I aquired when he was 5 months? He wasnt trained very well to walk on the leash so he does a lot of pulling me.

Should work fine but I would try it first with a flat collar, you may not even need the prong.




Postby kdurbin13 » Mon Jun 06, 2005 1:53 pm

My girl tries to "roll out" of her halter, while my boy just sits there.

Diamonds Ruff

Thanks for posting this

Postby Diamonds Ruff » Wed Jun 08, 2005 4:35 pm

I had decided yesterday I am going to buy a prong collar for my older puppy, Chloe. Originally I thought it looked cruel but after reading all this I feel it may be the answer to her pulling. I am volunteering at a Humane society event this weekend but really did not want to take chle because when we are put in publec it takes every bit of strength I have to hold her. She pulls her hardest at the leash trying to go see people and then if someone is within a few feet of her she tries to jump on them. I have to keep her leash very, very short when we are in publec and it is difficult and tiring. :bowdown:


Can't walk my poor, energizer bunny-like baby.

Postby PuffisNuts » Wed Aug 03, 2005 9:05 am

For me and my husband, walking Puff is hard to do, I am 6'3", and 170 lbs,and my hubby is 6'1",200 lbs, and she is so strong that she literally drags us down the street if we try to walk her, I have tried everything except for the spiked choke chain and nothing works, when we try to walk her with only her choker on, she'll almost pass out due to lack of oxygen because she is pulling so hard,and her chest harness doesn't do us any good. The only reason I won't use the spiked choker is I know she would pull so hard as to impale herself with the spikes. I'm at my wits end because I know she needs her exercise and I just am not capable (or my husband) of walking her. Can anyone please help me? I'd appreciate all the help I can get. She is an 80 lbs monster, and taller than a normal pit...so, any suggestions?


Postby dlishuz » Tue Sep 20, 2005 2:46 pm

I went to the vet this morning and she did the same thing with my bully. I'm glad that it worked!!! Now I know what to expect!

Good read! :headbang:


Postby MARA05 » Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:44 pm

NICE info :headbang:


Postby SchultzLD » Mon Oct 24, 2005 3:35 am

I'm in a rut here with Kara. She pulls SO hard! It does not matter if I use a choke cain or not, if I yank her into position or not, if I stop or not, she pulls so hard she will rear up on her back legs and put her wait into it. The only time she will not pull on a lead is when I stop, pull her next to me and give her a command like "Sit" witch she does very well with no problems, and she will stay sitting next to my leg for as long as I stand thier. But as soon as I move, BOOM! she's off to start the races. I am confused because Kara will come when asked, she will stay when told, I can walk away about 25ft or so with her just staring at me, then come when asked, but if you put her on the 6ft lead, it's over.

I train her in a fenced in football feild. Off lead she is fine, she will run around and play, have a blast, but she will come when asked, and if I walk around, she will stay close within 10 yards or so, some times she will heal while walking, but NEVER on a lead, she just PULLS to the point of choking. On walks, my arm(s) get tired, and I'm a 170lbs U.S. Marine. On runs she is fine only because after the first 1/2 mile she slows to my running pace, and she heals the rest of the 3 miles.

I am sure it is me doing something wrong, so please help me out, I want to train her right, and I think I am, but something just is not right here.

p.s. My wife does not complain about her pulling, she says it helps her walk faster. lol Yesturday I asked her to at least try to get her to heal on the way back from the walk. We'll see if that helps too.

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Postby Wooderson » Fri Nov 04, 2005 5:52 am

I am in no way shape or form a professional dog trainer, nor do I play one on TeeVee, but one suggestion I would make is for you and your wife to agree on what behavior on-leash is desirable and what is not, and for you both to train for the same thing.


Postby doggiessmile » Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:22 pm

This is fantastic. We have started doing it today and my dog was SHOCKED! I had to remove two links off his pronged collar. He is responding well. thank you.

Jen in Maine

Postby Jen in Maine » Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:28 pm

This is great information!
I just wanted to share a little product info. for those of you w/large dogs that need help because they just won't stop pulling.

We had a HUGE Great Dane here for a week and we were not going to keep him. I had to figure out a way to walk this 18 month old beast!

I purchased a Sporn Training Halter. SO AWESOME!!! And it had a money back guarantee. I ended up giving it away to someone who had an uncontrollable dog and they loved it.

Hope that helps! It cost 20.00 at the feed and farm in my area.


P.S. I am going to do what Diane said to do w/my pup. I always wondered how you stopped using a prong collar once you started using it. Seems like everyone I have read about using it, uses it always??? I have just done SO much Stinkin' research and think marker training is the way I want to go.


Postby aaronulrich » Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:26 pm

Well i have to agree with the prong color trick you have described. But my problem is when ever the collor is taken off he knows right away that there is nothing to stop him from pulling so he does. Should i be using the prong all the time on leash of just when training?

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Postby Wooderson » Tue Mar 28, 2006 3:56 am

I am reaching my wits' end here. Any advice would be appreciated.

When I first got Redhead a prong collar, it worked great. Like a totally different dog. Before I got the prong, the longer we walked, the more he would get distracted, jump on strangers, and pull like a wild dog.

Once I got a prong, long walks became possible, but he very quickly has come to ignore the prong as well. I have the prong fitted high and tight, and I have done the "sudden change of directions" recommended in this sticky. I also have tried rewarding (treats and toys) correct walking, but Redhead will ignore these with any distraction.

Redhead has always been an extremely "hard" dog with regard to corrections. I can give him a jerk on the leash hard enough to take all four paws off the ground and it does not faze him.

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Walking on a leash

Postby PittyLuvers » Tue Mar 28, 2006 5:25 pm

We found an 80 year young, very tough trainer, who always uses the prong collar, and has trained 35,000 dogs. If you can find a trainer who is very knowledgeable about the correct use of the prong try classes. This was many months of doggie boot camp and our dogs are now good about keeping feet on the floor, sitting when other dogs approach and healing. Our dogs respect our commands and us as the alpha in the pack. Interestly, they only disobey and go silly with our daughter - who, we guess, they consider and act like littermates.

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