Thursday, 13 October 2016

A Must For A Dog Who Pulls

Spirit is three and a half now and we have been through a few leads, Daddy will probably say a lot more though.  She has a pink lead which she has had since we got her - which we used for her when we took her to puppy classes and now it is our spare lead.  She also has a harness which I got from a horse shop near Daddy's work.  It was recommend to me by a Norwegian Elkhound owner who I met in the middle of Cheshire Oaks for all places; which I have loved since I got it as I am able to control her a lot better when we go for a walk.   As she has gotten older and stronger (and as she is a hunting dog) she has been pulling me to the point she has janked me so hard I have twirled around or one day she is going to break my wrist.

I have been looking for a while for a lead/harness that can help me with her pulling,  if she is taken off her lead and I tell her to follow me she will follow me for miles, put her on her lead she will pull me to Timbuktu!

Last week we had to go to the vets for flea and worming stuff for her and they always have toys and various other items in there and I saw a Halti but they didn't have her size.  While I was waiting for the vet; the receptionist and I got talking and she mentioned to me about the GenCon lead and it worked wonders on her dog who did excately the same thing, I text it to Daddy to remind me and went into see the vet.

We got home and I ordered the lead in purple, I did think about getting pink but decided against it, it was just too pink for me.

Today it has arrived and Spirit and I went to try it out just around the block, she wasn't very sure about it and did try to get it off her nose a couple of times.

Spirit looking good with the GenCon Lead
Spirit looking fantastic with the lead on
Spirit's ears were back most of the walk, she had enough length in the lead to be able to go and sniff the bushes or walk slightly ahead of me I was literally holding the lead with one finger.

Got enough lead to walk slightly ahead of me
Got enough lead to walk slightly ahead of me
As we got closer to home Spirit became used to the lead and started sniffing around and looking for the cats along the street.

A happier Spirit by the end
A happier Spirit  

This is the best thing I have ever brought her, I wasn't being walked by her, I wasn't walking her speed, we were walking at my speed,  I wasn't being pulled to a bush because she had seen a rabbit or another small animal.  We were walking at my speed, we had a nice walk around the block and if she did pull me I just pulled the lead and she slowed down.

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