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Walkin' the DogPosted Monday, August 20, 2012, at 10:40 PM
Salsa has her Gentle Leader on, ready for a walk. It fits around her nose and behind her ears. Instead of clipping the leash to the collar you attach it to the GL. This is NOT a muzzle. It does not restrict the dog from breathing, drinking, barking, panting, or eating.
Many times my dogs will be wearing their Gentle Leaders when we are out for a stroll. It acts similar to a horse halter and really helps to teach your dog not to pull. If they do attempt to tug while wearing it, their nose and head will turn towards you. Your dog will not walk forward if his head is not going in the same direction. I strongly urge anyone who has a dog that is hard to walk due to his pulling, to get one. I have seen them available at Bomgaars here in Spencer, or at any Petco or Pet Smart. You could also order them online for around $20-25. Well worth every penny!
After awhile, you can start removing the Gentle Leader and your dog will not pull because they have learned that pulling does not get them where they want to go.
Walking your dog should be enjoyable not only for the dog, but for you as well.
"A tired dog makes for a happy dog owner!"
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