Retractable Dog Leash Problems
Blog / 04/19/2013

Retractable Dog Leash Problems Exercise is a major part of our dogs’ lives. Cesar Millan, the “Dog Whisperer”, tells us that to maintain a healthy relationship with our beloved pooches, that relationship should consist of 50% physical exercise, 25% discipline, and 25% affection. That’s a lot of exercise! In order for us to be able to enjoy exercising our dogs as much as they need, it’s important for them to behave well both on the lead. Unfortunately, there are many dogs out there who are afraid of the leash itself – resulting in neurotic, fearful, submissive behavior whenever the lead comes out. In this newsletter, we’ll take a look at the most effective way to deal with fear of the leash. Fear of the Leash The majority of the time, the sight of the leash is enough to bring on a fit of joy – the dog knows that leash = walk, and reacts accordingly. For some dogs, though, the leash connotes fear and submissiveness more than anything else. Perhaps the leash was used in a negative way with a previous owner – as a tool for dragging the dog around. Perhaps it was used to confine the dog for…

Stop Dog Pulling On Leash With Head Collar
Blog / 04/06/2013

Stop Dog Pulling On Leash With Head Collar   One of the issues I had with my two dogs was that they were always pulling on leash rather excessively while walking them. They tried to go ahead of me and almost drag me down the street. I see this a lot with other dogs outside who are not properly trained to walk. Stop Dog Pulling On Leash I brought this issue up with my dog trainer and she suggested that I use a Gentle Leader, which is a brand name for a special head collar. Instead of a standard collar which fits around a dog’s neck, the Gentle Leader has a part that fits around the dog’s muzzle and then there’s an attachment that snaps together on the back of the animal’s head. There is no pressure on the dog’s throat. Below is a photo of the Gentle Leader and one that is fit on my dog Chester. The theory is that when there is gentle pressure on the back of the head area, it helps calm the dog down. The head collar acts much like a horse’s bridle. With the leash attachment below the chin area (see photo above),…