A second downside to this type of collar is that according to a study in the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association in 2006, pressure generated when dogs pull while wearing these collars raises the pressure in the eye. As a result, it may worsen the clinical signs or disease progression in dogs with glaucoma, thin corneas, and other eye conditions where the pressure in the eye is an issue. So dogs who have or are prone to any of these conditions should either be trained via a non-force-based method to walk on loose leash and never pull or they should wear a harness or halter type of collar (which we cover below).
Training Your Dog Not to Pull on the Leash - Pet Expertise
We train our dogs to pull a sled or pull on a scooter or a bike, to literally pull in harness. We give them commands like "let's go," "pull," etc. It is quite another thing though when we just put on tennis shoes and say "let's go for a walk" and need to have them behave for 2 or 3 miles walking on a leash--with the expectation that there will be NO pulling. It definitely is a training moment.
3 Common Leash Problems Solved: Pulling, Mouthing, Lunging
Some owners of dogs who tend to pull on-leash use these harnesses to prevent potential harm from excessive pressure on their dogs’ tracheas. Many others seek out these harnesses primarily for use as management tools that lend a mechanical advantage, allowing a small or physically challenged person to safely walk a hard-pulling dog.
encourage pulling in dogs who haven't mastered the loose-leash walk.
There are several reasons you might be looking for the best leash for dogs that pull. I mean, everyone knows that dogs are incredibly excitable creatures, right? It’s part of what makes them so loveable. Whether they smell something tasty, see something interesting, or are feeling playful, dogs are always hopping and jumping around.One possible issue is that stubborn dogs that pull hard at their leashes could potentially strain their necks if they’re wearing a head collar. To prevent this, it’s a good idea to pair head collars with relatively short leashes. You’ll also need to be a lot more careful with your leash when walking your dog as guiding it or giving it a correction will take much less force when you’re connected directly to the dog’s head.