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5/22/12 3:17 P

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We used a gentle leader on our lab. Did not work...he was a stubborn one! Loved him dearly but was so thick headed. When I walked him he would "pancake" on me and that was it. I hated when he did that...being an English Lab (the ones with the big square heads) he weighed over 100#'s no way was I gonna carry him.
So my experience with the gentle leader was not a good one! lol




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9/2/11 10:42 A

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I am truly enjoying the Let's Go Pet Walker (bicycle attachment that allows Foxy to run beside me while I'm pedaling)

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I suffer from osteoarthritis in my knees (and have also developed cysts in knees and ankles), so walking her sometimes gets too painful.

The only thing I have to worry about is when she sees another dog (or when we encounter dogs who are NOT on a leash & they come charging up to her).

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4/13/09 5:10 P

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We should get royalties every time we say the name. emoticon





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4/12/09 1:13 A

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More Gentle Leader chat. They truly are amazing. emoticon

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4/9/09 8:10 P

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Nina... Glad to hear you like it too. As Sabrina knows...I can't say enough about that product! I have tennis elbow (from tennis which is a lesser cause of the problem...go figure), and that pulling stuff only aggravates it. :D





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4/8/09 8:53 P

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The gentle leaders are amazing I use them for my two beagles and it prevents them from going nose to the ground smelling for anything has crossed their path. It helps me to not get pulled everywhere as well....

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12/29/08 6:55 P

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Yes...let me know when you do. I need to get some updated photos on my page of Ellie as well. These dogs know how to pose!

And I agree...I should get a commission for pitching this product! LOL!





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12/29/08 6:51 P

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Lynn,
That WAS a good sales pitch. Maybe you could work for the Gentle Leader company on commission. I think maybe the problem was when I bought the similiar product was that I had bought the wrong size. I remember debating what size to buy and it seemed a little big for her head. So, I may try a Gentle Leader, unless, by some miracle she has calmed down since I last walked her several months ago. I'll have to download some current photos of Bailey and her. It's been fun getting to know you.

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12/29/08 11:08 A

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Sabrina... Ooops... didn't see this after my long-winded sales pitch on the New Years thread! LOL!!!! Anyway, if you have the Gentle Leader on right, there shouldn't be a way for Lucy to chew it. It is challenging in the beginning. I sure wish I lived by you so I could help you out with this (and heck...other things too!). At the time I was using it, I had Ellie in a formal dog training class and the trainers were very helpful and encouraging. It just so happened that there was a yellow lab in the class that was a real puller. That's when the brought out a Gentle Leader for that owner to try and we were all AMAZED at the difference in the way this dog walked.

The trainers said that the most difficult thing for a dog to learn (more than rolling over, playing dead, standing on its hind legs, answering the "come" call, etc.) is to heel. Most dogs just naturally want to run and have a faster walk pace than humans. So to walk WITH a person goes against their natural instinct and is very hard to learn. That is why they ha recommended this collar.

Anyway...whatever you decide or use, I wish you the best so you can walk your dogs and both get great exercise and time together. :D





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12/28/08 7:23 P

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My vet told me about the "Gentle Leader" for our Lab. I bought something similar and after wrestling with her about 30 minutes, I finally got it on. (I felt like a cowboy in a rodeo roping a calf.) It worked great for about half a block until Lucy got it in her mouth and promptly chewed right thru it.

I have bought several "No-Pull Trainers" by Four Paws for Bailey the Beagle. It works great with her. It, too, took awhile to learn how to put on but it's easy now. The only reason I bought several is because every time it falls off the hook she chews it up. I didn't think one would work for Lucy although they come in bigger sizes but I finally tried one with her and it works for her, too. She still pulls some but she is much more manageable. Happy walking!......Sabrina, Bailey, and Lucy

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12/28/08 6:00 A

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I don't know where I'd be without my "Gentle Leader". I give this dog head collar a two thumbs up! Ellie is not a huge fan but she tolerates it. This collar prevents your dog from pulling and has the sensation of Mama dog pulling her pup back to her. It simulates "mom" pulling puppy back by the neck although nothing much is on the neck. The collar strap goes over the head up behind the ears and has a loose noose over the nose to "guide." Your dog can still eat, bark, pant, etc. and is NOT a muzzle. You can see it by clicking on the link below.

I jog with Miss Ellie with it and we are both in sync for both running AND walking. No more pulling, no more lunging after other dogs yanking my arm and it is VERY gentle. This is a GREAT invention! Our trainers who were very into gentle, non-aggressive training highly recommended this. It's a bit tricky to put on at first and your dog will need to adjust, but usually does so quite rapidly. Be determined and enjoy non-pulling walks. Also...a tad pricey at about 30 bucks, but well worth the cost. I got mine, brand new for 11 bucks on eBay.

www.mollycoddledpets.com.au/catalogu
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