No More Pulling!
The reason your dog
pulls is because he is motivated to move forward
to get to something. Sound simple?
Consider this. Your
dog's natural response to pressure is to push into
it. So, when your dog feels pressure on his collar,
his NATURAL response is to, pull!
Your dog also learns
from experience. If your dog wanted to move forward
and you pulled back, he learned that he needs to
pull HARDER to get to where he wants to go. As you
may guess, this cycle continues until walks are
no longer any fun!
All is not lost!
The Wisconsin Humane
Society has several ways to help you with your pulling
dog. Manners classes
are offered Monday through Saturday and teach many
cues, including how to walk on a loose leash. To
help with the training process, our Animal Anitics
store offers different training equipment.
This harness is a no-pull harness that
works immediately with no training
required, painlessly and effectively, to stop pulling.
The leash connection ring is located on the center
of the chest strap so that when your dog pulls,
he feels a sensation behind his front legs that
will cause him to cease pulling. The dog does not
need to be wearing a collar. There are buckles that
need to be fitted for this harness to work correctly.
This head collar is designed to encourage the dog
to sit, stop pulling, stop lunging and prevent jumping.
When fitted properly, your dog is free to open his
mouth to eat, drink, pant, fetch and bark. Unlike
the harness above, this headcollar can not be placed
on the dog for immediate use. The dog needs time
to get accustomed to how this feels before using
it to manage their behavior. The Gentle Leader is
NOT a muzzle.
This leash is a great tool for dog walkers that
want an easy, dog-friendly way to walk their dogs
immediately without pulling and with no training
required. The Weiss Walkie works like a harness
to stop pulling comfortably and humanely. It is
a simple loop that does not have any buckles to
adjust and attaches to a dog's regular buckle collar.
This collar was originally designed for dogs whose
necks are larger than their heads, like sighthounds.
It is a flat nylon collar that has a short, no slip
loop, made of nylon. This is appropriate for dogs
that slip out of their traditional buckle collar.
This collar is fitted to the exact size of the dog's
neck when the dog collar is in the closed position.
When the Martingale loop is tightened by the leash,
the collar should then be snug, but will not constrict
the airway when fitted properly.
To make the best possible
fit for your companion and your pulling issues,
please stop by the store and talk to one of our
trained counselors to have your training equipment
If you would
also like to work with a Wisconsin Humane Society
behaviorist one-on-one regarding this behavior topic,
please call 414-431-6173 to schedule a consultation.