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  1. In search of training tips for over excited dog on leash

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi all. I have a 2 year old pitmix - Luna - who we adopted around 8 months ago. She is generally great and loves almost all people and other dogs. The issue is that she loves to play with other dogs and gets VERY (too) excited when we see other dogs as we pass by or if they're on the other side...
  2. Training 10 mo. rescue with Gentle Leader

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello- my new 10 month old rescue puppy goes nuts over squirrels and rabbits on walks, and one timelunged aggressively at a person. I am trying to train using a Gentle leader (in conjunction with obedience class & one-on-one time with a behaviorist), and I feel like we are going backwards...
  3. Gentle Leader vs. Halter?

    Dog Gear and Supplies
    For the past year and a half I've used a gentle leader with my dog as he's young and previously untrained/part hound/easily distracted and would just rip your arm out of its socket on walks trying to smell everything. But he isn't aggressive or anything like that, so I am wondering if a harness...
  4. Watery eye discharge (epiphora) - Head collar (gentle leader, halti) the issue?

    Dog Health
    Hi all, Just curious if anyone has ever had their dog experience eye issues from wearing a head collar (like a gentle leader or halti). My 6 year-old mixed breed (hound mix) has been having some health troubles recently. One is that he has very very watery eyes for the past several months...
  5. Gentle Leaders

    Dog Gear and Supplies
    I have recently discovered Gentle Leaders while browsing through the aisles at the local Petsmart. Having no previous exposure to them, I was unsure if they would be beneficial or harmful to my dogs. Both of my Miniature Schnauzers have a tendency to pull on their leashes, quite hard. They...
  6. Gentle Leader

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello All, For once I'm not frustrated with my doggy :D, but rather more concerned about a product I have been using to help train her. I bought a Gentle Leader nose harness and although I am pleased with the results it has brought, I'm concerned that it is rubbing her nose too much. Maybe...