Dog Leash and Collar, What Type Should I ChooseKeith
Simple Dog Leash and Collar
If you don’t have problems on a walk, this can be a great tool. It allows you to keep your dog safely by your side and out of trouble. Recommended for easygoing, dogs with no obedience problems.Walk with your dog by your side or behind you. This is important to establishing your position in the pack.
For dogs with issues when walking, the training lead can be a great tool for correcting misbehaviors. If your dog is easily distracted by squirrels, other dogs, or just a strong gust of wind, the collar allows for quick corrections to get your dog back on track.
Give a quick, firm pull sideways on the leash. If you pull straight back, your dog will pull against you. Instead, by giving a quick tug to the side, you knock him off balance and get his attention. Always keep your dog’s safety in mind when giving corrections!
Pack Leader Collar
The Pack Leader Collar helps keep the slip collar at the top of the neck, which is the most sensitive part. If you’ve tried a slip collar but had trouble, this one may be the solution. I would recommend it for dogs that have trouble on the walk, with pulling. If you place the collar on the lower part of the neck, you are actually helping your dog to pull you around. If you put it at the top, your dog will be more sensitive to your movements and react to what you are trying to communicate. Keep your dog’s head up.
The harness can be a great item if you want your dog to pull you. For example, if you want your dog to pull you around while you ride your bike or use rollerblades.
This is also a safe option for dogs with pushed-in faces that restrict breathing, such as pugs, dogs with trachea or throat problems, such as Pomeranians, and dogs with elongated, overly slender necks, such as Greyhounds, may have to avoid certain collars, such as slip collars.
No matter what collar you use, pay attention to your energy. The leash is a form of communication. Without a word, you are telling your dog where to go, what speed to walk, and when to stop. Take note of your body language. Stand up tall with your head up and your shoulders back. Walk like a pack leader! This energy will flow through the leash and be communicated to your dog.