As many out there know, I love dogs. Who wouldn’t, right? But as much as we love our animals, pet owners know that sometimes our pets can be difficult. My problem came in the form of a giant dog with a giant sense of adventure, which in turn left me behind her like a person tied to the back of a horse. However, I believe I have come to the perfect solution to my problem, so I thought I would share. First, a little backstory. I love my dog, but after her growth spurt she is a lot bigger and a lot stronger than I thought she would be. Buying more food and dealing with a big puppy isn’t a problem, but walking at the park had become a struggle. Many of my readers may have dealt with this same problem in the past, but I want to emphasize just how much of a struggle I had with my dog pulling, and what my solution was.
Going to the park with a dog that constantly pulls is kind of embarrassing. It’s as if she is broadcasting to the world that I don’t know how to train her, and that I am actually too weak to keep her in line. With leash laws, it became near impossible to go out with my dog to public places. I first tried training her with some tips I read off of the PetSafe website but that didn’t quite do the trick. This left me with a bit of dread before going to the park, something that I never thought I would feel. Each day all I got was an out of control dog, raw hands, and out of breath, until I found my solution. I found the best dog leash for pulling.
There are actually lots of no pull leashes out there, but many of them look hurtful to the dog. If you’ve ever seen the metal spiked leashes, you know what I’m talking about. I didn’t want to hurt my dog, but I needed something that actually worked. When I am home, I have one of those electronic leashes so my dog doesn’t leave the yard, but unfortunately that wouldn’t work under these circumstances. That’s when I read about the 2 Hounds Wholesale “Freedom No Pull Harness”. Out of all the leashes I have tried, this is the best dog leash for pulling.
The great thing about this brand of leash is that it doesn’t hurt your dog. That’s because it is more a harness than it is a leash that goes around their neck. The harness goes around their front quarters, so while your dog feels it is in control, it is actually you calling the shots. The leash is great because it seems like half the time my dog doesn’t even realize that the leash is preventing her from darting off in any direction. Instead of hurting her, it lightly tightens around her front quarters when she begins to pull, causing her to ease up. It is a lot more gentle than other leashes I have seen, and its up to my dog to decide the amount of pressure she is comfortable with. The awesome thing about these leashes is that they aren’t too pricey, and they come in a ton of different colors. I never thought I would say it, but my dog longer pulls on our walks, and we look pretty stylish while doing it.