|Ready for the rain on our RespectaBulls walk|
|Athena gets a lick of her Leanlix treat while training at our RespectaBulls walk|
Another issue that we are dealing with during the walks is Athena's leash pulling. We really don't have an issue taking Athena on walks around the neighborhood. She's actually a fairly polite walker when we use her Gentle Leader. However, as soon as the RespectaBulls walk begins, Athena thinks it's time to race. She pulls and snorts (the Gentle Leader causes some major snorting action!) as she tries to race to the front of the pack.
Pulling & Snorting Wins the Race
Even the Gentle Leader is no match for Athena's pulling. Therefore, we have found this piece of equipment to be useless during pack walks. Because of this, we have started to explore other walking equipment that may help Athena to stop her pulling.
|Move it mom, we are almost in the lead!|
As much success that we have had with the Gentle Leader, we have decided to try the Holt Walking Collar as an alternative. It was suggested to us by multiple RespectaBulls members because unlike the Gentle Leader, the Holt only applies pressure to the dog when they are pulling rather than applying pressure the entire time they wear the collar.
|Sookie modeling her bright pink Holt Walking Collar|
The Holt Walking Collar arrived in the mail yesterday, so we will be giving it a try over the next few weeks. We will give you a comparison between it and the Gentle Leader soon. What walking equipment have you tried to eliminate your dog's pulling? Have you ever used the Gentle Leader or Holt Walking Collar?
*So far we've tried the Easy Walk Harness (it causes hot spots), the Gentle Leader (it causes pulling and snorting on group walks), and we will soon be testing out the Holt Walking Collar*