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Ok, I have a seemingly off the wall question, which stems from not being able to find any type of collar to walk Peanut...not one that does any good mind you...

Everyone I know (who does not or has never owned a basset) says, "Why don't you use a harness! Wouldn't it be easer?". I've tried to explain that putting a harness on Peanut would be like walking with a sled dog..

SO....has any one calculated or knows how to calculate...how much can a Basset Hound pull? Being low slung and muscular...Peanut can pull a heck of a lot, but how can you figure how much, with out actuall trying it (would not want her to get hurt)?


Felicia and Peanut and Tarquin (and Pippin in Spirit, and Miles the cockatiel who never came home :cry: )
 

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well, I guess I need to see about getting one of those Sporn harnesses, the one that goes under their front legs. I have a gentle leader, but that is also a knock down drag out, she absolutely hates it....becomes grumpy flat basset in a heart beat!
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Well, I was at Wally-world today, and thought I'd try an anti-pull harness....I have to say I am impressed. It was a battle getting it on her, she pulled a flat basset on me, but once we got walking, if she pulled, i pulled back and she actually responded!! Only problem is of course her nose! She sure loves to sniff! It's quite funny watching the end of her nose literally turn sideways chasing smells!

Tarquin, on the other hand, has inherited Pippin (my sweet late doberman)'s pinch collar. I long ago got the soft covers for the prongs, and it works WONDERFUL for him! He is learning so quickly now, quite like Pippin did!

Intersting views about their strength...I've always wondered, like my friend told me the other day, she knows she can pull at least ### ( didn't think that was very funny, though she couldn't stop laughing!)

I've thought about roller blading with them, but I am a pretty serious klutz, so don't think so.... :lol:
 
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