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Dixie's collar was TIGHT when she arrived. I noticed this right away and loosened it as soon as possible. Well, it was tight for a reason ...when it's looser, it slides off her pointy little head!

I know there have been posts about a special collar for this. I didn't have an issue with Belvedere ...his head is huge and collars stay. I need someting else for her. I can't stand the tight collar with a bunch of her skin and fur squishing out.

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Rosie being a bulldog has no neck. well she does but it is the same size as her head so she wears a collar with her tags, but I can't use it to walk her becuase she will slip it. So I use a gentle leader harness on her for walks and training. It is great because unlike regular harnesses the D ring to clip the leash to is in the front so you still have the same type of control as if you were hooked to the collar. It works wonders and helps prevents pulling. They are around $18.
 
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Thanks! I forgot all about Gentle Leaders. We have one from when Belly was in his monster phase. I'll try it.
 

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faye,
the collar you need is called Lupine. they come in many colors and designs. they are designed to be loose but when you tug on the leash etc. they tightened and will not slip off...any pet store
has them.
 
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Thank you!!! I knew there was a particular one. I don't want to choke the poor girl ...I just want to protect her while we walk. I'll look for one!

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faye,
the lupine wont choke. i think my pup just feels a tightening....the tightening also ensures
that the collar will not slip off....believe me i wouldnt put anything on her that would hurt.....
 

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Lupine is a specific manufacturer the style of collar is called a martingale. BTW Toughy was still able to back out of a martingale collar. If you want security a traditional harness works well however it does tend to increase pulling while walking. Personnally when training loose leash walking and/or heeling I prefer a Sporn Training Halter the the Sense-ible harness is supose to work well to but I have no personal experience with it.

[ February 18, 2006, 07:21 PM: Message edited by: Mikey T ]
 

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Mikey, I bought a Sporn Training Halter for my Basset Maggie. It worked well, but she'd step out of it a couple of times on every walk and get tripped up. I think I had the right size, but it didn't seem to work with her short legs. Did you have any problems getting the halter to fit? Thanks
 
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OK ...now that I've read about all of these, I can't decide which one to buy. I have the Gentle Leader but Belvedere doesn't like it. He doesn't care for it being on his face. The Gentle Leader Easy Walk looks interesting. I think I'll put a new post for this to see if anyone had tried it.
 
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As for the pointy head, I always say that it where Ruby keeps her marshmallow.

Harnesses are great and they can't drop their heads and have it fall off like a collar.
 
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