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I just found this on my search for a collar for Dixie's little head. It might work for Belly too. He's such a tank to walk. He hates the standard Gentle Leader because it rests on his nose. That seems to bother him.

Has anyone tried the Easy Walk?
 

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FWIW I highly recommend Sporn training Harness

From what I have seen the easy walker appears to be a copy of the Sense-ible harness and/or sensation harness.

It works on concept of "soft-touch training"

The sporn works on more tradional training methods but move the point of physical corrections from the neck which can easily be damgages an in basset hound have limited nerve ending to under the arm pits which is a much stronger and more sensitive area. Althose that I know who have tried and used the sporn liked the results. I have heard good reports on the sensation/sense-ible harness but have no personal experience.
 

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I use the Easy Walk on my golden retriever and my bulldog. It is a work of wonder on my golden she is a totally different dog with it on, no pulling or jumping and I don't worry about her pulling against her neck so hard. I was seriously worried she would herself. The bulldog is a different matter. she is still getting used to it. But she trots along with it. I use it on her because a regular collar slips very easily off of her as her neck and head are close to the same size. I have not used it on my houndie, as lily just uses the traditional buckle collar.
I think the sens ible harness that Mike is speaking up is very similar at least in the pictures I have seen, looks like it works much the same.
I think anything that relieves pressure from the throat if there is a pulling problem but still give you control is going to be what you want, you just have to decide which one works best for you.
Hope this is helpful.
Personally I like the easy walk, but it is alos the only harness I have ever used.
 
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I had gotten that for Simon (you mean the one like a halter that you hook in the front? It dug into him and I couldn't get it adjusted to be comfortable on him his underarms were all red I'd be happy to send you mine since $25.00 later it is just in the closet!!! (seriously e mail me and i will give it to you )
 
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I was worried about the rubbing on that type. I just need to borrow different ones and try them out!
 
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I used the Gentle Leader when I was taking Homer to obedience school. They wanted all the dogs to use it. It worked, when he allowed it to, but he was always trying to rub it off, either with his paw or on the ground. He's very stubborn, believe it or not! :D I finally settled on a harness.
 
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Exact same thing with José. Used the Gentle Leader during obedience. It worked very well but every so often José would get annoyed with it and try to rub his face on the ground to get it off.

I went to a harness. As he got past a year old, okay maybe two years or three years, he mellowed a bit. So on a walk he does take off like a bat outta hell but that only lasts a few houses. Then it is slowed to a more leisurely pace. If I am luckly I will make it home without having to coax him to walk!
 

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Used the gentle leader once with Sophie. Half way through our walk she laid down on her side and would not get up. It worked too well for her. She really did not wander and pull like she likes too. Never used it agiagn after that because she got into her collar basket and broke the plactic snap. Stinker.
She is back to her regular pulling and wandering
 

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the gentle leader easy walk, is a harness it doesn't go on their face but around their chest and shoulders. I can see where it might rub though on a basset.
Good luck!
 

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Does the dog learn to walk without pulling-like does he learn how to heal? Or do you only get the desired behavior with the special collar or harness?
 
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It doesn't train them, they just can't pull so much with it on
 
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