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PostSubject: Gentle leader collars?    Tue 29 Jun 2010, 10:03 am

Anyone used these?

I want to try them with the girls and would be interested in what people think. With all the other sorts they keep trying to get out of them and nearly always do and I also have to use four leads with the halti style ones !!!

Do you really only need one lead with the gentle leader?
Sometimes with them and Bailey it's either 5 or six leads go down the road like a maypole dancer

or ..they pull like mad and if I was on a skateboard I'd be done for speeding !!

It's driving me mad banghead banghead
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PostSubject: Re: Gentle leader collars?    Tue 29 Jun 2010, 10:09 am

I prefer Gentle Leader over the Halti.

Ever looked into the Canny Collar, good for bull breeds

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PostSubject: Re: Gentle leader collars?    Tue 29 Jun 2010, 10:15 am

Yasmin wrote:
I prefer Gentle Leader over the Halti.

Ever looked into the Canny Collar, good for bull breeds

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thanks for that just had a look - now I'm torn between the two - do you think one is any better than the other?

Got to say I prefer the lead being at the back of their heads on the canny so I'm tempted ..but not 100% sure
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PostSubject: Re: Gentle leader collars?    Tue 29 Jun 2010, 10:19 am

I have the Halti and it works great in that it stops Cody pulling and gives me great control but it does tend to move around on his face and can move up round his eyes. I have heard the Gentle leader doesn't do this.
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PostSubject: Re: Gentle leader collars?    Tue 29 Jun 2010, 10:26 am

The haltis are good for control but for some reason the girls just keep getting them off and they keep slipping.

We have used halti too with Bailey but because it slips over the eye area we had to stop using it - he's only got one eye so we are paranoid about injury to face.
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PostSubject: Re: Gentle leader collars?    Tue 29 Jun 2010, 10:27 am

Cody can slip his off too if he really tries. I have just been looking at the canny collars and like the look of them. Might get Cody one.
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PostSubject: Re: Gentle leader collars?    Tue 29 Jun 2010, 10:32 am

I'm seriously tempted too.

I like the fact it doesn't pull them sideways - well I guess you can only try.

If I can actually find my tape measure scratch I'm going to measure their necks
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PostSubject: Re: Gentle leader collars?    Tue 29 Jun 2010, 10:37 am

Canny Collar all way for me, I wouldnt use anything else. Troy has one for when we go on group walks as he gets over excited and pulls like a train. He wears for 20 mins, calms and then is fine

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PostSubject: Re: Gentle leader collars?    Tue 29 Jun 2010, 10:41 am

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I'm seriously tempted too.

I like the fact it doesn't pull them sideways - well I guess you can only try.

If I can actually find my tape measure scratch I'm going to measure their necks

I just did the same, what size are you going for? Cody has a fat neck 19" so I think he will need size 6??
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PostSubject: Re: Gentle leader collars?    Tue 29 Jun 2010, 10:41 am

thanks Yasmin - just chased the girls round the front room with the tape measure - don't know why they run when they see it - going to order 2 today.





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PostSubject: Re: Gentle leader collars?    Tue 29 Jun 2010, 10:43 am

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wids wrote:
I'm seriously tempted too.

I like the fact it doesn't pull them sideways - well I guess you can only try.

If I can actually find my tape measure scratch I'm going to measure their necks

I just did the same, what size are you going for? Cody has a fat neck 19" so I think he will need size 6??

Amy is 16 and Maizie is 15 it says size 4 is 15 to 17inches
I'm looking at http://www.cannydogcollar.co.uk/dog-training-collar-measure-guide.html

I'd get size 6 for 19 inches too. He is a gorgeous big chunker isn't he !!
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PostSubject: Re: Gentle leader collars?    Tue 29 Jun 2010, 10:46 am

wids wrote:
CodyBoo wrote:
wids wrote:
I'm seriously tempted too.

I like the fact it doesn't pull them sideways - well I guess you can only try.

If I can actually find my tape measure scratch I'm going to measure their necks

I just did the same, what size are you going for? Cody has a fat neck 19" so I think he will need size 6??

Amy is 16 and Maizie is 15 it says size 4 is 15 to 17inches
I'm looking at http://www.cannydogcollar.co.uk/dog-training-collar-measure-guide.html

I'd get size 6 for 19 inches too. He is a gorgeous big chunker isn't he !!

Ah, thanks for that, if I measure how they say, just behind the ears he is 18" so I guess a size 5. I been looking on ebay lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Gentle leader collars?    Tue 29 Jun 2010, 10:48 am

what's the price on ebay?

Just measured Bailey hes a 17 1/2 so hes getting a size 5.
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PostSubject: Re: Gentle leader collars?    Tue 29 Jun 2010, 10:49 am

Ebay seems to work out around £15 inc postage. I'm gonna wait till next week. Have a look around first. Quite pricey lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Gentle leader collars?    Tue 29 Jun 2010, 11:13 am

they vary in price a bit too.

I'm looking at 12.99 plus 1.50 post - just sent email to seller to ask what discount they'll give if I buy 3.

Won't be getting the new top I had my eye on now - still if I get to walk straight with the dogs it'll be worth it.
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PostSubject: Re: Gentle leader collars?    Tue 29 Jun 2010, 11:36 am

I found a head collar once and tried to put it on Kai he was NOT amused lol.
Hope they work for you both
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PostSubject: Re: Gentle leader collars?    Tue 29 Jun 2010, 12:43 pm

I used a genle leader for Reuben when he was lunging at other dogs. I found it was great and only needed it for a couple of weeks.

Liz - if you want to borrow my GL (it is a medium) then I am happy for you to have a go for a couple of weeks before you buy anything? All I ask is you post it back when you have finished with it?
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PostSubject: Re: Gentle leader collars?    Tue 29 Jun 2010, 12:51 pm

Jo that's a lovely offer - but I've just ordered the cannies - just waiting for her to confirm a discount...

thanks so much though. ta
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PostSubject: Re: Gentle leader collars?    Tue 29 Jun 2010, 12:53 pm

No worries, the offer is there is you or anyone needs it. My GL is very well travelled lol
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PostSubject: Re: Gentle leader collars?    Tue 29 Jun 2010, 1:06 pm

Jo have you tried a halti? Just wondered if you agree that the gentle leader is much better. I am not really using Cody's halti as it just rides up his face and twists round the more he pulls and he can now take it off if he twists enough!
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PostSubject: Re: Gentle leader collars?    Tue 29 Jun 2010, 1:10 pm

i prefer the gentle leader , i have see a dogs face that was using a halti wether it wasnt fitted correctley i have no idea but what a bloody mess it made
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PostSubject: Re: Gentle leader collars?    Tue 29 Jun 2010, 2:47 pm

i,ve never tied the gentle leader i tried the halti when they first came out was trained to fit them by roger mugford himself and never looked back but incorrectly fitted they can do a lot of damage and you know most pet shop staff arent trained to fit them they just do with out a clue which is when you get issues nor are they trained to teach buyers how to get the dogs used to them like i was anything fitted wrongly can make a right mess and cuse more probs than they solve too
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PostSubject: Re: Gentle leader collars?    Tue 29 Jun 2010, 2:57 pm

I have seen dogs that have been cut and very sore with Halti...not pleasant at all xx
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PostSubject: Re: Gentle leader collars?    Tue 29 Jun 2010, 7:47 pm

CodyBoo wrote:
Jo have you tried a halti? Just wondered if you agree that the gentle leader is much better. I am not really using Cody's halti as it just rides up his face and twists round the more he pulls and he can now take it off if he twists enough!

Never used one Louise, I only used the GL for a short period of time to deal with bbehavioural issues. I only keep it now should he slip back

You are welcome to try the GL if you wish x
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PostSubject: Re: Gentle leader collars?    Tue 29 Jun 2010, 8:36 pm

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CodyBoo wrote:
Jo have you tried a halti? Just wondered if you agree that the gentle leader is much better. I am not really using Cody's halti as it just rides up his face and twists round the more he pulls and he can now take it off if he twists enough!

Never used one Louise, I only used the GL for a short period of time to deal with bbehavioural issues. I only keep it now should he slip back

You are welcome to try the GL if you wish x

Would be great Jo, just to see the difference and if it works better I can buy one.
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