Best dog collars, harneses & leashes according to redditors

We found 2,374 Reddit comments discussing the best dog collars, harneses & leashes. We ranked the 1,195 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Dog Collars, Harnesses & Leashes:

u/jakl277 · 149 pointsr/aww

Hi my mom is small and walks our 140 lb leonberger. She could not do it before because he would see a cat and charge.

Please get a gentle lead if you don't have one. Itll change everything.

It just makes it so that the dog cannot pull with full force in a straight line. Its a huge difference.

Edit: he also chases rabbits

u/likes_to_go_topless · 138 pointsr/news

Emphasis on the dog comment. My dog sits in the front passenger seat. About a year ago, I was almost in a collision thanks to an incident where someone ran a red light and I had to swerve and stop suddenly to avoid them. My seatbelt kept me secure but my poor dog smacked his face on the glove compartment pretty hard. Now I secure him with a seatbelt at all times. Here is the link to the one I purchased — it’s also quite useful w/ regard to preventing the dog from jumping out the window.

u/popofdawn · 88 pointsr/puppy101

I use a puppy seatbelt. It’s a super short leash (dog seatbelt) that clips to the dog harness (NOT collar). And then the car’s seatbelt loops through the short leash. It keeps the pup safe and off your lap.

Vastar 2 Packs Adjustable Pet Dog Cat Car Seat Belt Safety Leads Vehicle Seatbelt Harness, Made from Nylon Fabric

u/sydbobyd · 59 pointsr/dogs

So sorry to hear about your dad, I hope he's doing better!

I would not expect Oscar to grow out of this, but there are things you can do. I'd drop the retractable leash and start using a front-clip harness or a head halter to give your dad more control and to be used in conjunction with training. Here are some resources for training loose leash walking that might be helpful. It might also help to work directly with a trainer, here is some information on how to find a good one.

ETA: exercise outside of walks is also important. This thread provides a lot of great exercising ideas.

u/crackofdawn · 50 pointsr/pics

I bought because of my neighbor's dog. Mounted it on a pole just over the top of my fence facing downward into the neighbors yard and set the sensitivity to max. Holy shit it worked so good. Neighbor's dog started panicking every time it barked, would shit in the house, etc. They had to start taking the dog out to pee/poop manually in their front yard.

Please note that I only did this after we confronted the neighbor no less than 5 times asking them if they could stop leaving their dog outside barking every single day from 5am to 10pm. Their response was basically 'deal with it', so i did.

They actually wrote a letter to the HOA and complained about our dog bark deterrent and they told us to remove it, but we simply wrote back and said they let their dog bark 15+ hours a day and it was in our yard and we'd be happy to remove it if they'd actually take care of their dog. Never heard anything again.

The device actually broke after about 2-3 years but their dog hasn't barked since. He doesn't even go in the back yard anymore.

u/davidrools · 42 pointsr/AskReddit

I rescued a german shepherd mix when he was about 2 months old and he just turned 2 years! He's awesome!

Join /r/dogs for great community, support, and advice.

Here are some of my dog's favorites if you're lost on what to Wishlist on Amazon:

  • Hands down the best ball for fetch, if he likes fetch
  • And the launcher I like this one b/c you can just throw it in a backpack and it'll zip all the way closed (I like to keep a backpack w/ my dog's park toys, some treats, poop bags, wet ones/purell, and his shot records) The best thing about the chuck-it is that you don't have to pick up a slobbery ball.
  • Three very good chew bones
  • Advantage Multi if you're not often taking him onto tick-heavy hikes. If you need tick control, get Frontline and Interceptor for heartworm.
  • The best dog frisbee and I've tried a half dozen. Doesn't fly the best, but it's the most durable, safe, and flies great with a little practice.
  • This Car seat cover is great
  • Flexi leash is really handy when used appropriately.
  • Poo bags can never have enough of. and you go through them pretty quick.
  • Dog backpack great for burning off energy on walks/hikes, and makes them feel like they're doing an important job! I have this one in black. works great.
  • Collapsible water bowl handy for hikes/camping/outings
  • european style leather lead (leash) I'm preferential to the feel of leather for leashes/collars. And the european is absolutely the best - adjustable length and super easy to tether them to a pole/fence if you're eating outdoors or running into a store or something (of course use common sense when doing this!)
  • Harness I'm not a fan of harnesses - they're annoying to put on/take off and just encourage a dog to pull more. But if you want him to pull, towing you on a skateboard or something (my dog loves this) then it's great
    Furminator GSD mixes don't need regular brushing, but this one works great for shedding season
    Dremel for nail trimming GSD = black nails, a bit trickier to trim. I use this with lots of treats to put a nice round edge and take off a bit of length of my dog's nails. works good but get him accustomed to it slowly and with lots of treats. Pretty soon he won't mind.
    *Zukes are great treats for training
  • Bowls that don't tip over. Easy to wash. can't break. My pick.
  • Big crate I use for vacations when I bring my dog but need to leave him in a hotel room or something. It's big and bulky but I like to give him room to move around comfortably.
  • A good shampoo I like hydrosurge unscented but it's not on Amazon =\
  • deodorizer I give my dog a little spritz between baths if he starts to get funky
  • A shower head like this makes bathing super painless. I just bring my dog in the shower w/ me along with some treats and it's quick and easy.
  • a scrubber like this gets my dog cleaner than I can with my hands. I found one at petco I like

    Wow I kind of didn't realize I have so much shit for my dog. But he's family so...anyway. Also costco has great beds for $20ish (comparably $80+ from a petstore) They also carry Frontline, lots of treats (buscuits, duck breast jerkey - the best!) good food (Iams ProActive goes on sale once in a while, and they also carry Natures Domain salmon/sweet potato food that's really good).
u/r0sspalmer · 42 pointsr/Austin

Honestly, I am weary to post this in that many of you may say this in inhumane, but I think it is an immediate solution.

My family has 4 chihuahas who act very much like the dogs you've described(one barks, they all bark). We bought one of these bark boxes that emits a high pitch sound inaudible to humans when it senses the dogs bark. This sound distracts the dog so that they stop barking. We only had to actually turn it on a handful of times before they got the message that it wasn't cool to bark when it was night time. It was incredibly effective, much to my surprise. I would think if you set one of these on your side of the fence and turned it on for a few nights at 10PM, the dogs would learn not to bark, at which point you could just return the box and sleep in peace.

They probably also sell these at pet stores.

u/rhiles · 31 pointsr/dogs

Do you mean she pulls/fights/struggles to go see them because she wants to see them (in an excited way) or in an aggressive fearful way? I didn't get a reactivity read from this post, but correct me if I'm wrong.

Your problem is three fold. 1.) your dog needs more exercise. It's a vicious cycle - you don't like walking your dog because it's a nut, but your dog is a nut because she doesn't get walked. Being a shepherd mix, she probably needs a lot more exercise than a walk anyway. Are there any fenced in dog parks you can go to? Maybe look into a flirt pole. Your dog would benefit from a lot more exercise than it's probably getting. I would guess she's probably strung up tight like a child's wind-up toy, and it's virtually impossible to get focus out of a dog that over-threshold.

2.) You need to get control of her before any sort of training can take place. I would get a gentle leader. It is harmless to the dog and very difficultly for a dog to pull through it, even a very strong dog. This should stop your dog from pulling you over. An no-pull harness might work, too, but the gentle leader is the most effective, imo.

3.) You have to train your dog to focus on you instead of on really excited stimuli. This is tough, and it's best to start with a well-exercised, tired dog. Start in the home, with minimal distractions. Reward and praise your dog for any attention your dog gives you. Have her sit by you and literally any eye contact gets a "yay!" and a treat. You need to slowly retrain your dog's brain to focus on you instead of other things. Once she's good at that, add distractions indoors (people moving around, toys on the floor, etc). Eventually, once you're getting steady focus indoors with distractions, move to a low distraction outdoor area. The backyard maybe. For some dogs this can be really, really hard. Use a high value reward (hot dogs, cheese, beef liver, etc) and reward and praise any time she chooses to give focus to you instead of the environment. If you keep at it, you can start to ask for focus in very stimulating environments, and then throw a treat and praise party when she gives it. It's not a fast process, but it works. I started my dog at 8 weeks, admittedly, but at 8 months, she can sit in the middle of a crazy busy Home Depot, with carts rattling around and lumber falling to the ground and people everywhere, sitting in heel position, looking up at my face. She can do this because I have paid her (in treats) for offering me focus so much the entire time I've had her. It's so worth it!

u/panniculus · 25 pointsr/dogs

It's a head halter. Discourages pulling, helps you control the dog. It is effective in conjunction with training, and you have to desensitize your dog to wearing it at first because most don't like the sensation. The most common ones are the Gentle Leader and the Halti, the Infinity Lead/Perfect Pace is a slightly different design. I use a Gentle Leader.

You might also consider front-clip harnesses like the Easy Walk, Freedom Harness, or the Sense-ation. The Harness Lead is another option that is not a front-clip but discourages pulling if your dog is hard to fit. Many people prefer harnesses because they are more comfortable for the dogs than head halters. The downside is that they offer less control and some dogs can slip out of them (not an issue with the Harness Lead).

Edit: Fixed links

Edit 2: I just noticed in that photo that they're using a chain leash with the head halter and wanted to note that this is not ideal. Chain leashes are heavy and so will always be putting pressure on the head halter. The reason this is bad is because pressure on the head halter is how you signal to the dog that it's doing something inappropriate. If you end up using a head halter, use a normal light leash.

u/bwc_28 · 23 pointsr/videos

Gentle leaders work better in my experience, it's basically impossible for the dog to pull.

u/[deleted] · 21 pointsr/relationships

Your dog needs discipline. I would repost this in /r/dogtraining or /r/dogs. You need to work on getting her to respect you. On walks you should keep her on a very short leash, if she gets any distance away from you she's much more powerful, so keep her right next to your leg, and tell her when she can go potty. The food aggressive thing is a bit more difficult to deal with but it will get easier once she starts to respect you on walks.

I'd recommend you get an gentle leader, it will allow you to control where she looks (you want her looking straight ahead, concentrating on just the walking the whole time) and it won't hurt her.

If you fix her behavioral issues you will like her more, you're looking for things to hate because she's misbehaved.

Fix the dog and you fix the relationship. Like I said, repost this to /r/dogtraining or /r/dogs except be a bit more specific about the dog's problems.

u/ohighost8 · 20 pointsr/puppy101

are you using a normal collar/leash? my labradoodle pulled like he wanted to choke himself until I got a harness that attaches from the front. when he pulls it tightens on his front shoulders and pulls his legs together, preventing him from pulling. I also give him lots of small treats, keeping my arm tucked to my side so he has to be right beside me to get them and is rewarded for being close to and listening to me.

as far as comments goes, it sounds like a majority of the comments you are getting are somewhat sexist since your S/O isn't receiving those same remarks. I would just remind them he's still a puppy in training and focus on training your pup. that's definitely frustrating, having to listen to people make the same comments over and over again though.

u/Ziaki · 18 pointsr/aww

I know warnings are like a broken record every time someone posts a picture of their new high maintenance breed puppy but here it goes anyways.

  1. Aussies need a job. Get into some kind of sport. If you don't have time / money for special classes at least look into getting a Walky Dog to help burn of some energy. And don't forget to the Booties to protect the feetsies

  2. Running / Walking will help burn energy but Aussies are smart. They need a lot of mental stimuli to keep them from getting bored and destroying your life.

  3. Aussies tend to bond strongly to their own families and are generally wary of strangers. Proper socialization with other people and dogs is incredibly important.
u/foreignfishes · 16 pointsr/gifs

If you still have trouble with pulling on walks, I highly highly recommend trying a gentle leader if you haven't already! It loops around the dog's snout (it doesn't hurt and isn't a muzzle, they can still open their mouths normally) so that if they pull on the leash, it redirects their head toward you. It's much easier to help your dog learn the limits of the leash if you're controlling their head rather than a harness that goes around the strongest part of their body! The gentle leader + treats method is how I finally got my stubborn pitbull to learn how to walk with a loose leash (thank god)

u/mscarce · 16 pointsr/dogs

Strongly recommend getting these off amazon. I have 2 for my dogs. I attach them to their harnesses that they wear whenever we go for car rides. People think it will never happen to them but all it takes is one time. My wife was skeptical but I told her, with how much we love our dogs, how devastated we would be if something were to happen to them that we could prevent

u/kneehigh4thjuly · 14 pointsr/DobermanPinscher

When my Doberman was between 1 and 3 years old, I had a Walky Dog on my bike and we'd go on rides multiple days a week. It was the perfect way for her to release her energy. She absolutely loved it and still gets excited when she sees a bike to this day. My only words of advice is to be mindful of the wear and tear running on concrete can do to joints. My girl is 10 now and has arthritis and leg tremors that's being treated with Gabapentin and Tramadol.

u/uluman · 13 pointsr/Austin

Depending on how far away the dogs are from your property, you could try one of those ultrasonic anti-barking devices:

u/RagingtonSteel · 13 pointsr/BetterEveryLoop

I always have my dog in her harness and buckled in for car rides. I'd never forgive myself if she got hurt in an accident and I didnt do anything to try to prevent it. Plus it keeps my 70lb pit from trying to snuggle on me while im driving or jumping out the driver door the second I open it.

Dog Seat leash

u/fwizard226 · 12 pointsr/dogs

I used to use the head collar, and I did get that reaction a lot. From people asking "Why is your dog wearing a muzzle?", to people simply stating "That dog's got a muzzle" as I pass, to people seeing us coming and quickly crossing the road. Really it doesn't bother me that much, I just think it's really silly that people think a thin strip of nylon can snap her mouth shut and keep her from biting or really looks like the least effective muzzle haha. And really it is better to have people stop and ask before just running up and petting her. But the explanation is pretty easy: "No, she's not wearing a muzzle, it's a training tool that keeps her from pulling because she just gets so excited on walks!"

I got away from using it because I think it ended up stressing my dog out more...I use the Freedom No Pull Harness now and I love it. Worth taking a look at if you haven't tried it already, IMO! It won't prevent a dog from pulling if they're determined--I use it in conjunction with training to heel and look at me--but when my dog does decide to try to plow ahead it's way easier to handle her and the pressure is not on her neck or face.

u/DawnSoap · 11 pointsr/labrador

oh, he is so cute!!! I let mine sit up front in my lap when he was tiny and now he always tries to sit up front, even though he is way too big.

There is a great little seat belt for dogs that clips onto their harness and into the seat belt itself. Great for car rides and gives them enough room to stick their head out the window.

u/GoliathPrime · 11 pointsr/videos

Body harness. You usually see them for small dogs, but they have them for all sizes - think what you see for sled dogs. You can thread a normal seatbelt through the center portion and if an accident occurs they are supported by the chest straps instead of just their necks.

u/valkyriefury · 11 pointsr/dogs

I bike with my dog and use this bike attachment, this harness and also [this] ( for her paws. She loves it. Here's some pics.

u/thetweek · 11 pointsr/ottawa

At the end of the day you didn't do anything wrong, you know your dog is reactive and he was leashed, he also didn't attack first another dog came up and tried to nip him.

That being said, do you see a dog trainer? If not it might be a good idea to reach out to one to get help, they can really help with teaching you how to train your dog to make better choices.

I'd also recommend getting a muzzle(and muzzle training) for situations where you might need it like the vet. Also a halty( ) for walks. The halty isn't a muzzle but it's a useful tool in redirecting your dogs focus and if your dog lunges it can help keep their mouth shut.

u/beepborpimajorp · 9 pointsr/pics

It's called a "gentle leader" harness. Contrary to what it looks like, it's not a muzzle. It's a harness meant to stop dogs who pull when leashed by tugging gently on their noses when they pull, thereby turning them around and confusing them so they stop. It's completely harmless and a much better solution to dogs who are large pullers than things like choke collars. Some dogs will pull so hard during walks that they'll constantly choke themselves, and these are a good solution to that.

I considered getting one for my dog but opted for a chest harness instead since he only weighs 30lbs.

u/Dalek_Au · 9 pointsr/beagle
u/micebrainsareyummy · 9 pointsr/Dogtraining

Try an easy walk front clip harness. You will still have to do the whole stopping when she pulls and treating for good behavior, but it makes it harder for her to pull and will kind of make her twist when she pulls. You could also try a face lead harness, but if they are used incorrectly you can hurt your dog. They are fairly inexpensive and helped a lot with my terrier mix.

u/hiyosilver64 · 9 pointsr/aww

He's adorable! I hope you both have many years of puppy love and companionship together!

I also hope you consider his safety in a vehicle :) Something like the item in the link would help keep him safe :)

u/The10001110101 · 9 pointsr/aww

Have you ever tried a halti? I use on on my b. collie and it works better than anything else I've tried.

u/Zomb4 · 8 pointsr/puppy101

I'm a man and I've had other guys make comments like "who is training who?" at the dog park when my dog doesn't bring a ball back and I have to go get it. It's definitely annoying and I have to bite my tongue from making smart ass remarks.

I know you said you aren't looking for advice, but my dog is also crazy on walks and very reactive. We started using a gentle leader head collar and it made a night and day difference.

We still work on training the normal way during walks, but the gentle leader makes it way easier to pull him away from whatever he is lunging at on the occasion that the training fails and he reacts to something.

u/SierraBravo22 · 8 pointsr/BadNeighbors

Try this. I had one and it worked great. Neighbors will just think it is a decoration.

PetSafe Outdoor Ultrasonic Bark Deterrent, Up to 50 ft. Range, Outdoor Use Only, No Collar Needed

u/drakedaaegaming · 8 pointsr/photoshopbattles

They actually do especially if they're in back and they go flying into windshield. They actually make these leash clips clip into seat belt thing.

u/KnockNocturne · 7 pointsr/dogs

A gentle leader might be your best option. When a dog pulls, it instead gently brings the snout down and stops the pulling motion. That being said, it takes a good bit of training for a dog to accept this (as taught by the helpful dvd they send with it). Best of luck in your search!

u/Peekman · 7 pointsr/Dogtraining

Get one of these.

They lose all leverage against you. With an easy pull you can turn them around and thus control them much better on a walk.

But, the sniffing for some dogs is a difficult thing to break

u/jgregory17 · 7 pointsr/Dogtraining
u/BLSmith2112 · 7 pointsr/aww

3 years ago I got my husky, and suddenly theres husky puppies popping up all over the neighborhood. Please know what your getting into with a Husky. They need at least 1 hour of full mental and physical exercise each day... simply expecting them to be a house-dog is just cruel to this particular breed.

Me? I have him pull a 3 wheeled trike in winter, a bike in autumn/spring, walks in summer, all 45 minutes long. One hour dog-park visits on weekends. Daily combing, 30 minutes of toy play every day I get home from work. He's broke two of these (never buying them again) and we've resorted to having simple heavy duty industrial bungee cords and a heavy duty harness.

Even after 3 years I don't understand him. He doesn't care for fetch, or understand the point of tug-of-war, he just looks at you funny when you throw something. He's crazy smart (knows how to open kitchen drawers, twist the front door knob, and knows how to unlock the gate to get into the living room).

My dog was in a fire at 6 weeks old when his parents & 5 brothers/sisters died... and has had severe territorial aggression (disturbed while sleeping can result in a deep bite to your foot or arm) issues we've never been able to address (even with behavioralists and medication). He's a big fan routines though.. which is great because I suck at them so we help each other out.

All in all, a husky is a lot of work, it's a relationship built on respect rather than "I am the master, you are the pet." You get an amazing friend that is beyond just being a dog. Huskies are independent, have strong personalities, and can tell when your having a stressful day so they'll always be there for you when you need them.

u/a_little_sticious2 · 7 pointsr/dogs

If the dog is a wrong fit for your family, don't feel obligated to keep her.

But, if you do want to work with her, there are a few things that I'd suggest based on your post:

  1. A harness instead of a collar for walks so she doesn't choke herself. I recommend [this one] (

  2. A seatbelt for the car. I know it sounds stupid but my dog is a nightmare in the car and for $7 this completely solved that problem.

  3. Trips to the dog park or anywhere off-leash she can run. Play-dates with other dogs. Heelers and border collies are super high energy and while I understand you haven't been able to walk her because of her energy level, she's definitely this crazy because she hasn't gotten enough exercise.
u/GitEmSteveDave · 7 pointsr/whatisthisthing

Looks like a cat muzzle.

Covering their eyes is supposed to calm them.

u/buildingbridges · 6 pointsr/tippytaps

I am a volunteer dog walker/trainer at my local shelter and leash biting is common. She's worked up about something and doesn't have any other outlet for her energy. If she is doing it in the same place every time try walking a different direction. She may also be doing it when you turn around to go home in which case walking a loop rather than up and down the block would help. You can also bring a toy so she has something on her mouth instead of the leash when she starts to act out and a harness that the leash clips to the back of is helpful to keep the leash out of her eye line, I really love the Freedom Harness.

u/agent_of_entropy · 6 pointsr/Pets
u/Dottiifer · 6 pointsr/todayilearned

My little brother got me this one last year for Christmas. It's pretty cute so I still keep it on my dresser.

u/LilSis279 · 6 pointsr/RunningWithDogs

I think a carabiner would work just fine in your case.

I have this one:

You already have the bungee leash and the harness, just clip it to you and you're good to go.

u/Jp2585 · 6 pointsr/C25K

I had a boxer, and the way we trained her was to get a leash that could also be tied around my waist, like this one

and then doing very short bursts of jogging, as every time I ran she would think its play time. When she would try to run faster I would stop, make her sit, and then jog again. After a week or so she got used to the rhythm and was fine. You can also incorporate treats so when she ran well without pulling you can reward her on the spot.

u/kicksnspliffs · 6 pointsr/cars
u/haldster · 6 pointsr/Goruck

There are good running leashes on Amazon. They come with a waist belt and have a bungee leash so that quick jerks aren't as bad.

For example:

TaoTronics TT-PA006 Retractable Hands Free Dog Leash with Waist Wearing, Reflective Sithching & Dual Bungees for up to 150 lbs Large Dogs

I got one of these for my pup and use it all the time

u/nerys71 · 6 pointsr/3Dprinting

Here are the bits. if you don't mind helping me out (I make 3d printing videos etc..) Goto my Video for the same links as affiliate links. Regular links provided here if you don't want to do that. its also a good video on the Maker Select Duplicator I3

It is not monitized with ads.

I have purchased all of these with my own money and use all of them.

you can save a little cash by printing your own z brace parts but the kit is not that expensive and looks DAMNED good and is super fast to install. if I get another maker/i3 printer its what I will use (I printed my first one bought my second one) I actually installed my Z brace kit while it was printing :-)

Z Brace Kit

My Video installation

Replacement Y Plate

If you have a glass cutter this is a lot cheaper for the glass 12x12 Mirror Pane

Or just buy the right size Glass Plate

u/babblueyed5 · 6 pointsr/aww

I have [Newfoundlands] ( ... two of them to be exact... and they can be a real bear to walk. I have [gentle leaders] (, which are awesome at making them easy to handle for me. The two dogs outweigh me considerably, and they both have learned to mind very well while walking with these on. I take them off when we are at home and all is well. You should try them out, they work much better than the choke collar without the fear of hurting your dog.

u/riadfodig · 6 pointsr/dogs

A gentle leader is amazingly effective at reducing pulling. My dog went from pulling nonstop to walking with a loose leash. It does take some time for them to get used to it, though.

u/CovertGypsy · 6 pointsr/childfree

Is it perhaps a head collar and not a full blown muzzle? I use a head collar on my lab cause she pulls when she's excited; its just a strap over her nose and around the back of her head, leash hooks under the mouth. Mine would also never hurt someone but it does keep her from opening her mouth enough to bite.

Gentle Leader

Edit: I only ask because people often think she's wearing a muzzle or ask why my dog wearing a muzzle when she's really not.

u/RedShirtDecoy · 6 pointsr/dogswithjobs

Im sure you already read all about them but Gentle Leaders are fantastic for leash training a dog. They don't act like a muzzle so the dog can still eat, drink, bark, ect while wearing them but they provide just enough pressure on the muzzle when they pull that the dog quickly learns not to pull while on a leash.

I adopted both of my dogs at the ages of 1 and 2, so they were full grown and already strong as hell (boxer/bullmastiff mixes are super strong for their size), and the gentle leader was a key tool I used to help them learn leash manners.

They hated them at first and spent the first 5 minutes trying to paw it off their muzzle but they quickly got used to wearing it and after 2 weeks completely stopped pulling while they were on a leash.

I no longer use the gentle leader and instead use this harness with the leash attached to both the harness and their collar. But I also keep 2 gentle leaders in our "emergency kit" along with an extra tandem leach attachment. The emergency kit is a kit I have put together in case something crazy like a fire or tornado happens and I need to be able to control them both at the same time when things are going crazy around us. It also includes extra meds for the one dog on a daily medication as well as enough food for 3 days.

u/AlexanderHamilt0n · 6 pointsr/goldenretrievers

That’s the link to it! Definitely a simple option and it works pretty well!

u/noriega_line · 6 pointsr/pugs

Puppia harnesses are very popular, they are adjustable and have a padded neck opening.

u/goldlion82 · 6 pointsr/Dachshund

We use a Puppia harness and it works well. We do 2-3 hour hikes with our little guy and it doesn't irritate his skin or armpits. We don't however leave it on all day, when he's in the house he's naked, and if he's alone in the house he's got his collar with his id and rabies on. If we leave the harness on all day, then like other harnesses it rubs some fur off and we prefer that not to happen.

u/MuffinDarling · 6 pointsr/Dachshund

I highly recommend Puppia. They're nice and wide across the chest, and a bit padded. Two rings on the back for the leash, so you can choose how much control they have. My dachshund weighs 16 pounds, and we use a small. Hope this helps!

u/xg220 · 6 pointsr/dogs

Get a bike and a walky or similar attachment. It has a shock absorbing system so that if your dog runs ahead or jerks you, you won't fall over. Chances are you'll eat it at least once. This is the best way to exercise a dog that doesn't have much toy drive, it's pretty common for Siberians to have minimal interest in toys in my experience.

You can also do things like get a dog backpack and put water bottles in it on your walks (work up to it). You can also teach her how to pull weight (a tire, for example). Siberians are born to run and pull, exploit that drive and I guarantee you will have a much easier time with her.

u/notafrumpy_housewife · 6 pointsr/reactivedogs

Oh, she sounds just like my 80 lb GSD! He's getting better with the jumping, but it's definitely hard. We just tell him "off!" when he starts to jump, and he doesn't get attention until he's in a sit or at least keeping all 4 paws on the ground, even if he's dancing haha. Also, we put a knee up when he does jump at us, just so we don't get the full force of his lunge. He'll see the leg up and divert to the side, or back down. (I don't kick at him, or push him at all, just put my leg up and he's learned.)

It's definitely frustrating when family and friends don't listen though. When I have people coming to the house, or if we meet friends on a walk, I use the leash and a Halti to stop him from jumping. I always have treats on hand to immediately reward his good behavior greetings too. We've been working with him for about a year and a half (he'll be 2 in October) and he's finally almost kind of getting there. 😏

Alternatively, if you're in Utah we could let the pups wear each other out sometime, lol.

u/Wishyouamerry · 5 pointsr/Dogtraining

Have you considered using a Gentle Leader harness? I had one for my rottie and it was absolutely amazing.

u/-Natsoc- · 5 pointsr/Dogtraining

I was in your exact position. I used this to stop the pulling (or at least make it manageable) and this as a safety precaution for broken leashes, where you attach 1 end to their regular collar and the other end to the gentle leader harness (make the end attaching to the regular collar longer than the other so it only gets pulled on if the other attachment fails) and there ya go. An anti-pull harness with a fail safe!. (Also make sure not to cheap out on your primary leash)

u/themanny · 5 pointsr/Mastiff

Just curious why the pronged choker? Is he particularly aggressive?
My english is sweet enough that I've never needed anything other than a gentle leader during training.

u/Tavataar · 5 pointsr/pitbulls
u/bunnysoup · 5 pointsr/Wishlist

Here ya go. They rape you in prices at petsmart, good lord.

I don't know how big Potter is but Pepper is 37lbs now and the medium was almost too big for her. We tightened it up all the way and it fit, so she'll have plenty of room to grow.

u/chaneen · 5 pointsr/BadDogs

This harness is awesome for pullers.

My brother has an 115lb Malamute that this harness makes him easy for me to walk and I'm 5"3 130lbs.

My father also uses this on his 80lb Malamute, he has two bad shoulders and while she will still freak out in excitement whenever she sees another dog, this harness helps her little tantrum stay in place, shes never pulled he or I down.

u/UndeadCaesar · 5 pointsr/Incorgnito

I have a very similar one, Kurgo is the brand. This is the exact one I have for my pitlab, about 40lb and he has a ton of room in the medium harness.

u/Librarycat77 · 5 pointsr/OpenDogTraining

In what way would selection bias apply? Honestly asking for clarification.

Eta: I wrote a novel. Just...a warning.

>Also, as a force free dog trainer with 12 years experience, what is your better suggestion? Do you have any methods, techniques, regimes, secrets and protocols to share?

I've had really good luck with a few things.

Firstly, having someone other than the standard walking person (so, usually me) switch in. This helps for a few reasons, it gives the owners a break so they can reduce their frustration level, it gives me a chance to assess the dog hands on and to start figuring out what methods I'll use, and it's a change in routine which gives you the opportunity to modify the rules when the dog is more receptive - she doesnt have a habit of pulling with me, so I'll have an easier time putting some base level work in than the owner will. (This is no shade on the owners at all, to be clear.)

Second step, with this dog I'd start in on the relaxation protocol at home. It really sounds like they've tried the "tired dog is a good dog" stuff, so sometimes you need to switch that up and teach the dog how to calm themselves. I've met a lot of really high energy drivey dogs who have absolutely no idea how to actually be calm. This works really well for them, and helps reduce the stress level while occupying their brain.

Third step would be the harness issue. It's not sustainable for anyone who walks a dog to come home sore and aching every time... especially since it's really likely the dog is feeling the same and its contributing to the issue. I'd try a better fitting harness, a rear clip type, or one with lots of places to clip in. (1, 2, 3)

Ok, into the real practical stuff. How would I personally address the pulling?

Ironically, I'd start by not going on walks for a few weeks. OP mentions the dog is stressed on walks, that anything other than pulling straight forward like a train causes the dog to show stress signs. So you need to start by reducing that stress. It takes TIME for those stress hormones to dissipate, and daily walks mean shes getting a fresh dose every time. Ideally the meds OP tried would have helped (Trying a different med would be another option - different meds work differently for each individual. One bad go doesnt mean it's not worth trying another!) but since they haven't...reduce the stress another way.

This doesnt mean you stop exercising the dog. Obviously that's not an option. But do it differently. Will the dog play fetch? Drive to a big feild outside of town and do that. Would the dog like agility? Take a fun class. Would the dog like swimming? Drive to a lake and try it out. Take the dog to a fenced area and play chase with them. If your dog likes dog parks and you're comfortable with the ones near you then do that. (I know dog parks are controversial basically everywhere, but they work well for some dogs. That's up to OP.)

If you have no options use a flirt pole in the backyard, for physical exercise.

But shake up what you're doing.

And then you address mental exercise, which is often overlooked (although it sounds like OP has probably tried some of this). Teach a new trick, ideally a silly one so it's fun bonding time rather than "super serious" training time. Use puzzle feeders, DIY ones if you're on a budget. Do a doggy scavenger hunt for toys or their dinner. Do a scent work class. Etc.

Take the focus away from leash walking entirely for a bit to give a reset. At least with the owner holding the leash.

Once you've got the dogs overall baseline of stress a bit lower you start from zero on leash walking.

By starting over in your basement with no leash. Just set the dog free in a big empty room (use what you've got - if that's your living room with furniture pushed back, whatever. Itll do.) Have treats, but dont direct the dog. Let them be distracted. Whenever pup comes near you use a marker (word or clicker, dealer's choice) and drop a treat. Then you move away.

Slowly amble around the room. No pattern, change directions. Whenever the dog moves to be near, mark and treat.

When the dog is obviously purposefully being near you start walking. Every step they take with you mark and reward. Stop before the dog is bored. Ideally, when they're still enjoying the game.

Do that for a week, use a toy to reward with tug or fetch if your dog will play. But keep it fun and light.

Then you do the usual, move through the steps of basic leash walking, still no leash though.

I'd also add in some silky leash practice, seperate from the leash walking practice. So she learns there is an option to pulling and that giving in to pressure, rather than leaning in (opposition reflex) is better.

So in all, itd be a big plan with lots of moving parts. I have had a lot of luck with dogs like this. Even if it's just a walking client who isnt interested in training, if I'm walking the dog 3-5 times a week (30 minute walks) I can usually see a serious improvement within a month.

Since I dont have any relationship with the dog initially I usually "cheat" and use hotdog, chicken, and "life rewards" like running, play, and the 300 peck method.

If the dog figures out that they can get to run a bit, or play chase, or tug if they walk nice for a few steps then I'm past the tough part. Sure, our first walks dont get very far, but since I use activity as part of the reward the dog is still getting exercise. I have not had much luck with the typical "stand still and wait them out" methods because of this - if I'm paid to walk the dog I'm not paid to stand still with the dog.

Lastly. And probably the bit people will roast me for. Some dogs hate standard walks. Whether that's because the dog find city noise stressful, is reactive to dogs or people, is anxious, etc. Some dogs just do better if you exercise them, mentally and physically, in other ways.

I've had a very small number of clients really see their dog blossom after cutting out normal walks.

Often these dogs do fine hiking, walking in nature outside of cities (where they're basically not going to meet other dogs or strangers), or just taking classes, running in fields, playing with flirt toys.

Its worth considering. If the point of "walking the dog" comes down to a benefit to the dog...but the dog isnt actually benefiting, then replacing the walk with other options can be the right answer.

u/snukb · 5 pointsr/bicycling

They actually make leash attachments you can put on the side of your bike so your dog can run with you safely without pulling you or getting run over. I've been considering getting one for my dog since I don't run, but he sure loves to.

u/imnoreallyhere · 5 pointsr/AskReddit
u/lc7926 · 5 pointsr/motorcycles

You should invest in some of these. They have saved my dog's face from the dashboard many times.

u/KevMag · 5 pointsr/3Dprinting

The bed lower plate is slightly thicker than tin foil and bends if you have a strong draft in the room. This is a 3mm drop in replacement. Highly recommended.

u/intrglctcrevfnk · 5 pointsr/3Dprinting

Yeah I'd say bad bearing. The ones The came with my Plus were noisy too on fast moves.

I picked up some better ones from Amazon and switched them out when I had the bed apart for the Y carriage replacement.

Bearings (pack of 12 for $8.99 so I've got spares for down the road): edit: they're $10.99 now, Amazon having fun with supply and demand.

CTYRZCH 12Pcs LM8UU Linear Bearings for 3D Printer, RepRap Prusa Mendel DIY CNC Motion, Prusa Mendel, reprap(8mm x 15mm x 24mm)

These were longer than the stocks and fit perfectly in the brackets on the Select Plus. Haven't changed my X axis bearings yet.

Also, I upgraded the Y carriage, highly recommended:

RepRap Champion Y Carriage Plate Upgrade for Wanhao Duplicator i3 and Monoprice Maker Select V1, V2, V2.1 and Plus 3D printers

u/NotPapaJohns · 5 pointsr/3Dprinting

I also had issues with bed leveling on my MP select, but I fixed it with an aftermarket carriage plate. I haven't leveled the bed since installing it, and I've had no issues.

u/icesir · 4 pointsr/jeepdogs

Works up to 130lbs. You could use it clipped into a collar, but I would definitely recommend with a harness.

If you're carrying people and a dog, this goes over the headrest, and is long enough for the dog to have some space.

u/andy2na · 4 pointsr/teslamotors

It doesnt seem like you clip in your dog, but since we do, I bought:

Im not sure if it works on the 3 yet, my delivery is for next wednesday.

I also bought this mat so that our dog doesnt scratch up the seats. I didnt want to have to get seat covers and this is easily foldable and can be thrown in the trunk

u/potatocharlie · 4 pointsr/dogs

I have this one and I love it. Really nice quality and affordable too. I'm pretty sure it could be adjusted to fit you. I don't have an exact measurement, but I'm fairly small myself and I'd guess my waist is around 24-25". I've worn it with a thin tank top and there's still a good few inches to make it smaller.

u/AWildApathyAppeared · 4 pointsr/whatisthisthing

Keeps kitty calm: cat muzzle

u/ohimamonster · 4 pointsr/Dogtraining

I would suggest a Gentle Leader. It works the same way people control horses in that it controls the nose. We have been using it to teach our dog to stop pulling/jumping and it is really great.

From the description on Amazon "Designed so that owners can communicate with their pet in a way they instinctively understand, the Gentle Leader painlessly and effectively removes the dog’s natural tendency to pull by placing gentle pressure on calming points and eliminating uncomfortable pressure on the throat. In addition to reducing a dog’s desire to pull away, the Gentle Leader is also a very effective tool in combating lunging, jumping, excessive barking and helping to calm an aggressive and/or anxious animal."

u/radler470 · 4 pointsr/Wishlist

It's called the Easy Walk Harness. They're nice.

u/fuzzymint · 4 pointsr/Dogtraining

I have used a no-pull harness for dogs that have needed leash training.

Something like this.

Anything that attaches in front of their chest will work better than a regular choke collar because it redirects the dog rather than increasing their nervous energy. Also, waiting for the dog to be calm before moving forward is a good idea. You may start giving the dog a treat once they are sitting calmly so they realize that calm behavior is good. I usually wait until my dog is sitting and giving me his attention before giving a treat and starting to walk again.

u/LisaW481 · 4 pointsr/AnimalsBeingJerks

My little dog pulls and this harness is amazing for controlling dogs that pull. I strongly recommend it.

Kurgo KU00025 Tru-fit Dog Harness, Large, for Dogs 50 to 80-Pound, Black

u/mydamnredditname · 4 pointsr/dogs

I've got one like this. Basically it is a harness that attaches with a strap to the seat belt.

I've found I use it less rather than more. My dog is a wiggle worm and inevitably gets herself wrapped up in the strap and the seat belt. I'm going to try out one of the ones with a run next time.

u/Skuby_Duby_Du · 4 pointsr/Dogtraining

I was thinking about getting this for my GSD/Husky mix - supposedly it works great and the shock absorption for sudden movements works great!

u/CTroy2 · 4 pointsr/fatpeoplestories

Yeah, totally safe so long as you do it the right way. You get something like this to attach the dog to the bike and you use a harness, not a collar. Also, unless your dog is super athletic then you don't want to go really fast. I tend to stay on the sidewalk that encircles the park as well and I don't run here anywhere else but in parks. She also has an orange safety bandana that says "No Touch, No Talk, No Eye Contact" as well as a yellow safety vest. You never attach the dog to your handlebars or hold the leash while you ride because they can pull you off that way since the leash isn't attached to your center of gravity.

u/baghead2025 · 3 pointsr/running

I really believe that the best thing you can do is to first teach your dog to heel when you walk, and then teach it to heel when you run. It makes your dog a better running partner, keeps them from pulling and general lunging, and makes you nice and compact on the trail since your dog isn't pulling their leash everywhere. I had great success with the
Gentle Leader head-harness and a shelter-rescued aggressive dog-- he would never go after other dogs or people when we ran because he a) heeled and b) knew he wasn't going far because of a 4 foot leash and a head-harness.

If you're running with your dog off-leash you need to re-think dog ownership, because you're clearly asking to watch your dog get smushed in traffic or caught up in the spokes of a bike.

u/Narfubel · 3 pointsr/dogs

I use a head harness. If he tries to pull it'll pull his head downward. My dog is a bit bigger but it works for him.

u/iangoround · 3 pointsr/dogs

I prefer the halter style collars for dogs that like to pull. It goes around their neck and nose and makes it very easy to control their heads.

The only downside is that to some people they look like muzzles and that can scare some people at the park.

I think I have a Gentle Leader at home. Initially my dog hated it and tried to paw it off. Eventually she associated it with going for walks and now she gets very excited when I pull it out. Also note that a halter will still allow your dog to eat/drink/bark/etc while they are wearing it.

u/rrekissej · 3 pointsr/germanshepherds

Tons of trainers I speak to recommend the harness. It's a great product! My dog has a barking problem along with a pulling problem (although she isn't nearly as rambunctious as your pup on the leash!) so I got the Premier Gentle Leader ( Like a harness, it doesn't hurt my dog and what it does is it closes my dog's mouth when I give a gentle tug and the metal ring is located on the side, so it pulls my dog's head towards me, stopping her from pulling with no force necessary. Figured I'd share for those whose dogs don't receive harnesses well and may also have barking problems!

u/deerdog · 3 pointsr/dogs

I've never used OPs harness. Our problem pooch uses the Gentle Leader which works wonders since it controls her head (and is thus uncomfortable to pull). The Easy Walk worked for her until she learned to manipulate it, but is still a great tool for our non-problem pooches, and is probably less easily manipulated when walking one.

u/Olofstrom · 3 pointsr/dogswithjobs

Ours is a Gentle Leader Head Collar/Halter.

Thanks for the kind words! Super happy with the results so far, turned an absolute wiggleworm of a puppy into a beast that is much, much, more manageable.

u/Universerob · 3 pointsr/gifs

Has no one ever heard of a head collar? Best $20 you can spend if you have medium to large dog that pulls on a leash.

On sale for $10 on Amazon right now.

u/gppink · 3 pointsr/Dogtraining

My dog doesn't love his harness (but isn't as scared as your guy) and our trainer suggested we teach him the "Get dressed" command. I see you are essentially doing this, but maybe upgrade what kind of treats you are using? Also try to work on this when you don't have to leave the house, like in the middle of the day. This will mean you can practice when you're less rushed. I just searched for it and this looks like an OK video:

Have you thought about using a Gentle Leader instead? You'll have to be very careful about how you expose your dog to it, but maybe the lack of pressure on his sides will help.

u/mentoc · 3 pointsr/pitbulls

I haven't used that sort of collar previously. I will say I tried a Gentle Leader with my 90lb pit/rottie mix and it was amazing. She pulled pretty bad, and I was having a lot of difficulty training her. With the Gentle Leader it was like night and day. As soon as it went on, she stopped pulling. It is definitely worth the $15.

Here's my dog:

Here's the Amazon link:

u/smashy_smashy · 3 pointsr/aww

I might be able to help you here. Having a husky cross, she would pull like CRAZY on the lease. It's bred into her, and I reinforce it when I hook her up to a harness and pull me on skis/rollerblades. So I've tried a bunch of things. It became especially important since I've moved from the great wide open of New Hampshire, to the cramped crappiness of Boston... I highly recommend the Gentle Leader here ... I used it for a couple years (I bet your dog will get the point in a couple weeks), and now I don't need to use it anymore. Sometimes if she is in desperate need of a walk and starts pulling, I will hold her lease right by where it connects to her collar and keep her walking right by my side, calmly, and focused on me rather than everything else around her.

I also heard the stopping when she pulls trick, and I know it works for some dogs, but it absolutely didn't work for mine even after a ton of persistence.

Hey thanks for that dog cake recipe btw! I am definitely going to try that!

u/facetiousmoose72 · 3 pointsr/Boxer

It's a gentle leader! It isn't a muzzle, he has full movement of his mouth. When he pulls, it gently pulls his head to the side, preventing him from pulling harder. Here:

u/meatornado · 3 pointsr/aww

Have you tried using a gentle leader? Makes walking my beag so much easier. She hates it, but it taught her to walk nicely on the leash and now I just use a regular harness.

She's only 8 months old and you are definitely right about several things - she destroys stuff (shoes, couch, anything she can find on the floor) on a regular basis and it can be very frustrating. But she's also sweet, loving, friendly with people and other dogs, and amusingly derpy. Overall, I don't think she is THAT much worse than other puppies. Exercise helps a ton.

u/24framespersec · 3 pointsr/puppy101

please tell me you arnt using one of those retractable leashes. Get a no pull head harness like either of these

u/TheSalsa · 3 pointsr/pitbulls

I assume the old collar broke because he/she always pulls on walks? Try getting a gentle leader leash. It takes away their leverage, doesn't result in them choking themselves and ultimately keeps them from always being at the end of the leash. I have them for my two pits and they work wonders.

u/spike_africa · 3 pointsr/dogs

I have two active dogs. Without their gentle leaders they are the worst. As soon as you put them on. They are fantastic dogs on walks/runs.

u/court67 · 3 pointsr/Dogtraining

We used a method called "Make Like A Tree" when training my GSD to walk nicely on a leash. Your dog is definitely not too old for it.

Start at your door like you're about to go for a walk. Hold the leash low enough so that it gets taut as soon as her shoulder passes your thigh. She should not have very much room to go in front of you at all before she is pulling. As soon as you open the door, she's probably going to try to walk out in front of you, right? So stand your ground, hold her leash in that position and don't move. Let her pull and tug and lunge out the door and completely ignore her. Have a treat on hand so that as soon as she realizes her efforts are futile and turns her attention back to you, you can reward her. Lure her back to your side with a treat (this may need to be a really high-value treat if she's a serious puller). As soon as she's sitting by your side in a heel position take one step out the door. If she immediately lunges ahead of you, just freeze and wait until she turns her attention towards you again. If it's taking her a long time to focus on you, you can try making funny noises, whistling, and saying her name to try and shorten the time that she isn't listening. Repeat the same thing as before, luring her back to your side and take another step. Keep doing this, just in your front yard. I've found that it helps to set a timer on my phone and keep it in my back pocket. I tend to get frustrated with my pup when he doesn't listen (don't we all?) so I set a timer for 15 minutes. After that, we go inside for a little while and try again later. You being frustrated is going to cause you to expect more of the dog and be rougher on the leash, both of which will just cause her training to go slower. This is a pretty lengthy process that requires a lot of patience, but it's so worth it in the end.

Once she understands the concept of staying by your side in front of your house, start going around the neighborhood or down the street. When she's by your side continually praise her in a happy, cheery voice. I've found it helpful to teach my boy "Watch me!" so that whenever I give him the command, he will look up at me. This is great for when I see another person or dog approaching him and know he is going to want to pull. I say watch me ahead of time and continually feed him treats until we are past the distraction. If your dog does pull, just do the same thing as the beginning- freeze and hold your ground until she's back in the heel position.

I would recommend getting a martingale collar for your pup, or a front-latching harness. The martingale collar will tighten a little when the dog pulls, which I have found to help them understand why you are stopping. It's also better for their neck, as it distributes the weight of their pulling across the entire circumference of the neck, instead of right on their trachea. The added bonus is that it self-tightens, so she can't slip out of it if she starts throwing her head around in frustration. Don't confuse this with a choke chain or prong collar or anything. The martingale can only tighten a little bit, and it's usually made out of heavier fabric, so it will loosen as soon as your pup stops pulling. The front-latching harness is really helpful because it will turn your dog to face you whenever he pulls, but cinching across his shoulders and not letting him walk any further. This is great, because you'll want to lure him into a heel position every time he gets ahead of you on the leash and what better way to do that then have him already face you! It's also useful if your pup is an especially strong puller. The harness will stop her motion as soon as the leash is taut, so it's much easier for you to control her if she's really strong. I had a ton of success with the front-latching harness and my pup. Hope this helps!

u/penciljockey123 · 3 pointsr/pitbulls

We love our Easy Walk harness. It really helped our pitty stop pulling on walks, since the D ring clip is in the front and not between the shoulders. Its tough and adjustable.

u/killerz298 · 3 pointsr/AlaskanMalamute

My trainer recommends the easy walk harness. I used it for my dog. Works great to prevent pulling.

u/Sewwattsnew · 3 pointsr/puppy101

I think OP is talking about the Easy Walk Harness.

It sounds to me like you're talking about a retractable leash. In that case, I totally agree with you. I just don't think that was what this post was about.

u/tooth10 · 3 pointsr/Dogtraining

I had the same issue with my lab retriever. I tried using the Halti collar and harness and we couldn't walk more than 5 feet without Chester trying to pull it off his face. I know you said you tried harnesses and so did I and I found this one works best for us. As soon as I put it on he stopped pulling.

u/schwiftysquanchy · 3 pointsr/shiba

Try an easy lead! They're the kind where the leash attached in the front (but still a harness, not a collar). It makes walking stubborn shibes so much easier

PetSafe Easy Walk Harness, Large, BLACK/SILVER for Dogs

u/jkeiko · 3 pointsr/husky

Sure! It's made by ruffwear and it has a locking carabiner on the end. Our girly learned how to unclip her normal leash with her mouth and would take off running. The metal bit twists up so that the latch can't open anymore, unless of course it's twisted back down.

Ruffwear - Knot-a-Leash, Reflective Dog Leash with Secure Locking Carabiner, Blue Spring, Large

The harness she's wearing is an easy walker, which her leash clips to in the front of her chest, so it keeps her from pulling on the leash too much.

PetSafe Easy Walk Harness, Large, BLACK/SILVER for Dogs

Hope this helps!

u/caffeinatedlackey · 3 pointsr/Dogtraining

I think I can help you with that. I have a big obstinate doggo too, and he's stronger than I am. He was a real pain in the butt on leash until only recently (he calmed down a bit when he turned two). I tried a bunch of leash/harness combinations and finally had success with the Rok strap and Easy Walk. What I like about the Rok leash is that it has two handles, one at the end and another right by where it clips to the dog.

This is useful for three reasons: (1) if doggo isn't cooperating, you can use the closer handle and have a lot more control over him. He will naturally need to stay right by your side, because he doesn't have room to roam. If he's behaving himself, you can let the leash out to give him more freedom. (2) He can't get enough momentum to hurt you. On a traditional leash, the dog will run and YANK on you when he reaches the end of the leash. If you're using the closer handle, he can't run as far. Less momentum = less force on you. (3) The leash is made with rubber, which means he will have to work a LOT harder to pull on the leash. More work = less reward.

Here's a photo of my dog on this harness + leash combo.
I hope that helps!

u/RustyJ · 3 pointsr/pitbulls

Looks like it might be the Easy Walk harness. It's designed to be clipped in front of the legs, so when they pull, it tightens around their front legs and turns them towards you.

Used to have the same harness for my Hound/Bully mix and it worked well for him. It had no effect on our female, who pulls like a damn truck (we switched to using the gentle leader for her).

u/Devlik · 3 pointsr/aww

Get an easy walk harness by premier. It will resolve that. My wife who barely tops 5' can walk ours with out problem.

u/kerabatsos · 3 pointsr/running

I run with my dog (lab retriever), and she does well with a harness. Less pressure on her nose :)

u/giro_ · 3 pointsr/dogs

PetSafe Easy Walk Harness

Alternately, you can try the Freedom Harness, which works better for some dogs.

u/punkn00dlez · 3 pointsr/dogs

I picked up one of these from Amazon for my dog originally. I then moved it closer to my fence because the neighbors' dog is obnoxious. Now both dogs are quiet!

u/Neil_Degrasse_Bacon · 3 pointsr/news

you might want to get one of these

u/thiswastillavailable · 3 pointsr/webcomics

Get This I have a smaller similar device indoors, I used it when my dog was just a puppy. She learned that inside is not the proper place for barking.

We got her to a "no barking" stage, then turned it off. Now she knows that it's ok to bark when playing or something is "seriously wrong" but not all the freeking time for everything.

u/Johnny_Motion · 3 pointsr/phoenix

Here's a "self-help" option:

PetSafe Outdoor Ultrasonic Bark Deterrent

It's a device that emits an ultrasonic noise that is unpleasant to dogs. It's triggered by barking, and unless you know what it is, your neighbor will be none the wiser. The dog will figure out that the noise happens upon barking and poof the dog is trained to not bark.

You would set it up as close to their yard as possible for range purposes. I know it's not free, but it is a much better alternative than calling the police, and you're essentially buying peace between you and your neighbor, and quiet for sleep. Seems like a small amount to pay.

u/cygnuswomyn · 3 pointsr/dogs

I use a Puppia soft harness with my dog in the car with a seat belt attachment. It is comfortable and he doesn't mind getting it on or off. I chose it because I liked the look and design when I saw it on other dogs at the dog park.

u/BoJackDogman · 3 pointsr/pitbulls

I have been very pleased with the Kurgo Harness I bought on Amazon. It's easily adjustable and clips in the front or the rear.

u/EdGein_Green · 3 pointsr/AustralianCattleDog

My dog went through some really basic obedience classes when he was a pup, and I think it was really helpful that we put a lot of work into getting him used to walking next to us while on his leash. Honestly, he took right to the bike lead; I took him around town slowly the first few times, and that was about it. I think he knows that the bike = running, so he cooperates. Honestly the most difficult part is when he's over-excited and tries to herd my bike by nipping at my front tire.

As far as the leads, in my judgement it's best to have a lead that attaches to a mid to low section of your bike. My bike is pretty tall so I went with the Petego Spring Lead Universal Bicycle Leash and attached it to the lower section of my seat tube (below the top tube); whereas my wife went with the Walky Dog which she attaches to the rear axle of her bike. I will say that the Walky Dog is kind of nice because you can pop the lead right off the bike and use it like a leash, though if you're running two dogs the Petgo attachment has two attachment points.

Sorry that's not a lot of info, but if you have any specific questions I'd be happy to answer.

u/socialpronk · 3 pointsr/Dogtraining

I do a lot of biking with my dogs. They run in front pulling, but next to you works too- it depends on what you want, and what the dog is more comfortable doing.

  1. Use the right equipment. You must use a harness, and it must be designed for running/pulling. Even if your dog is not pulling, harnesses designed for biking will be better padded and will not restrict movement. Unpadded harnesses can quickly rub fur off, and any harness that restricts movement will cause strain on your dog's elbows and it affects the way their weight is shifted as well. Check out the Alpine Outfitters Urban Trail harness, the HDA Distance Harness, Indi Dog Vari Fit or similar. Do not use a traditional x-back unless your dog is going to be pulling consistently, it will bunch up and be uncomfortable. If your dog will be next to you, use an attachment like the Walkydog and if your dog will be in front of you use a tugline.
  2. As a general rule, do not run on cement or asphalt. Very short rides, up to you, but hard ground means hard impact on their joints, and the abrasive surface leads to torn and blistered paw pads. A mile or two a few times a week I honestly wouldn't be concerned about but you may want to look at booties. Paw wax like Musher's Secret is great to help keep pads moisturized but does not protect well in itself from abrasive surfaces.
  3. Yield to everyone. Dismount and hold your dog when another dog is going by head on. Dismount and hold your dog and run to pass people with dogs, using your bike as a barrier between you both and the other dog. Assume all dogs are mean, basically, as you never want your dog to say hello while working- it can lead to fights, but more commonly leads to tangles, which leads to fights. Your dog does not say hello to any human or other dog while it's attached to your bike.
u/slamthedog · 3 pointsr/dogs

I bike with all my dogs and we have run across all sorts of stuff they want to chase and I have yet to have an issue. Here is the attachment I use. I also put my dogs on our treadmill. I think you need to go a bit slower. I took everything slowly and followed the advice here.

u/dougsee · 3 pointsr/DobermanPinscher

Hey! Started doing the same w our girl too. After 6-7 rides I’ve started using a harness + this guy (Walky Dog Plus Hands Free Dog...

After a few rides I’ve become a fan

u/Weed_O_Whirler · 3 pointsr/dogs

I have this bike attachment for riding with my dog and I love it.

My dog is pretty good on leash, so getting him to do it on a bike was pretty easy. I did it in the following steps:

  1. Put him in his harness, attached the bike lead (with no bike) and just took him for a walk with it.

  2. Attached him to the bike, and walked the bike with him around the block.

  3. Went for it.

    I don't know, it's very possible I under thought it, but it really worked pretty easily for me. No accidents so far.

    A couple of tips I've found:

    You should not pull your dog! If you start to notice it's a little harder to go, it's because he's lagging. Slow down, or let him stop. You can really get your dog up to a "sprint" on your bike, which my dog loves, but he just doesn't last very long. When I'm going fast, he can only got about 3 miles (when I started, it was about 1.5 miles). Make sure you bring water, a bowl and poop bags.
u/wanderlust-ninja · 3 pointsr/Dogtraining

We just got a WalkyDog Plus that we're training our dog to use.

The pole attaches to your bike seat so you're free to safely keep both hands on the bike, and it keeps the dog at a distance so it can't get in front of or behind the bike. It does require training to get the dog used to moving with the bike, but so far we like it.

Even just snail pacing around an empty parking structure is more than enough to exhaust her for now. The added bonus is she's learning that paying attention to where we're steering is crucial to her safety.

The only downside so far is that if she pulls a certain way and doesn't match pace with the bike's speed, she can move the seat post attachment. But that's why we're slowly training her to keep pace with the bike.

u/orangetangerine · 3 pointsr/dogs

My boyfriend used to get his boxer mix to pull him on a longboard when he was a kid to exercise his dog and it was great fun!

Biking can definitely be a bit safer if you use a specialized biking attachment like this to make it harder for the dog to topple you over.

With any pulling sport it's a good idea to get basic directional and stop commands in (especially if you don't have brakes like on a bike). We plan on doing pulling sports with our next dog and are shopping around for good harnesses to make sure he stays safe.

u/Howardval · 3 pointsr/ebikes

Hell ya! Do it all the time!

Of course, this really depends on lots of things. Do you have a safe area (not too much traffic)? How stable are you in riding? How big and strong is the dog and how much do they pull?

I used to take my dog biking all the time (hold the leash in one hand and the handlebar in the other hand). He got old and couldn't run much, so I got a cargo bike and took him everywhere:

Ollie passed away and we got another dog. She is a puppy and hates the cargo bike. She wants to run! She is now 2 years old and weighs 50 lbs (black lab mix). I now take her with my e-bike. Leash in one hand, the bike handle bar in the other hand. The e-bike is awesome because it has good acceleration. Sometimes she just zooms all of a sudden and I can keep up without tugging on the leash.

But I'm a strong rider. I can keep her in control while riding 20+ miles per hour on short bursts.

My girlfriend is not a strong bike rider. So we got her one of these:

This ties to my girlfriend's bicycle seat post. It stretches out and holds the dog. She takes our dog for rides with this apparatus. Works pretty good! She gets to keep both hands on the handlebars.

u/jrhelbert · 3 pointsr/siberianhusky

We got a WalkyDog and it works great:

Keeps the center of gravity low so that they can't affect the bike travel as easily. It's just long enough to keep them away from moving bits but has enough play for some side to side.

Our huskies love them. Half the time I can just sit back and they will do most of the work :) Once they get into a run the are fairly oblivious to anything not directly in front of them. Had a rabbit jump out to the side once and I started prepping for trouble but we just ran right past.

u/Sukidoggy · 3 pointsr/Dogtraining

How is your GSD with bicycles? You can train your dog to run alongside a bike with an attachment like this. Its easier on you and your husband than running for several miles but can be great exercise for you and your pup.

Our dog Suki was actually really bike reactive and we were able to get her to the point where even she can run along with the bike, so even if your dog is startled by bikes its possible to train them to be cool with running along with one.

u/munkyyy · 3 pointsr/AustralianCattleDog

A little bit of both. But mostly bike trails with light traffic. We sometimes jog off leash at a park thats dead empty in the morning, hell keep with me, but sometimes jog ahead maybe ten fifteen feet and look back at me, if i stop or slow hell come back to me. Also if i call he comes right away, but i havent tried to keep him at heel. Hes 0% aggressive and has no prey drive. We see squirrels all the time and he doesnt care. I would take him off leash but im worried about being rude by doing so, or be seen as non courteous to other riders. I was looking into something like this possibly?

u/BottomMassage · 3 pointsr/aww

Or if he already wears a harness get a small leash that plugs into the buckle

u/fussyplatypus · 3 pointsr/pitbulls

It's a double-ended leash on this harness! It was a total game changer - he went from pulling so hard that I could only take him for short walks because it hurt my shoulder too much to being a perfect gentleman on leash.

u/adhocadhoc · 3 pointsr/shiba
u/Mightnotdeletethis · 3 pointsr/gifs

We use these and Ruffwear harnesses. One end clips into the seat belt thing and the other attaches to the back of the harness. They're cheap and work great.

u/sailorboy62 · 3 pointsr/dogs

My dog has issues with strong pulling when overexcited, and I 100% recommend a harness over a neck-collar. The weight is much more evenly distributed, so I find it about 10x easier to control her when she's overexcited. This is the one I got, for reference:

u/DanielleMUplift · 3 pointsr/dogs

Please do not use a collar for a pulling dog. She will strangle herself every time she pulls and the neck is an extremely sensitive area.

I can only recommend you what I am using with my 110 pounds Rottweiler which is this harness. It of course depends on the dog and I have to add that she is NOT a puller only when other dogs are around and she wants to play with them. But I can guarantee you that a border collie is not a strong dog. If it can hold my Rottweiler, it can definitely hold yours.

u/davebensen22 · 3 pointsr/3Dprinting

upgraded carriage plate, should be one of the first things you do, the stock one is flimsy and prone to warping, making the print bed extremely hard to level reliably.

all metal hotend will enable you to print at much higher temp, and increase reliability of the print head. not strictly needed, but a great upgrade if you want to print abs, petg, or other higher temp filaments.

heater bed mosfet upgrade. again, not strictly needed, but also useful for high temp filaments like abs, as you can run the heated bed at higher temps. also solves (small possibility, i3 plus supposedly fixed issue) of stock mosfet burning out and catching fire.

print a cooling fan shroud, i use the ciiicooler, the diiicooler is great as well. preferably in abs. BIG quality improvement, the stock fan is useless.

these are some of the ones i use, and there's a lot of other things you can do, extruder gear, improved bearings, too many to count really, just a matter of how far you want to go for incremental gains. the carriage plate and the cooling fan shroud are the only strictly necessary ones though.

oh and i made my own version of this z-brace, don't have the files anymore unfortunately, but this one is fine:

that's also something you should do asap.

u/textrovert · 2 pointsr/dogs

I really like Lupine collars - I have their Martingale one in peacock. They have nice basic leashes you can get to match, too - I like their padded handles. I also have a Ruffwear Roamer as an athletic leash that I use for biking or running with my dog - it's adjustable so that you can wear it around your waist or as a normal handle, and has some bungee and a traffic handle (though they have other leashes, too, without those features). I almost always put a harness on her when we leave the house - I have the Freedom one because it has both a front and back clip, but Lupine has some nice ones, too.

u/jdmallard · 2 pointsr/dogs

I used the Freedom No-Pull for my setter (60 lbs and skinny). Has velvet to avoid chafing. Attaching at the chest diverts some pulling energy.

Tried a flexy, because he likes to move around, but he could rip it out of my hand if i wasn't careful. Currently use a rope with clip (gloves required).

u/heyjoob · 2 pointsr/dogs
  • 1" Freedom No Pull Harness (Though I think I got mine on ebay.)
  • Collar and leash are nothing special, just from the pet store. Collar is 1" flat buckle and leash is a 1" wide 6' long.
  • Crate is TBD. We had a 40" (I think) wire Kong crate, but I'm trying to find a good plastic carrier style one to replace it with.
u/ATowelinYourBathroom · 2 pointsr/teenagers

Rockinthebox Pet Rock with Walking Leash (Kraft)

u/donnamon · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

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u/lynnanine · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

Front harnesses are great; they cut so much of the dog's pulling power. We got the Tuff Mutt hands free leash and it buckles around your waist, like a belt. It also has a small bungee section so if they pull it gives just a little before stopping. It also has two handles and OH MY GOSH is it an arm saver. Our trainer recommended it for our reactive dog because it allows us to be a more solid base instead of getting our arms yanked out of our sockets. We got two, one for each dog and I never want to use a regular leash again.

This specifically is the one we got recommended by our trainer:

But she also recommended this one as well:

u/torokiseru · 2 pointsr/reactivedogs

I got the tuffmutt waist leash as recommended by u/phantom_and_ghost

It's great for my peace of mind. I don't have to worry about my dog escaping if I accidentally drop the leash.

u/FaceOff51 · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

First and foremost, you need a solid leash to make running together enjoyable for you and for the pup. Once I got this leash everything got way more enjoyable (especially because Aussies love to zig zag).

Tuff Mutt Hands Free Dog Leash for Running, Walking, Hiking, Durable Dual-Handle Bungee Leash, Reflective Stitching, 4-Foot Long, Adjustable Waist Belt (Fits up to 42" waist)

Everything else just comes with practice. I stop completely whenever he does a behavior I don't want and we don't start again till he is sitting to my right side. Lots of praise when he is running at the pace I am and keeping the right distance. They are smart dogs and pick up on a lot rather quickly.

u/kestrel828 · 2 pointsr/patches765

If I may make a suggestion - get a running leash if you want to run with your dog. I got this one - Tuff Mutt - but they're all pretty similar.

It frees your hands to run normally and with the leash attached to your waist and elastic any pulling is significantly reduced. Took my gal for a two mile run this morning with no problems at all.

Hope you heal up quickly!

u/sicilianthemusical · 2 pointsr/cats

Oh, that's awful. I hope you and your family were all okay. Sometimes our pets just don't understand we're doing things for their own good. Maybe you can try a larger crate or a harness that hooks to a [seatbelt] (, although the latter might not be feasible in an emergency.

Edit: Kitty [holster] (

u/DevouredByEnvy · 2 pointsr/MorbidReality

I can't read the article (animal deaths just make me sad ) but any dog owner out there who travels with their companion please invest in a dog seatbelt. In the event of an accident your dog will not be able to bolt from the car. I can't imagine taking my dog anywhere without latching him in.

I use these. $7 (2 pack) for a little peace of mind when my dog is in the car with me.

u/littlejawn · 2 pointsr/pugs

You're not wrong though. I have a little belt that goes into the seat buckle on one side and clips onto my dogs harness on the other.

$8 for two - please make sure your pups are safe!

u/mjlp716 · 2 pointsr/puppy101

I ended up getting something like this for my pup and due to the breed, it worked for me since he used it for a few months. However, goldens grow bigger and faster than Boston Terriers for sure. So I'm not sure it's really worth the price for your situation.

Do you know anyone with pets that might have a smaller carrier that you could borrow for this trip?

I eventually moved my pup to use this with a blanket under him. (Only use it with a harness though, not on a collar which could be dangerous to your pup) So in a pinch, it should work and last you a while.

u/rjwilliams28 · 2 pointsr/husky
u/Bambam1981 · 2 pointsr/Wrangler

Vastar 2 Packs Adjustable Pet Dog Cat Car Seat Belt Safety Leads Vehicle Seatbelt Harness, Made from Nylon Fabric

u/Sevnfold · 2 pointsr/jeepdogs

Here's the link to one such product

Also, I have a Cattle dog too, fucking loves car rides. Before my jeep I had a pickup and put him in the back once when I was headed home from the dog park. I had a bungee set up on the tow points and a 6 foot leash hooked in to that. I reversed out of my parking spot and he jumped out, leash and all. Ever since then I've been real paranoid to only roll down the window half way and stuff. But alas in the past year or so I've decided to test it and put the window down all the way. So far so good! Not on the highway, just around town n stuff. But he loves it and doesnt even give me the vibe of jumping out, so I'm not too worried and seeing him like that makes me smile.

Not the best pic, but here he is enjoying the wind

u/Draesith_42 · 2 pointsr/pitbulls

He did, we have something like this for him.

u/pdevito3 · 2 pointsr/aww
u/lisatheraccoon · 2 pointsr/puppy101

I recommend these. They clip nicely on to her harness and she doesn't seem to mind it. She is far more comfortable with this than she used to be on my lap.

u/Bonnieboo1988 · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

I use a seat belt adapter for my pup like this one

You could also try giving her calming treats before car rides to keep her a little more relaxed. They work wonders for my dog.

Also, maybe give her a pillow or something that she could snuggle with to kind of replicate your lap.

u/marcospolos · 2 pointsr/jackrussellterrier

They're cute as heck.

That's an odd seat belt situation you have going on there. I recently picked some of these up, and it might be a better system than what you've got going on, especially because you already use harnesses.

u/anon22559 · 2 pointsr/vandwellers

I actually am not a vandweller, but I thought I'd comment in case you wanted a cat seat belt. This is the only one I've tried

u/Fizzbit · 2 pointsr/shiba

I put Vector in his walking harness and keep him in place with a "Doggy Seatbelt" like this one -

Plugs into your seatbelt connector, and leashes onto your dog so that they're tethered.

If you get this, PLEASE ONLY USE IT WITH A HARNESS. Obviously you don't want your pup being thrown about the car by his neck collar if you get in an accident!

u/Paralily · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My favorite thing that my doggo owns is his leash, it hooks around my waist. I love being able to be hands free on walks/runs/hikes. This is the one I have.





u/wishiwasbornadog · 2 pointsr/Keeshond

We bought one from Amazon that has worked well for us. He's fully grown, so I'm not sure how it would translate for a pupper. It has multiple adjustable straps which help it fitting properly. ( We also ordered a handsfree leash with multiple hand holds that I found helpful in teaching him not to pull, and it's great for hikes. ( Hope it helps!

u/justletmesignupdamit · 2 pointsr/reactivedogs

I got a similar one before looking back at this post! it's this one. I'm planning on putting her regular leash through it and clipping it on her collar as well. Then I'll probably be way less worried and way better at using the clicker. I usually just put the leash around my elbow and fold my arm if i'm treating and that is just giving me a lot of rug burn. lol.

EDIT: Clarity

u/ccon29 · 2 pointsr/running

I bought this one for my German Shepherd mix. So much better than holding a leash. It seems trivial but it helps me focus on myself and my run. It has multiple clip points on the belt part and on the leash so you can make it shorter if needed.

u/hippychictx01 · 2 pointsr/pitbulls
u/librarychick77 · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

Front clip harnesses are great, so are rear/back clip harnesses if the dog isn't a puller.

With the senior dog I'd go for a fairly solid back clip harness (like this, or this - if he's got sore joints at all (which is common for the breed) then a front clip harness could be painful as they basically turn the dog if it pulls. The solid harness will give you a good amount of control, and will also feel more comfortable for your new guy.

For your younger fella, a front clip harness and some classes on nice walking on a leash would be a good idea. I walk dogs 3-4 times a week, and I find that the dogs I walk with harnesses learn really quick. I use no corrections, just food and the 300 peck method.

u/rileyfriley · 2 pointsr/WhitePeopleTwitter

Yeah I’m not a fan of teaching by discipline. My dogs actually have 3 different leads for walks, because things work for different types of dogs.

I’ve got one on a Gentle Leader. It’s pain free, and easy to use. The only downside was it rubbed the hair off one of my dogs, so we had to switch what he was on.

PetSafe Gentle Leader Head Collar with Training DVD, LARGE 60-130 LBS., BLACK

I’ve got another one on the Holy leader. For some reason he was able to just power through the gentle leader like it wasn’t even on, but the Holt seems to work as intended. Same concept of forcing the dog to turn and look at you if he pulls.

Holt Head Collar Black Size 3

He third dog, the one who has his hair rubbed off, is on the RabitGoo harness. It has a leash attachment in the front, to prevent pulling, a handle to grab onto if needed, and a back leash attachment. They run a little big, so if he borders between sizes get the smaller one.

Rabbitgoo Dog Harness No-Pull Pet Harness Adjustable Outdoor Pet Vest 3M Reflective Oxford Material Vest for Dogs Easy Control for Small Medium Large Dogs (Black, L)

I also highly recommend the Primal Pet Gear training leash too. It’s easy on the hands and fits perfectly when my dogs are by my side. My dogs are bigger though, so I’m not sure if that makes a difference.

Primal Pet Gear Dog Leash 6ft Long - Traffic Padded Two Handle - Heavy Duty - Double Handles Lead Control Safety Training - Leashes Large Dogs Medium Dogs

I’ll look for my notes and post!

u/zaofools · 2 pointsr/husky

Hi! I got the harness from my mother in law but it is a Rabbitgoo No Pull Harness in a large! It's pretty nice! I think Bumi is about 45lbs (he's our lean boi) and there's still room for him to grow into it (he's 9mo). I like it a lot! I def recommend it.

u/KetchupIsForWinners · 2 pointsr/puppy101

I have this one off of Amazon and really like it. It has both front and back clips for the leash.

u/kscannon · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

3 bearings are by design. It allows more error in alignment over 4 bearings. The plate is very flimsy and should be change at the factory but that increases cost. People have pointed out there is a drop in replacement but its out of stock

u/Argh_computers · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

>However I think I have to replace the motherboard (not quite sure what the best word for the main controller board is). Why would I have to do this?

Because the melzi board in your printer (saying main print controller board / main controller board is fine) doesn't have enough memory in it for a feature like auto bed leveling. It's pretty much using all it's extra pins and available memory to run the version of repetier host on it (which is an older version before they added auto bed leveling).

>Could I not just replace the Z endstop switch, and wire the inductive sensor into the same inputs?

You could, but your firmware is still going to do what it's still doing, which is probe for X min, Y min, Z min, all only at 1 point. Auto bed leveling can be set up to probe multiple points on the print bed, then adjust the Z level in realtime while it's printing to make sure it's keeping the nozzle the same height from the print bed at all times. For example lets say your front left corner of your bed is at Z height 0, your front right corner is at Z+0.5mm, your printer will adjust the z height as it's printing left to right +0.5mm.

>If I do in fact need to replace the motherboard, what would my best option be?

Cheapest option is a ramps 1.4 board.. You can find them cheaper than amazon, but you'll at least need to get the arduino mega 2560, the ramps 1.4 shield, and the stepper drivers (A4988's are what your melzi board has). Basically, the display is optional if you want it to be cheaper, just remember you can't use your current melzi display on ramps though. That being said, changing over isn't too difficult, but it scares a lot of people away because it's pretty easy to fry a ramps board if you don't follow directions too closely, and it requires uploading firmware to the board (which means downloading arduino software, loading a sketch -- the link has a copy already preconfigured for the i3, but there's plenty of tutorials on the net for changing options over to using a Z probe and enabling auto bed leveling). It's a bit of new learning for new people.. but again, there's plenty of tutorials out there now on how to get it done. That being said, if you do learn how to do it, it opens up a lot of cool new options, you can pick from different firmwares like repetier host or marlin, configure lots of new features available in firmware (have the printer turn on LED lights when starting a print, etc..)

That all being said, if you want the easiest, cheapest fix, buy a new carriage plate for your heated bed. The one that comes on a lot of the newer I3's is prone to warping / bending and that's probably why you can't get a completely level bed. Swapping it out for a better quality one means you can forgo all that other work and have a bed that can be level with your current setup.. it's a lot less work and learning and probably a better solution that using auto bed leveling to solve a problem you'd want to fix anyway even with auto bed leveling.

u/WhatDoIKnow2 · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

Someone else posted this earlier. Link

u/Fuzzytech · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

Important thing to remember: Nothing is -ever- mandatory unless it's a major safety issue. The closest thing to that on that printer is the mosfet. I believe your original message implies you replaced the buildtak, so the Mosfet upgrade would be a very good idea unless you plan to change out the control board entirely.

Everything else is Optional and Quality of Life/Print stuff. ^.^

The following are examples on Amazon. Other folks and posts may have better advice on where/what to get.

Y Carriage plate (This is the part under the heated bed)

MicroSwiss all metal hotend (From other person's post):

Linear bearings would be LM8LUU for the Y rods. If you have the plastic bearing holders, it's easy. If you have the aluminum block bearing holders, you'll have to find somebody else to source info on the circlips and how to not become sad with them.

You can print things just fine without any of these upgrades, so don't worry about the long print (unless you run out of filament).

A new controller board can do extra stuff and is required (Highly recommended, since you "can" make the probe work on the Melzi board, but poorly and at the cost of other things) for Z-Probe use, dual extruder, and with the heated bed on that printer, can remove the need for a separate MOSFET. It opens the path for other upgrades, can improve print quality to a degree in some cases, and can drive you absolutely nuts trying to set it up.

The inexpensive Quality of Life I'd recommend are thumbwheels with nylock nuts (hard to turn, but keep your level for a long time); corner-bracket spring cups (printed); and glass print bed. Two sets of printed things and about $12 at worst for the glass.

The bearing upgrade (If you can do it without fighting circlips) helps reduce Y-axis stutter and vibration. That upgrade brought my print quality up hugely. $25 or so if you get a lot of spares or higher quality ones.

The Y platform helps you with leveling and staying level.

The lack enclosure has some printed parts, $20-40 worth of Ikea furniture, and up to $50 worth of siding depending on your ability to cut glass and plexiglass.

So many things you CAN do. None that you MUST do. Some that you SHOULD do. And everything else is Just For Fun.

u/spengineer · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

You don't need to do any electrical mods. The higher voltage in the plus fixes the problems that were present on the older versions. The Z-brace mod is a good idea, but not necessary. It's easy to do and improves print quality though, so you should do it.

It's also probably a good idea to swap out the steel y carriage with a stiffer aluminum one like this, but again, it's not entirely necessary.

u/KrisJacobs · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

Thanks, got this on order: RepRap Champion Y Carriage Plate Upgrade for Wanhao Duplicator i3 and Monoprice Maker Select V1, V2, V2.1 and Plus 3D printers

u/clanggedin · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

I had a warped bed with my Duplicator i3. I ended up buying a thicker carriage plate and that got rid of the warping. Now I don't have to spend so much time leveling my print.

u/Mackin-N-Cheese · 2 pointsr/whatisthisthing

We don't allow ads, but it's a muzzle.

u/beNiceeeeeeeee · 2 pointsr/whatisthisthing

" Xbes Nylon Cat Muzzles,Cat Face Mask,Groomer Helpers,Cat Grooming Tools,Preventing Scratches and Anti-Biting,Black"

u/argetholo · 2 pointsr/simplynailogical

For stressed out, flat faced cats, sometimes a "normal" muzzle doesn't work well. The mask version of a muzzle is a different option.

u/zombsiez · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

I've had several dogs that used to pull on the leash a ton, but getting a Gentle Leader has been a lifesaver. It goes around their muzzle and when they pull, it ends up turning their head back in your direction and most dogs don't like that so they stop/slow down. Only $15 on Amazon.

u/Merosovrana · 2 pointsr/Tacoma

I've found that a head harness and controlled walks to different places has helped me with my dog. I kept them short at first and then moved into scarier and longer walks. For example, I started just walking in my neighborhood and then moved to the park and after that started taking him to places like Petsmart and Home Depot. I also pet him a lot to reassure him since he doesn't really care much for treats. But, in my case he is just fearful and mostly just barks or tries to run/hide if he gets too scared.

u/okaythisisit · 2 pointsr/BullTerrier

I'd recommend picking up a gentle leader, just as I've done before.

u/thepuppygauntlet · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

Buy a harness, a harness is less likely to rub any areas raw as long as it fits properly. Front clip one will help "turn" the dog so they won't pull as much. A Gentle Leader can also work wonders by turning the head, however if the dog lunges at birds/cars/dogs/cats/etc. I wouldn't recommend.

Get a plain leash, retractable leashes actually encourage the dog to pull (since the dog has gotten used to pulling to get farther out).

You can exercise the dog indoors and only go out for potty breaks if you don't want to buy stuff just for the weekend. Play games like fetch or mental games like scavenger hunts (find hidden treats), or put treats in old water bottles, DIY toys work wonders. If the dog doesn't know any tricks/fetch you can start teaching games like sit, down, shake, roll over, etc. All good mental games.

Edited to put Shearaha1's harness suggestion.

u/renfes · 2 pointsr/pics
u/Grissa · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

What kind do you have? I have the one the slips over the snout and around the neck and clips in the front. It actually prevents her from pulling or her head gets pulled back so it teachers her to keep slack. We had a trainer when she was little and she couldn't do anything so wasted money. We got a puppy and went to puppy class and the trainer asked us to being out older dog in that pulls she recommended this. anytime she starts pulling and stops we gave her high value treat (dehydrated liver). After one mile it was night and day, but every dog is different and I wish you luck.

Found it:

u/Vahlerie · 2 pointsr/WhatsWrongWithYourDog

I loved the Gentle Leader when training my Dobie. I can't upvote it enough for use to train dogs to walk with you.

Though I did get a lot of people with misconceptions that thought I had a muzzle on him.

u/GrrrrrizzlyBear · 2 pointsr/dogs

Walking with the leash attached to the collar can be harmful. This is an interesting article with a lot of information that explains the potential issue that can arise from using a collar. A dog can receive neck injuries, ear and eye issues, hypothyroidism, malfunctioning in the forelimbs' nervous system, and behavioral problems. It concludes by urging dog owners to buy a harness.

Also note, many think that harnesses make dogs pull more, but this isn't true. The harnesses with an attachment point in the back are what do this because it gives the dog more leverage. If the only times your dog is pulling is when she panics, then using a back attachment point is viable, but you want sturdy harness with a grip then.


If you are interested in some alternatives (based on the information you've given), here are some I'd recommend:

Simple No-Pull Harness - I used one like this at one point. This one is really lightweight and non-obstructive. If you need a harness that doesn't restrict movement at all, this is the one. The attachment point in front is what makes it so the dog doesn't pull.

Gentle Leader - This isn't a harness, and it certainly isn't a muzzle, and it works well. I used to have a Boxer, and I used this for him. It stopped him from pulling, and if he did pull it just brought his attention back to me. Overall, it is useful and performs quite well.

RUFFWEAR Front Range - I use this one now and it is great. This one is fairly simple, it can get dirty if you go through a lot of water, mud, or the like, but mainly performs well. It has attachment points on the front and back, reflective trim, can be hand washed, and has a neat little pocket where you can attach ID tags. Plus it has a good amount of padding that makes it comfortable.

RUFFWEAR Web Master - This is one I have also used and it has done a lot for me, so I may be biased, but is a wonderful harness. I mainly use it for hiking only because there are too many noises in the neighborhood that could spook him (thats's where a front attachment comes in handy) My boy, Odin, doesn't pull much when we hike, so I can get away with the no front attachment point. It has three straps instead of just two, reflective trim, can be hand washed, and has a really sturdy handle, but it doesn't have the little ID pocket like the Front Range (not a big deal though). The handle is what is unique for this, you can use it to lift your dog (especially when hiking) or just hold them still. I also have a nervous dog, and sometimes if he gets spooked I will use this to hold on to him and calm him down.


Honestly, my favorite brand is RUFFWEAR because of their harnesses and all the other gear and toys they have, but Gentle Leaders and that Simple No-Pull are both good options instead of a collar.

u/BigBadBlock · 2 pointsr/vizsla

What type of lead is Rocco on when he's on his walk? It's common to have pulling/rambunctious pup problems while they are young when using just a collar. We've used a harness and over time all pulling and unwanted behavior has virtually stopped.

For other issues, I'd suggest a gentle lead, which for some reason seems to nullify all of most dogs problems when walking. When you first start using the gentle lead, only put it on for a few minutes with a ton of treats and then work up to using it for a 5 min walk or so. Eventually, the lead will be natural and Rocco might stop this behavior. After he matures a bit more, you can go back to the regular collar/harness.

When our V was about one, she would always start off our little jogs (we'd go for about .5 miles at that age) by getting really excited and trying to bite me/the leash. After about 30 seconds of powering through, she would get into stride. She just was really excited that we were doing something different. Over time, as we worked up her mileage she completely stopped trying to nip at us once she realized it was a regular thing.

Outside of that could your partner make all of her walking sessions complete training sessions? Take a huge bag of treats and work on heel and sitting every few steps? I think if you had Rocco focused on training, he might not even get around to this behavior. It would be a little annoying at first, because it makes a quick walk to use the bathroom much more involved. It might help refocus him though.

u/Red_Tannins · 2 pointsr/DobermanPinscher

I switched to one of these Gentle Leader Headcollars, and it's just been amazing. I'm not a big fan of the "string in a reel" leashes, especially with a dog that likes to pull while leashed. With this head collar thing, I don't even need to grip the leash any more, just a light hold.

u/Disgruntledbrownsfan · 2 pointsr/labrador

Gentle Leader. It wouldn't help you out on the chain, but it will make walking 10 times easier. Plus, you won't have to worry about causing any physical pain as you would with a metal choker.

u/Aknagtehlriicnae · 2 pointsr/coolguides

I bought it forever ago but it’s like this
gentle leader link

u/TheShantyman · 2 pointsr/irishwolfhound

I was gonna say this. It works great for my wolfhound. You need to get them used to it when they're young, but I don't think you're gonna find anything else that works this well. My 110 pound wife can walk our 180 pound wolfhound with one hand using this setup.

Here's the link:

u/WithLinesOfInk · 2 pointsr/aww

Yes! A head lead will go a long way in training this gal to walk properly on a leash as you learn her bad habits (does she lung/bark at other dogs? try to bolt from trucks? Chase squirrels?).

u/LexVail · 2 pointsr/C25K

I wish I could offer some advice, but I haven't had any experience with dogs who have hip/joint pain. If your vet thinks it's okay I would personally just be aware of any change in how the dog is moving (limping, walking funny, etc.)

I'm somehow just lucky in getting him to stop and start. I've been working with him for a while though on getting him to be better on his leash and some off leash things (at the dog park, beach, hiking) so I think that helps because he mostly wants to stay with/nearer to me. I also have a leash that wraps around him and behind his front legs so he has a harder time pulling, he still does but when we're running I'm able to have him close and pull his leash up next to me so he can't put any weight into it. A gentle leader leash may be helpful for pulling too.

Gentle lead-

The one that wraps around -

u/photobanana · 2 pointsr/schnauzers

My mini is calm now but he gets excited with his favorite activities. He will ALWAYS pull with a traditional leash set up. We got the no pull that latches at his chest and he doesn't pull. That being said, if we are at the dog park, he is just too excited to get there. No amount of commands will settle him. He wants to see his friends. That way if he pulls he doesn't choke and gag himself. (But he will fall down)

PetSafe Easy Walk Harness, Large, BLACK/SILVER for Dogs

u/micrographia · 2 pointsr/dogs

Got it. Sorry for the knee jerk reaction, without the info that you were taking her from a deceased owner it seemed like just an impulse decision to adopt a difficult breed.

Here we go. When you get the dog, start with a Two Week Shutdown to ensure the smoothest introduction of your dog to their new environment. This is super important and something i WISH I knew about when I adopted my dog.

General Dog Care Checklist from the ASPCA.

The bare necesseities of supplies:

  • Premium-quality dog food. [Taste of the Wild](;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1485423771&amp;amp;sr=1-4&amp;amp;keywords=dog+food) is very popular for being affordable and high-quality<br />
  • Food dish
  • Water bowl
  • Toys, toys and more toys, including safe chew toys. KONGS are wonderful for keepiing your dog occupied. Fill with wet food or PB, freeze, and give to dog.
  • Brush &amp; comb for grooming, including flea comb. Look into breed specific brushes
  • Collar with license and ID tag
  • Leash, Easy Walk Harness
  • Training crate
  • Dog bed (check Groupon for great deals) or box with warm blanket or towel
  • Dog toothbrush

    I don't have experience with huskies but I have heard over and over how they are a difficult dog to own, and require around 2 hours of intense exercise daily. I found this Breed Discussion which may be informative for you. Do you have a dog park nearby? That would be great if its a fenced in area, because huskies are "escape artists".

    Honestly, like myself, a lot of were quick to jump the gun on you and didn't offer any real help. I would suggest posting a new post with a title like: "Inherited a husky whose owner died, what are some tips and resources I can read to give this dog a great life?". Definitely include that there are no shelters nearby. Are you in the US?

    Hope I helped atleast a bit. If you use the "search" function on this subreddit and search for "husky", you will see users who have "flair" saying that they own a siberian husky. You could PM them and I'm sure they would be more helpful than me. Also try posting in r/siberianhusky/. How old is the dog? Pics?

    Sorry again for the insensitive reply at first. I really wish you luck and if you have any questions I'm happy to help!
u/idrinkwineand_ · 2 pointsr/puppy101

My 8 month old lab mix does the same thing!!!! It’s absolutely terrifying. Like, heart dropping, life ending terrifying.

We got him the easy walk harness and it is a game changer! Not only can he not escape but he doesn’t pull anymore on walks! Here it is on Amazon!

u/Mahovolich13 · 2 pointsr/AustralianCattleDog

Ours was nuts on the leash. She pulled, went nuts if she saw anyone and was so unfocused it was awful. We needed her to learn and learn fast so she wouldn’t be a terror for her doggy sitters. We were advised to get a no lead leash. We got her this one and holy shit it has changed her.;amp;qid=1564444080&amp;amp;s=gateway&amp;amp;sprefix=no+pull&amp;amp;sr=8-11

I am not kidding, she doesn’t pull (because if she does the harness and leash turn and correct her) so she’s able to focus and listen. No more fits. Total Heeler game changer. Delightful, too smart stubborn puppy butts 😂

u/firesquasher · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Toys that exercise the puppies mind.. Hands down bar none to any other toy (sans good chewy toys)

This treat ball helped me regain some sanity from my over energetic pup. Fill it with kibble and they push it around as a few pieces drop out here and there until they are done. Has REALLY helped during times where he needed to tire himself out.

Bully sticks are great but if your pup turns into an aggressive chewer, these things will go fast and will quickly become VERY pricey.

Finally, if you're dog becomes a little hard to manage before he/she learns to walk on a leash, an easy walk harness clips to a d ring in the front of the pup's chest. When they pull it forces them to turn around which turns pulling counterproductive for them.

Hope you enjoy your new pup! That said here's the latest addition to the family. Jäger

u/srprisemeifucan · 2 pointsr/Pets

It takes a lot of patience, for sure, but something that I found works with my Shiba Inu (who is also crazy on leash) is the easy-walk harness ( Since it hooks in the front, when they pull it will pull their legs so they have to stop. It doesn't hurt like a choke collar and works really well. It's not an instant fix, but it helps. I watch a lot of dog training shows (i.e. It's Me or the Dog and The Dog Whisperer), which will give you a lot of good tips for walking. The harness would be a good start, though. :)

And just for fun, here's my Shiba, Archie:

u/knuckle-sandwich · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My dog never puts this chew toy down.

She also loves elk antlers, and they work wonders to keep her occupied!

I also recommend the Easy Walk Harness. It keeps our dog in check on walks and she is much more willing to listen when she's in that vs. a normal leash.

Good luck finding your new family pet !

u/JessPlays · 2 pointsr/gifs

I use this "Easy Walk" harness which is a front attaching harness. It is revolutionary, I have used it since my dog was a puppy and she walks amazingly with it, right beside me.

Idk if OP is referring to The "Gentle Leader" harness which goes around their snout instead. It's the more extreme one and would be the one to try if the front attaching harness doesn't work.

u/Mathochistic · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I am so sorry you're going through this right now. I have no real useful advice besides: get an Easy Walk Harness. It will make walking the pup much, much easier. And not walking him is a recipe for disaster for both of you.

Also, ice cream :)

u/dontcryferguson · 2 pointsr/dogs

This is the specific one I was referring to. Otherwise I'd recommend doing regular leash training with your puppy gradually. Remember that they won't really have the attention span to walk in a straight line like an adult until around 5-6 months old though. For little puppies, I tend to just use a long line with them and encourage them to follow, while also getting to explore the world around them. Then I move to more formal leash training on a 3 foot line.

u/SlyMongoose · 2 pointsr/pics

I work in a dog boarding facility and have to constantly deal with dogs that pull everyday, usually German Sherpherds, Newfoundlands, and Rottweilers. I invested in this awhile ago. No pulling, no wheezing. It's great. Don't know if you have tried a harness like this but it is a great investment.

u/jahshua06 · 2 pointsr/irishwolfhound

We use the Easy Walk. Works great.

u/eatpraymunt · 2 pointsr/aww

I assume yours is a two-loop step in harness like this one?

If so, you can attach a sturdy keyring or carabiner to where the front-most horizontal strap goes through the between-the-legs strap, so you can attach the leash to the dog's chest instead of the back.

It's NOT as good as a purpose made front-clip harness like OP's dog has, and there is a risk of the dog being able to escape the harness if they do a serious tuna fish maneuver (though I've had dogs escape from step-ins even when top clipped), but I've walked a few dogs ghetto-front-clipped with this step-in kind of harness and it's much better than back-clipping for leash pullers.

If you're worried about slipping out, you can attach the leash to the collar via a safety strap, and put a sturdy keyring around the two D rings at the clasp just in case.

EDIT: As a dog walker who's used a LOT of different harnesses on different dogs, this style of harness is by far my favourite. There are loads of different brands that make basically the same thing so shop around, but it's a really good design for medium to large breeds.

u/WSUkiwi · 2 pointsr/BrittanySpaniel

It's just a standard front hook harness. He was a rescue that had poor leash skills, the front hook harnesses work similarly to a gentle leader in that when the dog pulls away the leash pulls their body back toward the handler. He caught on quick and handles very well now!

u/nerological · 2 pointsr/puppy101

PetSafe Easy Walk Harness, Large, BLACK/SILVER for Dogs some reviews complained about their pups being able to slip out of this one but we haven't had that problem. There's others with similar style that snap at the chest but it makes it basically impossible for a pup to pull.

u/SparrowF · 2 pointsr/puppy101

Just wanted to add maybe a harness that clasps in the front to give you a bit more control in the mean time. Something like this really help while training my dog to heel.

u/Jseiden12 · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

For a simple solution try The collar really prevents them from pulling. We've had our dog on it for a few weeks and really noticed an improvement. We first heard about it from a dog trainer. Good luck!

u/jiggeroni · 2 pointsr/dogs

I have a 1.5 year old Labrador with an endless amount of energy. I take him on a bike ride almost every single morning and depending on energy level some times twice a day.

He has the Easy Walk harness;amp;qid=1427159959&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=easy+walk+harness
Basically uses his body weight against him.

I bike with my left hand on the bike at all times and my right hand free with his leash wrapped around my wrist. He caught on quick and will stay right by my side 90% of the time. There is an occassional lunge here and there at a squirrel but with my arm off the bike it just whips him back around with the easy walk harness (uses his body weight against him and pulls him around towards you).

I never thought the ones that attached to the bike were safe seeing as my 85lb dog is pretty powerful. He can yank on my arm all he wants and not pull me over but I worry with the bike attach ones he could alter the bike enough to possibly cause me to crash.

u/tokisushi · 2 pointsr/aww

Loose leash walking

No Pull harnesses are also a good tool to use while training.

Barking at strangers - she has a whole series of videos about barking at different stimuli you may want to check out too.

u/craftygirl797 · 2 pointsr/BeforeNAfterAdoption

There’s a harness called an “Easywalk” that attaches on the chest. When you pull back on the leash it causes the pupper to sit back and sometimes sit down

u/settersrclowns · 2 pointsr/dogs

Similar to this. The loop goes across the chest.

u/Twinrova · 2 pointsr/dogs

This is the one I use.

u/StayGoldenBronyBoy · 2 pointsr/funny

not vouching for this one or anything, but this is the first that showed up on amazon. there appears to be two kinds offered by this vendor;amp;psc=1

Pretty sure its no collar required

u/heresyandpie · 2 pointsr/Rabbits

How big is your bunny?

Some people have had a lot of success with the "walking jacket" style- basically a vest for their rabbit. I find this works pretty well on the "under 7 lb" group of rabbits. Sometimes the strap around the neck is too bulky.

For bigger rabbits, I'm partial to an "H-style harness" (link is to the same brand/style I use). The adjustability makes for a very secure fit and the dual clips allow for easy on and off when you are in possession of thumbs.

Whatever you do, skip harnesses that look like this. Squishing rabbit heads/dewlaps/ears through the nonadjustable neck hole is stressful and uncomfortable. It's very bulky between the legs. They often are made of a stretchy material, which allows bunnies to escape.

u/sarconn · 2 pointsr/dogs

We've been using the Puppia vest harness for our chihuahuas and they've never been able to back out of it. It's nice and padded too so I feel good about having it on them for long walks/training sessions.

u/FrankyFish · 2 pointsr/longboarding

My wife and I have a small dog who runs with us more than pulls, but for what it is worth, we have one of these:

u/hailhail · 2 pointsr/WTF

Puppia. Got it here.

u/PandaBehr08 · 2 pointsr/corgi

We use the Puppia mesh harness. The pups seem to like it. It slips over the head.
Puppia Soft Dog Harness, Red, Small
They have a size chart on the puppia website but I ordered from Amazon.

u/Uthat · 2 pointsr/basset

This is what we use for our two bassets and we like them.

u/FirstTimeWang · 2 pointsr/Mastiff

Why thank you.

It's just one of these:

But I don't recommend it. It's pretty flimsy and is already falling apart after just a few months. I only use for riding in the car and just until Sleepypod (hopefully) comes out with one big enough for her:

u/athanathios · 2 pointsr/corgi

You're welcome, I"m in Canada, but we use one like this one, overall I'm very scared if anything happens to her, so made sure to get one, she loves it too.

u/IndianVegetable · 2 pointsr/dogs

I bought a kurgo harness from Amazon a few months ago and I've been very happy with it. My dog is also medium sized and a little skinny. The collar area for the harness stays a just a tad bit loose but it's not so loose that it will come off.;amp;qid=1499454451&amp;amp;sr=8-2-spons&amp;amp;pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&amp;amp;keywords=kurgo+dog+harness&amp;amp;psc=1

I think it works perfect for my dog and it comes with a thing to hook to your car seatbelt when you take your dog in the car. Just measure your dog to get the size right.

u/wparsons · 2 pointsr/basset

He's a beautiful boy. You should be proud.

I don't mean to tell you your business, so please take this advice or leave it as you prefer. Having a dog riding in your vehicle untethered, while fun, can make the unpleasantness of an accident even worse -- either by your beloved hound getting hurt more severely or by way of him becoming a 50+ pound projectile, injuring the people in the car.

I've been through a few car harnesses with my basset, and the Kurgo Tru-Fit is the best one I've found so far. The best feature is that you don't have to get your dog to stand still with his front legs stationary while you secure it. It just slips over his neck and then straps clip around his midsection. His previous one was a pain in the butt for that reason.

u/lily_gray · 2 pointsr/dogs

Biking is the best! It's been a lifesaver with my dogs. I use the Walky Dog bike attachment and it's been amazing. My jogging speed is more like their slow trotting speed, but with the bike they get to all-out sprint. Plus my boy is fairly dog reactive but on a bike we go by so quickly that he hardly has time to notice other dogs.

u/handle22 · 2 pointsr/bicycletouring

Hey! Thanks for the kudos! I ride to work with him in the trailer (about 6mile round trip) every other day so that helped for sure. We have a walky dog as well that helped when he was getting antsy (but slows us down considerably) and then a few times where we could let him completely loose.

It was our first go at it, hence our short 22mile overnight. We're confident now that we can go further!

u/4Paws · 2 pointsr/pitbulls

There is a thing for this! You can buy a special leash that attaches to your bike to make it easier for both of you.

u/sgillf · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

Something like this. There are lots of different ones

u/JinND · 2 pointsr/AustralianShepherd

Well, I can provide a bit of info but also hope to get a few answers myself.

I have a 4(ish) year old, 50lb aussie/bc mix. I bought a walky dog system this spring:;amp;qid=1374676694&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=walky+dog

and I am quite happy with it.

It is quite an advantage to have dog/leash tethered to your seat. Last weekend we were out for a ride/run and a fawn jumped out of the trees. Instead of having my arm ripped off or the bike pulled off the road, the combination of your weight on the seat and the good sized spring in the bar that allows the leash to flex kept us both under control. It is also good that the dog can't cut in front of the bike with this setup. The bar is a quick detach from the bracket so it is easy to deal with as well. Thumbs up on the product.

Now my related question. I have been unsure how far is too far for my Aussie to run. We were out for a couple of miles on the weekend and I think that is about the max without a good break at this point. I don't know know if more trips will increase range or not. So anyone been doing this long enough or have some data on how far a fit Aussie should be able to run? I would love to get up to 6-10 miles but heck, the dog has to run alongside. I am not sure that is reasonable?

u/Fieryphoenix1982 · 2 pointsr/dogs

I may be coming at this from a different angle, but I did NOT want my dog to pull. I thought it might teach her bad habits for on walks. So I got a dog biking apparatus with springs in it amd now she trots along perfectly!;amp;ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title

u/HokiToki · 2 pointsr/reactivedogs

Just started up biking with Tigger for the first time last week. We have now been on 4 rides and I LOVE it. She loves to run and this has been a great outlet for her. Not to mention she took to it like a pro - no fear of the bike, heeled when I told her to, and so far she has not pulled me off.

We have a nice bike path near our house to ride on as well. I have only ridden on that path so far because I don't trust her on the streets. If we keep up with this I am going to buy a bike attachment this summer.

u/Jodah · 2 pointsr/Jeep

They also make leashes that click into the seat belt. Like this

u/gerbilunit · 2 pointsr/shiba

I use this with mine. He's still not very good with keeping his balance in the car, but it might be because my seats are leather and he slides around?

It at least helps keep him from jumping all over the place and I ensure to hook it to his harness and not his collar. If I brake suddenly, it will pull on the entire harness so the force is distributed rather than on his collar which would choke him.

u/INTHEMIDSTOFLIONS · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

My great dane used to have that issue but after I got one of these he stopped and walking him is a dream.

u/VinnythePaw · 1 pointr/Atlanta

Have you tried a Gentle Leader? This was amazing for my brother's dog.

u/WebbyMay · 1 pointr/dogs

I'm sure you might have heard of this already, but I used to go on dog walks with my neighbor and her dog is very reactive and aggressive with other dogs (she likes my dog though). She would use a snout harness kinda like this . It gave her more control if we encountered another dog and she started freaking out. I don't know if that would help but maybe worth looking into!

u/WhiskersTheCurious · 1 pointr/poodles

I have 2 standards that also pull a lot. They have pulled me down before when they saw a squirrel.

I have consistently worked on the behavior for a couple of years and have seen some improvement. But, I still use a Gentle Leader when we go on walks in case they see a squirrel...

In addition to the Gentle Leader, my husband and I have found that a short, quiet "hey" will get their attention and help them re-focus on one of us. The "hey" is not reprimanding or aggressive but more positive.

Another technique a professional trainer suggested with training puppies is to have the puppy on a long leash 100% of the time. Then when they are doing something wrong (like getting into trash or pulling on a walk) snap the leash to get their attention. This way you get their attention and without having to reprimand them, which can create fear. (I have not used this technique.)

u/marigold1121 · 1 pointr/Goldendoodles

Not a harness but the gentle leader was a game changer for our 60lb doodle.check it out

u/CastleSeven · 1 pointr/husky

Unless paired with a gentle leader

u/VenkmanPhD · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

the Gentle Leader is what we use on our Saint Bernard, works great. I actually just posted this in another post:

u/xtoll · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

You said 'gentle lead,' but did you use a name brand 'gentle leader'?
Must study the dvd or youtube video instructions and apply exactly as directed. It seems odd applying the loop around the head (behind the ears) so tight--but follow the directions precisely.

I have a 115 lb dog bred to pull carts &amp; she does love to pull ;-) This makes a 100% difference as when she pulls..... her head is turned around to face whoever's walking her--and that's no fun. Even my 5 year old grandson has no problem walking her with the gentle leader. She has little or no interest in pulling with the gentle leader on-I use a slim puppy leash with it. But she still will pull some with a normal lead. There's lots of useful reading on the amazon page: both the product description and some of the over 3800 user reviews. It does work for lots of dogs.

Good luck!

u/zahoditMD · 1 pointr/dogs

This is exactly what I did with my 2 year old rescue dog. Stopped walking every single time she pulled and told her to "slow down". In less than a week, she was barely pulling at all. Then we started obedience classes, and I bought her a PetSafe Gentle Leader headcollar. Now she heels almost perfectly on our daily walks. I've had her for about nine months now.

u/s2xtreme4u · 1 pointr/pitbulls

I like the head collar. Tightens as they pull and it makes their head turn towards me if they pull too far

u/The_LionTurtle · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

In addition to the other comments about giving the dog more excercise, I'd recommend buying a head leader collar. This should almost instantly stop the pulling issue since you're now controlling the dog from the snout instead of the neck where they still have a lot of core power to work with. After 4-6 months of this, you can switch back to a normal leash; they ought to be very used to staying by your side at this point.

As far as regular leashes go, I'd recommend something similar to this one. Don't use a leash longer than ~6ft for your sized dog. Any more than that is unecessary and will only encourage pulling.

u/MissArte · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

Nope. That harness attaches at the dog’s chest, which, while not chocking the dog, actually enables the dog to pull harder. Dogs naturally pull. If you give steady resistance, they pull harder. Let me get you a link to the gentle leader.

And here’s amazon:

Definitely check this out. It may be your saving grace with your pup. I suggest reading the amazon reviews — there are a lot of good ones of stories how the leader helped their dog with pulling issues almost immediately, although adjusting the dog to having a halter on its nose can take even weeks. I’ve experienced a dog that was forced to wear the halter without a gentle, positive learning route, and it was not good. She learned to hate the halter. I recommend taking your time with lots of treats as the DVD included with the gentle leader (I think that them giving DVDs for training is really so cool) will instruct.

Save for the one dog who was forced to wear the gentle leader, Ive never had a bad experience. I hope you can have better peace of mind walking your dog soon.

u/kibitzor · 1 pointr/dogs

Yes, mostly because she won't get hurt if she suddenly stops and i yank on the leesh. Plus, she can sprint ahead more freely and pull me if she really was going fast. I wouldn't go on walks with the harness, since she'll just pull me to wherever she wants to go. I use a gentle leader when we walk.

u/Cthalimus · 1 pointr/confession

Especially a no pull harness or even a gentle leader (although the Holt Head collar is apparently better). My dog pulls HARD when we go on walks. I can't describe how much better she is with the easy walk harness or head collar.

u/daringescape · 1 pointr/ridgebacks

They do look scary, but when you see how they work - its not that bid of a deal. I actually put it on my own neck to test it out. I will say make sure you get a good one where the prongs are rounded and not just squared off.

I have had it come off once while walking her, but I think it was user error. My wife and boys have no issues with it.

The other solution we use with our beagle/basset is the gentle leader

u/Nubetastic · 1 pointr/gifs

A Gentle Leader would of prevented this.

u/pause566 · 1 pointr/BorderCollie

Gentle leader is a brand name for a head collar.

u/captain_cornflakes · 1 pointr/funny
u/danerroo · 1 pointr/dogs

No problem, hope it helps! Also, for no pull leads for dogs I really like the Gentle Leader and the Easy Walk if that's an option you are also interested in for general leash walking manners.

u/TrackOne · 1 pointr/siberianhusky

I would recommend the Easy walk or Gentle leader harnesses for the pulling if it becomes a problem. Some huskies just don't seem to want to take to the "heel" command. Outside of that, I personally haven't found a need for any special collars for my husky.

At least in my experience, praise and treats are enough to make grooming painless.

u/ButtFartMcPoopus · 1 pointr/dogs

One: it is not terribly difficult to teach a dog to 'heel' or walk alongside you. Googling around real quick will give you several different teaching methods to choose from... it'll take some patience and time, but it's definitely a worthwhile thing to get down if you walk your dog regularly. If you'd rather not do that (or are in a hurry to get this fixed), I've heard the best tool for this is the leashes with muzzles/loops at the end that attach to their snout. They cannot pull or it'll yank their own head backwards. this seems to be a pretty popular one on Amazon.

As for two, I'm interested to hear answers as well. I have two dogs that don't play terribly well with other dogs. They are both very playful with me, but not with each other or other dogs they come into contact with. I'm going to give doggy day care a shot to see if I can get them socialized (part of the problem is they just don't come across other dogs very often), but I'll be reading any other tips that pop up in this thread.

u/krisp46 · 1 pointr/aww

We have lots of kids in our neighborhood and the strap keeps her from knocking them over if they want to pet her (she's very strong). It's loose on her nose unless she really pulls hard.

u/hawps · 1 pointr/aww

God I wish a harness kept them from pulling. As the owner of two very strong dogs, a harness makes things more comfortable for them, but really allows them to pull you will all of their strength. A gentle leader however, really does stop a dog from pulling. Those things are magical for tiny owners of big dogs (see: me).

u/abortedfetuslasagna · 1 pointr/AnimalsBeingDerps

That collar is gross we used to have one when I was a kid and it's really not necessary. Head collars work much better.;qid=1574174400&amp;sr=8-4

Funny dog tho.

u/turnipfairymagic · 1 pointr/reactivedogs

Have you looked into a training class? There are many trainers that have classes on mannered walking. Look into positive reinforcement trainers!

Basically you'll want to stop/even turn around every time your dog pulls. Reward the dog for walking next to you. It doesn't take long for them to realize what you want. Read more about loose lead walking.

Equipment is very important -- we use an Easy Walk Harness (you only want front clip harnesses! Back clip harnesses make pulling worse). Also purchase a Matingale Collar. The most secure you can be is to clip the front clip of the harness to the loop of the martingale collar.

Another alternative is to use a Head Halter (halti or gentle leader). When the dog pulls forward the equipment redirects their head so they'll basically turn back.

Harnesses and head halters are the most humane methods you can use. They'll give you added control until the training piece catches up!


Best of luck!

u/codewolf · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

Try walking him with leash / collar like this one.

u/GP83 · 1 pointr/shiba

I sort of feel like you have answered your own question. The fact that you needed shoulder surgery because your Shiba is pulling so hard is not ok. There are a lot of different kinds of harnesses. You may need to experiment a bit. Maybe even go with the Gentle Leader.

u/redelle · 1 pointr/Basenji

I use this kind also to walk my half basenji 3 year old. I'm not sure if she has the same shape as yours but I also have it on pretty loose. Maybe the vet used it tighter than what is comfy for this breed. My girl has a broad chest so it has to be pretty loose. Other than that I also have to stay on a 6' leash so she doesn't build any momentum. Mine also took to a few commands while walking really well. And lastly you could try this other gentle leader model. It's really popular around where I moved and would not chafe, though I haven't tried it (just because I'd used the one I have now before I adopted my pup) but I would try it.

u/lilnoobit · 1 pointr/puppy101

Hey there,
so I know you posted this a while ago but if your dog doesn't seem interested in walking maybe you need something to get them more excited like treats or a toy that they will only get during their walks. I think maybe a good special treat could be these. I would also recommend a gentle leader like this one and both are relatively affordable on amazon. It doesn't hurt them and you don't risk having your puppy choking itself. Hope this helped!

u/unicorndanceparty · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Yay for your foster getting adopted!

For the new leash puller foster, have you tried one of those no-pull harnesses? My pibble pulls like crazy and this harness has been a god send. No more pulling!

u/amenyoumessedmeup · 1 pointr/BrittanySpaniel

It’s similar to this style: PetSafe Easy Walk Dog Harness, No Pull Dog Harness, Black/Silver, Large

u/DFWPhotoguy · 1 pointr/WiggleButts

Both our Aussies have gentle walk harnesses. Has helped greatly with our puller and makes walks super enjoyable. Plus no neck worries.;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1405528084&amp;amp;sr=1-1&amp;amp;keywords=easy+walk+harness

u/mikeyo73 · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

Here it is on Amazon. It tightens on the chest instead of the neck when the dogs pulls and throws them off-balance. Works very well and much more humane. Just watch out, the first time I put it on my husky, I got distracted and she chewed it off in about a minute haha.

u/chevyboxer · 1 pointr/Boxer

This is also my dog so I thought I should comment. This is a No Pull Harness as others have said. The leash hooks to the front on his chest. It is similar to this one here.

Amazon No Pull Harness

If you have an issue with your dog pulling and choking itself while on walks I would suggest one of these. It's night and day.

u/Psychex65 · 1 pointr/dogs

My girlfriend bought this for our dog, and it has greatly reduced his pulling. He almost never pulls now, and when he does it is very light. We've never had a problem with it coming loose or him slipping out of it.

u/ZaneMasterX · 1 pointr/goldenretrievers

Most dogs hate gentle leaders, get an easy walk and be done with it.

u/grindoc · 1 pointr/Pets

Use a harness for walking, then you don't choke your dog or wear out their collar. I use this one, it attaches in the front so if the dog pulls it turns him and he stops tugging

u/Timendainum · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

Someone has already posted a Zak George video on this, which you should try.

Also, what type of collar/harness are you using? The opposition reflex in some dogs can be VERY strong.

I've been trying for months to get my puller to stop. One thing that helped me a lot was a front hooking harness. I am using the PetSafe EasyWalk harness.

Properly fitting this had helped a ton. We can now take walks his first instinct isn't to pull against the harness.

The cool thing I discovered is all the no pulling training I had been working on he actually knows. He just couldn't get over that pull reflex.

Walks in the evening have been very enjoyable since!

This harness does not choke or gag my dog, and when he pulls to hard it draws his attention back to me so I can guide him properly.

u/jushing · 1 pointr/infertility

Yeah ive seen those before, i know they are pretty popular but i could see people who dont have dogs thinking they are muzzles :-/. the front hook discourages pulling on the easy walk.

u/Themilkmann11 · 1 pointr/cavaliers

We have been using our easy walk harness forever! It is a front clip which can help teach your cav not to pull since it diverts their walking when they pull. It is low profile so you can see their beautiful coat instead of a harness!

PetSafe Easy Walk Dog Harness, No Pull Dog Harness, Black/Silver, Large

u/discohitman · 1 pointr/aww

We use easy walk harnesses, they hook in front. We don't get pulled around like a dogsled now.

u/PirateKilt · 1 pointr/dogs

Gentle Leader's "Easy Walk" works great for my large boxer. Connects at the chest, so if he tries to pull, it just turns him around, he effectively stops himself. Under $20. Doesn't "squeeze" the chest.;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1343305037&amp;amp;sr=1-4&amp;amp;keywords=Gentle+Leader

u/Mnemon-TORreport · 1 pointr/puppy101

Sounds like the Easy Walk harness. I use it as well and once you figure it out it's easy to slip on and off. You can also flip it around if you need the hook in the back for some reason (say in the car).


u/aamart9 · 1 pointr/bulldog

My guy has one of these. He's a big puller and this is the only thing that has a chance at stopping him.

u/ossger · 1 pointr/husky

I use the petsafe easy walk harness with mine. It's been solid for over 2 years now. She's 40lbs and wears a medium.

u/BronsonBuster · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

Easy walk harness, specifically the one where it connects at the front - - Amazon could probably have it to you tomorrow :) I use the medium/large on my 80 pounder.

u/trexmafia · 1 pointr/puppy101

I use an easy walker harness on my pup ( and it clips on the leash in the front. I found with my pup that harnesses which have the leash ring on the back were actually making his pulling worse.

u/iheartzombiecats · 1 pointr/beagles I've used this for my beagle mix for the past 5 years. They last about 4 years, reduce pulling to almost zero and can be fitted that it just slides over their head and gets buckled behind their arm pits.

There are various types of harnesses just like this that had padding for the pits and belly to avoid rubbing.

u/Rock909 · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

Yea I found this:;amp;colid=2YAKNEWALNNSD&amp;amp;coliid=I1BYZM1FZH376B&amp;amp;psc=1

What kind of treats do you recommend for training?

Your right the amount of strength she has, she doesnt care about injury at all, its like a small bodybuilder on speed when walking her.

u/Sinkip · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

We used a halti collar when training our shepherds to run next to the bikes just for some added security that they weren't going to dive in front of it and cause an accident. Front clipping harnesses are also really good for this sort of thing, especially if your dog is already known to pull on walks. Young dogs especially seem to struggle with spacial awareness and like to tangle you up in the leash so be mindful of that. To make it easier for the dog I think it's best to train them to run on only one side. I picked left since they're already trained to heel on the left side.

The most important thing, and I cannot stress this enough, is not to let the dog's nose get ahead of you by more than about two feet. If the dog is not watching you, there's no way they can see you start to turn or stop and most likely they aren't paying enough attention to hear voice commands either. For turns I use verbal and hand signals so the dog is clear on where I'm going, plus you never know when a passing car might drown out a verbal command. I use "halt" to signal sudden stops because it's rarely heard in normal conversation.

I know it's appealing to let your dog pull you along, but it's very dangerous if your dog isn't 100% attentive to verbal commands outdoors. They can pull both of you into traffic or over obstacles that aren't traversable with skates and that is something I'm not willing to risk personally. If you are always beside your dog and therefor always within their sight, it's a lot easier for them to focus on you.

u/rcrracer · 1 pointr/howto

sound generators to stop dog barking 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and 5 and 6 and 6 If you read reviews at Amazon you will see that those type of people are known as "inconsiderate assholes" My neighbors plunked a dog in their backyard on Feb. 7th this year. Obviously purchased the dog based on his barking abilities. Great Dane. Wiki says a lifespan of 6-8 years. Fuck if I'm am going to spend the remainder of my life(old person) listening to a dog barking nonstop for hours on end. Our city has a law that says &gt; 30 min illegal. I started calling the cops after I saw nothing was being done to shut the dog up. After the forth time the cops showed up I think a cop that had been there before showed up and was pissed. That and the legal paperwork the city sent the "inconsiderate assholes" nipped the problem in the bud, at least temporarily. The type of people that allow their dog to bark nonstop feel entitled. I expect the barking to start back up one of these days. Then it will be lawsuit time.

If I end up getting a lawyer. Security system, DVR, with 4 cameras and 85 foot infrared range. Additional infrared illuminators. Microphone. Graphic equalizer software. Aim 3 cameras and illuminators into neighbors backyard. Aim 4th camera at graphic equalizer software display running on computer. It is against the law to record conversations here so the owners are in the backyard with just a microphone could end up being illegal. Related links. 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and 5 and 6 and 7 and 8 and 9

Seinfeld: Elaine Benes dognapping episode.

In your case possibly"you can't squeeze blood from a turnip".

Another idea is to record the dog barking. Play it back as a loop at an increased volume. When the neighbors are sleeping would be a good time. If you have a few thousand bucks you could use an LRAD speaker to beam the sound.

u/Huplescat22 · 1 pointr/howto

I’m late to the thread, so I’m putting this here.

My next door neighbor specializes in various sorts of bad dogs. Over the years she’s brought in a rogue’s gallery of bark freaks. Now she’s outdone herself with a pit bull that wants to taste my cat’s blood. The cat is a veteran hunter and more cunning than the dog, so he’s managed to weather multiple close calls. During the last year I’ve caught the dog in the act four or five times and lit it up with my CO2 powered pellet pistol… problem solved, I hope. The gun doesn’t draw blood on the dog, but it stings like hell.

This is a dog that ran right past me, yelling at it, to go after my cat. Now it’s gotten to where, if the dog sees me outside, it slinks off and hides. If it’s barking interminably late at night, it shuts the fuck up when I go out and yell at it.

I don't have it now because my neighbor stole it, but my favorite thing for uncontrolled barkers was the PetSafe Outdoor Bark Control. It worked for me but, if it doesn’t work for you, added pellet gun reinforcement right on top of the ultrasonic might just do the trick. Don’t ignore the instruction about using hearing protection when you’re setting it up.

u/WilliamMcCarty · 1 pointr/LosAngeles

Try something like this:

They're hit and miss as far as if they actually work. I tried one when I had a neighbor with a crazy dog. It seemed to work for a little while.

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Ultrasonic noise machines?
&gt;Hey there reddit, I live in the US. My Neighbor recently decided to grace my neighborhood with a new ultrasonic noise machine like this one:
&gt; He says its to keep mice away, but it plays all times of the day and can be heard across the street.
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u/nofattiesplease · 1 pointr/bestoflegaladvice

Needs a new battery about every 3 months. I was hoping it would train the dog to shut up, but as soon as the battery runs out that dumb dog starts barking again haha.

u/luxdapoet · 1 pointr/news

These work pretty well most of the time. I've used them to take care of neighbor dogs who bark all the damn time. It doesn't hurt them either, it's just a loud annoying sound you can't hear.

u/FreeCandy4u · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

You need to train the dogs to stop barking, if they are next to your house you are in luck. My father and I both used an outside ultrasonic device to train our neighbors dogs. This will not work if they are too far away (like across the street), however the yard next door is perfect. I cant remember the model we used but it was something like this.

It may take a week but eventually they get the idea and shut the hell up.

Good luck.

Edit: Just FYI after running it about a month the dogs seem to be trained, 2 years later and they still don't bark incessantly even with the device off. You may get a bark here and there, waaaay away from the fence where the device is located, but that is not bothersome.

u/Paultwo · 1 pointr/videosurveillance

no, just motion. Weatherproof, yes.

Sounds like you need this

u/HellaSober · 1 pointr/sanfrancisco

There are better ways to take care of that, you don't have to kill the dog.

This should be done with the consent of the owner.

u/Whattheha · 1 pointr/dogs

Maybe try something like this?

u/echotech · 1 pointr/Pets

I have the same problem and haven't been able to find a solution either. I tried using this, but it didn't work at all.

u/joshlymanismygod · 1 pointr/dogs

There are basically two types of harness styles I've found: strapy ones (like this) and more vest-y ones (like this]. My dog hates the strapy ones, and will scratch/itch at it and try to pull it off, so if your dog is really not a fan of their harness, try the other type - it could help.

I use the Canine Equipment no-pull harness, and it puts pressure on her shoulder area as opposed to her neck when she pulls. Its been a really great harness for her, and is similar enough to the vest-y type that it doesn't bother her.

u/pyrmale · 1 pointr/schnauzers

Both my Schnauzer and Havanese would pull so hard that I would dread walk time. For small dogs they can make a walk a chore. The Havanese would pull so hard she would end up choking herself.

I bought this harness for both of them. It caused a dramatic change in their walking behavior. All I did is put it on them and they behaved like well trained dogs. I did no training with the harness, the dogs just knew to behave better.

The one I bought is noted below. I am not promoting this particular brand. I am just pointing out that it is the one I use. Good luck.;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1541537723&amp;sr=1-4&amp;keywords=Puppia+Dog+Harnesses&amp;dpID=41b9dS6YTAL&amp;preST=_SY300_QL70_&amp;dpSrc=srch

u/Shortandsweet33 · 1 pointr/dogs

It's very comfortable, light and easy to put on and take off, I can't recommend it highly enough. [This] ( is the model we have, because it's adjustable around both the neck and the girth so allowed us to get a good fit as our girl grew, while [the standard Puppia] (;amp;dpID=51b2wjkO72L&amp;amp;dpSrc=sims&amp;amp;preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&amp;amp;refRID=1JW0GYDVBHPWFM9PVSVR) is not adjustable in the neck, only the girth. If you go for that one, make sure to check the measurement guide as I think sizes for this one are a bit different than the standard model.

u/cport1 · 1 pointr/pics

I have a tiny dog that did the same thing. However, she only did it when she was on a leash. Kind of like a 'hold me back let me at him' kind of scenario would play out often. I switched over to a harness like this one :: ... Now, she hardly gets aggressive toward other dogs.

u/couper · 1 pointr/puppy101

Definately get a mesh harness. Be wary of front clip harnesses that aren't mesh. We tried a front clip Wonder Walker and the leash would ride up and press on our pup's throat. Even fitted, we could hear choking.

There are different kinds of mesh harnesses. I find that ones through the head are okay if your pup has a small head and comfortable with shit going over his head. If not, I recommend either a mesh step in or a neck adjustable one.

For a growing puppy, the last one would last you the longest because the neck and belly can adjust independently. For durability, we like the 2nd one.

We've tried a Gooby harness and while it was good at first, it wasn't nearly as durable as the Puppia ones or safe. My pup's front legs could slip through the 'x' design. It was really weird. The strap is pretty thin leathery fabric that my 10lb pup chewed in one go. He has yet to chew through the puppia ones.

If you want a chew proof guaranteed one, you'll have to go with Lupine. All their harnesses are guaranteed even if chewed. It's awesome. I have a few, but they aren't as comfortable as the mesh ones.

u/wyrno · 1 pointr/mainecoons

I can't find any subreddit rules about linking to other sites so I'll go ahead and show you this one.

I have that one in small, it's too big for my kittens but I think small or medium should fit a grown cat, depending on how big it is. I've seen some others use this same one as well. Fair warning though, if you buy the lead also in 'small' size, it's very short. :)

u/Thisgingerknits · 1 pointr/dogs

We have the kurgo harnesses for both dogs (small and medium). They have rings for front and back leash attachment and there is plenty of sliders to adjust it perfectly. Favorite harness we've tried so far!

Kurgo Tru-Fit Smart Dog Harness, Black, Medium

u/tellme-why · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Welcome back! On my prime day list I have this dog harness that you can also use in the car

u/Fresh-Mango · 1 pointr/dogs

See this post about restraining devices. The OPs situation was slightly different than yours but the information/discussion on the restraint systems is the same. Devices that have been tested and passed to earn a safety-certification to withstand the G-forces of a crash at 30mph range from $90 to Very Expensive.

If you're looking for something to specifically restrain the dog from a police officer standing next to the driver's side window, rather than to prevent the dog from becoming a projectile in the car, you may look at the Kurgo Tru-Fit Safety Harness. Note that while both the regular ($15) and "enhanced" model ($30) of this harness catastrophically failed safety testing as seen in this video the "enhanced" model has all metal hardware and would more reliably restrain a large muscular dog from the officer.

If I were in your situation and assuming you already have a harness, I would simply purchase this $25 Kurgo swivel tether for seatbelts and affix it to whatever harness you already have. None of these options will protect either you or the dog in a crash! but will accomplish your stated goal. Consider getting the Sleepypod Clickit harness despite its expense ($90) as it is the only harness system tested that passed the safety testing done by the Center for Pet Safety.

I suppose a crate, cage, or other barrier system could work but the only models that are effective at 30mph testing are &gt;$400 which is why I always recommend a harness (and training).

u/AesFoxie · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

Thanks for the suggestion on front-clip harnesses! I ordered this one for him: Kurgo Tru-Fit Smart Dog Harness - It has great ratings and seemed useful for a puller like a malamute.

u/thoughtsausages · 1 pointr/puppy101

I got this harness in medium for our now 4 month old lab with the understanding that it will need to be replaced when he grows out of it. I know a few people with dogs that could maybe use it when he is too big for it, or I will donate it.

Here is Tuba sporting the harness

u/SupBro8989 · 1 pointr/WTF
u/Runenmeister · 1 pointr/Greyhounds

Get one of these for your backseat and let the dog have the back seat. It's fantastic. It comes with a couple leashes where one end is a seatbelt clip. He can't fall into the floor this way and has padding across the whole backseat. Plus it's waterproof.

Also get him a harness (chest-attach area) like this and seatbelt him in, either with the above or with this one's carabiner. Helps give him an anchor and keeps him safer. Keeps him away from you a bit better too, distracting you is the #1 safety factor. or

u/JEEPATHON · 1 pointr/Jeep

Don't rely on training, a guy in my jeep clubs dog was riding without a proper harness for YEARS, and just recently decided to hop out on the highway... over $4,000 in vet bills. I use THIS harness and it's tied off to my soundbar so he can move around a bit in the back but can't jump out.

u/Wheresthenextbutton · 1 pointr/Jeep

there are other options My dog didn't mind her's first try, they make some with gel padding in the front for comfort, I'm at work so i can't get the info on mine.

u/northwestxroger · 1 pointr/LivestreamFail

I have this bike attachment, but it is a little short. I would recommend unscrewing the end cap and buying a longer paracord to work with the springs inside, or they’re going to be a little too close for comfort.

Otherwise, I just use a 37” Drop-Thru (the trucks are top mounted so you have a lower center of gravity) with wide tight trucks, as if I’m going downhill basically. The pups will pull fast but try running with them to see if distractions will make them pull away at their run speed. Usually they’re locked in to mush-mode and will run wherever you tell them!

u/KapnKrumpin · 1 pointr/germanshepherds

FYI, I have one of these, and I absolutely love it. It's a little nicer than a leash, in that it keep my pup right where he needs to be next to my bike - not too close, not too far. Leash works ok, I suppose, but I like the bar. In any case, hope you have fun, I know mine loves bike rides.;amp;qid=1466175470&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=walkydog

u/jdhawk · 1 pointr/Pets

if he's a decent size pup, and you have a bike, get a walky dog.

My medium size pup will pull my bike around the block 4 or 5 times running his little brains out, then sleeps the rest of the day. I rarely have to pedal, he gets to run as fast as he wants, and the bike is actually very easy to control. I'd just avoid really busy streets/times of day for general safty.

u/jocularamity · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

Use a specially made attachment like Walkydog or Springer to physically attach your dog to the bike. Use a comfy non-restrictive harness on the dog for this attachment point. That way, dog can move normally, but when the dog pulls it doesn't make you fall or crash.

I'd also personally hold a leash connected to a collar for finer control, but the big thing is you don't want the dog's full weight to be able to pull on your arms or handlebars.

u/smoqueed · 1 pointr/MTB

I actually started out training him to run next to me on pavement, with this

it keeps your dog from jumping out in front of you, so i trained that behavior a bunch before taking him out to the singletrack. concerning wildlife, he is naturally afraid of getting dropped, so even if he goes to chase something i'll keep riding away and call for him a few times. when he realizes i'm not there anymore, he comes running right back

u/octaffle · 1 pointr/dogs

There are some devices for attaching the dog to the bike. I think this one is really popular. Some people just attach the leash to a bungee on their handlebars (but they tie the bungee a special way so it won't come off but still absorbs some force). I don't actually know anything about training a dog to run beside the bike but someone on here will have a good answer and tips. You can't really make them run a lot until they're over a year (or year and a half)because their bones are still growing and you don't want them to damage anything. After that, it's fair game!

If he responds negatively to other dogs, the trainer should be knowledgeable enough to help him get over it an work in a class setting. We had two or three dog aggressive dogs in our classes or trials and they never had a problem; we could all learn/compete without a dog fight or major disruption. It's a good socialization opportunity, too. It's going to be really great for him and for you! :D

u/high_brace · 1 pointr/spinalcordinjuries

I'm looking at this.

It ought to do the trick. My pup and I could both use the exercise.

u/bustinjanks · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

I got a walky-dog for my heeler mix after we moved to Chicago and it's been wonderful. It keeps him at my side &amp; has a bungee so when he inevitably tries to go after a squirrel he doesn't take me with him. I always recommend it to anyone looking to get into biking with their dog. That being said, I only need it because Phil gets distracted easily and will try and take off to the side from time to time. If you think you can train her to keep at your side it probably wouldn't be necessary!

u/Changeitupnow · 1 pointr/aww

Things you need to know about your husky:

u/ap1219 · 1 pointr/dogs

As someone below sounds like you are already providing this dog with WAY more exercise than someone else who will adopt him will. I'm not saying this to make you feel guilty for giving him up, more that you shouldn't feel this guilty if you decide to keep him.

I think there are a lot of other options an ways to tire him out besides just running with him. You can look into biking with him, which will tire him out faster than it will tire you out. I've heard great things about [walky dog] (;amp;qid=1453499821&amp;amp;sr=8-1-spons&amp;amp;keywords=walky+dog&amp;amp;psc=1) There is NOTHING that tires my crazy dog out more than playing with other dogs. An hour trip to the dog park will tire him out for the rest of the day. And I take him to doggy daycare usually about once a week, and he is tired to the point where he can't even keep his eyes open on the car ride home.

I do agree with whoever said that you should focus on getting your asthma under control first (I have asthma too) and then see where you're at with your dog. I have a feeling once you get that sorted out you might really regret giving up Arrow!

u/icrapoften · 1 pointr/jackrussellterrier
u/WanderingPuppy · 1 pointr/dogs

My dog enjoys both equally so what I do is one day we walk, the other we jog. I also have a bike attachment for lazy days. Hiking is also a good alternative for weekends. There are many people with husky and working type breeds that do bikejoring and dog scootering that you may want to look into as well.

u/lordofthefeed · 1 pointr/dogs

I use a combination of a Kurgo hammock, a seatbelt leash, and an appropriately-fitted harness.

u/Chasmosaur · 1 pointr/Bulldogs

The ones I've seen are soft and crush down a bit. I talked to someone in the lounge once - we were on different red eyes - and he said it compressed more than you would think. He also had meds for the dog, but it was honestly pretty chill.

But that being said - seriously, if you don't have to fly with your dog, don't. If it's a relocation, you can plan ahead. If it's a vacation, just put your dog in a nice kennel or get a nice dog/house sitter. My girl would see me put her food container on the counter and her bedding in a duffel, and she would wait happily by the door so we could go see her friends at the kennel. (The owner of the kennel once told me if something happened and we couldn't keep her that she would happily keep her - my girl was a huge love.)

They spoiled her rotten and I never worried about her at all.

Road trips were a bit of a trial, I'm not going to say otherwise. While she liked short local trips, she didn't really like being pent up in the car much. We got her a really comfy fleece lined harness, and one of those attachments that slot into a seat belt so she had a little room to get comfy on the backseat, but otherwise, she was just pissed she was not on her couch or rolling around in her yard.

But she did like getting out of the car at the end of the day, and she totally played it up for the hotel staff who would shower her with ear scratches and treats. And she always loved sniffing around the hotel and hotel room.

Some of my friends have Jack Russells - they moved from Seattle to DC and back to Seattle. And with both moves, they just made an adventure out of the road trip. They said it took a little longer, but they were sure they were doing the right thing by the dogs.

u/DrStalker · 1 pointr/Frugal

You can get somethin like this to keep your dog secure.

They don't work for foxes though, those cunning little fluffballs will just slice right through the strap with their sharp little teeth.

u/SleepyPterodactyl · 1 pointr/dogs

Get a front clipping harness. It drastically reduced my own dog's pulling and makes it easier to train loose leash walking. You could also look into a head halter, but that requires some training to get the dog acclimated to it.

u/seonadancing1 · 1 pointr/dogs

Have you tried something like the Halti? We use it for our dog--basically, when they pull, it pulls their face down so they're looking at the ground. Eventually they learn not to pull because it interrupts their fun walking time!

I would also consider working with your dog to teach him how to walk without pulling. You can google different methods, but one method that works well is basically every time he pulls, stop the walk. When he's calm again, resume the walk. He'll learn that pulling is boring because every time he does, the walk stops.

u/aurical · 1 pointr/hiking

The night it came I adjusted the harness and then we went and played fetch in the yard. She was frolicking about as per usual. I did notice that she didn't pull as much with the pack on. Normally I have to use a halti but was able to loose lead for the majority of the hike yesterday.

I've read you should work up the weight slowly so they can build their endurance. Yesterday I just added a few light things, but next time I'll probably add some small water bottles just for her. We were sharing my 24 oz bottle and ran out by the summit.

u/MollyElla511 · 1 pointr/infertility

That's very similar to what my girls have and people still think it's a muzzle or to watch out. It doesn't help that they bark at everyone.

u/IWillHaveWater · 1 pointr/greatdanes

Halti brand head collars are just like gentle leads but they also clip to the collar. I had one for my boy and it was amazing and I never had to worry about him getting out of it and running off because it was attached to his collar as a back up. They come in large sizes. Halti Just in case you are looking for something with that option.

u/TragicallyCute · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

Have you considered a Halti? It works well on forward pullers since they can't look forward when they're pulling - it looks like with the face harness you posted a photo of that any force from pulling would be directed along the dog's back and they'd still be able to face forward and stay focused on anything but you. It looks like your dog has a long enough nose for it to fit well and they come in a variety of sizes. It did wonders for our GSD/pit who pulled on a regular collar&amp;leash, prong collar, easy walk harness, regular harness, sporn harness... heck, it's the only thing that's worked on him!

u/jclark343 · 1 pointr/WiggleButts

I use something like the Freedom harness of my aussie. I don't use the second leash option, and just keep it clipped to the front but I think the extra piece between the legs helps to actually keep the harness in position. I find that the easy walk can shift a lot or hangs low unless it fits perfectly which is hard to do.

u/Kaleyedoskopic · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

I love and highly recommend the Freedom Harness for a front clip. It stays much more clear of the shoulder than most other front clips, fits better (has more straps to adjust), and has a clip on the back as well if you ever want to let him run around, like on a hike.

u/lzsmith · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

That's pretty weird. Are you sure it was a name brand (premier or petsafe) and not a cheap knockoff? That's not my favorite equipment, but they usually hold up okay.

Try a Freedom Harness (measure so you'll get the right size). They're usually sturdy and hold up well.

u/Sylanthra · 1 pointr/funny

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u/DallasPoolService · 1 pointr/Entrepreneur

And this seems to be a pretty polished version of the pet rock. There are all kinds of awesome ways to make it, get a product out there and see what happens!

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u/JasonKattan · 1 pointr/Eyebleach

This guy:

Ruffwear - Front Range No-Pull Dog Harness with Front Clip, Twilight Gray (2017), Small

And this guy:

Tuff Mutt - Hands Free Dog Leash for Running, Walking, Hiking, Durable Dual-Handle Bungee Leash, Reflective Stitching, 4-Foot Long, Adjustable Waist Belt (Fits up to 42" waist)

u/Nitsua87 · 1 pointr/gifs

Can’t recommend one of these enough It has saved my shoulder on countless occasions.

u/Bloomizerti · 1 pointr/Tucson

Marshall Gulch is a pretty good hike on Mount Lemmon that is dog friendly. There's some running water there, and my dog always enjoys it. A lot of people hike it with their dog off-leash though, so it may not be good if your dog is not friendly with others.

Also, tacking onto the leash comment above, a nice hands-free leash is great for hiking! I have this leash, and a Ruffwear harness that you can buy at REI in town.

u/TheBigPoochowski · 1 pointr/dogs

On the same note, I use a seat belt leash. Definitely a cheaper alternative.

I've been using one for a year and have had no issues. My Golden doesn't have access to the front of the car, but has just enough reach to stick his nose out the window ;)

I have thought about this same scenario. While Louie can't get to the front, I know he will bark like crazy (he's territorial and protective like that, with a damn intimidating bark.) That will definitely scare the cop, so I'm really hoping I never run into this situation.

u/Baileylikethebooze · 1 pointr/dogs

Hi there! My dog has a very similar attitude regarding car rides- she thinks they’re sketchy at best. At this point, we’ve done a 9 hour car ride together, and a week from today we’ll start a cross country move that’ll total around 35 hours of driving. Here are my tips!

  • Does she get carsick? That’s the reason my dog isn’t a huge fan of cars, she gets nauseous even on the shortest trip. Benadryl certainly does help, just make sure you’re dosing correctly! It also makes her sleepy, which is a bonus. On our last car trip she slept for 4 hours straight, and she only got sick in the last 5 minutes of the trip because we didn’t keep up with the Benadryl. Some people on here are super uncomfortable with giving dogs any OTC medicine, but I’ve been told by multiple vets and our dog trainer that Benadryl is safe. I’m also pregnant and I feel like if it’s gentle enough for me to have, it’s probably okay for her, lol.

  • If she does get carsick but it can be under control with Benadryl, I’d offer high-value, long lasting chews or filled Kongs. Ours loves tracheas and gets the occasional no-hide, which is a rawhide alternative. She also super loves frozen Kongs filled with cream cheese and pumpkin, or anything with hard boiled eggs- they may make your car a little smelly but they’ll keep her occupied.

  • If you can look at your route ahead of time and plan a stop in the middle somewhere where your dog can run, either somewhere like a dog park or a rest stop (you can use a long-line leash and a harness!), that could be beneficial for her too! If you don’t plan on making this sort of stop that’s okay, too. One or two potty stops should be more than enough, and really since she’s fully grown she could last that long without a potty stop.

  • Regarding environmental conditions, I have two tips! The first is to choose one of two things: a soft crate or a harness with a doggy seatbelt. If your dog is small enough, I’d recommend a soft crate. This will keep the pup contained and not able to climb all over you. My dog is a very tall 55 pounds, and my car is way too small for that size of soft crate, so she has a harness that she wears in the car (with the ring on the back) and we bought these seatbelts from amazon (;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1510160438&amp;amp;sr=1-1-spons&amp;amp;keywords=dog+seat+belt&amp;amp;psc=1). My only complaint with them is that once, she stepped on the part of the car that the seatbelt clips into and was able to get out, but I just reached back and clipped her in.

  • I would also suggest, no matter whether you use the soft crate or harness, to lay down a blanket or some towels that smell like home. These will serve a dual purpose of comforting your dog as well as making for easy clean up in the event of barf.

    I hope this helps!! If you have any questions or need clarification let me know!
u/madnessmostrandom · 1 pointr/Wrangler

we got these for my boy. they are adjustable so you can make it loose enough so they can stand but not move too far.

Vastar 2 Packs Adjustable Pet Dog Cat Car Seat Belt Safety Leads Vehicle Seatbelt Harness, Made from Nylon Fabric

u/CompWizrd · 1 pointr/hondafit

I use a full size dog cage if I'm going anywhere decently far, along with ratchet straps to tie that down via the cargo hooks. My dogs are 65 and 50 lbs (Labrador and some vaguely Shepherd looking thing that isn't a Shepherd).

For short trips, I have a harness that clips directly into the seatbelt. I changed my rear seat buckles to be independent of the seat back, and flip the seat back up... buckle stays down on the ground, and I clip the dogs in their harness to that. With them standing on the floor they can't get up high enough to get into anything. Once in a very blue moon they'll manage to knock the metal bar of the rear seat over, and the seat will come down on them, but that's still pretty rare.

The seat buckle part is similar to this

You may need one of those plastic buckle covers that are usually used to keep kids from playing with their seatbelts, depends on their activity level.

u/TriGurl · 1 pointr/RunningWithDogs

I bought mine at the Nissan dealership but it looks similar to this (see link below) it hooks to their harness.

Vastar 2 Packs Adjustable Pet Dog Cat Car Seat Belt Safety Leads Vehicle Seatbelt Harness, Made from Nylon Fabric

u/Smashed_Adams · 1 pointr/puppy101

I've used similar products and attach to the back fo their harness

u/p0mm0m3 · 1 pointr/jeepdogs

There are seat belts you can get for dogs relatively cheap!


Vastar 2 Packs Adjustable Pet Dog Cat Car Seat Belt Safety Leads Vehicle Seatbelt Harness, Made from Nylon Fabric

u/sunburn_on_the_brain · 1 pointr/Bulldogs

This is the restraint we use. With sometime four in the car, this is quick and easy to put on them.

u/timboS1ice · 1 pointr/WhatsWrongWithYourDog

Thanks for the compliment!

The harness we have has a loop at the middle of her back so you can thread a seatbelt through. She can move around fairly well on the side of the car she’s buckled on, though she will occasionally get a bit tangled up. It doesn’t happen that often though because she actually prefers to lay down most of the time during car rides.

From my understanding (knowledge my girlfriend has passed onto me) the purpose of buckling them in serves a few purposes, most common being to keep them from trying to climb up to the front of the car or falling off the seat while we are driving. Secondly, though a bit morbid, it serves to prevent your pet from turning into a projectile in the event of an accident. An unsecured animal can seriously injury or kill other occupants of the vehicle if they are not secured in the event of a crash.

We use the harness we have because we already had it, though there are other options. Such as Seat Belt Leads which buckle into any buckle and thank attach to your dogs harness or collar like a regular leash.

u/bakedtateO · 1 pointr/dogs

I use these.

Amazon Link

I use them with my 40lb Pit mix in her Blueberry harness.

To my knowledge they aren't "crash certified" but they clip into the seatbelt receiver and lock. Definitely better than nothing and I think they will do a fine job if ever needed.

u/teenaamariee · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hey Amelia, I'm Tina welcome to raoa! I was a Nanny for a few years as well and miss it, but my family moved across country! How old are the children you take care of? Cool intro and contest idea- you've already hopped into a great start in the community!

Here are 5 things that would greatly help me:

1- LED dog collar. My boyfriend and I take our dogs down to the field and let them run away, but we lose them sometimes cause they get excited hearing a bird. We have one collar already but they never run in the same direction, so having another would be great.

2- Dog Car Seatbelt clip. Another item for my rambunctious pups who enjoy car rides like it's no one's business. Sometimes they get in our face or want to be on our lap and it's distracting and I'm afraid of it causing an accident but there's currently no way to keep them secluded to the back.

3- This puzzle book. I love mazes, sudoku, and puzzles to keep my brain working haha

4- Pop Socket for my phone. I'm quite clumsy and drop my phone pretty often. Plus, it's mermaid!

5- Sloth Skirt. I love wearing skirts and feeling pretty, plus it's got sloths all over it!

I'm gonna nominate /u/LaLocaChristina because she's been here and always contributes positivity and is very generous when gifting. She's also taking a big leap and moving so this could lift her spirits if she needs it because I'm pretty sure everyone could agree that moving can be stressful!

u/thatwasntveryraven · 1 pointr/vandwellers

I recommend this:;amp;psc=1

Goes into the seatbelt thing and attaches to a dog's harness.

u/NewtonGimmick · 1 pointr/DogCare

You can try something like this. It'll block out some sun/heat/mosquitos/etc and let you keep the windows down. You just slide em on over the door.

I would also suggest some sort of seat belt. These buckle into a normal seat belt on one end and the other end you attach to a harness (do NOT attach it to a collar unless you want a dead/severely injured dog if you get into an accident or need to hit the brakes hard).

u/witcher318 · 1 pointr/AustralianCattleDog

I use this in the rear of my 4Runner. Not this exact one. But it’s but this hammock style. The one I got was from petco and cost about $60. I’ve had it a year and it’s held up really well. Waterproof, machine washable etc

I’d recommend this hammock style;amp;qid=1523637118&amp;amp;sr=8-8&amp;amp;keywords=dog+car+hammock+seat+cover&amp;amp;dpPl=1&amp;amp;dpID=41j7KySDBxL&amp;amp;ref=plSrch

In conjunction with the hammock style cover. Get these seat belts. They will hook to your existing harnesses and clip right into your car seat buckles. No additional fuss required. Super simple. You can tighten or loosen the slack depending on how much movement you want to give the dog.;amp;qid=1523637363&amp;amp;sr=8-2-spons&amp;amp;pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&amp;amp;keywords=dog+seat+belts&amp;amp;psc=1

I know these exact seat Belts work because I had the unfortunate pleasure of having them tested. A guy ran a red light and hit the front side of my 4Runner at 55mph. The hammock style cover and having him seat belted with those belts in harness kept him completely uninjured! He was scared and shaken up. But completely healthy. No sprang, cuts, bruises etc.

Hope this helps.

u/mrniceguy421 · 1 pointr/IAmA

Great build! Question about traveling with pets. We always have harnesses on our dogs and use a dog seat belt. I noticed you had your dogs just sitting on the cushion. Have you ever thought about dog seat belts?

u/CaptainCoral · 1 pointr/dogs

FWIW, I just bought these seat belts for my dog, which are a great deal ---- my dog chewed through both in the car and I figured "meh, they were less than $10, no biggie".... The company emailed me to ask how they were and when I told them what happened they sent me new ones, 2 day shipping, for free!
Highly recommend.

u/DogsandDirt · 1 pointr/RunningWithDogs

I've been using this leash for almost a year and really like it. There are a couple rings on the leash that you can adjust how long the lead is as well as a hand loop that's useful when I need to keep him by my side when we are passing someone. Granted my dog is a lot smaller than this leash is good for but I've never been worried about that it was going to break when he tried to run after a rabbit or something

TaoTronics Retractable Hands Free Dog Leash with Dual Bungees for up to 150 lbs Large Dogs (Blue)

u/egglayingzebra · 1 pointr/reactivedogs

This is the exact one we got;amp;qid=1493777588&amp;amp;sr=8-4&amp;amp;keywords=hands+free+dog+leash

But there are some as cheap as $15 or less. If you search for "hands free dog leash" on Amazon, you'll see the options. But I've been really happy with the one we got.

u/846513208 · 1 pointr/BackpackingDogs

What kinda harness you got for two?

I have this leash for two that I really like.

But I have these harnesses, they are just ok. Think I might like those more.

Rabbitgoo Dog Harness

u/effortDee · 1 pointr/RunningWithDogs

I do the exact same when descending mountains with my dude, clip on to the front and he'll just walk along side

Clip him on the back and he pulls like crazy

u/skyekskye1024 · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

Make sure the harness you use has a “Y-front”, these harnesses don’t put pressure on the dogs shoulders/joints and don’t cause them any umcomfort. You can use a Ruffwear harness or there are some cheaper alternatives that I’ll link below


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u/Richard_Berg · 1 pointr/pitbulls

Something like this is much safer for the dog's health. There are dozens of brands -- I'm not recommending any one in particular -- just pointing out a design flaw that's common in "no pull" harnesses.

u/kaitlinkitty · 1 pointr/dogs

There's also a knock off harness of the front range that is awesome! I've kept in on my pup for whole days consistently with no issues.

knock off one

u/IBringTheJuju · 1 pointr/dogs

Could you link me that one? But i was looking online and found this one. Is it good?

u/AddictedToComedy · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

An upgraded carriage plate is a must-have. It will help you achieve and maintain better bed leveling.

A 50mm blower fan with a printable shroud (e.g. the DiiiCooler) will make a big difference in print quality.

Beyond that, most things are luxuries or need-specific. For example, I love my Microswiss all metal hot end but you may not have any need for it.

u/FosDoNuT · 1 pointr/PrintedMinis

Printed on a Maker Select V2 with the following mods:

Micro Swiss all metal hotend

Ciii cooler with radial fan


Upgrades Y carriage


Printer settings:

BamTack PLA

Hotend at 215

Bed at 60

.2 mm layer height for body and tail

.08 mm layer height for head

100% infill

Printed at 20 mm/s

u/DaoDeer · 1 pointr/3Dprinting


($6)Wires:For the MOFSET mod


($6)Wire spades:For the MOFSET mod

($8)Assorted M3 Bolts:You need some for a few mods and for the bolts you will inevitably strip on this cheap wonderful machine

($13)Longer assorted M3 Bolts:For a few mods

($9)M4 Bolts:For one of the mods

($9)Metric allen wrench set:Had to order one of these since metric tools aren’t common round these parts

(~$20) PLA of preferred choice- You’ll run out of the sample bit quick so go ahead and order a roll or two to be prepared. You will note some upgrades require ABS so a small spool of that to your order will also help.

($6)M3 Lock nuts:Critically needed for a simple mod

($10)Threaded rod and nuts:Please note that this item seemed difficult to find online. I recommend going to your local hardware store and getting two 5/16” rods of at least 16” in length. They should have an assortment of threaded rod in various lengths available. Also note that the pitch of the threading matches the nuts you buy. Further instructions regarding this can be seen in Azza’s Z-Axis braces below.)

($6)9mm Wrench for the nozzle: Don’t wait for your first clog, go ahead and have this on hand to remove/change the nozzle. Note to only tighten/loosen the nozzle when heated.

Below is the order of printable upgrades I recommend but I suggest you mix in a few other prints along the way because this is a hobby after all and you should be having fun. It helps to have your quality as tuned in as much as possible for some of these so be patient and keep trying if you need to.


Spool holder- temporary : Until you can mount your spool on top of the enclosure or any other personal preference.

Belt tensioner- print x2


Shielded stop button

Cable relocator : It’s a pain, but if you spend the time to do this and turn your extruder motor 90 degrees then you can get the full Z height without ruining your cables. It does involve opening all the cables to the PSU and feeding a few extra inches back through the cable chains.

Cable shroud : Looks nice if you do the cable relocator.

The following need to be printed in ABS:

M3 Bed Nut retainer: 10/10 upgrade. I know they look worse than the nice metal stock ones, but these help keep your bed level longer.


Glass bed Holder

Now that the first major round of printed upgrades is done it’s time to shift to a few more supplies to pick up to really fine tune the machine.


($5)Radial fan: For CiiCooler

($5)Glue sticksThis and a glass bed is magic

($25)Borosilicate glass 8” x 8”

($26)Y-Carriage plate upgrade: This has been a nice upgrade as I now only need to relevel the bed every couple weeks instead of every print. Check out this guide for a ‘how to’ as well as a free upgrade by shifting your Y pulley over.

($15)rechargeable dehumidifier: For keeping in the bin with your opened filaments

($9)Extruder gears: Might be able to hold off on these, but will need eventually. If for some reason you have a Maker Select with metal X-axis blocks (V1 and V2, but not V2.1) then this is a must. You can follow this guide for a how to.

($28)Metal extruder plate and lever: Not needed, but nice.

($14)Noctua 40mm fan: Not needed, but makes the printer a lot quitter. A LOT quieter.

($50)MicroSwiss All Metal Hot End: The destruction of my PTFE tube by this point pushed me to doing this upgrade. If needed you can follow this guide for replacement. Remember to tighten/loosen when the nozzle its hot.

($6)Ceramic cotton: Tore off the stock one when replacing for the all metal hot end by accident. At least its thicker than stock

Now that the printer is in its final form, its time for the enclosure which is a stacked Ikea Lack hack.


Spool holder

Pi Case

120mm fan cover

Fan grill

120mm fan PSU modification: I edited this to fit upside down since my PSU is mounted on the underside. This was nice since I blew the 40mm fan anyways so it made everything a lot quieter than before.

IKEA Lack filament guide

Webcam holder: This is one I designed specifically for the webcam I happen to have lying around. The camera mount piece can be changed out no problem though for what ever webcam you have or buy. The SketchUp file is included on Thingiverse for such purpose.


($20)2x Ikea Lack: Luckily there is one right down the street from me. I am located in North America though, so we do not have the STUVA, if you live literally anywhere else you may check in to this as an alternative.

($80)Plexi glass for enclosure: Could be cheaper alternatives, but it looks cool

($9)Foam pads for feet

($42)Raspberry Pi3: For OctoPrint. I also suggest using a different USB cable than the stock one provided by Monoprice or you will have issues.

($9)2x 120mm fans: Used for the power supply cooling and enclosure

($6)Rocker Switches so that the enclosure fan can be on for PLA, but off for ABS

($15)Dimmable LED lights

($10)8mm LED light connectors

$250 printer + $452 upgrades/parts + ~$80 PLA/ABS to date

u/ScottishJonJon · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

My roommate and I got a Select v 2.1 a few weeks ago (most that ship out from any retailers are 2.1s now, you can tell because the bed leveling screws are thumbscrews instead of wingnuts).

Just to get it out of the way early, just print a filament guide. Enough said about that.

You're absolutely right about the z-brace, worlds of difference. We also did the z-extension, not quite as important but it gives you the full print height potential. The fan upgrade doesn't do much for PLA from what we've tested but it helps on overhangs for ABS and the type.

I've noticed ringing pretty recently, which is from the springs used for belt tensioning. You can print belt tensioners that use screws instead to help alleviate that.

Bed warping is an annoying issue as well, that'll have you leveling your print bed at least twice a week. We got a y-carriage and got a piece of glass cut 8" x 8.5" x 1/8" for a print surface, which you can just secure down with scotchblue tape. Glue stick on the glass helps with print adhesion.

And just some tips for the road: Do not underestimate the amount of bolts/nuts/screws you'll need. It'll take at least a week and a half to get all the mods you want done, and it will never feel like you're finished. Finding a cabinet or some kind of enclosure is nice if you need it in the same room as you do your daily stuff/sleep in (like if you're in a dorm). Print settings like temperature and speed do more for print quality than any mods you can find. You will fail most of your early prints while trying to find the right settings. The bearings used are kinda crap and they make a cringey crunching noise, but I'm convinced it isn't affecting the prints much, if at all.

Any other questions, feel free to ask. We don't have the most experience with it yet but we've gotten a feel for the ins and outs. Welcome to the club!

u/Snail_Fleet · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

This may be the next thing I look into. For the sake of killing 2 birds with one stone, it looks like [this drop in undercarriage from Amazon] ( has mounting holes that would accommodate a 3 point mounting set up (2 on the right, 1 on the left). You think it would be possible to dill a new mounting hole on the existing build plate?

u/JPXMS · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

This is back in stock by the way. The below link is a newer version of the one in the original post. I just ordered one. :);amp;psc=1

u/Spiraldox · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

Is there any reason why you are trying to get a custom Y-plate machined? Any reason why this wouldn't work? It's a direct drop in replacement no additional holes need to be drilled.

u/jj7753 · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

I bought the Maker Select V2 a few weeks ago, so I'll give you a dump of what I've bought so far:

MOSFET - You'll also need some 14 gauge wire, spade connectors, and something (like velcro) to mount it inside the case.

PEI Sheet - After going through tape/hairspray/glue this is what you'll end up wishing you started with. I bought some standard window glass from a big box store and had them cut it to size. I used the thermal pads at first, but I prefer just clipping it on. This way I can have 4 different glass beds to swap among.

Raspberry Pi 3 - OctoPrint is so much nicer than transferring the sd card back and forth.

Fan - DiiCooler or CiiCooler or a few others you can print out that are compatible with this fan (I think, I haven't finished printing them yet).

Y carriage plate - Not sure what the difference between this and yours is - I haven't installed mine yet).


Also ordered a couple rolls of Inand PLA from MicroCenter online.

u/duckduckredemption · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

Not 100% sure, but seems like people need to drill new holes for the carriage you linked.;amp;psc=1&amp;amp;smid=A2YI8XQU239Q2W

I'm about to get this one though, since y'know, it has the words "Monoprice Maker Select v2.1" in the title :)

u/S4NDS4ND · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

Ringing and banding is a really hard problem to fix. Ultimately, it comes down to making sure your printer is insanely rigid and its firmware settings are tuned in to fit YOUR printer.

I see you already dropped acceleration and jerk settings, which will go a long way to helping with ringing and banding. Make 100% sure your belts are tensioned well. That's the #1 key to successful prints IMO, and I see you didn't mention it here.

Consider upgrading your printer with a stronger Y carriage. Here's the one I use:

After replacing the Y carriage, make add some auto-bed leveling to your printer so that you can rigidly secure your heated bed to the Y carriage. The springs that let you level your printer now add springy-ness to the print results from the sharp movements of the very heavy Y axis moving.

The default Cartesian design's biggest flaw is the moving heat bed IMO. Its very large and very heavy, which means precise movements at high speeds is always going to be very hard.

Also, can we see some pictures? You might be where I am at this point, limited by the factors of your printers design on a mechanical level as opposed to the quality of the build and parts.

u/lordchompybits · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

i've modded mine to try and compensate for it and still getting some issues. It could be that I just suck at leveling.

So far I've bought a thicker aluminum Y carriage plate (;amp;psc=1), done the Z-brace mod ( and tried to make sure my X-gantry was level using these

I haven't messed with seeing if the Y carriage rods need to be modified though.

u/ItsJasonClark · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

Installation was actually pretty simple; I watched a couple of times first to familiarize myself with the process, tho I got the cheaper version of the kit without a replacement cooling block. As to recalibration, I am having to do some tweaking, however, I also upgraded my Z-axis carriage plate at the same time, to a much thicker (heavier) plate ( which has (along with z-brace mod, done a couple months ago) practically eliminated the need to bed-level after every print. The heavier plate introduced some Y-axis ghosting, which lead me to lower y-axis acceleration, as well as adding some belt clips ( &amp; tightening the X- and Y-axis belts. The one issue I'm having with the new hotend specifically is that it tends to extrude a bit while heating up. I've played with some retraction settings, but haven't really resolved that yet.

u/jeebwise · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

Yea, in the beginning I was in a constant battle to get the four corners leveled. Although it still is a fight it isn't nearly has bad now that I bought the extra thick plate for under the bed.;amp;psc=1

u/ChickenInMyCastle · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

This One, I inspected it best I could and it seems straight.

u/a2GNyxsYX3gbGCoBhtVd · 1 pointr/whatisthisthing

Nylon cat muzzle

Nylon Cat Muzzles,Cat Face Mask ,Groomer helpers,Cat Grooming tools,Preventing scratches and Anti-biting,Black (S)

u/rvisualization · 0 pointsr/3Dprinting

&gt; I got it in November 2017, I've only had to level it about a dozen time or so.

Is that supposed to be impressive? A quality machine NEVER needs leveling, unless it falls off a table or something. Not to mention 4 screw leveling is fundamentally retarded from a mechanical design POV.

&gt; I haven't had any misaligned rod issues nor any problems with the Z screws being out of sync.

Trying putting it in a shared makerspace where an absentminded noob will twirl one of the Z screws, not realizing the clusterfuck they're creating and nobody notices for a week.

&gt; The carriage is flat enough for all intents and purposes

LOL then why does amazon have half a dozen replacement parts like this.

Look it's an amazing machine for $250, but you're delusional if you think it's not garbage tier mechanics and electronics.

u/srr122 · 0 pointsr/dogs

Mine is adjustable and tightens up as much as you want. I guess if a M doesn't fit you need to get a L, but it should not be moving. Tighten up the neck portion so that it is riding high on the chest and then adjust the belly section so that it does not move. It should not touch the legs at all.

FWIW I have a PetSafe "Easy Walk" brand and it comes in many sizes.

u/soviethusky · 0 pointsr/husky;amp;qid=1376066747&amp;amp;sr=8-12&amp;amp;keywords=the+gentle+leader

I use one of these for mine. Works just as well because you still lead them from the front but not so stupid looking. LOL.

u/kalimashookdeday · 0 pointsr/dogs

I have my dog on a anti-pull harness on walks and although it doesn't reproduce that natural motherly snap at the neck, the "pop" I give him through the harness does the exact same thing for him. For some dogs, if you give the right reinforcement for the correction you provide, I don't think getting a special choke chain is completely necessary (at least at first).

u/irishtexmex · 0 pointsr/aww

WalkyDog + a padded chest harness (for your dog's safety).

It will change your life

u/cudlax · 0 pointsr/Seattle

I'd look into getting a Walky Dog ( or similar system, then staying on bike paths/lanes. Shouldn't be any worse than people who ride around with kid trailers, provided the dog stays next to you and is well behaved.