Guess who just had a birthday??
Buddy is a big 1 year old!!
You couldn't find a snugglier more lovable black lab puppy out there. We have been so happy with him. And he keeps our Boston Terrier, Chloe, on her toes.
Most of his training has gone really well. Labs are smart and very willing to please (especially for a treat). The one area that we struggle with is walking him and getting him to stay at our SIDE rather than pull us down the street. :-) So, I just got a chance to review the Instant Trainer to help keep him from pulling me all the way to the park.
Here is what is looks like:
Essentially, it links up to the collar like a regular leash and then wraps around the waist of the dog (going through a metal loop secured near his waist on the leash). When you pull on the leash you are giving him a tug around the waist, which isn't a very comfortable place to get tugged. Whenever your dog misbehaves, you give him a pull, and it should redirect his behavior.
I found that this leash makes it much less work to take my Buddy for a walk. He doesn't pull me around as much....though he still tries....but it is less work to get him back under control. I've found that if I make a sound or say a command at the same time as I pull on the leash, he responds even better....often i don't even need to pull!! So, I recommend this leash for training your dog to stay by your side and let you lead....because it is such an important part of your relationship with him to get him to understand that YOU are the lead dog of his pack.
If you'd like to buy this leash you can go here: