My dog, Bear, has developed extreme cunning in getting out of whatever device I have on him buckle collar, body harness (two different styles), Halti head halter or any combination of these. The only time he was unable to free himself was when the buckle collar was too tight for safety or comfort. Bear's strategy appears to be to face me, pull backwards, and hop around on his back legs until he pops out of his restraint. Even with the belly band of his harness on tight, he managed to wiggle his elbows through it and pull out backwards.
Because we feel deeply that dog training should be pleasurable and effective, and because we have personally witnessed innumerable successful demonstrations of completely pain- and fear-free training, we have taken the position that training tools and methods that inflict pain are inferior (a strong word, we know) to those that do not.
a neighbor's dog came out of the sagebrush in the dark and ran right at us. It was not good. If my husband had lost control of the leash
not to mention financial liability.
Juniper suffered a brush with bloat