People think that because a dog is missing a leg, they must be weak and easier to control. Well, Wyatt is here to tell you that’s a myth. Even Tripawds can pull as hard as any four legger, and make walking a struggle instead of a joy.
For Wyatt, we’ve found that Gentle Leader is the best tool to help us communicate during our walks. Maybe it’s not the most attractive device, but for headstrong Tripawds like him and weaklings like us, it’s mandatory. While some folks swear by prong collars, this is what we love about the pain-free Gentle Leader:
We love the Gentle Leader because it gives us control over where his head is going; when he wants to pull, we gently guide him toward the direction we want him to go, just like a horse bridle does.
The design is ingenious. The Gentle Leader’s nose loop show dogs who’s in charge. Just as how a canine pack leader will establish rank by firmly wrapping his jaws around a subordinate’s muzzle, the nose loop does the same thing.
Devices that use pain to attempt to control a dog are only as good as the dog’s pain tolerance. For dogs like Wyatt who come from abused backgrounds, his pain tolerance level is much higher than any choke chain or prong collar.
We use the Gentle Leader along with his Ruff Wear harness every day. We don’t know what we’d do without it!