|Tugging while wearing the gentle leader|
|Running and playing|
|Finally - attaching the leash and walking with me - I don't let them drag the leash with the leader on though.|
I am a huge fan of the gentle leader - but you have to have understanding of the tool to use it well. I use the gentle leader when I want the dog to focus on me and I am "working" with the dog. I don't use it on a long line or flexi - ever! And I will also work on fading the use of the gentle leader over time, so eventually I will be able to have the same amount of control on a flat collar. Through adolescence the gentle leader is so helpful in keeping the pup's focus on me and it also helps to calm a dog in exciting and distracting situations. Eventually the puppy will lose their "puppy license" and they need to learn to focus on their handler :-D Over the next couple months there will be less emphasis on socializing and more time spent focusing on me in public and at trials.