Thursday, March 19, 2015

Get your dog to stop pulling! Thunderleash- buy or make one!

Our homemade version for our dachshund.
We bought our (70 pound) Weimaraner a "Thunderleash" at Petsmart and it really works to prevent pulling.
We've bought many harnesses, gentle leaders, etc. and none of them has really worked. The Thunderleash, however, has worked. Thunderleash can be purchased at Petsmart. 
http://www.thundershirt.com/thunderleash  

NOTE: You have walk on the left side of your dog and have them on the right. They will always pull, but the intensity of the pull is a lot less with the thunderleash. 
   Also, keep the leash short (wrap it around your wrist). The more leash available, the easier it is for the dog to pull.
Dolly wearing the Thunderleash

Tyler wearing his makeshift Thunderleash!

How it is hooked up!
 However you can make your own with a clip (what we call a mountain climber's clip.-
Thanks to our friend Karin Bakken of DC Area Weimaraner Rescue for telling us how!

  You clip it on the collar and clip the leash on it (not on the collar). Then wrap the leash through the clip and around the chest of your dog. When your dog pulls, it tightens around their chest and they stop pulling!




Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next