Is Your Dog Pulling on Leash? Here Are 3 Tools to Manage Leash Pulling!

Is Your Dog Pulling on Leash? Here Are 3 Tools to Manage Leash Pulling!

Hey Mighty Paw Fam, Barbara here to share 3 effective tools with you to manage leash pulling with your pup!

MANAGING is the key word here, because tools alone aren't a long term fix. 

Ultimately, you want to change your dog's pulling and lunging behavior and turn your beast on leash into a well-behaved cutie pie who listens and looks at you for directions. 

Until then, your best (and most convenient!) bet is to support your behavior changing efforts with training tools.

Which are those? Well, you're about to find out! 

Is Your Dog Pulling on Leash? Here Are 3 Tools to Manage Leash Pulling!

MightyPaw.com: Is Your Dog Pulling On Leash? Here Are 3 Tools To Manage Leash Pulling!

Tool #1: Our 6 Martingale Collars

We have a variety of different martingale collars that are designed to make training safe and effective and to help reduce and manage your dog's pulling.

They're made with different materials and for different levels of pulling and/or lunging.

Here's how they work: The collars tighten under tension but only enough to provide subtle training cues. That makes them a more gentle training tool than a prong collar for example.

Mighty Paw Nylon Martingale Cinch Dog Collar in black

Nylon Martingale Cinch Dog Collar

Our Nylon Martingale Cinch Dog Collar is a great option to manage moderate leash pulling. It consists of two nylon loops.

Features & Benefits:

  • Martingale style cinch collar
  • Made with premium quality nylon
  • Reflective stitching for nighttime visibility
  • Buckle opening
  • 2 D-rings which means it doubles as a regular collar 
  • Available in black and grey

Nylon Chain Martingale Dog Collar

Our Nylon Chain Martingale Dog Collar functions the same way as its nylon only version, but we also added a chain loop. The chain works nicely to help manage dogs who are more determined in their pulling and lunging.

Features & Benefits:

  • Made with premium quality nylon 
  • 100% iron chain 
  • Built to withstand all weather conditions
  • Reflective stitching for nighttime visibility
  • Hard plastic buckle opening
  • 2 D-rings which means it doubles as a regular collar 
  • Available in black and grey
  • 3 sizes: Small, medium and large

Colorblast Martingale Dog Collar 2.0

Our Colorblast Martingale Dog Collar 2.0 is a more colorful version of its black and grey counterpart and comes in one additional in-between size as well as a stainless steel chain instead of an iron one. 

Features & Benefits:

  • Made with premium quality nylon 
  • 100% stainless steel chain
  • Built to withstand all weather conditions
  • Reflective stitching for nighttime visibility
  • Hard plastic buckle opening
  • 2 D-rings which means it doubles as a regular collar 
  • Available in green and orange
  • 4 sizes: Small, small/medium, medium and large

Leather Martingale Chain Dog Collar

Our leather martingale chain dog collar works just like the nylon ones, but is particularly suitable for dogs with sensitive necks.

That said, dogs who are bothered by allergies and tend to scratch a lot at their necks will definitely appreciate the soft feeling of leather on their neck area!

Features & Benefits:

  • Made with premium quality leather
  • 100% stainless steel chain 
  • Built to withstand all weather conditions
  • Adjustable buckle opening
  • 2 D-rings which means it doubles as a regular collar 
  • Available in dark brown leather
  • Small, medium and large

Stainless Steel Martingale Dog Collar

Our stainless steel martingale dog collar is great for larger and more powerful dogs, especially those who have a very strong prey drive and are extremely determined pullers and lungers!

Features & Benefits:

  • Made with premium quality 304 stainless steel
  • Chew and weatherproof
  • Won't tarnish coat

Available in 5 sizes:

  • 16": For neck sizes 11-14"
  • 20": For neck sizes 15-18"
  • 24": For neck sizes 19-22"
  • 28": For neck sizes 22-26"
  • 32": For neck sizes 26-30"

Cinch Chain Martingale Dog Collar

Our cinch chain martingale dog collar is very similar to our stainless steel version, but features different sizes and a different material. That said, it's ideal to help manage excessive pulling and lunging in powerful breeds.

Features & Benefits:

  • Made with premium quality gunmetal 
  • More durable than chrome plated chains
  • Chew and weatherproof 
  • Won't tarnish coat

Available in 5 sizes:

  • 16": For neck sizes 12-14"
  • 20": For neck sizes 16-18"
  • 24": For neck sizes 20-22"
  • 28": For neck sizes 23-25"
  • 32": For neck sizes 27-29"

Tool #2: The Mighty Paw Dual Handle Bungee Leash

The bungee feature in this innovative leash considerably reduces the stress that a pulling dog puts on your wrist, shoulders and neck.

It works nicely in combination with our martingale collars.

We designed our bungee leash with an additional traffic handle right next to your pup's head.

This feature gives you additional control over your pulling pup, and allows you to keep your pup right next to you when needed.

For example:

  • on narrow hiking trails with oncoming dog and/or people traffic
  • in crowded downtown areas
  • at rest stops on road trips
  • at the vet's or groomer's
  • at dog sporting events 
  • at dog-friendly restaurants and coffee shops

Features & Benefits:

  • Length: 46" (68" Extended)
  • Width: 25 mm (1")
  • Thickness: 2 mm
  • Features 2 padded handles⁠
  • Heavy duty metal hardware⁠
  • Reduces unneeded stress to your writs, shoulder and neck ➡️ recommended by Physical Therapists⁠
  • Reflective stitching on both sides of the leash along the entire length (46"-68" extended)⁠
  • Available in tan, black and grey⁠

Mighty Paw Dual Handle Bungee Leash in Black/Orange

Tool #3: The Mighty Paw Slip Rope Leash

The slip rope leash is a collar/leash combination and is a great alternative to the Martingale and Dual Handle Bungee Leash mentioned above. What's super practical about it is that it literally fits all size dogs!

Here's how it works: The leash tightens when your dog pulls, providing a cue that lets them know when to stop pulling!

Tip: Put the slip rope leash on your pup's neck so that the rope forms a p (the loop appears on the right) rather than a q (the loop appears on the left). 

The higher up this leash sits on your dog's neck, the more control you have over them when they decide to pull - you can see this nicely on the Mastiff in the photo below the features & benefits.

Did you know?

Shelters and rescue organizations LOVE using slip rope leashes because they offer a gentle but effective way of managing their pups. After all, most shelter pups are under-exercised, over stimulated and don't have any polite leash walking skills (yet!). 

Its large loop opening also makes it a lot more easy to put it on dogs who are scared and aren't crazy about people putting collars around their necks.

 

Features & Benefits:

  • 6ft length
  • Slip loop design made with smooth 1/2" climber's rope
  • Durable and weather-resistant material
  • One size fits all
  • Leash/collar combination
  • Reflective stitching for nighttime visibility
  • Available in bright orange

Walking a Strong Mastiff on the Mighty Paw Slip Rope Leash

 Mighty Paw Slip Rope Leash on Golden Retriever in Bright Orange

Are you ready for our 3 tools to manage leash pulling? Then click below:

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Barbara Rivers writes regularly for Mighty Paw. She is a blogger, raw feeder, former dog walker and maintains the blog K9s Over Coffee.

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