Step 5: Cut the clip off and secure

Step 5:

Bring each side of the lead in under the dogs 'armpits' and up towards the dogs back.

Cut off the clip on one side of the lead.

Depending on the size of your dog and the lead you may need to cut the lead down.

Aim for the loop of the lead to be 20-25cm from the dogs back when pulled tight.
What I have learned after many years of training dogs and horses:Regular harnesses do not give you control, they allow the dog to put its full weight against the chest, lean and pull you. A harness with a halter seems better, although I have not used this. If you don't control the head, you have no control (horses, llamas, camels, cows, etc.). <br> <br>If the dog pulls, the 'stop' or 'turn around' method does work. As soon as the dog walks forward again, I let the leash loop onto the ground for a few feet while walking with him - he learns no pressure on the leash lets him continue walking forward. <br> <br>I have also used the following on small dogs: with the dog on the 'heel' (left side), pass the leash behind you (just under or across your butt) and hold the end in your right hand. This keeps the dog at your heel and for some reason they do not pull. It could be that you are not pulling directly back on the collar so it's not a 'me vs. him' action. The natural 'pull forward' action stops. I would not use this on a larger powerful aggressive dog as they could spin you around and throw you off balance. <br> <br>And always follow a corrected behavior with lots of praise! <br> <br>
It is a great idea but how do you take it off??<br>
Excellent idea. The only thing I am wondering about is... How do you take it off, or do you just &quot;slip&quot; the legs through?<br><br>I had a little idea to &quot;update this for you:<br><br>Instead of using Zip ties (in the last picture) to make it complete. How about you add 2 quick release clips (like the ones on all the leashes out there that hook onto any metal ring, I forgot what they were called).<br><br>This would enable you to quickly put the main part on (collar), then you can take your time to pull the straps under the &quot;arm pits&quot; and thread through the loop.<br><br>The straps could then be easily attached straight to any leash that you might have around. You might need an additional metal ring to use as a &quot;hook on point&quot;. <br><br>Well, that was my 2 cents, I hope I didn't confuse you.<br><br>Yet again, nice work!
I actually went out today to buy a harness, just so I could add this modification you made.
excellent idea<br><br>
great Instructable...!! I'm going to make mine tonight.... thanks!!!
What a great idea. Will be making mine tomorrow only it will have to be a little smaller. I already have all the materials too. Thanks KrishaP.<br>Muschovy

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