If your dog makes walks unpredictable (and rather unpleasant) with inconsistent, periodic pulling, the ThunderLeash can help! The ThunderLeash combines a leash and harness into one convenient unit, and allows you to convert from a standard leash to an around-the-torso harness in just seconds. When pulling is not a problem, simply clip the ThunderLeash onto your dog's collar like any standard leash. When your dog pulls, you can quickly, easily wrap ThunderLeash around your dog's torso using the patent-pending hardware design. Then, ThunderLeash reacts to your dog's pulling with safe pressure on the torso. This gentle, consistent, calming feedback lets your dog know to stop pulling.
The durable, double-ply nylon Thunderleash can also be used in conjunction with the ThunderShirt for added benefits. The ThunderLeash for dogs includes silver-tone swivel clip and hardware, and a padded handle to enhance your comfort. The ThunderLeash is available in Black only. Please specify Small or Large to suit your dog's size/weight.
||66" (5.5 ft)
||Over 26 lbs
||78" (6.5 ft)
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Clip the ThunderLeash onto your dog's collar and slide the leash into the harness position.
Wrap the ThunderLeash around your dog's chest, and slide it into the "harness slot" on the hardware.
Adjust the "slack buckle" until the ThunderLeash stays loosely against your dog's torso without tension on the leash. You should be able to easily slide 2 fingers between the leash and your dog's chest.
The "safety buckle" prevents too much pressure from being applied when a dog pulls. The following guidelines can help you position the "safety buckle." Adjust as needed.
||Distance between the "slack buckle" & the "safety buckle"
|< 14 lbs
|15 - 40 lbs
|41 - 100 lbs
|> 100 lbs
Hand-wash your ThunderLeash when soiled, or spot clean with a pet-formulated stain/spot remover such as CleanAway (item #22032). Simply spritz CleanAway on the leash, and allow its enzymes and "good" bacteria to digest the stain and odor until it is gone permanently.
Does ThunderLeash apply uncomfortable or painful pressure?
Absolutely not! ThunderLeash's safety buckle ensures that ThunderLeash will only apply safe pressure to a dog's torso. The pressure is very similar to how harnesses work with Martingale loops… When a dog pulls, the loop snugs up a little, but the range is very limited. This safe pressure provides immediate, consistent feedback to the dog whenever she pulls. Perfect for combining with other positive-based training techniques for teaching proper leash manners.
How does ThunderLeash work as a "No Pull" Solution?
ThunderLeash is a positive-based training solution. When leash pulling is a concern, ThunderLeash can be converted easily into a "no pull" harness by simply wrapping around the dog's torso using its innovative, patent-pending hardware design. The safety buckle adjusts to prevent any uncomfortable pressure for hard-pulling dogs. When a dog pulls, ThunderLeash snugs up on the torso, providing immediate, consistent and safe feedback to the dog. This feedback is excellent for combining with other positive-based training techniques for teaching proper leash manners.
Why does the ThunderLeash Work?
The ThunderLeash works similar to the concept of the ThunderShirt. The gentle pressure applied on the dog's torso has a calming effect. This helps to refocus the dog while walking and helps to reduce pulling.
What training is required?
For most cases no training is necessary. Just put the ThunderLeash onto your dog and you will likely see improvement in leash pulling. The ThunderLeash can also be used in conjunction with the ThunderShirt for added benefits. For some more severe cases, you should consult a good trainer on how to integrate the ThunderLeash into a training program.