Originally Posted by LILYLARUE
I find they still pull on back hooking harnesses. One thing too, If a dog is a lunger, it's tough to redirect from the back. Much easier to redirect from the front where you have greater chance of turning them away from what they are reactive to.
Lungers are the ones that I find the Easy Walk is most apt to slip out of position on. These are the dogs that I specifically recommend the Freedom for, LOL!
I agree that the rear martingale action of the Freedom can have little effect on some dogs. That's why I don't clip just to the rear point. I prefer to use the Freedom with a double ended leash--one end clipped to the rear, martingale ring and the other leash end clipped to the front ring. I don't recommend that handlers try and "steer from the rear" attachment but instead lead from the front attachment the same way one might if they were using the Easy Walk Harness. I recommend that handlers engage the rear martingale action of the Freedom in order to keep the harness in position on the dog while simultaneously redirecting the dog with the other end that is attached to the front.