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Old 11-12-2018, 11:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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We were training with an outside agency recently. The team that was being introduced to hard surface had a botcher harness on. The trainer said he puts it on all his teams when introducing hard surfaces as the handler can slow the dog down and make him concentrate on the ground scent better when initially training the different surfaces..

The dog appeared to be doing well on the initial tracks.

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Old 11-12-2018, 10:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Interesting but I've not seen one used.



I have see dog worked with the line going under all four legs from the collar but I've always used a harness and didn't feel a need to question it.
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Old 11-15-2018, 05:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Different!

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Interesting but I've not seen one used.



I have see dog worked with the line going under all four legs from the collar but I've always used a harness and didn't feel a need to question it.
I've seen them used a few times for the purpose you state or rather with that in mind. Boxers who were a little squirely in the mind and distracted by everything. Seemed it had a similar effectiveness to those little harness leashes people use for children.


It does limit range of motion or the capacity for the head to move about.


I've never used one or the under the leg leash or tether to the lower part of a working harness. Most of my dogs seem to perpetually trench the ground with their noses. I just mean they are typically head down to begin with as part of their natural character.
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