Dog Leads: No-Pull "Don't be a Dope on a Rope!" designer dog leashes, and Comfy Slip Collars, for both comfort and safety make walking our dogs a pleasure!
No-one need be at the mercy of their dog on a walk! Everyone can enjoy an outing with their pet - yes, even dogs that think that on each walk they have to break new world records!
Don't be a Dope on a Rope dog leads make walking a dog - well, a walk in the park. They are individually crafted, and individually inspected for strength, durability and safety. They are not mass produced, or made by business people who have no interest in whether the dog or the owner get enjoyment out of their product - but by a team who both loveand understand dogs, and are passionate that the user experience to both dog and owner will be both easy, and an exceptionally enjoyable - and easy - one!
Let's ask dog owners themselves how they feel about these no-pull dog leads... Here are some comments from families who were previously struggling with walking their dogs and after an amazingly short time, started enjoying their walks, without any jerking or commanding, and without being pulled off their feet! (Original copies are available for viewing at our offices.)
"They are the only leads that work for my dog school." Dog trainer. USA
"Thank you for the delivery of the leads, the effect of using them and following the instructions on the 'net has been just as remarkable as the video suggests."UK
"Shiphi is so good now I can take her out, we even walk right through the village and she walks past people, cattle, sheep etc. hardly looks at them and now she only shows mild interest in free running or feral dogs and they ignore her completely!" RSA
"The new leads and collars are fantastic , well done for inventing such helpful tools." UK
"I started taking Misha out on your special lead last week, and all the messing inside stopped… then for some reason my hubby decided to take the two of them [Huskies] on their old leads and she came home all pumped up and yesterday I woke up to 3 pees and one poo in the lounge area again - and she has started gnawing on her foot again." RSA
"I love this collar and lead! I am a trainer in america, and I really like this collar/lead syste. The are very nice, and look excellent on my beautiful rescue boy. I also read through the research and learnt so much!!" USA
"I followed your advice about Blikkies [who was depressed]. My wife and I bought both of our dogs your leashes and started talking them for walks. It really does wonders for them. Since we started walking them, Blikkies seems his old cheerful and friendly self again. Thank you so much for your assistance, I really do appreciated it." RSA
"When my neighbour came home from work after Pam had been around and he saw me walking Max, my Bull Mastiff, he thought I had a new dog!" RSA
"I took Tex on his new lead - he was gorgeous and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It made me want to cry. Thank you for everything." RSA
"Took him for a walk (twice) on the lead, and used the method I saw on Don't be dope on a rope, and he is really much calmer now. And he also seems noticably calmer at home". RSA
“She [Cali] is progressing nicely on the leash. I take her out almost daily to read the pavement Argus. She doesnt get all excited when we take out the leash. She is quite sweet, she sits on her little butt for me to hook it to her collar. She still carries it in her mouth as we walk, but doesnt ever pull me along.” RSA
"It was a whole new experience!" USA
After one weekend (Bullmastiff). "There is also a vast improvement on our daily walks with your leads and we are getting the hang of it." RSA
"A (very) short while after being towed down the road by his 45k Husky: "It feels as if I don't have a dog on my lead!" WALES
"I have spoken to a satisfied customer who tells me your lead and collar are the only ones that actually work." UK
"After you left, my 2 year old son was calmly walking our Pit Bull down the road on your lead!" RSA
"I was travelling by car from Pretoria to Cape Town with my dogs, when my car broke down at Touws River. A passer by offered to tow me to Laingsburg, but neither of us had any tow rope. So I used my Don't be a Dope on a Rope lead - and was towed safety all the way!" And my leads work just as well three years later!" RSA
"Well, I am duly imprssed! I have both dogs, walking on the lead at the same time... They are loving it..."RSA
Took the dogs "walking " yesterday - what an experience!! have spent many hours reading your book which is invaluable support. Thanks again for everything!! Canada
Max and Buff enjoyed the walk because it was not a marathon exercise achievement but an outing filled with mental stimulation! RSA
"I have been using these leads for so many years on so many dogs, but I will never, ever get used to the thrill of seeing dog owners and their dogs walking serenely side by side after such a short while of using them -- the dog just as proud as the owner!" Pam
Don't be a Dope on a Rope leads are only available directly from our factory. A link to instructions on the Internet that demonstrate how to use them is given to each purchaser, with information also on how to calm dogs that gets highly excited when "The Leads" come out - so that from the moment of going to "The Lead Cupboard/Drawer", to coming home, the dog is calm and focused. He therefore does not collapse in a heap exhausted when you get home, but relived of stress, rid of his cabin fever, and therefore more contented. and therefore... easier to control in between his walks! (Not fitter, and therefore needing a farm to live on...)
These leads are not just leads - they are an experience! As you see on the Internet link, a 12 year old boy walking his dog that a few minutes previously was totally impossible even for a grown man to control, say with total delight and astonishment on his face: "Wow, it's incredible!" And of course, the techniques on how this is achieved are all demonstrated on the link.
And why do they work so well? This is because they do not rely on force, strength, winning or suppressing through the use of commands and jerking (or trying to!) You don't have to be stronger than a 10 ton truck to drive it. Just smarter. Same with your dog. These dog leads work on simple, scientific principles - such as, to give one example: they do not give the DOG the leverage advantage, and this gives you automatic (leverage) power over your dog, even if he is stronger and heavier than you. Once again - it is the Intelligent Alternative. Naturally! You don't even have to understand how leverage principles work - it just works automatically when you follow the instructions.
Be prepared to be blown away! (And not by your dog.)
Just check out these unrehearsed video clips - they will give you a sample of what is in store for those who learn to understand their dog's perspective... - in other words - Outside The Box:
And here you can actually see some of these families and their dogs:
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What are the scientific principles - as opposed to mere marketing misinformation, opinions and propaganda - which explain why these leads are so incredibly effective?
Dogs don't know they are pulling us because nothing in the wild pulls anything behind them, so our dog's instincts are not equipped to understand this concept. BUT - they chase! During a hunt, the dog behind chases the dog in front of them - it is called "packing". So when our dog "pulls us" on his lead, he thinks we are chasing him, which makes him run faster, which makes us run faster, which makes our dog run faster.... Which creates confusion for our dogs and entertainment for the neighbours. (And for the neighbours' dogs.) Because that is the way a dog' instincts are "hard-wired". What a culture clash!
Don't be a Dope on a Rope leads. on the other hand, are especially designed so that dog owners do not send their dogs packing signals. I.e. instead of by holding them back, commanding or jerking (which all unwittingly send packing signals)... simply not chasing them. Naturally! If you can't think like a dog - you can't control a dog. And when you think like a dog - it actually looks like magic, but it's not. It's logic.
And other gimmicks that fasten the lead onto the dog's face, etc? Most of them still cause packing signals, and if a dog feels uncomfortable, he can't let us, and he cannot enjoy his walk to the full.
And what about harnesses? If they work for you - fine. But if they are not working for you, the reason is - harnesses are for horses pulling carts and Huskies pulling sledges, and for dogs pulling owners. Because they fasten against a dog's chest, he can leverage you with his whole body, and all four legs (when you only have two.) In fact, one of our dog owners was unable to walk, so she used to take her dog out in her wheel chair. After being pulled over and landing on the tar, helpless. She called Pam in, purchased one of her leads, and years later, we still see her in Stellenbosch with her dog and her Don't be a Dope on a Rope lead, walking her German Shepherd peacefully down the road.
Many have the erroneous perception that dogs can't get out of harnesses.... well, we at our office hear a completely different story! And there are three sizes of conventional slip collars, and about 30 different sizes of dogs! Our Comfy Slip collars are adjustable so they fit snugly and comfotably, so that dogs cannot get their head out of them. And then of course, the collars that dogs wear daily will never contain a dog that is smart enough to wait until his owners back is turned before doing a Houdini.... It's quite amusing to wach the smug face of a dog that has succeeded with this stunt in the past, after he has succeeded in the past (hence my visit) as I put a slip collar on him…. Then wait till I'm not looking… then suddenly do his usual “Stop. Pull back suddenly. Twist the head sharply at just the right angle, and then I’m fre…. Oh dear what went wrong there...!?” But he doesn’t feel trapped for more than a couple of seconds, because the leads are designed so be liberating for dogs, as you can see by the expression on the faces of the dogs on the demo DVD, and the video clips below. (To say nothing of the owners!). It is not magic - it is logic.
To try and rectify these problems, a harness has been designed to place on the dog's nose instead of his body. It doesn't take much guessing realise that this is actually abuse because dogs need to sniff scents through their noses and making a dog suffer when he pulls in an effort to stop him is not the solution. The solution is of course to understand our dog and work with and not against his instincts. Nature Knows Best.
Some dogs choke when they have collars on them. This is because the owner both chases and holds their dog back. Our Comfy Slip Collars cause no choking because they do not restrain the dog, so they do not tighten - because he is no longer "pulling". And because they are slip collars, no escape artist can get out of them.
The owner, and not the dog is now in control - while actually enhancing their dog's walk experience. Yet we still have to "And what about when my dog barks at all the other dogs in the street, and they bark at him?!" When you purchase your Don't be a Dope on a Rope lead, you will also have access to this (once again - simple) solution.
Which all looks like (and feels like) magic! (More than one dog owner has called these leads "Magic Sticks"!) But it's not magic - it's simply logically (scientifically - which has nothing to do with "being firm", losing your temper or having overgrown biceps) empowers you over your dog - instead of the other way around. Just like the dogs on the video, andyour dog - when you use the "Don't be a Dope on a Rope" lead. It is as blissful as it looks! Not only to the owner, but also to the dog. The dogs look so proud of themselves as soon as they know what is expected of them, and they are then able to be a team with their handler/owner/Mom/Dad - and even with a child, as you can see on the Dog Training Nature's Way Home Movie: Before and After Learning Dog Language.
You need never be pulled over/be embarrassed/have a dislocated shoulder again. And your dog never need get cabin fever again. Your dog will thank you for it..
Comfortable, adjustable Dog Slip Collars:
Pam has designed slip collars that:
• no dog can get out of - even Staffies that can be brilliant escape artists;
• are adjustable, so they fit snugly against your dog's neck;
• are soft, light and comfortable;
• have strong welded rings that no dog could possibly break;
• come in every size - from Chihuahua 's and Miniature Pinchers, to the biggest Rottie, St Bernard, Boerbeol, New Foundland or Great Dane. Oh yes, and Irish Wolf Hound.
Ordering by Credit Card:
Leads Slip Collars Small - R95.00
Medium - R105.00
Large - R125.00
Jumbo - R145.00
Small - R55.00
Medium - R65.00
Large - R85.00
Jumbo - R95.00
Guide to the size lead and collar that you will need for your dog:
Small leads and collars - Chihuahua, Toy Pom, Peke, Maltese strength and size;
Medium leads and collars - Spaniel, Beagle, Jack Russel, standard Daschnd strength and size;
Large leads and collars - German Shepherd, Doberman, Staffie, Bull Terrier size and strength;
Jumbo leads and collars - Rottweiller and Great Dane strength and size.
If you are uncertain of the size lead your dog will require - feel free to email Pam at Pam@Trustworthydogs.com for guidance.
Ordering Dog Leads:
Purchases can be made either by international bank draft, by bank transfer, or by credit card. All goods are posted off within 24 hours of receiving your order.
You can pay be credit card or EFT.
Postage and packaging is R67.00 Speedpost;
and R25 ordinary mail.
Banking details for payment by EFT:
Rondebosch South Africa;
Branch Code: 051001;
Account holder: Pam Whyte;
Cheque Account #: 27 060 604 1.
Swift No: SBZAZAJJ.
Please email proof of payment plus your address and details of your dog/s to Paul Anderson at:
Please email your dog's age and breed (or approximate size of a cross breed) and your order will be sent off to you the same, or the next (working) day.
There is no such thing as a naughty dog - only a confused dog!
All dogs want to be good - they only need to be understood!
And a little something extra for those who really want to understand, control and enjoy their dogs (evn) more!
Here is The Wolfpack Blueprint for communication that is built into the dog's DNA to help you grasp why our dogs don't reason the way we think they do. Understanding the The Wolfpack Blueprint helps put dogs and their owners "on the same page":
Natural Dog Training does not imitate - it innovates.
The Wolfpack Blueprint
By Pam Whyte.
In the beginning, there were dogs. There were, in fact, dogs and man. But they did not cohabit. Because this is not what they were made for. In the beginning, dogs were made to live with dogs, and man was made to live with man. But some bright spark of a caveman got the idea of inviting a dog into his cave - and initiated the communication crevasse of all time.
In other words, says Pam - man thought these dogs were his fellowman, and dogs thought man were his fellowdog. And so down through the centuries, we have crossed our wires, garbled our signals, and confused one another completely, while trying to make some kind of sense out of what the other is saying. We share our homes, our secrets, our leftovers, and even our beds with our natural predators (because that’s what dogs actually are) – we share everything in fact … except our language!
This, says Pam causes many misunderstandings, which we label: Behaviour Problems. For example, if we push ourdog away from us, he perceives another dog asking him to play. So he gets worse. If we tell a dog to stop barking, he thinks we are barking too. So he barks more. If we go to stop a dog doing something, he thinks we are coming to help him. Because that’s how a pack functions - dogs come from the rear to “pack” with the front dogs. And if our dog is pulling us on a lead, he thinks we are chasing him. What a culture clash! So what does man do about these “behaviour problems” - otherwise known as “ downright disobedience”, “no ears” and “hasn’t been to training yet”?
This, points out both Pam and the conservationists, involves teaching dogs our language. Sit, down, stay, leave, stoppitt! GIMMETHAT! etc.
It presumes that our dog understands our commands, and if he doesn’t, he’s bad and must therefore be punished for “disobeying us ”, by having his choker chain jerked, and being commanded more aggressively. (“Being firm” is simply “lose your temper”.) Dog owners are frequently being told to “control their dogs” – which if they could do – they would not be there.
The reason why so many dogs go for one another at training (and cats, children and the next door dog when they get home from training), is because dogs only have close body contact during a hunt, but they socialize individually. So by holding our dog close at our side during dog training … we are actually “ telling” him that we are hunting! So he looks around for his prey, and when he doesn’t see any, he then starts to think that dogs must be prey, and starts to “go for” (or “hates”) other dogs.
Both vets and Pam Whyte have noted that it is very common for dogs that have been to training to start attacking the other pets at home. And because dogs do not command each other, they think that when we command them, that we are barking. A bark is a sharp, loud outburst, and a command is a sharp, loud outburst that actually sends a barking signal to a dog (that is not a person). In a hunt, the dog from behind barks at the dog in front to incite him to kill the prey, so when we stand behind our dog’s head at training (making him the leader because he is in front), he is hearing the complete opposite to what we are saying. And when he gets home - there is still a hunt to complete! This explains why points out Pam , a study that was reported in the British Medical Journal, vol 303 reveals that 27% of dogs that attacked children were obedience trained. (Less than .001% of domestic dogs are taken to dog training.)
And of course, conservationsists point out to Pam , by keeping our dog’s head just ahead of our knee (to make the trainer’s lines look nice and neat)…. The dog is the leader! So when he gets home, he keeps up this status by pushing in front of his family at doorways. And he keeps us “barking” by “being naughty” to provoke commands out of us. The leader barks first, and the subordinate dog barks second… so once again, he is given leadership status.
But what about the dog who obeys commands? What independent studies have revealed is that the dog is actually setting his owner up to command him (being proactive), and he would not be doing 90% of the things that provoke commands if he had not learnt how to train his owner to command him – by doing things his owner doesn’t want him to do!
This all leads to a very high failure rate at dog training, with many people either dropping out, being expelled, or having to lock their dogs away at home. Or, as so many animal welfare societies are pointing out to Pam Whyte - having to get rid of their dogs.
The Wolf-Pack Blue Print.
Pam Whyte's Natural Dog Training applies the exciting concept of dog language! In order to cross this communication crevasse – mankind takes the Giant Leap! Actually, it is a tiny leap, because it is so easy. It is achieved by learning the “language of the pack” which is the blueprint for communicating that is already stamped into the dog’s genes. Dog language has been around since before Romulus and Remus – and has had a consistently high success rate since it’s inception. Instead of trying to force a dog to do as he’s told - it harnesses his desire to please.
And because, point out behaviour therapists who work under Pam Whyte, many behaviour disorders are stress-related, we also assist dogs in coping with their lifestyle – rather than make them perform. A chilled out dog is much easier to live with than a dog that is jumping walls, barking for “nothing” being destructive, because they are continuing to perform when they get home after training. A calm dog is not only a far better watch dog, he is also a pleasure to live with. And costs us less on vet bills.
The focus of Pam's Natural Dog Training is on the dog’s relationship with his family, how well he behaves at home, children being able to play outside without the dog knocking them over, being able to leave their toys around without dogs chewing them, swimming in the pool without the dog barking, or the dog knowing the difference between visitors and burglars, the garden being left alone, opening the gate without the dog running out…. Not on how sharply the dog owners turn their corners and whether their lines are neat and straight. In place of constant struggles, we offer harmonious coexistence.
By crossing the communication gap ourselves, which is what Pam teaches dog owners and families around the world, the dog does not have to learn anything. He understands us instinctively. When we apply the Wolf-Pack Blue Print, the techniques can be seen to be working right away, as the dogs’ behaviour alters within a few minutes (or seconds). For example, the dogs that have been at each other’s throats for weeks and even months (or years) at dog training, are seen to be friendly within a few minutes after their perception of one another has altered through not “packing” with their owners any longer. (Sorry, old boy, I thought you were a rabbit - now I see that you’re a dog - just like me. Nice to meet you.)
No amount of commanding in the world, points out Pam , can make a dog choose to be good! We have become conditioned from the cradle to believe that the only way to have control over our dog is to use force and to be firm. (I.e. hostile.) The concept of having a well adjusted dog that co-operates of his own free will, without being commanded because he no longer wants to be naughty is still new to many people. They therefore find it difficult to believe that a dog can become completely “trained” in only a few hours.
But what so often happens during dog training,conservationists have taught Pam , is that the dog gets his owner’s undivided attention while he is being aggressive, plus the fact that he is being exposed to so many hyperactive, barking and aggressive dogs, who are also distracting him – and winding him up. This means that he frequently comes home with these bad habits. So we think that we “have to” keep going back! And this is why, as a Western Society, we have come to believe that dog training takes months! But when the dog owner is given advice that is relevant to his or her own circumstances, and their dog is not being stimulated by other hyper dogs, and - understands him - weeks and months of commanding and jerking the dog are no longer necessary! So, by applying Pam Whyte's Wolf-Pack Blue Print in the dog’s own home where the actual cause of any problems may be directly addressed – there is nothing amazing about getting results right away. You will see an immediate change in your dog’s behaviour as he now understands you – but may take a week or two to actually break bad habits, like digging in the garden, points out Pam.
You learn how the pack functions, how the dogs’ exciting and complex mind and instincts work. Pam Whyte answers all your questions. She has lectured at, and had her papers published by many academic institutions, dog training schools, breed clubs and animal welfare organisations both locally and overseas.
You will learn techniques from Pam that the whole family can apply - even the children! Conventional dog training expects the person who can shout the loudest and jerk the hardest to take the dog to training. So Dad had better not go to work, in case he has to be at home to command the dog! Because Pam Whyte uses communication in place of force, children master it easily. They then have this knowledge for always, and will be much safer around big dogs – where they visit, for example. If dogs jump on visitors, visitors are called over during the session to check on the results we are getting. Dogs are walked on leads, so that they don’t pull or bark at other dogs. Kids run around to check that the dog is no longer chasing them….
The dogs are also socialised with Pam’s own socialising dogs, who project calmness onto the dogs, and show them the “ropes”. They are handpicked by Pam Whyte for this very special purpose. Because dogs learn by example, hyperactive behaviour spreads like wild fire – and so does calm, obedient behaviour!
You will also be shown a demo DVD produced by Pam, where you see behind the scenes. Pam shows you a vet talking, wild dog behaviour, and people with their dogs before they understood one another - and then after. Dog owners find it quite lekker to see other people struggling worse than them! What they like about it is that they see that they are standard! The current dog system evades taking responsibility for their low success rate by spreading their propaganda that says: “It is not the dog’s fault – it is the owners!” Pam home dog training DVD's place the blame squarely where it belongs. It also puts the power where it belongs – in the hands of the dog owners. Not in the dogs, and not in the dog system’s.
Pam trains all dogs are done for the price of one and only charges for the first three hours. Thereafter her time is free. If the problems recur, or if you still need further assistance, it is her pleasure to call on you, and assist you further without any further charge for her time.
You do not have to give up your weekends, and because you are not divorcing your dog from reality – he adapts to you. You do not need to set aside time “to do your home work”… these simple techniques just become part of your lifestyle – rather than a set of rules that have to be adhered to. And actually save you time. Time that you would otherwise be disciplining your dog, replacing plants, giving him “quality time”…
And you will never need to train another dog again! Because now you understand all dogs – they will therefore understand you. As Pam says - you don’t need to learn Chinese every time you meet a new Chinese person! And because your dog is now well adjusted, and is therefore able to make correct choices – his natural protective instincts are also developed, so he will be a far better family protector. (No one needs to learn to protect what is theirs!)
If you would like to contact Pam and call her in, you will have a most enjoyable and enlightening session learning why your dog behaves the way he does, and therefore how to change the behaviour the way you want it.
You will feel both empowered, and liberated! And your dog will feel secure and much happier. We see very relieved owners, and very relieved dogs, now that they are in tune with one another … because now they understand one another – and can achieve a much more meaningful connection with one another.
For more Information please contact Pam