Making Walks Fun with the ThunderLeash

Posted on May 15 2015 - 12:57am by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: Budget Earth received products for this review. All opinions, however, are honest and my own.

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Do you have a dog that pulls during walks? While I love Reya, I dread bringing her out for walks at times. It isn’t that she hates walks or people – quite the contrary. She loves people and can’t wait to greet the outdoors with open paws every day. So excited, in fact, that she is dragging her mom everywhere, and I sometimes have to brace myself if she gets too excited. I know this only happens when she is very excited but there are times that I wish I could control her a bit better in those circumstances. Even though I think I’m fairly strong for my size, she is a dog originally bred for pulling sleds, and lets it be known during those times. As I was researching a variety of different methods to retrain her on her leash, I was approached by ThunderShirt, who introduced me to their newest product – the ThunderLeash. After reading a bit about it and how it worked, I knew I had to try it out for myself!

ThunderLeash: What is It?

Looking for the perfect no pull leash to make walks enjoyable with your favorite dog? If so, we think you will love the ThunderLeash, made by the same people who brought us the ThunderShirt. This innovative, easy to use leash is the easiest no-pull solution out there, and works with any standard collar. All you have to do is click the leash to your collar, wrap it around your dog, and then gently feed the leash into the special bracket on the leash itself. As you walk, whenever your dog pulls, the leash gently hugs them, reducing anxiety and often stopping pulling right in its tracks. Best of all, dogs and humans both love it since it makes walks an enjoyable, happy experience for everyone. It isn’t shocking that this leash is recommend by professional trainers. ThunderShirt is so confident that this leash will work that they have a money back guarantee, making it no risk to you or your favorite pup! We are fairly certain, though, that once you try this leash, you will see why dog lovers everywhere love the ThunderLeash!

ThunderLeash: Overall

Before I go any further, let me make it clear, the ThunderLeash truly blew me out of hte water. We had tried other no pull solutions in the past, and in all honesty, none of them really worked with Reya. After walking around our cul-de-sac I was amazed that she went from an excited, pulling dog to a well trained, calm dog that wasn’t pulling. In all honesty, before this leash, I even dreaded bringing her to the pet store without my husband, because she was so excited and pulling me everywhere. With the ThunderLeash, I was getting comments on her manners and how people couldn’t believe 5’2″ me was there, alone, with such a big dog. It really was like a dream come true for me!

The hardest of actually using the Thunderleash is getting it adjusted for the first time. Getting the buckles just right is crucial to making sure the leash works effectively. Before my husband stepped in, I actually had it set a bit too loosely around her chest, and couldn’t figure out why the leash wasn’t working correctly. The good thing is that once the leash is adjusted you can easily get it on and off your dog in seconds, and the buckles that set the ‘hug’ range don’t slide on their own. Being able to get my hyper dog outside without pulling is really amazing, and Reya is a completely different dog on walks now, even if she has been cooped up in the house all day dealing with her working humans in the office. I have also noticed, after a week of use, that she is now pulling less on her other leashes, making it perfect for everyday use and training too. Really, I have no clue how we survived so long with an energetic malamute without this leash. Based on our own experience, I am delighted to give the ThunderLeash an A+ rating and highly recommend it to all dog owners!

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ThunderLeash: Where to Purchase

Want to purchase one of these awesome leashes for your own dog? You can find the ThunderLeash available as a standard leash or retractable leash on the ThunderShirt website. We are certain that once you try this leash, you will never go back to regular leashes again!

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

11 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Joanne Gregory May 15, 2015 at 9:06 am - Reply

    This is just what my dog needs! He can’t help but pull when wearing a collar and does it even if it chokes him.

  2. Emily Endrizzi May 15, 2015 at 10:23 am - Reply

    This sounds like a wonderful leash. Our dog, Mickey doesn’t pull as bad as he used to, but I might still have to look into this! I didn’t know they made anything except the ThunderShirt.

  3. Laurie P May 15, 2015 at 10:49 am - Reply

    Just the name alone sounds strong! My parents might need one of these for their huge dog. He’s a great dog, just gets ridiculously excited easily!

  4. Angelica May 15, 2015 at 11:18 am - Reply

    My dog pulls like the dickens! After a year of trying to correct him we just broke down and got him a harness so he would stop choking himself. (I mean, coughing for 10 minutes straight because he saw a squirrel and decided to go for it.. CHOKING!)
    This looks like an awesome potential solution. I’d love to have a lovely leash trained puppy on my walks instead of mr. psycho. (He’s only 12.5 pounds, so don’t worry we’re not terrorizing the neighborhood, even though he thinks he is! Lol!)

  5. lisa May 15, 2015 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    I wish the people that walk dogs around here would use these. They all use the type that gives the dog total control. I don’t want dogs running in my yard making a mess and leaving a gift for me to step in. I have seriously thought about bagging it and leaving it on their front door step.

  6. Carolyn Massey May 15, 2015 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    We sure need this Thunder Leash. Our dog is older like me but still when we take him to the park he almost drags me around. I’m not strong like I use to be. This leash would help me and also not choke him. Thanks for this review and glad it got good ratings.

  7. Alix Kalfin May 15, 2015 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    Retractable leashes are not a good idea! Please read this article to understand why.

  8. Sue M. May 16, 2015 at 10:33 am - Reply

    I’ve heard of the Thundershirt but have never heard of the Thunderleash until now. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Judy maharrey May 16, 2015 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    I really like the sound of this leash. I have a problem with my dod pulling, and darting out, and this sounds great for her. I hate always having tobpull on her, and I think this will help.

  10. Anna May 17, 2015 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    I think this would be a great product to try with my dog. He is a large dog who likes to pull when walking but it is hard to control him sometimes because he is so large. I like to take him on walks in the evening when there are less people around so he won’t pull as much.

  11. linda moore June 8, 2015 at 11:10 am - Reply

    My dog pulls like “hell”. She even broke a regular walking leash that they use at the do shows. What the heck “she broke that” LOL’ I will try this. Hope it works for her. I will let you know. She is only a poodle you wouldn’t think, would you. Thank you. I will get it!

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