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Does a halti work?

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punter Wed 17-Jun-15 15:20:46

Punter lab sometimes pulls when on the lead, excitement usually at the start of a walk. Would a halt head collar work?

HelenF350 Wed 17-Jun-15 15:24:45

My mum tried one on her Collie, didn't work on him. He is a wee menace though!

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Wed 17-Jun-15 15:26:10

I use a Gentle Leader on my collie, I prefer if to a Halti.

tabulahrasa Wed 17-Jun-15 15:34:01

Headcollars work in that they make pulling less strong so you can train a dog who is pulling too hard for you to manage, they don't actually stop dogs pulling though.

babyblackbird Wed 17-Jun-15 15:43:17

I've just bought a haqihana harness for my lab who is a bit of a puller in new and exciting places. it has made a massive difference. i feel much more in control and it is much kinder than the constant throttling caused by his collar. But i can already see its not a substitute to training. Infact it actually allows him to walk further ahead as the lead attaches half way down his back rather than his neck. I am still training as I walk by stopping but it does seem to have taken some of the power out of him. The haqihana is supposed to be one of the more comfortable harnesses because it doesnt sit right under their armpits and so doesnt rub - but it is pricey by comparison.

MissRainbowBrite Wed 17-Jun-15 15:50:56

We recently got a figure of eight lead for our springer. She much prefers that to the Halti, seems much comfier and doesn't rub up into her eyes but does the same job.

ClaimedByMe Wed 17-Jun-15 15:56:09

I use as gen-con (figure of eight) and it makes such a difference to my pulling staffy

Floralnomad Wed 17-Jun-15 16:11:58

I prefer the canny collar and the advantage is it can be used as a normal flat collar as well .

MonikerisMonica Wed 17-Jun-15 16:19:32

I used a Halti with my rescue lab which pulled like a train. After a few weeks use no more pulling! She how just wears a normal collar and lead.

SinclairSpectrum Wed 17-Jun-15 16:23:44

Love my dogmatic, my big pup doesn't pull really but can be very skittish in high winds so it definitely gives me control.
He doesn't complain about wearing it and it doesn't rub or ride up. British made too if you like that sort of thing.

LinkDat Wed 17-Jun-15 16:26:48

Dogmatics are best.

NoelHeadbands Wed 17-Jun-15 18:05:06

The halti lasted for about half an hour, worked well during the walk but then someone had the bright idea of leaving it on him for a couple of minutes back in the house so he 'could get used to it'

Cue halti handed back in two pieces hmm

The gentle leader also worked but was a nightmare to get on him as he hated it so much, preparing for every walk became a trauma.

We gave up in the end and we're just working on training him not to pull

fuckweasel Wed 17-Jun-15 18:06:03

Second the dogmatics.

ChuffMuffin Mon 22-Jun-15 16:57:08

Thirding the Dogmatic. Only thing that has stopped my ridiculously bouncy 8 month old GSD from trying dislocating my shoulders wink

TummyButtonFluff Mon 22-Jun-15 21:37:56

Not sure, but my back is wrecked by the pulling of our very old dog.

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