Gentle leader or halti

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Headlesshorseman Sat 08-Dec-18 17:38:40

Just wondering if anyone has used a gentle leader or halti?
Dpup walks ok ish on the lead for me, using the stop start method when he gets silly.
But he pulls like a train when the kids try and walk him, which is ruining their confidence, so I wondered if introducing a training aid might help?
He's nearly a year and weighs near 30kg so has recently realized that pulling the kids over leads to him getting whatever he wants (and he's not been neutered yet which isn't helping angry)
Any suggestions?

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Eifla Sat 08-Dec-18 18:04:17

Why do you think having him neutered will have any affect on loose lead walking? confused

Of all head collars, I would only ever go for a Dogmatic, used with a double ended lead and a front leading harness.

Headlesshorseman Sat 08-Dec-18 20:03:03

Well I'm hoping that neutering will reduce the chance of him pulling the kids over to get to girls (although I'm not daft and know this doesn't always happen).
The problem being the kids confidence is being knocked by these instances.
I shall have a look at dogmatic. Thanks

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Greyhorses Sat 08-Dec-18 20:16:30

I can second dogmatic.

I walk three big german shepherds together (being 5ft tall!) and can hold all of them easily. Nobody pulls and I can easily stop them.

One dogmatic is on its third dog now it’s that old although the pattern has worn off grin

Giraffe31 Sat 08-Dec-18 22:01:42

We have a halti headcollar for our surprisingly strong 10month cockapoo whose pulling was making it unenjoyable to walk her. It has completely changed her and she’s a joy to walk, even the first time we used it was the best walk we’d ever had with her. Using it just means that she doesn’t have all that power in her back legs to pull like she used to

jigglejoggle Sat 08-Dec-18 22:12:16

Another Halti fan here, similar reason and results as Giraffe31. Changed everything for us.

Wolfiefan Sat 08-Dec-18 22:13:56

Dogmatic is good. But if you have young children and a big dog then they can’t walk it.
Neutering won’t affect pulling. It’s something to consider very carefully.


Headlesshorseman Sun 09-Dec-18 02:06:23

Wolfiefan they arent young, they are teenagers! But he is very strong when he gets going. They are doing well with reward based training but when he pulls he really could take an arm off hmm
Thank you all for the advice, I'll get ordering and see if it helps.

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FATEdestiny Sun 09-Dec-18 11:34:40

We've tried the Haiti, Pets at Home homebrand head collar and the Kumfi Dogalter. They are all good for teaching my cocker spaniel to walk on a loose lead.

My favourite had been the Kumfi one:

I bought from B&M Bargins, also available from Amazon and other places.

Wolfiefan Sun 09-Dec-18 12:27:13

My 15 year old doesn’t walk my dog. She’s too strong.
I don’t know what breed your dog is but neutering isn’t a straight forward choice.

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