She must be a ‘puller’ during the walks. She wears a leash on the nose. It’s called a Halti. She’s learning not to pull on the leash.

The theory is:

  1. The dog has less strength to pull when the leash is on the bridge of the nose.
  2. If the dog pulls, it will hurt a very sensitive part of the their body. So they will try to avoid pulling.

In practice, it somewhat works.

I used a Halti with my first dog. He was such a ‘puller’ (he wanted to get the walk over as quickly as possible to go back home). He quickly learned that if he twisted his head a little bit up and about 30° left, he was locking the leash and he could pull almost as hard as with a regular collar/leash. It took him 10 years to almost stop pulling.

All these years later, I still have the shoulders and elbow injuries from my first dog pulling like a maniac…

Another dog wearing a halti

Dog with Halti: Vancouver, BC

Technical

Before (left) and after (right) as processed with Darktable 2.0.5

Before (left) and After (right)

Camera: Canon 7D MkII ISO 500 and 1/320
Lens: Canon 70-200 f/4L-IS @200mm and f/6.3
Processed with Darktable 2.0.5: http://www.darktable.org/