Dog with Halti: Vancouver, BC
Rosie’s a ‘puller’ during the walks. She wears the leash on her nose. It’s called a Halti. Rosie’s learning not to pull on the leash.
The theory is:
- The dog has less strength to pull when the leash is on the bridge of the nose.
- If the dog pulls, it will hurt a very sensitive part of the their body. So they will try to avoid pulling.
There’s theory and then there’s practice. In real life, it works somewhat.
I used a Halti with my first dog. He was a real ‘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° to his 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…
Here’s the company “pitch”
The Halti Headcollar prevents pulling on the lead by gently steering and guiding your dog’s direction. The responsive design of this dog head collar helps to train your pet to walk without pulling.
Company of Animals
But back to Rosie. She’s learning not to pull. As her owner said:
It’s a work in progress, but it’s going in the right direction
Camera: Canon 7D MkII ISO 500 and 1/320
Lens: Canon 70-200 f/4L-IS @200mm and f/6.3
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