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    I fully understand where you are coming from Megan, i really can only reccomend the halti, Meika found even with the sensible harness on she could still pull, but the halti has her walking kindly with me even when passing other dogs, I really think anything she can pull against, even the check chain (which i hated) she would pull, but the halti just turns her to me when she tried to pull, and it was almost instant that she decided to walk nicely, good luck with your dog, Happy Walking

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    I just received the Infin8 Halter I ordered a couple of days ago
    It's a figure 8 combined with a martingale collar. Going to give it a whirl in the backyard soon so Troopa can adjust to it before taking him for his walk this arvo. Fingerscrossed!

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    Fingers crossed for Troopa.

    My tips for halti's is to lure dogs head into halti using food/toy.

    Walk clear of any obstacles as sometimes they will rub their faces on bushes or your leg and never ever hesitate if they draw back. Head up and walk at a brisk pace as though it's the most normal thing for him to have on.

    I like the ones that attach to a collar because lots of people don't fit them firm enough and they can slip out of them.

    If it doesn't work in the backyard still try off property because sometimes the joy of a walk will override the feel of the halti.

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    The Infin8 Halter is definitely a success here so far
    First walk he did, of course, try to get it off his face and even resorted to rubbing his face on the ground (must have looked so odd to people passing by ). He tried pulling backwards once (which he's never done on a walk before) but he quickly learned that it was easiest just to stay close to me.

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    Glad it's working out. We sell halti's at our obed club and some dogs transfer to them with little or no fuss. Others do the face rub, leg rub thing for quite some time before they settle down to the idea.

    Plenty of praise when he's walking nicely beside you and lots of long walks and he'll soon come to see his halti in the same light as a standard collar and lead.

    Wishing you continued success.

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    I thought it was time to give you an update on 'Meika and her halti', we have been attending a local obedience club with Meika in her halti worn attached to a choke chain in case of slipping the halti off (club rule), would you believe after just one week in grade 1 my ridgeback who i had problems hanging onto not so long ago graduated to grade 2 last week ! She was paw perfect in a huge class with dogs all around her, obeying commands and listening well. I am soooo very proud of my girl and the success we have had by trying something different.

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    That is great news!

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    That's fantastic news!

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    That's excellent. Well done to you and Meika

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    Congratuations.

    Grade 3 here you come!

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