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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    I know a lot of dogs that hunt cats.
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    BlackLexDog the best thing I've found, which is like a halti but better (in my opinion ) is and Infin8 halter from Black Dog.

    http://www.blackdog.net.au/InfoPDF/Infin8Info.pdf

    I have tried everything else on one of mine with no luck, but put her in one of these and she is feather light. Yay!

    It is formed of a martingale style collar with a narrow strap that goes around under their face and back to the collar in a figure 8. It exerts very gentle pressure in just the right places, and doesn't ever interfere with panting.

    I got mine at the RSPCA shop, on the recommendation of the behaviouralists there. They also showed me how to put it on which was helpful!

    It is so nice to walk a big dog without getting a spaghetti-stretched arm!

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    Natty where have you been!!!!?????
    Education not Legislation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    Mine...


    BlackLexDog the best thing I've found, which is like a halti but better (in my opinion ) is and Infin8 halter from Black Dog.

    http://www.blackdog.net.au/InfoPDF/Infin8Info.pdf

    I have tried everything else on one of mine with no luck, but put her in one of these and she is feather light. Yay!

    It is formed of a martingale style collar with a narrow strap that goes around under their face and back to the collar in a figure 8. It exerts very gentle pressure in just the right places, and doesn't ever interfere with panting.

    I got mine at the RSPCA shop, on the recommendation of the behaviouralists there. They also showed me how to put it on which was helpful!

    It is so nice to walk a big dog without getting a spaghetti-stretched arm!
    lol spagetti i know how u feel...

    Do they restrict him from opening his mouth? probably not, but just asking..

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    I don't like check chains to be honest. If they are used incorrectly...they can damage your dogs trachea...not good

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    Natty where have you been!!!!?????
    Lurking...

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    My skids walk our Setter on a Sporn Harness. It is effective for them in case she sees a rabbit. You can probably google the details.

    Front attachment harness are another I'm seeing at my obedience club. Not fond of them for training because you have no head control, but a lot of people with big dogs find them good for social walking.

    The Newtrix.ca collar which is like a gentle leader or halti only lead attached at the back, much like the BlackDog one above.

    I personally like the martingale, having come from a check chain background.

    All collars should be seen as a means (generally) of attaching the dog to the lead, how well a dog walks after that is up to how much work you put in and the nature of the dog.

    Also note the above collars are all unsuitable to be left on the dog. They are for exercising the dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    Lurking...
    Fair enough
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    Dog obedience club $55 or so for February through November, classes weekly (or more often depending on club). They're run by volunteers. There are usually discounts for students or pensioners or people who are feeling skint.

    A k9pro workshop one day - is about $120. I've signed up for one locally in May. Will post here if I like it. I think that's a good price for an all day workshop with professional dog trainers too.

    Most obedience clubs prefer you use a slip chain - because that's what is allowed in obedience competition.

    I think with a serious pulling dog (I have one), a front attach harness that uses the dog's own strength to pivot the dog around the attach point on the middle of the dog's chest (not back), works best for me and my dog. No choking, can't pull.

    Harnesses like ones for the car, with an attach point at the back behind the head, allow a dog to pull like they're towing a sled.

    Front attach harnesses are not cheap. They're $30 and up. But when it comes to you and your dog's safety, I think they're worth it.

    I've also found I don't need to put mine on Frosty all the time any more as she mostly doesn't pull, and stops when I ask her to. It's like she's forgotten she can. I still use the Front attach for meet and greet at the dog club, then I put the slip collar on for heel work, then the flat collar on for agility.

    there is a Premier pet easy walk front attach, a sensible / sensation front attach and I think black dogs have some (they're based in Victoria) the others are based in USA.

    Also have you thought about getting your dog desexed? He might be better behaved if he is and he is less likely to get a whole bunch of cancers and other health problems too.
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