(sorry this is so long, i thought i should mention all the things i have used though)
So right from the word go, Koda has been a shocker with pulling on lead.
I have ended up with some pretty nasty blisters on my hands after working on 'heel' at dog training.
On our first day of training we were advised to buy a nylon check collar type thing... bought it... it didn't help at all.
Then we were at a market with Koda a couple of weeks later, and we found a stall with dog harnesses, we tried one on Koda and he was a bit better with that, so we bought it.
We used that for a while (and still do often use it for walks) but at obedience training they said that a harness isn't the best thing to be using while training.
So we persisted with collars until one day i was at training and i had to pull out half way through and sit on the sidelines crying from the pain of blisters.
Someone came up to me, and said i should try out a Halti head collar, she said it changed her dog into an angel.
So after training we went straight to the pet store to get one, and it works wonders. Koda doesn't pull that much at all with it on!
I am just a bit worried though because i have heard a few scary stories of serious neck injury's, eye injury's and even death because of head collars.
At the million paws walk someone noticed Koda was wearing the head collar and they were saying that the strap can slip over his eye and cause major damage. They were trying to get us to buy this thing called a 'CantrolCord'
Cantrolcord - Total Canine Control
we tried one on and Koda was hopeless he was lunging at dogs everywhere.
So basicly i am just wondering what people think about the Halti head collar, is it really a danger to my dog?
and if it is what could i use instead?