Just looking for abit of advice regarding what is best to use for dog walking collar/harness/choker ive always used just a collar and lead for my other dog but our 3 month old mastiff x thats just hit 30kg is another story ive taken her to puppy school and shes very obedient sitting,staying and so on and ive taken her to dog parks she mixes in very well with other dogs and have never had any issues with her till yesterday arvo when we went for our arvo walk all was going well till we went past this house and a little dog like a foxy x came out yapping and going off at the fence well my dog just snapped and got agressive barking and pushing against the fence while i hate to admit it i was struggling to just keep hold of the lead that i had wrapped round and around my hand trying to get her back under control omg she was so strong!!I have burn marks on my hand from the lead!!I was using my voice also but she wasnt responding I ended up dragging her past the house and once she was no longer near the other dog she went back to her normal calm self i worry what would have happened if that dog wasnt behind a fence!!so off i went to the shop this morning to buy a harness (i thought this would give me more control)and explained to the guy i wanted to get her back under control while she still young before she gets even bigger and stronger!!
And he says that a harness wont help at all and she needs a chain choker i HATE these and i will not buy one for her or any dog i own!! I did see rope like chokers in there maybe they are not as harsh?Any advice before i buy anything would be great i would also like to add that the only different thing about that walk yesterday was my 6 year old son was with us hes never been on walks with us before i dont know if this has anything to do with her behavoir or not but i dont want this to happen again!!