IME, almost everything is on a "dog to dog" basis
n a side note, how are her collars coming off? If you use a wide (1.5" or more) collar, that's fitted snugly at the top of her neck, then it really shouldn't be able to come off.
SisMorphine wrote:I prefer the GL to the Halti as well because of fit. I used a GL for Teeny for her reactivity. She hasn't had to wear it in a while.
I tried one for Blue, hoping to use it for his TDInc test, but we'll just say it didn't go well and we won't be trying that again. Some dogs just aren't GL material. LOL!
Inara hasn't had to wear her GL in years either...but at the height of her reactivity...it was a much needed piece of equipment, as I could manuever her head around.
amalie79 wrote:Inara hasn't had to wear her GL in years either...but at the height of her reactivity...it was a much needed piece of equipment, as I could manuever her head around.
Did you, as Joyce mentioned earlier, use two leads in these instances?
My Inara isn't a pit bull...and she was people reactive. So I used it to manuever her head around to look at me (gently...I'm not cranking her head around) and to keep her from pulling too (I adopted her at the age of 1.5years).
I didn't use two leads, because that's too bulky for me, and there was no chance of her getting loose and going after someone...she's a nipper...and fearful, so if she got off leash, she'd run the other way, or circle around barking. She wasn't one to charge into a situation and bite. Dogs...she loves dogs, so it wasn't a dog-dog issue at all.
furever_pit wrote:For whatever it is worth, I think you could get used to holding two leads. I use two leashes when I take my guys bike riding or rollerblading. I was super clumsy at first, but have gotten pretty good at it over time.
As for head halters, I've never used one on my personal dogs. I prefer to start teaching loose lead walking with meals on a flat collar. The dogs I have seen with the HH seem uncomfortable and are constantly trying to take them off to the point that it interferes with their ability to concentrate on what is being asked of them. I can only presume that these dogs were not introduced to the equipment properly.
Personally, I think different dogs require different methods and if it seems to be working for Robin then get on with your bad self!
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