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Linda and Jasper
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:23 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi has anyone used a gentle leader head colar.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:20 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I've used a halti and jasmine absolutely hates it as it catches her ears and rubs he nose/eyes, Ivr been recommended the canny collar as it comes out the back of their head and instead of pulling their head to the side it pulls their nose down, I've heard they do wonders for walking from a few briard owners plus it doesnt catch their fur. I brought one at crufts but it was a size too big so Ive sent it back to be swapped if ur interested in one the ppl I got mine from seem to be the cheapest so pm me if u want their details. They are really flexable, If you get the wrong size you just send it back and they send you a new one.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:59 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I've used a Halti and a Canny Collar. The Canny Collar is great for walking with a short lead, but I have to keep Hugo on a lead most of the time and it can't be used with an extendable lead, so I can't give him any freedom when on the local field. I now have a Gentle Leader. It's great. It doesn't rise up into his eyes like a Halti can.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:41 am Reply with quoteBack to top

By far the best halti collar is the Dogmatic headcollar - it fits perfectly, doesn't rub their eyes or nose. I can highly recommend these, I have used them on all my briards. They work wonders when walking.

Hope this helps.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi Linda
I'm the same as Debbie, I can recommend the Dogmatic collar, as Debbie says it stays in place and doesn't rub at all.

I use the cushioned fabric one, but you can get them in leather as well.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:52 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

It would be canny collar for us every time, no pulling from Meadow at all from the first time we used it. Put a normal collar on her and she pulls like mad.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:38 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Another vote for the canny collar here too. Smile

I really don't like the head collars where the lead attaches under the chin.

The canny collar has a normal collar and a nose band. I dont use the nose band when walking but slip it on when we are in high excitement areas.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:34 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

We have tried both the Halti and Canny collar with Norbert and he absolutely hated them. He would try and get them off and refuse to go anywhere whilst they were on. We switched to the Gentle Leader at the suggestion of a dog trainer. Apart from a slight show of " I don't want it" at the start and trying to paw it off at the end of the walk, he does not seem to know it is on him. And it is so effective at stopping him pulling, which is great for my wife who has a bad back. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:52 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

We're for the Halti. I don't understand why because it does seem to fit a bit high up the nose but the minute it is put on Brion makes no attempt to pull, and leave it off and he instantly starts to pull with just a neck collar. I think I tried the Gentle Leader and found it a bit of a fiddle. Amanda
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:41 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

We use a halti which does stop Enya pulling to some extent.

I prefer a chest harness as it gives me more control over her whole body although if we see another dog I do sit her down and stand in front of her and just talk to her and tell her no. Providing the dog and owner walk past with no problem she is fine but if she senses aggression she will defend herself and me.

It has taken a long time (18months) but as soon as she feels the chest harness tighten or I tell her 'gently' she immediately slows up and stops pulling.

It does take alot of patience and persistance on your part I have to admit but it is certainly worth it.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:45 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I had a chest harness for Oscar, one which goes under their armpits. His skin got horribly chafed, so I stopped using it.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:50 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi all.
thank you all for your replies.
i am going to try the canny collar. i have been using the under arm harness like jasper had but it is still hard work with bella.
i remember the collie we had around 25 years ago she was the same pulling. i think it is the breed.
Also i dont think the family she was with took her out much. she wants to play with other dogs and people when ,gets very excited. so not properly socialised.
see how i get on with the canny collar. she is booked in for training classes this week too. Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:09 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I used the canny collar with Dora when she was about 10 months and used it for about a year while on walks outside. I had an RSI to my elbow so had to do something. We continued with training on the normal collar and lead and she now walks well without the canny collar, unless she sees another dog that is. She didn't much like the canny collar at first and kept trying to rub it off but we ignored it and she gave in. Hope that helps.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:25 am Reply with quoteBack to top

thank you all for you input on the different type of collars.
i have got a canny colar used it twice now on walks.
Bella is a different dog now. she did play up when first on but soon got used to it.
We can actualy walk past other dogs and people now without her mugging them. Shocked
it is so nice not to have your arms stretched. Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:18 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi Linda, that's great news, it's such a relief when they start to walk nicely.
I see a Labdoodle nearly every day taking his human for a walk Rolling Eyes I'm so glad Dillon has got past that stage. Very Happy
Hope Bella's first training lesson went well. Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:14 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

The dog matic is the best I have tried, works well and I have control of Chipster !!!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:27 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi all,

We have always been a fan of the Halti however Tilly has never seemed particularly happy when wearing it. She would paw at her face as I think rides up round her eyes. So, we saw the Gentle Leader on one of our trips round Pets at Home (Tilly just loves the staff and they love her!).

I don't think there is much difference in terms of control when compared to the Halti but she hasn't been troubled by it at all. I have fitted the safety link to it from the Halti as I suspect she could wriggle out of it if she wanted.

On our beautiful walk today at Parkgate she wasn't hampered when trying to pinch our fish and chips or ice cream! Laughing
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