Top Paw HOLT Walking Dog Collar
I just this for my dog so I can throw my prong collar in the trash, at first he threw a huge temper tantrum, so I let him throw one for a while, he's getting used to it, the walks were SO smooth! I didn't need to correct him a single time, no pulling, to tugging, NOTHING. Bye bye prong collars and choke chains :) And I am leaving it on him for a few hours a day to get used to it, he's more behaved with it on for some reason...
If you buy it, DO NOT put it on and go walk. Put it on, let them do their thing, they'll accept it in a few days, only walk them inside the home until they stop fussing, train them, walk them and if they don't fight give them a treat, if they fight, don't. Keep doing this until the dog forgets he ever had it on.
December 26, 2014
Enjoy the walk!
Excellent product. Our 1 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback is surprisingly strong and did not respond to any of the usual training techniques to get her to walk without dragging her handlers.
Came across this harness: easy to adjust, easy to put on and astonishing result. As expected, our RR protested strongly against the harness, but after a handful of "I-am-having-a-panic-attack, take-this-thing -off-my-face"-episodes she calmed down and is now walking on the leash like a very well behaved dog.
Am going to buy a spare set.
October 9, 2014
I recently purchased this item and had to share my experience. First, I'd like to say that I owned a Halti brand collar many years ago, and I hated it. My dog was able to back out of it and it was useless. I now own a very unruly Golden Retriever and have struggled to walk her four three years. I've tried prong collars, EZ Walk Harnesses, etc etc and nothing worked. I had completely given up when I saw this collar on the website and read all of the pawsitive reviews. I decided to try this particular brand of walking collar, and all I can say is, "Wow". This collar is awesome. At first, my dog tried her best to get out of the collar; she rolled on the ground, and tried scraping it off with her paws. Once she realized it wasn't going anywhere, she began to behave. She is now a completely different dog during walks. She is calm, walks slowly, and is unable to pull as the collar shifts her head from one side to the other. I now love walking my dog! This collar is also good for a few other reasons: When she tries to eat food off the ground, I pull up on the leash and it shuts her jaw. Also, if she gets aggressive with other dogs, it closes her jaw and prevents her from lunging. This collar is truly a miracle for us and our dog. We now have a calm dog who focuses on her walk rather than eating junk off the ground, pulling, and lunging at other dogs. I love this collar and highly recommend it. My only regret is that I didn't purchase it sooner!
September 13, 2014
Dog can't pull me anymore!
My coonhound used to drag me along and I was afraid I'd eventually fall and get hurt. My back used to always hurt after a walk. He'd try to run and would pull on his harness so hard his front legs would come off of the ground. With this he cannot pull me! He does try to get it off every once in a while, but only because he wants to run ahead. Instead of attaching it to his collar I put an "H" harness on him and attach the walking collar to the ring over his chest. This way, if he does get the walking collar off of his head he can't slip his regular collar too. He's only managed to slip it off of his face twice when he really wanted to get loose and run to whatever it is he smells. If you have a dog that refuses not to pull no matter what you try, then you need to get this. If I try to walk him with a regular harness he immediately starts to pull, but this product nips it in the bud. Just make sure you don't leave this on your dog when you're not walking or they will go nuts trying to get it off of their face.
August 6, 2014