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Etown_Chick August 27th, 2008 11:19 PM

Volhart Collar
Has anyone tried the Volhart (Volhard? not sure of the spelling) collar for dogs that pull a lot? I'm trying to avoid a choker because I don't want his throat getting damaged by the metal chain...
These are the slip-type collars used by people who show dogs in the ring.
Any experiences appreciated.
Scruffy is 40 lbs of terrier, all attitude and excitement when we walk and I don't think my back can take much more. I do plan to take him to school in the fall, but I need something to help him focus NOW.
I'm not sure that a Halti type will convince him not to pull if he's on a regular leash instead. He'll figure out pretty quickly that a regular lead doesn't pull his head sideways like the Halti.
ALso does anyone know stores that sell the Volhart? I do know of websites, but can't find them in stores.

King August 29th, 2008 05:00 AM

I never heard of the one your talking about but halti's should be fine I think, when the dog pulls forward the dogs head will go down and dogs don't like having the heads down like that so they will slow up.

Etown_Chick August 29th, 2008 10:35 PM

But does that actually train them, or do they learn that they only have to behave when wearing a halti?
This is a smart dog I"m dealing with..sigh.

MIA September 4th, 2008 07:25 PM

Regardless of what you use on your dog you have to train him/her not to pull you!!!! You can't just buy something and expect it to work for you, sorry to give you the bad news but you get to do all the work.....

mollywog September 4th, 2008 07:31 PM

I have had great success with a gentle leader harness. You can buy them at PetValu or most major pet stores. They work on the same idea as the halti but they don't annoy the dogs as much. Like your dog, my dog was a puller, to the point where she was choking and potentially damaging her throat. But having said all that, training is important. These tools are just a training AID, not a solution.

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