doesn't pull much at all now, but when he was young and we went out for
a walk he did have a tendency to pull me down the hill when we first
started off. I bought a Halti harness to try it out and it worked.
There are several ways in which to adjust the
Halti harness so that it fits properly. There is a booklet
enclosed booklet for those who read instructions first. I'm too impatient for that.
The Halti harness works on the same principle as my quick method where you
just put the lead round the dog's chest and use gentle pressure to stop
the pulling. (see page 2) It does work very well but I think it's really important
to make sure that your dog doesn't just have a walk on the harness every
day. They need to be able to let off steam with a good run or at
least have a good wander and a sniff without any restrictions. In my
experience dogs can get frustrated if they're kept under too much control
all the time and then you get unwanted behaviour such as chewing or
Jamie actually barked in frustration the first time he went out with the harness.
He wanted to pull but he was being kept under control by the harness.
he'd had a run and he'd walked home with the lead attached to his ordinary
collar he was fine. The next time we used the harness there was no
problem. All in all we were very pleased with the Halti harness
and it helped a lot with the pulling at the start of our walks