Yes, ANOTHER dog post. My first foster pup pulls like a sled dog on the leash and also wrestles with whatever other dog I am walking. Walking the dogs usually ends in a big ball of fighting dogs which I try to drag home. One plus though is the great arm muscles I must be developing with all the pulling and dragging. :)
I researched leash training online and since I don't have a lot of time to go to leash training classes with just one dog, I decided to try one of the 'no pull' halters. The Halti was highly recommended so I checked the price. $13 at the pet store. I checked ebay and found them for less than that but with shipping the price is comparable. So I decided to bid on a lot of 6. I figured I could sell the extra ones on craig's list and maybe my Halti would be free.
I won the auction and impatiently waited for my box to arrive. I used to walk the dogs three times a day for a short distance but now, with the arrival of the new foster dogs, I am reluctant to walk my first pup at all.
Well, my box arrived today and I tried it out. It worked wonderfully. The puppy hated it, of course, and kept shaking her head and pawing at it but I had a nice walk with no pulling and no fear of tripping and sliding on the rocks. I haven't tried walking 2 pups together to see if the Halti will stop the wrestling too. Maybe I'll test that tomorrow.
The lot of 6 Halti's cost me $26 including shipping. That is equal to the price of 2 Halti's if I had bought them from the pet store. Now I need to sell the extra ones for, let's say, $8 each. If I sell 4 and keep 2 I will gotten 2 Halti's for free and made a little extra money too.