Halti... Yay or Nay?
We are in the process of training our 1 year old leash manners. We start Obedience School tomorrow (he is to come in a flat buckle collar), but wondering how a halti would work for extreme pulling (when he catches a scent) or for leash reactivity? He is 80 pounds... need I say more? This pooch is strong! We go for 3-5 miles everyday and I would love for it to be a more peaceful experience. :-)
I am not wanting to use any form of choker or shock collars. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I am doing the "you pull, I stop, you come back to me, you get a treat, we continue" idea. However, if he catches an interesting scent or sees another dog, this does not work. I must add that he is friendly with people and dogs. But, I am sure people are hesitant when they see a barking, pulling German Shepherd eyeing their dog.
"Those who would say a dog has no soul, have never looked into the eyes of a German Shepherd." - Author Unknown