I know some people are afraid of them and think they are torture devices (so have never used them or looked into them) but with Minka when that was an issue in the past, we used a prong collar (a Herm Sprenger, not a knock off jagged cheap one). I was also worried about the look. I put it on myself and had a coworker both pop me with it and put his full weight into it steadily and yes, there's pressure, but it's not painful at all and doesn't puncture through the skin. If you introduce the dog properly so it knows that IT controls whether it feels pressure and it learns to turn that pressure off through the prong collar dance, it's very humane, very fast and the dog never experiences pain or discomfort. Tried one of the front attach harnesses, didn't work for her. Head harnesses seem even more cruel and I've seen where they do more damage physically in some cases than both flat buckle and prongs.
Basically, start with what you're comfortable with and be open to other options if it fails. And it'll take multiple tries before you can call something a failure OR a success. And no matter what tool you use, be sure you research the worst case, best case and how it's properly used so that your dog is as safe as possible at all times.
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Whelp Date: Feb 11, 2018
Correct bad behavior, don't redirect. Redirecting is rewarding, not resolving.