Halter Collars for Dogs that Pull on Their Leash
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith

Q. What are the benefits and uses of halter collars?
 
A. Dog wearing a Halti collarHalter-type collars will give you the best control over your dog. They give you control of your dog's head and when you have control of the dog's head, you have control of the dog. There are several brands of these halter-type collars including Halti collars and Gentle Leader. These collars look more like a horse's halter, with a band going around the back of the head, and another around the nose. The leash snaps onto the collar under the chin. When you pull on the leash, the dog's head will either be pulled down or to the side – this makes it virtually impossible for the dog to move ahead or pull you forward.

These types of collars actually give you better control than 'choke' collars or prong collars.

Some people are hesitant to use the collar, since they feel it looks more like a muzzle than a collar. You may have people ask you about the collar, but more often than not, when you are through explaining it, they will ask you where they can get one for their dog.

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