We basically get a easy-going viewpoint..?
but our dog HATES it.
he puts his face down and tries to get it off and when
we bring him out side on it he stops behind us and wont move
and like tries to escape from it.
it was not a fun experience, i plan he tried to pull once or twice
but quickly learned he didn't resembling it, then he just tried to stop because it was annoying him that it be touching his nose.
we really want to stick with it and just compliment him for wearing it and doing good on the walks but i want it to be comfortable on him and still have the waddle enjoyable for us both.
how can i make him feel comfortable within it.
and we're not switching to anything like the prong collars or anything he'd choke himself to death, no lie we tried it on one of our dogs a couple years ago and he purely kept pulling even with the little pinch.
so just the gentle person in charge, how do i make him get used to it, without him stopping every two second and trying to roll all over the place to get it off?
appreciation for any help!
My dog hated it at first too!! In fact, she'd only just lay on the floor with it on sulking. But she's used to it now. just keep at it with it, he's just being stubborn.
Keep his attention with a treat or toy in hand, when he walk well treat him. If he starts to roll get his attention back and maintain going. Do NOT let him goof around and try to get it off of his obverse or he'll never learn.
Wearing it around the house (off lead) has always worked capably with me. There is no pressure on the dogs, they aren't stressing, and you can treat them when they're acting calmly with it on their frontage.
I've used the Halti tons of times with my dogs and every dog reacted differently. Some hated it, some loved it, some couldn't really comfort either way. But for the most part the hoof it was more important, they'd pull once or twice and that would be it.
Make certain that you teach HEEL to your dogs, otherwise when the halti comes off, all manners move about back to why you bought the halti in the first place.
They really face-off it when you start walking, because it's something he's never used before. Like sticking us in ice skates and setting us on the rime without letting us practice with the new boots on our foot for the first time. Walk with treats to distract him from the leader, and praise him. Start slow, to the drive instrument and back to the front door, and move up. I would finish your walk without the captain (don't make him go to the driveway then procure stuck inside again, because he get excited for his walk, and will only disgust the gentle leader more if his hoof it doesn't finish). You have to be careful with these because they can grounds head and spinal injuries if the dog thrashes around with it on, so while he is study to accept the gentle leader, permit it be on his terms. Walking with a purpose, briskly like you're surrounded by a hurry, will also distract his feet because you go fast adequate that he will need both in succession to keep your stride and will have little time for the leader. The bridge of a dogs nose is the most sensitive quantity of the body, so he will have to get used to the strap being in that
l don't think it's that it's uncomfortable, it's just that it's different and he wishes to get used to it, try offering treats to take his mind stale it, he will eventually stop trying to get it off but it may take for a while while, then he'll rub his snout and rub his nose along a the ground to itch it, mine did.
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Depending on the type of dog you have, a headcollar will never work. I am used to really hard dogs on which a headcollar would not work. On easy dogs approaching collies, some Golden Retrivers etc. it can work.
Did you know that "gentle leaders and "halti's" can cause neck sabotage, whereas prong collars are found to cause the least damage out of the headcollar types, prongs and choke chains?
Use a prong, they are much more important, safer and easier. And less stressful on the dog.
You say your dog kept pulling on a prong collar. Well then he did not choke to annihilation did he? Prongs are designed to only constrict so far so that the dog cannot choke, unlike choke chains, which can actually suffocate a dog if a human being really wanted to.
Learn how to handle dogs. Once again, leerburg.com is a brilliant site, I learned lots from it. There is no impossible advice on it as far as I can think of, and believe me, there is a great deal of dodgy advice out there.
You can get him to stroll on the headcollar, just be persistant and pull him on when he fights it. He will receive used to it.
Get him a harness, it clips over his back and he'll never see it.
my recommendation is to get a clicker. get out the meek leader and some treats. every time your dog goes near it on his own *click* and treat. afterwards put it on him *click* and treat.
this will teach him that the G.L. is a good thing that get him rewards and other happy things. but don't leave it on him all the time. just when conditioning to it or actually training with it.
every 3-5 steps you get to help yourself to with him when he isn't fighting it *click* and treat.
the purpose of the gentle perspective is to put you in charge. when the pack leader decides to move about he goes and doesn't stop if a subordinate dog stops. so when your dog stops just preserve walking. stopping puts him in the leader position and that is not what you want.
rubbing his trunk when he is and isn't wearing the G.L. is a good idea too. that way he will procure used to having it on his nose. you won't have to use it forever.
when wearing the G.L. don't enjoy any other collar on him. once he is behaving the way you want for a week or so, without any trouble, next put his regular collar back on but keep the leash attached to the G.L.. if he still behave well after a week or so move the leash from the G.L. to the collar but leave the G.L. on. and if he still does in good health for i'd say two weeks this way try removing the G.L.
if he have trouble with any of these steps go back to step 1.
you can interchange the treats next to general praise. but don't cut treats out completely for a while. and you can use your *click* and treat method on all of these steps to oblige him get the idea just a moment or two faster.
hope this helped!