Collar or Head Halters
These are the latest rage for the well-mannered dog and are not
to be confused with muzzles. The head collar is similar to a "figure
eight" with one strap around the neck directly behind the dog’s
ears and above his "Adam’s apple." The second strap fits
around his muzzle, close to the eyes and back of the lips. These
fit on the dog’s head with the leash attachment under the dog’s
muzzle. With it, you can gently guide the dog where you want him
to go. Because it gives you control of the head – where the head
goes, the body must follow.
wearing a head collar, a dog can still effortlessly pant, drink,
eat, and bark. It works on the principle that a regular collar encourages
your dog to pull against the pressure on his neck and throat. A
head collar works in reverse; by putting steady but firm pressure
at the top (scruff) of the neck in much the same manner as a mother
dog may discipline her puppies. Even slight pressure at the scruff
of the neck and around the muzzle is a correction and leadership
method that a dog can understand from the human holding the leash.
training with a head collar should be done under the direct supervision
of a qualified trainer, even though a head collar is considered
to be far more humane than a pinch or slip collar. When giving a
correction, the action of the leash is very different with a head
collar than with any of the other training devices. That’s why it
is so important that you receive proper instruction on its use.
will have an adjustment period to wearing this collar because it
feels funny on their face. There is a right and a wrong way to train
a dog while using this head collar. If you just pull him along each
time you want him to go "your" way, he will have to come
along – you have control of his head. If you want to train him,
you must teach him that he can get control over the situation. When
you ask him to heel or to walk away from something, he has the opportunity
to comply without being forced, and learns to control the halter.
On the other hand, if you use the halter to control him all of the
time, he will always count on you to drag him away from anything
he is trying to investigate.
: Pet Supplies Review