Today I used a Halti collar for the first time with Eli and it was amazing!! As you can probably tell from my Facebook feed I am in love with this guy- but he has not been an easy dog to own.
He is a Husky/Collie cross, his prey drive is through the roof, and he wants to chase and herd anything that moves. He likes to fight with other dogs, and is unpredictable. We have done a lot of training with him, on our own and with professional trainers, and yet at 2 years old he is still a handful.
He has to be leashed all the time now because his newest favourite pastime is chasing down runners and bikers- and biting them. Which is not ok. However when he is on leash he is even more reactive with other dogs. And there are a lot of dogs in Pemberton. So in order to walk him I have to try and find extremely out of the way places, which is not always easy.
I had tried this collar on my black lab years ago, but she just threw herself onto the ground and refused to walk anywhere, which is why I hadn’t tried it with Eli sooner. But tonight we were able to walk around the lake, with all kinds of people walking right by him, as well as dogs, and I was able to restrain him from biting at anyone, without having to engage in an all out wrestling match.
If you own a challenging dog like I do then you know how stressful it can be. You also know how hard it is to hear everyone else’s opinion about what you must be doing wrong to have such a bad dog.
I have put in a lot of time with this pup ever since the day I got him at three months old. I had most of my first two months with him off of work so I could do daily training, and I continue to do regular training sessions with him – but he is simply a very high alert dog that is quick to react. He is also a very good boy in many other ways, and I’m sure as he gets older he will mellow out even further. In the meantime we will keep working with him and because of this collar I’ll feel a little less stressed about being in public use spaces with my boy now.
And no I am not being paid by Halti! I’m just so thrilled to have found something that helps me work with my feisty dog. Best Buy is a one-stop online shopping destination offering high-quality products for less. Visit Best Buy, where you can save on TVs, mobile phones, computers, cameras, camcorders, games, and more. Look for coupon codes, best buy phone deals plus Best Buy coupons 2017 for discounts on your purchases now!