Absolutely love the dog halter I purchased for my 11pm that old German shepherd it actually stops her from pulling I would recommend to any one that is looking for some kind of restraint to stop their dog from pulling their are out of their socket and being able to do a proper walk with their dog.
I honestly feel everyone with a Dog with a longer muzzle that can wear a halter should have one - the amount of dogs I see on body halters pulling their humans is astounding and people that have no control of their dogs - even more astounding.
I adopted a somewhat reactive rescue in September 2021 and the only training halter used by a well respected trainer that was part of his adoption was the other version of the halter mate that connects to the lead under chin and has the toggle - we have used that version ever since - the two challenges are that they connect under chin and I found it annoying as the lead would invariably end up between his legs - and if he was ever left with the halter on for an extended period of inactivity and he didn't like it - I am talking 5 minutes here - he could chew through the halter very quickly - so I have gone through about 6 of them -
I have been looking at this version for a while - and while it took a bit to figure out how to attach properly - finally the video was the only answer - as the written instructions are rubbish - I DO Like this one very much - it seems it will take more for him to chew through it :) and also I can attach his lead to the collar part alone - yes the muzzle part has to be tucked in if you undo it and only use lead but I do like that you can a a quickly unclip that part for total freedom from the figure 8 over the muzzle and it still offers great freedom jaw wise etc for the dog when figure 8 is on - . It doesn't strictly stay on the back of the neck even though the main collar is very snugly fitted but it does stay above throat area.
I continue to use these training halters as they are the most effective way I have found to be able to quickly get the dogs focus back if he is somewhat escalated - ie chickens, bush turkeys, or other dogs just being annoying, and also as he is 30 plus kilos it saves me from getting my arm ripped off if for some reason we find ourselves in an uncertain situation - I find mentally that my four legged also just behaves better he kind of gets that when it's on - maybe one day the training will be so good we can just go flat collar only but for me it is peace of mind as a rescue no matter who starts a potential "situation" his breed and being surrendered renders him the troublmaker no matter what.
I highly recommend this halter but just ensure you have it on your dog in the correct way - as I didn't for a week - and that's where skin rubbing and issues would happen.
Well done Black Dog but to echo another comment here - Black Dog directly does need to be on it for consumer response!!!!!
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My big pup is much easier to control with the Haltermate and is more tolerant of wearing it compared to an ordinary halter which he couldn't get comfortable with.
It’s fine except for when you want to take your dog to the dog park and need to take the gear off all together, then you have no collar around your dog as it’s all connected. I prefer for k9 bridle for this reason. If not taking to dog park and just walking it’s ok