|Material||Synthetic Fabric, Nylon||Synthetic Fabric, Nylon||Synthetic Fabric, Nylon||Synthetic Fabric, Polyester|
|Breed Size||Large Breeds||Large Breeds||Giant Breeds||Large Breeds|
|Closure Type||Buckle||Quick Release||Quick Release||Buckle|
|Leash & Collar Feature||—||Training||Waterproof||Training|
|Harness Type||—||—||No Pull||—|
I LOVED Halti head collars for training dogs to not pull, but they've "improved" the design into uselessness. My new dog fits in my old, original Large size, but it's starting to fray and I want a backup. The new version of the "original" Halti has the pieces coming up from the leash clip wrapped back through in a loop under the dog's chin, which keeps it from loosening as quickly as the old style (and this one), where there's just a single loop of material from over the dog's nose down to the leash clip. I found this style and bought a Large because my dog is right at the boundary between neck sizes and has a large bully nose. I have never been more disappointed. First, what they neglect to show you in the pictures is that the end of the strap to adjust the neck is just HANGING LOOSE, not attached at all, so if you have a dog on the smaller end of the size, they'll have a long piece dangling down under their head. Worse than that is that even with it being a little big for her, the nose piece sits basically on the bottom edge of my dog's eyes. The old one sits about an inch down her nose, perfect for control and safe to not rub or irritate her eyes. The pieces connecting the nose and neck are way too short, keeping the nose piece too high on the dog's face. It also has no control ring to shorten and release the nose piece when the dog pulls on the leash, so I have no doubt the entire nose piece would twist around on the dog's nose instead. The new version of the head collar is still better than Gentle Leader or other brands, but please bring back the old style!!!
I love this collar as it did work great. It helped to keep my dog under better control on walks. He couldn't get all worked up when passing other dogs, which helped me to train him better. However after 8 months it broke on the part that connects to the muzzle to main collar. If it would have lasted longer than 8 months I would have rated this a 5 star. But I paid over $22 for this to only last 8 months. Rather bummed over this. As it's not like he was able to chew on it. He was only wearing on on daily walks.
The Halti fit my 9 mo. Golden Retriever female much better than other head collars because of the wide, cushioned nose piece. The strap behind the ears is sewn at the correct angle which makes a more comfortable fit as well.
I’ve tried several other head collars for my Boston Terriers in the past, and while they worked well enough, it wasn’t enough to keep using them. They’d slip off the nose piece or keep pawing at it during walks. But these models, made specifically for short muzzle breeds, are working like a charm! Highly recommend.
Our dogs are pullers. I bought several of these for various dogs. This works like a charm if you are patient and work with the dog initially. Yes, they tried to get it off their nose but they figured out that it wasn’t a bad thing. We had to work with them a little and use gentle correction. We used treats when they walked properly. Now they are pros.
First use, within 1/4 mile with my 70lb reactive pup, he bit or chewed through the Halti. However, on the opposite side, my 100lb rescued GSD, did fine with his Halti and made the walk with both (who total just near my own weight) much easier. So I suggest maybe trying with one dog at a time, especially if one is a bit anxious from its own history. But I am disappointed that we didn’t get past one use for my trauma pup.
After 40 years of living with Labradors, we finally found ourselves with a stubborn, head-strong pup. Mabel, a 6-month-old chocolate lab, really wants to pull when she sees people, and lunge strongly at other dogs-she just wants to play! I've always loved harnesses (especially Ruffwear for our hiking dogs) but Mabel needed firmer control. This 'head collar' works great. When she lunges at barking dog, a quick tug on the leash stops her and gets her to focus back on me or my spouse. It took a few days for her to get used to wearing it- she wanted to roll and try to rub it off at first-but by staying firm and getting her back up and walking she learned quickly that the headcollar wasn't worth protesting.
I have a year old Great Dane. He will get bigger. This head stall is too tight around the muzzle for him. He can’t open his mouth. Unfortunate because it looks like it would last. The one I have is not well made and slips.
I have a 1 year old bordoodle and he loved to drag me down the street on walks because he was always super excited. The minute I put this harness on him it completely changed how he walked he don’t pull at all he stays right next to me in walks he don’t try and pull one bit. This is definitely a great product for dogs who pull 10/10
Put this on my 6 1/2 month old Golden, and she seemed really afraid, trying her best to paw it off. Left on only maybe 20 seconds. As instructions say, ease into it, and so next day I tried again. Same result, and she even fought it being put on (she is normally very good about Halters and things). As soon as it was on, she again was head down trying to paw it off her snout. Because I’ve got a LOT of other things going on, I decided to shelve it for a bit, and try again, but if her reaction is the same, I’ll be looking to see if it’s refundable after the few seconds of trying.