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Halti Head Collar OR Sporn Halter? Need Opinion - Buying Today

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So, I'm done with the pulling... its not cute anymore :eyes: My hands have calluses from the plastic retractiable leash, so I switched to a regular nylon leash & I seriously have raw rub marks & sores on my hands from the pulling of this low to the ground pulling 30+lb (seems like 80+lb) boy.
I LOVE him SO much in the house... but its gotten to the point where I dread taking him for a walk, and that makes me sad, that should be a happy time, you know? (I know you all know... who am I talking to, but to THE group who understands, LOL!)
SO... TODAY after my husband gets home from work, I shall be purchasing a Halti Head Collar OR a Sporn Halter. Please those that have experiences with each, tell me your good and bad experieneces with each. If you have photo's with your dogs with them on, please post them, I'd love to see the REAL thing on a Beagle.
Another thing is that his baying & mindless scent hound activity has gotten out of control, I know... he's a beagle... whattaya' gonna do.
I had NO clue it could BE this bad... Like I said, apparently I was Spoiled with my previous Beagle, she was so quiet. But I got an order of disturbance letter from the Townhouse assocation if I don't get my dog under control as there have been complaints about my dog "howling" at 5am, 11pm etc. So I have no choice but to purchase some sort of Bark Correction Device. It that or the are going to make me get rid of my dog... I WILL NOT do that. If the Bark Correction does not work, I will have no other option as we cannot just get up and Move, financially we cannot just MOVE. You know? But I have no choice but to take him out to go potty... I have no control over when he catches a scent, I've tried rubbing perfume under his nose to mask smells etc... it works for only a short time & that's ONLY if he doesn't SEE a bunny, or another dog... or SOMETHING to make noise at. ;(

I'm in quite a quandry here. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif

~ Louri ~ Mommy to Quads (we'll be 4 years old in 4 months)
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I can't help with the no bark device.Maggie barks sometimes but not excessively. Our neighbors have all had dogs for years and I have never complained about their barking so I don't think they would complain to me.
I have used both types of halter. The halti type seemed to restrict the pulling more but after warnings from this group and another group I belong to about that type of harness causing neck problems, I switched to Sporn. I am happy with that also. I am not a very big person and Maggie is big for a beagle and so strong. I can walk her with the Sporn and not feel like she is pulling me along.
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