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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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We use the easy walk harness and the walks have gotten a lot better...you are right about the walks becoming a night mare..Dexter is about 30 pounds but he pulls like 3 beagles who just found a bunny...however the easy walk harness over a period of time has rubbed against his neck and has left a mark...i don't think it hurts him but he is starting to get a bald spot there...

Also, for his barking...we are teaching him the "nobark" command..it take a while, but we have seen results..we spray water on him at home and in the yard when he barks at other dogs..we actually get the hose out and spray him with that and say "no bark". He is starting to understand and not just whines when he sees a dog, which is much less louder than his baying...hope this helps..
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