Train your Dog to Stop Pulling before he gets into bad habits.
Black Dog's Classic Halter connects to the lead under the dog's jaw. The design allows the Halter to move as the dog moves, leaving the nose bridge strap to sit comfortably in the same position without riding up.
Why use a Head Halter?
Sometimes a regular halter isn't enough, so a head halter can help. A Head Halter consists of a strap that goes around your dog's nose and another strap that goes around his neck, just behind his ears. Your leash attaches to the halter under the dog's chin to a ring that's also attached to the nose strap. When your dog begins to pull, the design of the head halter causes the dog's nose to be turned down and back toward you, which makes it physically difficult for him to continue pulling.
Teaches your dog not to lunge and is a gentle alternative to inhumane choke chains and prong collars. If your pooch lunges, simply stop walking and they will be forced to turn around and away from their obect of desire!
- Comfortable, Secure, Gentle control without discomfort
- Available in super stylish colours
- Machine washable.
Mini: neck size 20-35cm
Medium: neck size 35-52cm
Large: neck size 50-73cm
Use it with your own leash
Better still, the Black Dog Head Halter can be used with any leash - no need to buy a new one!
What about collars and chains?
Don't get us wrong, we LOVE a cute collar, but flat collars with a leash are hopeless when you're training or walking your dog--they can "choke" and "gag" your dog. Collars and chains can harm a dog’s throat, especially when you’re training them to walk with you. An accidental jerk on the lead could damage their spine.
A good quality dog harness won't only give you the kind of control you want over your small dog, but will also help you become a better parent to your pet. You can show him that you put great emphasis on his health, comfort, and style.
Patented system "gives" with dog's natural movements!
Will my Dog like the Head Halter?
Most dogs will resist a head halter at first. The amount of resistance varies for each dog. When you first put the head halter on, your dog may try to get it off by pawing at his nose or rubbing his nose on the ground, on you, or on anything he can get close to. The best strategy is to keep his head up and keep him moving by using positive verbal reinforcement and treats.
Most dogs eventually accept head halters. When your dog associates the halter with going for a walk, he'll begin to react positively to it, and soon, both you and your dog will enjoy taking walks together!
Things to remember
- Make sure the head halter is fitted properly. Please see Black Dog's fitting guide in the Specifications tab
- Don't confuse the head halter with a muzzle - a dog wearing a head halter can still eat, drink, pant, bark, and bite, if he chooses.
- Never use a hard jerk with the head halter.
- Never use the head halter with a retractable lead.
- Be sure your dog doesn't run quickly to the end of the lead; if he does, he may give himself a hard jerk.
- Use the head halter only during on-leash walks with you and/or when you're directly supervising him.
- Don't allow your dog to wear the head halter around the house; he'll have plenty of time to work at getting it off, and will eventually succeed.
How to fit:
This Classic style halter (classic because it connects to the lead under the dog's jaw) has been the Halter of choice for trainers for many years.
The dynamic design allows the Halter to move as the dog moves, leaving the Nose Bridge strap to sit comfortably in the same position, this means it doesn't tend to ride up close to the dog's eyes and the dog is more content while wearing the Halter.
Fitting is simple...
► Adjust the Neck Strap to fit (a tight, snug fit high on the neck is best). Take the Halter off again.
► Slide the Nose Strap over the dog's muzzle (reward the dog with a little treat to ease any concerns).
► Buckle the Neck Strap.
► Pull down on the Lead Ring (this adjusts the Training Halter to fit the dog's face).
► Slide the cord lock to about 1cm below the D Ring under the dog's throat
► Attach a lead, and your dog is ready to go.
Reward your dog, when introducing it to the Halter andthroughout the first week, particularly when you first fit the Halter and as your dog works well on lead.
Measuring your dog for a Training Halter
You could guess the size, but it would be like buying an expensive outfit without even trying it on, so here is info on how to get the best fit for your dog.
The Noseband and Cords on the Training Halter allow for a large adjustment, so we base the sizing on a dog's neck measurement
Use a soft tape measure place it around your dog's neck up close behind the ears, this is where the neck strap should fit and take a snug to tight neck measurement.
Important: If your dog fits between 2 sizes, generally select the smaller size,
UNLESS you are fitting a growing dog in which case you might go for the larger size to allow for future growth.
Check your dog's neck measurement against the chart below, to select the appropriate size.
|Training Halter Size||Min (cm)||to||Max (cm)|
|Mini (Neck Adjustment)||20 (cm)||to||35 (cm)|
|Small (Neck Adjustment)||27 (cm)||to||37 (cm)|
|Medium (Neck Adjustment)||35 (cm)||to||52 (cm)|
|Large (Neck Adjustment)||50 (cm)||to||73 (cm)|
6 Month Guarantee.
Guaranteed against faulty materials or workmanship, for 6 months of normal use, from date of purchase. Unfortunately we can't guarantee your dog won't chew a Black Dog product. Visit www.blackdog.net.au for more details.
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