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Features July 2016 Issue

Dog Head Halter - The Right Fit

If you do want to try a head halter to train your dog not to pull and tug, or to keep her away from dogs and people in order to prevent altercations, itís imperative that it fit right ó both for her comfort and to work properly.

A head halter most often comes with two soft, adjustable nylon straps. One goes around the nose (which is why a head halter is not for a brachycephalic dog, which has a very short nose), and the other rides high on the neck, just behind the ears (in front of the throat collar rather than under it).

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