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on August 21, 2012
I have tried every no pull harness and this is the only one that works completely. After spinal surgery it was too painful to walk my husky until I got this. Halt, gentle leader, no pull leashes - none of them worked. The idea is that dogs will push back against any pressure. When a dog pulls, the bit wrapped around the legs presses against the back of the legs. You would think this would make the dog move forward but it actually makes them hang back and not accelerate. In fact, if my dog stops to sniff something I can't tug the leash to make him catch up to me or he will slam on the break! It's fine-you just learn to say "c'mon" instead. The maker also says that dogs get their power from the back legs so the control should come from there. The holt control harness squeezes around the stomach. It didn't work for my dog and that seems like a more sensitive part to me. Your dog will get funny looks from people. It looks weird but it doesn't make them look dangerous the way a nose harness might. My only beef is that it is a pain to put on and gets tangled easily. It seems to me if you added slots on the main piece for the elastic to go through it would be much easier to handle.