Thinking about a Halti Lead? Your Questions Answered
What is a Halti Training Lead?
The Halti Lead is an excellent option for any dog owner who has experienced problems pulling on the lead.
The Halti Lead is designed to give you control of your dog but still allows them to roam around freely. It's also comfortable and practical! This blog post will discuss how the Halti lead works, what features it offers and where you can purchase one.
The Halti Lead was designed by Dr Roger Mugford to provide control and guidance and to tether a dog in many situations.
The Problem with Dogs that Pull and How to Handle them
The problem with many harnesses is that any dog will naturally pull if wearing one; it's in their nature. The important part is how you respond to your dog pulling.
A double-headed lead such as the Halti has an advantage where a slight tug of the lead attached to the collar will distract them from pulling while you still have the security of the other end of the lead being attached to their harness.
When your dog pulls, stop walking and bring them to a heal. When they stop pulling, you can resume your walk, and if they pull, you simply stop again. These will feel like slow, baby steps, but you are teaching your dog that you are in charge, and it will take time and patience but will create a positive dog walk in the future.
Control is vital for both you and your dog. This is why the Halti Training Lead has two trigger clips for multiple points of connection with other dog walking accessories such as harnesses and headcollars.
What is a Halti Lead?
It's a versatile, multi-function lead for dogs that pull during a walk. The Halti Lead provides extra versatility and control when paired with no pull training products like Halti Headcollars and Harnesses.
The Halti Training Lead has two trigger clips for multiple connection points with other walking accessories.
The Halti Lead is made from highly durable, lightweight webbing, which feels very comfortable to hold. The lead is strong and is excellent for everyday use, and is perfect for small to medium-sized dogs.
The Halti Training Lead provides some much-needed flexibility on your dog walks. Although it can be used for hands-free walking or taking two dogs together on one lead, it can also be used for short-lead control, long-lead training and supervised tethering.
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Halti Lead Product, Features and Uses
The Halti Training Lead is made with two trigger clips allowing for two points of connection to other dog accessories like the Halti Harnesses & Headcollars, where control & steering are essential.
Working with Your Dog and Not Against them
For dogs that tend to pull on the lead, the Halti Training Lead provides versatility & control, especially when used with Halti training products like Headcollars and Harnesses, which work together to prevent pulling.
Strong and Dependable
Made from lightweight, extremely durable, and water-resistant nylon webbing, this strong dog lead is excellent for extended use during every season. It is great for medium to large-sized dogs.
A Firm Favourite
The Halti range of training products is favoured by dogs and the people who love them in more than 50 countries worldwide. The Halti Lead has become a must-have dog accessory for pet parents & trainers alike.
Premium Webbing: It's robust and comfortable webbing making it easy to hold for everyday use.
Double Trigger Hooks: For dual control, hands-free and various obedience training.
Versatile Lead Lengths: There are three connection rings for changing the lead length.
Double Trigger Clips: These make steering and gentle control possible when combined with the Halti headcollars and harnesses.
How to Make Sure the Halti Lead is a Success for You and Your Dog
It is crucial with all training to be calm and to persist. Here are some simple tips to help with using the Halti Lead.
- As soon as your dog pulls, come to a stop.
- Only continue when the lead is slack.
- Treat your dog to a reward when they are not pulling to encourage and reward the good behaviour.
- For dogs proving far more challenging, we recommend using the Halti Lead with your Halti no pull Headcollar or Harness for more control.
- Always make sure you carefully check the clip and D ring before heading out of the door. As with all clips, any sand, dirt or foreign objects can prevent clips from closing, so check and double-check that all is secure before you go.
How does the Halti Training Lead for Dogs Work?
The lead can be used in a variety of different ways. Here are some examples.
- Short length to help with heel training or normal walking
- Medium length for obedience training
- Long length for recall or distance work
- Two dogs on one lead – to make use of the double-ended trigger hook
- Hands-free option for dog training
- Easy, supervised tethering
- Double steering for optimum HALTI control
Are Halti Leads Good for Dogs?
We would highly recommend them but don't just take our word for it. Expert reviews have recently tested the best dog harnesses and lead in 2021 and guess who won 'Best Training Lead'? The Halti! The Halti Lead is an excellent choice for dogs, but it has been designed with a key purpose in mind, although it has evolved to be used for many different reasons.
Can I use Halti Leads for Puppies?
We recommend using a harness with the Halti Training Lead for early walking adventures or if your puppy is pulling. However, please do not use an anti-pulling head collar for any pup under nine months old, as it can cause injury when they're learning how to walk on their terms!
The versatile Halti Lead can be configured to 3 different lengths for relaxed to controlled lead walking. It can also be worn hands-free, which is great for training sessions where you need instant access to other training accessories like clickers and reward treats.
How do you use a Halti Lead?
The Halti Lead is a versatile, basic obedience training tool that can be used in various ways. The lead can be shortened for everyday use to create a manageable length for walking and heelwork. The lead can be extended to its full two-metre length for recall and distance work. The double-ended design also allows you to take two dogs on one leash.
Halti - About the Manufacturer
Halti is a brand that is now established in the market and was created by a company called 'The Company of Animals', where Dr. Roger Mugford first found it.
Much has changed in 35 years since the founder and world-renowned animal psychologist Dr Roger Mugford created the Company of Animals in 1979. Still, the passion and commitment to training solutions remain as strong as ever.
Working alongside the UK Animal Behaviour Centre, they continue to innovate and provide solutions that are easy to use and work. We continue to work with them and bring them to market at Travfurler!
What Other Relevant Products can I Buy?
Many people who buy the Halti Lead will need a harness to go with it, and others want a different lead. Here are some links to help you find what you need!
The Halti Lead provides super versatility and comfort for dog owners who love to travel and go outdoors with their pets and will do wonders to prevent pulling compared to a regular leash. Give it a try - starting at £9.45. They sell out very fast!