• Michael D’Abruzzo

    September 25, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Too bad she gets so depressed with the halter on 🙁

    Can you get her to “heel” with it on? have her walk behind you with a loose lead? Will she do that without the dog distraction at least?

    generally what I would do is take my time in LOW distractions to teach the “heel” to at least phase 2 level with low distractions. It would be VERY helpful if you could find someone to help you with another dog. If she “heels” nice a few steps toward a dog you let her “free” and play. Then, you keep adding a few more steps. This might be possible with the halti if she can get used to it. You want to make sure she is walking behind you on a nice loose leash first.

    Let me know your input..