Originally Posted by redog
Harnesses can work if can lift the dog up, otherwise stick to a prong. They look brutal but I'm not in this to encourage pulling, especially from an obnoxiously drivey dog like my bob.
Haltis or head harnesses are a silly waiste of time used to make humans feel like they are not being cruel to their dog. Bob is like a tornado on a head harness and will back right out of it no matter how it fits or how tight it is. He fights it.
A prong, fitted right and worn high on the neck, bob will heal and act like a
Gentleman on a leash. It puts ME in full control of an otherwise out of control beast.
I have also heard that because pitbulls have been known to fight haltis and head harnesses, your dog can end up really hurting itself. I would typically never put my pit in a head harness, but I do have one pit bull mix I use it on. He is way different from most pitbulls though, he's not much of a 'go-getter'. For him the head harness works great. For me I knew a choke or prong collar would break his spirit so a head harness was a much better choice for him. A lot about picking the right training tool, is to know your dog.