There'll be no more problems with Sadie pulling on the leash so hard she chokes herself and wrenches my shoulder out of place, and this involves no pain for the doggy.
I kept seeing "Halti" mentioned in books, and on websites about dog training.
If you'd like to read something about it, click HERE.
Sadie does look woebegone here, but it's only because she knows she can't run away from me any more. She trotted alongside me on our morning walk as though she'd had an encounter with Cesar Milan, the Dog Whisperer. Except I wasn't doing a thing besides walking along with her on a loose lead. There's a snap to attach onto her regular collar in case she should struggle free from the Halti, but she's almost quit struggling now.
I just got this thing yesterday, but I'm sold on it. If you're tired of struggling with a dog who insists on taking YOU for a walk, rather than allowing you to set the pace, this is for you.
PetSmart has it online for $9.99. Or you can go directly to your nearest PetSmart store and pay $18.99. Crazy, huh? I ordered one online, but I had ordered the wrong size. So I went to the store to trade it for the proper size and noticed the difference in prices.
You can also find lots of Haltis on Ebay, but of course if you get the wrong size, you're stuck with it.