Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My New “Halter” Thingy



Hi Y’all,

We went to the orchard to get some apples and order the ones for our root cellar.  My Human decided this was a good time for me to practice in my new halter. 

The halter is okay I guess.  I’ve found if I make my neck rigid I can still maintain a little control when I catch a good scent.

Those of you who know me, know I’ve jerked my Human off her feet a couple of times when I’ve gotten overly excited. So my Human started walking me in a pinch collar. I’m pretty well behaved and heel, switching sides so I’m away from approaching humans and dogs.  Guess my Human has spent too much time with horses, so she thinks everything big should wear a halter! Even me!

Let me give y’all a close up of those pretty flowers.


And of course, what we came for, the apples!

Y’all come back now…more adventures to share tomorrow!



  1. We used to have a head one for Mesa but people thought she was mean so we got her a body one


  2. I can't walk our dog Blaze without one and I wouldn't want to try.

    Looking pretty spiffy in red Hawkeye!!

  3. Hi Hawk Brown Dog
    At least your human will be able to stay upright! - I had the gentle easy walk harness http://www.amazon.com/Premier-Harness-Large-Black-Silver/dp/B0009ZBKG4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1315906022&sr=8-1
    for training and now I don't need it (well thats what my human thinks - if a duck flew past me I'm sure she would be flying after
    it too hanging on to the lead!) You never know you'll be so good at walking without pulling she may not use it later on.

    Good luck - nice to find you - look forward to seeing how you get on with your new walking skills!

    from Bigdogzola (kinda brown dog but more red!) Greetings from France!

  4. I see lots of dogs using that head halter.

    Those apples look amazing! YUm!

  5. I'll bet there's some fresh apple pie baking at your house soon!


  6. Gorgeous flowers and apple photos. Interesting lead. I have heard (and seen) more and more of these. I have considered getting one even though I wonder if Miss Stella would not be even more pre-judged. She already is due to her size. People shy away just because she looks so big (not cool to prejudge!) and with something around her mouth I wonder, like Kari said, if they would not think she was mean. Either way, please let us know how it goes. I want to learn more! : )

  7. The flowers and apples look wonderful. You'll have to let us know if you new harness works!

  8. Oh, pretty flowers! Oh, yummy apples! Oh, yucky halter!! ;)

  9. It looks like you went to visit a great place!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  10. You look good in your GL!
    Those apples look yummy too!

    Thanks for the nice words

  11. Be sure to let us know how the halter thingy works for you. My sis Rose Bud is in need of some kind of help!! Great pics of flowers. We could almost smell them!

    Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

  12. We used to have one of those harnesses, but I got really really scared when we would walk past big dogs and I would lay down and cry. the Mama switched and got me an EasyWalk harness and now I walk like a perfect gentleman. I don't even need the special harness anymore! Good luck learning NOT to pull your human of her feet. Doesn't she know it was just an *accident*??