Product Review – Canny CollarBy
Guinness pulls when we run. It doesn’t matter that he’s been obedience trained, he’s so enthusiastic he just can’t help himself. He runs on a Gentle Leader head collar which helps. When I saw the Canny Collar online, I thought it was worth a go.
The instructions on how to measure your dog to get the right size were easy enough, and it arrived very quickly from The Canny Co in Victoria, Australia. It wasn’t difficult to put on, and Guinness didn’t mind wearing it.
The pro’s? It does reduce the pulling a little. When Guinness pulls, the tension is behind his head rather than pulling his head around which may hurt his neck. That’s the most important part to me, because I worry about the twisting on his neck.
The con’s? Because the leash is attached to the back of his head, you can’t “steer” him as well as you can with a head collar. However, that’s no different to the effects of a regular collar.
I don’t think there’s any magic leash, collar or other appliance to stop a dog pulling, but I do think the Canny Collar is much less likely to lead to a sore neck, and that makes it a keeper in my book. Click the graphic to check out their website.