I thought the same thing. I personally would prefer to use an easy walk harness.
Its puppy preschool and its her 2nd outing- ever (waiting to be fully vaccinated before i take her anywhere apart from puppy preschool), so as u can imagine - why focus on me when theres other happy bouncy puppies to sniff and smell and such a brand new place to explore- i dont blame her for being excited and not attentive to me.
I took her to the vet on saturday for her 3rd vaccination and she sat for the receptionist a couple of times when she asked her! She does know her stuff.
I am changing treats this week to something more yummy.
I have noticed that IF she will do what i ask and i give her a treat which she takes but then spits it out and continues on her way. We tried liver treats, meat and dog biccies as well as her dinner food (that worked best).
In saying all this, i wouldnt change her any other way. I love her to bits :D I figure if we just keep working on it once we are out and about she will get it.
Im not overly worried about her behaviour as she still comes to her name and will eventually do everything i ask - she's just a little sidetracked.
We just need to work on it more out of the house.
I will let the trainer have a go with the Halti on her on thursday night to see how it goes but i dont think i will continue with it, especially if she disagrees with it. So far she hasnt minded having it on though.
Will post after thursday and fill in how it went.
ive attached a utube clip of our play session with the other dogs after class. I really wish we had a lure coursing group here as she just loves running.
Shes so agile and fast compared to the other pups (all around the same age give or take a week). She's also the only bitch in the class!
Enjoy. Dont mind the laughs and commentry lol you can turn it down.