(Should your Shelite ever become lost, please contact the local rescue organization in your area! Many times, shelters/animal control call them first when one is picked up! Please read the guidelines on How To Find A Lost Sheltie on our topics list! Know what to do before your Sheltie becomes lost!)
If your Sheltie is a puller, please try a Gentle Leader (see picture below). It works on the principle of a horse halter and will not choke the dog. It is not to be used for corrections! Please read the information link carefully and use in combination with a training collar should your dog manage to slip out of it. (The training collar will act as a "backup" safety collar).
"The SENSE-ationTM Harness is more than a no-pull device. It is designed for a new training method called SofTouch Training. The method applies horse training concepts to teach dogs not to jump, lunge, forge or pull. It also assists with teaching commands such as; sit, down, wait, come, stand and heel. Dogs learn quickly with their SENSE of touch and natural instincts without stress or injuries. The leash connection ring is on the chest strap for moving the strap in four different directions to apply body cues. This also helps prevent pressure over a dog’s throat and chest." This type of harness was highly recommended by Patricia McConnell, PhD when she was teaching her seminar in St. Louis.
Please note: If your Sheltie tends to be one of those who backs up, follow the directions enclosed with product on how to attach a training chain as a safety backup should your dog attempt to back out of this harness if startled or frightened.