Fitting Instruction
1) Fasten the Canny Collar around your dogs neck, ensuring the buckle is positioned just behind the ears at the back. Fold any excess collar and tuck it under the buckle. The Canny Collar should fit higher up than a conventional collar, as shown. Dog Behaviour
2) A snug fit is essential with dog training collars to ensure they cannot come off your dog whilst walking. Test the Canny Collar by trying to pull it off your dog's head - if fitted correctly, this should not be possible.
Dog Head Collar
3) Pull each end of the thin slip line behind your dog's head and attach your lead to both 'D' rings at each end. Stop your dog from pulling
4) Pull the slip line through the small black or yellow plastic guider at the front of the Canny Collar and place over your dog's snout. With some breeds, it may be easier to do this before attaching the lead. Take care not to twist the slip line before placing it over your dog's snout. The Canny Collar
5) Ensure you leave the plastic guider under your dog's chin. This is vital. If the plastic guider is not kept under the chin, the Canny Collar will not function correctly. Dog Behaviour Problems
6) Now you're ready to begin walking your dog. Dog Training Collar
7) When walking your dog, your lead should be kept short but loose so you can control your dog quickly and easily. An extendable lead, or similar dog training equipment, is not recommended for use with the Canny Collar as the slip line may not remain in place. Training Collar
8) When your dog starts pulling on the lead, apply gentle backward pressure by tightening the lead. Instant release of the pressure occurs when he stops pulling. This pressure and release system is the key to using your Canny Collar correctly as your dog trains himself to stop pulling. Within a short time, dog walking will become a pleasure again as your dog begins to walk happily by your side on a loose lead. Dog Pulling on Lead
9) Some dogs may resist the first time you put the slip line over their face and try to paw it off. You must continue to walk and lift your dog's head by raising your lead. The Canny Collar can be used in conjunction with common positive reinforcement dog training methods such as clicker training or food based reward training to help very difficult dogs accept it more quickly. Head Collar Training Lead
10) Instantly release the pressure on the Canny Collar by lowering your lead when he stops resisting. Once the initial resistance has stopped, release all pressure. Keep walking while giving him vocal praise, then stop and praise him lavishly. Training Collar
11) When letting your dog off lead, the Canny Collar can be left on him by removing the slip line from his snout and pulling it out fully. Cross the slip line behind his head and drop it either side of his head. Dog Training Lead
12) Bring the D rings together to meet underneath his chin and use one or two of the optional carabiner clips to secure the D rings together. Head Training Collar