I had to put a Halti on my dog as he pulled so badly six weeks after adopting him that I was in pain in bed at night. He's been wearing it for about 6 weeks. I took him to training last Sunday in a dog class. There were lots of dogs there and he was excluded from the group but gradually was able to get closer. They had an off-lead socialising session which the trainer said she wanted to try him on. I hid behind the trainer as millions of dogs went charging around like maniacs - my dog included - and just felt panicky. He was brilliant, no barking, no fighting, wagging his tail at other people if he stopped for a second, then he found a ball and played with that for a long time on his own. I was so proud of him! Taking him next week, but starting to get nervous again I hope it goes as well. I digress. the trainer gave me a calming band to try. The first walk after the session it seemed great, but I slightly altered it by accident trying to work out how it went on, I thought I'd put it back correctly. He still pulls, but I can hear it choking him slightly, and when we pass other dogs, he barks in a restricted way. I'm wondering if I have put it on incorrectly or if it's mean to do this. Anyone any experience of either and which is better? Thanks.