Hiya. So our border collie has utterly failed his lessons in loose-lead walking. Taking him for a walk anywhere is miserable, even right after he's run for miles and miles at the park... miserable. I've tried the treats in the off hand trick for days, ever since he was a wee pup, and it's been no help. He doesn't even notice the treats -- he's not particularly food motivated. Those spiky choke chains are illegal here, so that isn't an option.
Because I was concerned our dog was going to permanently damage his larynx, I recently bought a Halti (over the nose halter thing), and it's helped SO much. I can take him for walks now, no problem, but I don't know if this is a long-term solution. He rubs his nose on everything we pass (including my leg), and he breaks his sit-stay to roll on the ground, rubbing his face with his paws. My husband in particular hates the Halti because "he looks sad" (this coming from a man who will carry this full-grown border collie in his arms so he won't choke pulling on his collar!). I've considered just leaving him in the Halti for several hours so he can get used to it, but there are so many straps, it seems unsafe, and anyway I'm nearly certain he would find a way to destroy it.
So... any tips on how to get him used to the Halti?