Millions of dog owners today enjoy the benefits of stress-free walks thanks to the Gentle Leader Headcollar. Designed so that owners can communicate with their pet in a way they instinctively understand, the Gentle Leader painlessly and effectively removes the dog’s natural tendency to pull by placing gentle pressure on calming points and eliminating uncomfortable pressure on the throat. In addition to reducing a dog’s desire to pull away, the Gentle Leader is also a very effective tool in combating lunging, jumping, excessive barking and helping to calm an aggressive and/or anxious animal.
Won’t choke…pressure is applied at the back of the neck vs. the front of the throat.
Not a muzzle…when fitted properly a dog can open its mouth to eat, drink, pant, fetch, and bark.
Can be used with dogs eight (8) weeks of age or older.
Can be worn up to 18 hours/day.
Comes with easy-to-follow fitting instructions, an abbreviated training guide, and a more comprehensive training DVD. A 66-pg. training booklet is also available.
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Why and How the Gentle Leader®Head Collar Works
First of all, the Gentle Leader® Headcollar is NOT a muzzle. When fitted properly, your dog is free to open his mouth to eat, drink, pant, fetch, bark and even bite - except when you close his mouth by pulling on the leash. The Gentle Leader® Headcollar features two soft nylon straps - the collar portion fits high at the top of the neck, and the nose loop fits loosely and comfortably across the base of the muzzle. Each strap has a distinct and important effect.
The Nose Loop - Dogs are naturally "pack" animals with a highly structured social order. One of the ways the "pack leader" will demonstrate his position is to gently but firmly grasp a subordinate's muzzle in his mouth. This is a non-aggressive, very clear signal regarding who's the boss! The Gentle Leader's®nose loop encircles your dog's muzzle in this same manner, letting him know in his own language that you are his leader. Dogs feel more secure when they know who the leader is. The Neck Strap - Have you noticed how puppies seem to melt in relaxation when their mother picks them up at the back of the neck? Gentle Leader®applies pressure to the back of the neck rather than the front of the throat, working with your dog's natural relaxation instinct with an amazing calming effect. Also, dogs tend to pullagainstpressure so the gentle pressure at the back of the neck causes the dog to pull backward, not forward. This means an end to leash pulling forever! Teaches "Sit" - The Gentle Leader®Headcollar quickly encourages controlled sitting - raise your dog's nose skyward and he lowers his hindquarters - no pushing or shoving.
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This lead is awesome, I have a 100lb Lab who we had a hard time controlling on a walk, we used a choker, and a harness, we started using this gentle lead, no more pulling, he walks perfect with this thing, unbelievable difference. HIGHLY RECOMENDED,THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
2016-07-14 18:58:35 UTC
Kristie Devost on 29th May 2016 said:
Words cannot express how happy I am with this collar! It has relieved so much stress and anxiety that I have experienced from day one with my Labrador. She has injured me so many times chasing after anything that moved and just generally pulling so hard when I tried to walk her. I stopped our walks eventually because I couldn't stand it any more, which really disappointed me. Now, I want to go on walks several times a day! It's a miracle and it has changed my life.
2016-07-14 18:57:32 UTC
Posted by Teri on 13th July 2015 said:
Best investment we ever made!!!! LOVELOVELOVE this collar!!!! Twice this week either my husband or I had our large 86 pound, powerfully built, young male dog out for a walk when untethered dogs decided to follow us. We just kept right on going. Our dog, who is new to us, showed interest but couldn't act on it. I believe that without this collar we would have been dragged or fallen had he chosen to lunge.
2016-07-14 18:56:23 UTC
Hannah on 13th May 2014 said:
10 MINUTE MIRACLE
I saw a lady with two big dogs in the pet store using this product. The dogs were relaxed and under control. I bought one and followed the instruction dvd. Fitted my dog and went outside and what a miracle. This is a 65 pound dog that is very strong and I am a senior. It was a struggle to walk her. I can now walk her with no tugging whatsoever! She is so proud for learning something new and I am so proud too!