4.81 rating based on 36 reviews
Gentle Leader Head Collar
Can't believe what a difference this head collar is making in the way our dog walks. No lunging, barking -- Walks are much more relaxing now.
So glad we got it!
Not sure yet
by my boys
from Spring. Texas12/14/2012
I have had problems getting this new collar on my dog. What I think is the correct position for the collar does not help him walk, and has pulled off several times. I will try again, but so far I'm not happy with the collar.
I put the gentle leader on my dog, she struggled a little bit but I kept going and it works like a miracle. I walk several dogs at once and this gentle leader makes life for me and my dog a lot nicer. If your dog pulls get this product!
by Jager (hyper Vizsla Pup)
5 different harnesses collars etc and finally I saw this product! Watch the DVD 2-3 times, its a simple not so exciting DVD but just follow the instructions use the treats and break the training into a few short sessions and WOW within 30 mins my dog went from pulling my wife down the street, charging at people running scared to well behaved, at my side, calm, etc! Its a miracle worker.. He was fighting it at 1st, then we stopped, watch the dvd again, then tried a few short sessions and then we were off down the street! I would recommend this product anytime!
No way - Shut up!!!!!!
from Kansas City, KS06/15/2014
My veterinarian recommended the gentle leader, as my intelligent but lover-of-small-creatures dog bolts while on walks. I had only tried a harness leash (across the chest) and was worried about using a choker-type collar since the dog is new to me and was previously abused. I read all of the reviews and thought it couldn't be as good as it sounds. Well, it is! Fabulous does not even describe the collar! Although Myelin tries to regularly rub it off with her paw, she is not distressed and walks so lovely with the gentle leader. One day I forgot to put it on her and used a regular leash, and sure enough she about pulled my shoulder and ribs out of place with her pull. Thank you, thank you, thank you for such a great tool!
stopped my dog from pulling on his lead!
My dog wears this and he heels automatically with out being told....Best money ive spent so far-would definitely recommend one if your dog loves to pull hard and uncontrollably.One day he pulled my handicapped brother onto his belly and across the yard.so glad I tried this product and it works immediately for us! Glad a friend recommended it to me....!!!!!!!!!!!
My two Weimaraners (4 months old) used to pull me like I was a sled, so my Vet suggested the Gentle Leader (by name - not to be confused with other products). After one day of getting them used to wearing it, (aside from occasional attempts to remove it), they walk like champs. My two very head strong pups reacted differently and the video was a great help on how to acclimate them to the new tool.
second one in four years
great for keeping strong dogs from pulling excessively. Truly works just as it says. Very good price and they last a long time. I use mine at least 6 times a day every day.
Gentle Leader Head Collar
by Samson Bloom
from Orange Park, Florida01/29/2012
I have a young stong dog who was able to pull me off my feet and that is no small feet in itself. I was advised to try one of those prong collars which I did. It worked great. However, when I would bring it out for his walk instead of his being happy to be going on a walk he would drop his head and tail. This broke my heart as as I had been specially careful with the thing. I have a friend who is a puppy raiser for CCI, she suggested the gentle leader. It is the best dog collar I have ever owned. I can now take my dog anywhere and not worry about his overpowering me or anyone else. Samon loves people and with the gentle leader I can keep him controlled so that he and the visitor can enjoy the encounter. Love this product and my dog loves to go for walks again!!
only one problem
I love my new head harness except for one little problem I think the sizing is wrong. The package my Mom bought says up to 25 lbs. I think it is a little tight under my chin with no leaway to adjust it. So when you buy your dog one try it on in the store. Don't take their word for the fit. Other than that I love it. It is like I am a whole new dog and my Mom has a whole lot less problem with me tugging and pulling and tugging like I ordinairally do. Thank you Gentle Leader.
Best Solution for Dogs who Pull
The Gentle Leader was recommended to me by professional trainers at the Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind. It does everything they say it does. Life is easier for both my guide dog and me now that she does not pull so hard. It's a gentle, terrific tool for teaching dogs to walk without pulling, and it's easy and pleasant to put on and remove.
Impressed with Customer Service
from Fairfax ,VA10/05/2011
Thanks to package tracking, it did not take long to realize that my package was lost. I called the Post office to report the missing package, spoke to several USPS people, none were helpful. So I then called Entirelypets, the customer service person I talked to promptly took care of my problem, THAT IS WHAT I CALL "SERVICE". I will recommend EntirelyPets without reservation.
My dog tore both of his ccl's and had to have surgery, he was never on a leash much so it was a godsend when someone told us about the gentle leader, it works great on controlling dogs that are not always good on a leash.
This collar works great. My 5 month old Bullmastiff was already getting hard to take for a walk. She wanted to go everywhere except where I wanted to go. With this collar she doesn't pull on me and it doesn't hurt her throat like a neck collar. After seeing it work with my dog friends have already purchased the gentle leader for their dogs.
great for strong breed
My dog does not seem to be liking this. He still keeps pulling even with this halter, and since it is hurting him with visible injury to his muzzle, I have stopped using it.
We have 3 large dogs (about 60, 70 and 80 pounds), and have had many dogs over the years. None of them pulled until our 70 pound male. He never got the idea not to pull, even though I walked him regularly for months.
GREAT. BUT . . .
from Las Vegas, NV11/06/2012
I love the Gentle Leader Head Collar . . .
EXCEPT the collar has a inherent flaw. I am now on my sixth pair (I walk two dogs) and all have developed the same wear problem. The "Slide Adjustment" that assists in fitting the head collar to your dogs snout size creates a friction point. Over a 4 to 5 week period the "canvas strap" starts to fray and unravel at the point where the slide adustment is "locked" in place. This in turn weakens the collor to the point that where the collar strap can (and did) snap/break.
It really works !
from Scranton, PA07/23/2012
I was COMPLETELY against the gentle leader collars, UNTIL I tried it !! They are NOT a muzzle, they do not cut of the dogs breathing or stop it from opening it's mouth. All it does it re-direct it's "pull." I have not been able to walk my 4 year old pit-bull/dalmation mix dog until I bought the gentle leader. Plus is she a reactive dog and responds to ALMOST anything around here. I noticed with the gentle leader, she appears a lot more calm and relaxed.
by review from AZ10/30/2013
I have two dogs that love to take ME for a walk. The Gentle Leader is perfect for me because it fits comfortably on my dogs. And if they start to get ahead of me, a gentle turn of their heads with very little movement of the leash reminds them to slow down. Our walks are more enjoyable for both of us. It takes a few minutes to adjust the collar for the first use, but after that, it's quick and easy to put on. One of my dogs even gets so excited, she wiggles her nose right into the collar, wanting me to hurry and put it on her. I love our walks now!
Finally I (female, 52 kg) can walk my two years old German Shepherd (male, 45 kg) without running the risk of being pulled across the street when he discovers a cat or when we meet other dogs. Heaven!!!
Best Purchase ever
from The Villages, FL03/19/2013
The gentle leader head collar is fantastic!! I watched the video to make sure I was putting the collar on properly. It works great. There is no more pulling or jumping up. It was able to calm down my 10 year old Yorkie who is never calm. I am so thankful for finally being able to walk her without her being crazy. My trainer wasn't even able to give me any suggestions as to how to calm her. You do have to reward your dog as you are getting them used to the collar. This is an important step, but well worth the effort.
love these.....makes my bad golden into a good golden
doesn't work for me
I Have an american bulldog mix and leader doesn't seem to adjust correctly. It rides up onto his eyes.
Good price on a good product. The only thing is it is narrower than our old gentle leader.
Instant Obedience !!!
by Gypsy Dog08/21/2013
Where the nose goes .... the dog follows... or PULLS...that is...LOL
I have a 125 lb. Newfoundland Mix. She is normally very well-behaved...except on walks with other dogs around. She would 'WIN' every time we passed a dog. With the Gentle Leader, she instantly behaved...NO MORE PULLING me towards other dogs she wanted to meet. It is just like a horse bridle that guides the animal's muzzle. So, if you have a dog that is a 'small horse' like my Gypsy....I highly recommend the Gentle Leader...you will love your walks or runs as much as your furry friend does.
The Gentle Leader
by Donna K.02/09/2012
It is a great product, the CD included with the purchase is helpful. It works, my dog would pull me to the ground and now he don't pull at all.
Gentle Leader - Best Ever
This is my 2nd gentle leader. My Sister in Law was sharing that it was so difficult to walk her labradoodle that she was not walking anymore. Gave her my gentle leader and she kept it! 1st walk was the best walking experience she has ever had with her dog!! Love this product!
Awesome...now we can walk all three (large) dogs at once!
This collar is wonderful.Our dog doesn't pull anymore. It's just amazing!! I would recommend this to anyone who takes their dogs on a walk. This company was prompt in sending my order out. Thank you
Bought two one for each of my strong dogs and they work great. Walks are enjoyable again. My arms are not aching by the time I get home. I would recommend to anyone one who has a dog that pulls to try this it really works. My dogs do not seem to mind them just make sure you adjust properly so it does not ride up into eye area. What a difference.
a great training tool
from Lockport, NY10/23/2012
A great training tool, we have 4 month old lab pups...and what a difference it made in curbing their pulling during walks!
get it! it works!
my dog is medium sized, but very strong. while we can loose leash walk her, if something catches her eye she'll suddenly lunge and it can pull me off my feet. With the gentle leader this doesn't happen, it makes it less-easy, less-comfortable for her to make sudden large movements. It makes our walks more carefree, and she can still eat treats from the neighbors, drink water, and we can both enjoy getting out for a nice walk!
from Long Beach, CA06/10/2013
I've tried a choke collar, martigale collar and a harness, but my dog did not respond and was out of control on his walks. He is the first dog that I've struggled with on walks. He did his best job while off leash using verbal commands, however off leash walking is not legal where I live. He immediately responded to the gental leader, staying right beside me on our walks. No more jumping up and down, switching sides or getting ahead of me.
For a dog that pulls, this worked for us in less than 10 minutes
She is a totally different dog on this leash! No pulling, and listens to my commands! The only down side is she HATES it! Backs away from me when she sees it, so I have to lure her close with a treat. Once on, it's great. Hopefully over time she will be OK with it when she see it coming!
My dog pulls a lot when she walks outside so this solves the problem perfectly. She chewed her first leader but this one was delivered quickly and ready to go right out of the box.