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Petsafe Gentle Leader Quick Release Headcollar

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Gentle Leader Head Collar

quickly controls jumping, pulling, barking, chewing and begging. It even teaches sit and stay in one easy lesson!

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 Premier 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.
  • Gentle Leader Headcollar
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    Petite Under 5 lbs.
    Small 6-25 lbs.
    Medium 26-60 lbs.
    Large 60-130 lbs.
    X-Large 130+

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    Useful Information

    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 pull against pressure 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.

    Customer Reviews

    Review Summary
    38 Reviews
    87% (33)
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    92% Recommend this product (35 of 38 responses)
    By WoofyToys
    Wonderful Training Tool!!!
    January 4, 2016
    After breaking my wrist, I taught my pup to wear a Gentle Leader with metal buckle (not quick-release) with my non-dominant hand. I acclimated him to the GL gradually, over several days. I gave him treats when he let it go over his muzzle; then when he let it hang from his muzzle, I slipped the neck loop over his head and gave more treats; then tightened the buckle and gave more treats. Lots of repetition at each step! Then for several days I put it on him for meals. We clipped the leash (held by my husband) to his regular collar during this period. When I needed to walk him by myself, with one arm in a splint, I clipped the leash to the GL, keeping the leash slack most of the time, but had easy control when needed.
    By Deanie
    Whitesburg, Ga.
    Gentle leader
    January 16, 2015
    Got this to try to stop 5 month old from pulling me off my feet. To date I have only been able to adjust it because she doesn't like it around her nose. Trying to just slowly adjust her to it a couple of minutes at a time before attaching a leash to it.
    By BoykinSpanielLover
    stopped my dog from pulling on his lead!
    June 17, 2014
    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 glad I tried this product and it works immediately for us! Glad a friend recommended it to me....!!!!!!!!!!!
    By Myelin
    Kansas City, KS
    No way - Shut up!!!!!!
    June 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!
    By Dinka
    Best Solution for Dogs who Pull
    December 19, 2013
    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.
    By review A.
    Great Collar!
    October 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!
    By Gypsy D.
    Instant Obedience !!!
    August 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 will love your walks or runs as much as your furry friend does.
    By CC
    Long Beach, CA
    Great collar
    June 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.
    By Max
    Review for Petsafe Gentle Leader Quick Release Headcollar
    June 9, 2013
    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!!!
    By Aggie
    Review for Petsafe Gentle Leader Quick Release Headcollar
    April 29, 2013
    For a dog that pulls, this worked for us in less than 10 minutes
    By tglowa1021
    The Villages, FL
    Best Purchase ever
    March 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.
    By Carol
    second one in four years
    December 7, 2012
    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.
    By No1mousefan
    Las Vegas, NV
    GREAT. BUT . . .
    November 6, 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.
    By mbooga
    doesn't work for me
    October 31, 2012
    I Have an american bulldog mix and leader doesn't seem to adjust correctly. It rides up onto his eyes.
    By stanley
    great help
    October 24, 2012
    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 jeanie
    Gentle Leader Head Collar
    October 23, 2012
    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!
    By erin
    Lockport, NY
    a great training tool
    October 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!
    By Honeygal
    North Carolina
    Gentle Leader controls dog, no strain on owner
    July 31, 2012
    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.

    I was getting so annoyed with him, I'd cut short our walks. Finally I got a gentle leader for him, and it has been the best thing ever. When he pulls it bothers him, not me, and I am happy to walk him. He rarely pulls with it on, though.

    We walk our dogs 3 times a day and our male is no problem anymore with the gentle leader. He's better without the gentle leader too.
    By Kevin
    Not effective
    July 27, 2012
    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.
    By Liz
    Scranton, PA
    It really works !
    July 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 melC
    get it! it works!
    June 7, 2012
    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!
    By peritx
    Review for Petsafe Gentle Leader Quick Release Headcollar
    June 2, 2012 we can walk all three (large) dogs at once!
    By lovebigdogs
    Wonderful product
    May 28, 2012
    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.
    By salady
    They Work
    April 20, 2012
    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.
    By MayasMom
    Perfect solution!
    February 17, 2012
    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.
    By Lulu
    Gentle Leader - Best Ever
    February 9, 2012
    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!
    By Donna K.
    The Gentle Leader
    February 9, 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.
    By marcia
    Review for Petsafe Gentle Leader Quick Release Headcollar
    February 2, 2012
    love these.....makes my bad golden into a good golden
    By Samson B.
    Orange Park, Florida
    Gentle Leader Head Collar
    January 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!!
    By DKM
    Review for Petsafe Gentle Leader Quick Release Headcollar
    January 28, 2012
    Good price on a good product. The only thing is it is narrower than our old gentle leader.

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