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PetSafe Gentle Leader Head Collar with Training DVD
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- Enjoy stress-free walks with the PetSafe Gentle Leader No-Pull Headcollar
- Stops excessive leash pulling and prevents other unwanted behaviors like lunging, jumping and barking
- Provides immediate, gentle control
- Adjustable nylon straps with neoprene padded nose loop for added comfort
- Does not cause choking and is painless
- Includes fitting instructions, training guide and comprehensive DVD
- Call, chat or email with our expert US-based customer care specialists six days a week; They are waiting to assist you and your pet with your product needs
- PetSafe brand has been an industry leading US manufacturer of pet behavior, containment and lifestyle products since 1991, helping millions of people and pets each year
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Size: LARGE 60-130 LBS. | Color: BLACK
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From the Manufacturer
The Gentle Leader works with a nose loop that directs your dog's attention to you if he pulls
At PetSafe Brand, we are passionate about creating innovative behavioral, containment and lifestyle product solutions to give you more great moments with your pets.
About the PetSafe Gentle Leader Headcollar
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.
Why is a Gentle Leader the best choice?
- Stops leash pulling. ..an extremely common problem that spans all breeds, ages, and activity levels and leaves both owners and dogs frustrated.
- Controls unwanted behaviors. ..general aggression and dog-on-dog aggressive behavior, anxiety issues, and a wide range of compulsive disorders.
- Fully adjustable. ..both neck strap and nose loop can be adjusted independently to create a custom fit.
- Immediate results. ..most dogs acclimate within minutes and respond very quickly.
Straps are made of supple nylon
- 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.
|Petite||under 5 pounds|
|Small||up to 25 pounds|
|Medium||25- 60 pounds|
|Large||60- 130 pounds|
|Extra Large||over 130 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
If you buy this, definitely watch the DVD. Don't assume that you can just put it together & train your dog yourself. There are some really helpful & important tips on how you should handle your dog while on the leash. These tips *could* make or break your dog's response to the collar. Also, I do recommend going to a professional obedience school if your dog has obedience problems. Especially if you are dealing with a large dog. The Gentle Leader has been a phenomenal supplemental tool for us in the areas that could not be cured with regular obedience training: such as going on walks. In my opinion, the Gentle Leader, nor any other peice of fabric or leather, does not solely take the place of obedience school (atleast in problem dogs or large dogs) for this reason: Just as the animal must be trained, so must the owner. If you do not know how to handle your dog, nothing will help you. The training you both get from obedience school will make the Gentle Leader that much more effective.
One thing. As for the comment that this collar is cruel & a torture device, I have one word: RUBBISH. It is a far, far cry from a pinch or choke collar, and is much more humane than just being passive & letting the dog get gagged by his regular collar while he drags & endangers not only his owner behind him, but himself, as well.
Gentle Leader gets 5 stars from us! Wouldn't change a thing!
The Gentle Leader should not be confused with other head collars like the Halti. It is FAR superior for any dog breed or temperament.
I've trained both my Golden Retrievers as well as the dogs of several relatives and many friends over the past six years using the Gentle Leader. With the possible exception of toy breeds, this is a God-send for any dog owner with a rambunctious, head-strong or hard to handle canine or if you just wants more control without the extra work and even trauma associated with neck collars in general.
I had my first Gentle Leader dog and then my second, walking and STAYING at heel, sitting automatically upon stopping, turning both left & right and no longer lunging, pulling, jumping or straying...and all within less than 15 minutes for EACH dog! Golden Retrievers are, of course, wonderfully easy and willing to train anyway, but this was SO incredibly fast, it was almost like watching some magic trick being performed.
It was my vet at Fort Lewis, WA who first taught me how to fit the collar and use it. Application is simple once you see it done for the first time. Just place the nose strap short of the flesh on the nose (allowing the dog to breathe, eat, drink and even carry items) and tightten the head strap about one finger tight behind the ears (base of the head, really). This gives you control (nose strap) and the dog a sense of well-being (head strap). Nothing at all is on the dogs neck or throat. I strongly encourage you to have someone experienced with the Gentle Leader's use show you hot to fit it properly the first time.
For all dogs I've since trained or assisted in their training there has been the short-lived "leader dance". This is where, after placing the leader for the first time, the dog hops in the air and then bows to the ground all the while with both front paws over it's nose while trying remove the collar. As you continue to give short firm tugs on the collar while continuing to walk the dog, the dance quickly disappears within just a few yards. I was amazed at how consistant this behaviour and its let up always is.
The leader basically uses the same physical restraint that a mother dog or pack alpha male uses to control a puppy or young dog. A grip over the nose and pressure at the back of the neck. It's purely coincidental that it looks like a horse halter.
The control comes from the strap over the nose. The leash clips to the bottom of this strap (under the lower jaw). A short, quick (but not violent) tug on the leash leash brings the entire head under control. The head follows the nose and where the head goes, the body must follow.
There is NEVER any need for jerking, pulling or strangling of the dog. There is never leash rope burns from having the dog take control and lunging away with you. Your arms stay in their sockets, palm blisters are a thing of the past (especially if you use a cotton leash, or at least a leather one...NEVER use chain or poly-fiber leashes).
Some breeds with huge necks and a high pain tolerance, such as Rottweilers, are easily and gently brought into line. My brother's was 2 years old and completely out of control. He was at heel, sitting and turning within 5 minutes or so and after I turned the dog over to my brother for about 15 minutes I took the dog back and let his 6 year old daughter lead him around. My cute tiny niece was less in control than the dog, yet they both performed as a team with ease.
The coolest thing about the Head Collar is how the dogs get really excited when they see it, knowing that it's going for a walk, training or just out in public. They LOVE the Gentle Leader.
The Gentle Leader is only used for training or control. The dog STILL wears its own neck collar, but only to keep his tags on, since dogs don't normally come with pockets.
The Gentle Leader is also a huge facilitator for "off-leash" training. The dog is so comfortable in taking properly given commands on leash, that doing so "off-leash" seems to take only one half to one third the normal time I was once involved. That, my friends, is a super endorsement, alone!
One last caution...I pray you are in no way a person who "stakes" out a dog for ANY reason. Regardless, the Gentle Leader should NEVER EVER be used to keep a dog attached to a stake or wire run. Running out to the end of the line and coming up short by the neck/shoulders is one thing with a neck collar. Staking a dog and KNOWING that a head collar will actually jerk and twist the head to snap the neck is nothing less than cruelty, if not out and out murder. Use the Gentle Leader ONLY with a leash with YOU on one end and the dog on the OTHER, please.
I hope you found this useful, as I KNOW you find the Gentle Leader to be. Take care and pass a good time with your canine friend.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great for training! Product itself is good!