Rated 5 out of 5 by 9274 EXCELLENT FOR DOG WALKING!
I read Michelle's Review who said it was Awesome and I agree. I have a very bossy Aussie, 60 lb., who is very obedient when he wants to be and not when he doesn't want to be, such as when a truck goes by or other distraction. As well as a 60 lb. Border Collie who is obedient until he gets afraid and wants to pull his head out of his old collar and run since he was a rescue. Thus I purchased two and they work but my particular Aussie being so head strong made it a new learning experience each time and when he rubbed his head on the ground the bottom connector under his mouth opened and I had to quickly fix it or if I didn't notice it opened before long we were walking with it unlatched and loose. I say this for your knowledge to check the latch under the mouth if your dog has been trying to rub it off. My neighbors have a huge Malamute that is stubborn and he walks great with his gentle leader; yet he too would try to get it off at first but then accepted it and has been using his for many years now. This kind gentle leader also does not let the dog get too far ahead of you and is best used on a 4 to 6 foot leash and you have great control with minimal effort and a pleasant walking experience. However if for some reason you don't buy this PetSafe gentle leader I also highly recommend the PetSafe Easy Walk Harness, see my review under the color red, or the PetSafe Collar without the plastic buckle under the color red is my other review. I highly recommend the PetSafe products for different types of dog personalities and situations. I also think it is safest to leave what ever walking tool you buy attached to your leash and not leave it on the dog so it doesn't catch on anything when the dog is not walking on the leash and always use under your supervision. Chewy.com has the best prices and excellent customer service if you have any questions about sizes!
March 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5
by BROWNEYES1952 lighweight and easy to fit
I purchased my first gentle leader 16 years ago, when they first came out. I still have it. However, they were thicker then, but that is the only real difference. I love it for training as I have a very strong Pit Bull type dog and I have tried many collars. I would recommend it because it is lightweight and doesn't rub the dogs muzzle in any way. My dog hates it, but he will come around. He is just trying to be an alpha , so if your dog reacts poorly, just keep on doing it. Remember, you are in charge. The collar will not come off if it is properly secured.
August 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michelle2013 AWESOME!!
I have a huge German shepherd that is a little over 1 year old. She was a gift to my father who has not spent any training time with her.
She was unruly and constantly pulled, jumped, snapped, scratched, etc.
I bought 4 of these collars (I have 4 dogs) and I swear THEY ARE THE BEST THING EVER!!
Only after a few minutes of her learning that she can’t get out of it, she was obeying without any pulling whatsoever.
They are pain free and they really command obedience from the dog.
Have treats handy for praising.
December 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Redhead4 Works as described
Our new rescue dog was difficult and unpleasant to walk on a regular collar and leash. Our son suggested that we invest in the gentle leader head collar, because it made a difference with their dog. After a short adjustment for her getting used to it, there is a world of difference. Now we have much more enjoyable walks.
February 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cockapoowalker Great product!
this stopped the pulling and impulsive jumping within a few seconds. I can walk my dog right by my side using a light,loose hold. No more tension on lease.
December 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by wilson3aussie works great!
works much nicer then the halt ....doesnt squeeze the muzzle when they pull
April 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by roscoered Works like MAGIC!
We rescued a 4-1/2 yr old standard poodle who must have been abused by her former owners.
She is a beautiful and intelligent dog, but came to us without ever having any rules, boundaries or limitations.
She learns fast but has a mind of her own. When I started to walk her, she didn't know how to walk on a leash and pulled like crazy. We have used the Gentle Leader Head Collar with other dogs and I knew just what to do for Rosie. She didn't mind when I fitted the collar to her and immediately sat at my feet! You should have heard the comments from other pet owners in our park! As soon as we started to walk she tightened the leash to pull ahead of me. I corrected with a slight tug and release, saying: UH-UH.
That is all it took! She now walks next to me with a loose leash which I drape over one finger.
February 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BML26167 works well
My niece let me borrow her gentle leader it worked so well I purchased my own
May 6, 2015