Rated 3 out of 5 Does what it is intended to do.
This collar worked well and would've worked better if I had bought the correct size! I ended up purchasing a Halti head collar on Amazon (since they don't have them on Chewy) and I like that design better. It has a padded nose strap that doesn't leave a dent in my pup's fur. She still hates it and I think will probably not like any head collar, so that's not really a priority for me. I would say both collars work equally as well as far as training goes. It makes it a lot easier to direct where I want my pup to go and if she starts pulling it does not choke her. This is good, because she is going through a stubborn faze..! Good luck! I do recommend a head collar, but I have to say I like the Halti style better.
September 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by nicksmommy27 Night and day
My younger dog (9 month old Shepard, poodle mix) was a bear to walk around people and other dogs. She did great at loose leash walking when we were the only ones on the road. I would have such a hard time getting her to calm down around other dogs. She's only 40 lbs but drags me around like crazy! I did EXACTLY what the instructions said to do. I spend a week getting her used to just wearing the leader. Worked another 3 or 4 days on leash attached for around 10-15 each time in the back yard. First time we walked her she was NOT happy about NOT being able to lunge at everyone and everything. I was ecstatic!! She got to the point where she'd try and throw her butt around since she couldn't lunge. It was very entertaining. LOL! We walked her last night for the fifth time and she is SOOOO much better now. So glad I purchased this harness. Worth the money!!
April 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by 2boxermixmom Works miracles
My 50 pound boxer mix is a heavy puller. I tried everything: choke collars, pinch collars (didn't use them for more than once, because I felt my dog will injure herself, that didn't stop her from pulling at all), finally I settled in with the harness. It would give me pretty good control, but whenever she was excited, I would have to definitely put my whole strength to control her. Plus she was unpredictable with other dogs, and would lung and them and growl. Well... that's in the past, after my last walk and blisters on my hand, I decided to give one more try. As always, the item came in super fast! I was excited to get it in a pink color, which is always a plus for my fashionista. It took a few minutes to figure out how to work it, but once it was on, it was just like magic. She wouldn't pull or tug, I can't say she is a fan of it, and always looks a bit embarrassed to wear it, but I don't have to stress on walks anymore. I was even able to take them to bully parade, where there were tons of dogs in close proximity, I was able to control her and hold her back. I didn't even need any effort or force, just a gentle tug and that's it. If you have any doubts whether to use this product DO IT! While your dog might not love it, you'll be able to have more fun with your pet by taking out on stress free walks! This changed my life. While I do hope that this will teach her how to walk properly and we won't have to use it for the rest of her life, but in the meantime this leash is amazing. Plus it doesn't choke them or hurt them, its a win win for both!
March 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Kevmo Great product
very good instructions and guidance on using the collar.
March 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by jenny49 LOOKS LIKE A GOOD PRODUCT
haven't used it yet. to cold and had alot of snow. plan on using it when it warms up.
February 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by Piper13 great product
This is forever what I will be training my dogs with. It is amazing if used correctly. My dog behaves so much better since I have been using this to train her.
February 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by beth66 new dogs!
I am now walking 2 different dogs!! Love the gentle leader! I now get compliments on my well behaved dogs! No more pulling or trying to catch squirrels! Wish I would have ordered these years ago.
October 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Laralynn1209 okay
I've only used the gentle leader a few times, but so far my puppy seems to be tolerating it less and less each time. She still does pull, its just mostly a tug-o-war situation now, instead of the usual leash pull. We mostly just use the leash and collar, she's getting better at that anyways. I'm sure this works for some dogs, but not so great for my pup. Its possible that if she wore it more it would work better.
September 3, 2014