Rated 5 out of 5 by Nat42 Works wonders
I use the Gentle Leader to walk my 165lb Great Dane. He doesn't always need it anymore, but it worked wonders when he did. I'm only 5'1", so this gave me the control I needed. I like this design because it is a similar concept as to the halter with horses. Where the head goes, the body goes. When putting the Gentle Leader on your dog, make sure that it has a secure fit. The neck piece is supposed to fit snug and sit right under the base of the ears. Do not be afraid to make it tight, as that is how it is meant to be fitted. The dog will need some time to get used to having a head collar on, so don't be discouraged. It will take time and patience to work with the dog. This device really helps, better than a choker or prong collar in my experience. My Dane never respected the prong collar which lead me to try this new device and I was happy I did. Regular harnesses don't really stop pulling since the sternum and shoulders are strong points on the dog (hence harnesses being used on sled dogs). I highly recommend trying the Gentle Leader. Your arms will thank you.
August 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by bdizzle Miracle!!
We have a 4 year old, rescued Great Dane. He pulls with a prong collar on so I got him a body harness. Pulls worse through that. Someone suggested the Gentle Leader. He acts like he's had this on before. Sits nicely to accept it on his face and when I put the leash on and tried to just walk to the mailbox.....ta daaaa!!!! We can now walk as a family! He walks with his head high, no pulling and a confident gate! I'm sure it usually takes time to get a dog to adjust to having it on their face though. We got lucky! Love this product!!!
September 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ashley Works for my stubborn GSD
My GSD is a major puller! He uses all 80lbs of force & then some! I ordered a size large. We started working with him same day we got our package, and noticed immediate improvement after a few trips outside. It will definitely take your pooch some time to get used to, but it is totally worth it! I can now walk him with no issue. You must be constant with it though. It isn't a 1 time use, and the dog is fixed. HIGHLY recommend this product!
September 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dobelover Gentle Leader
Much better product than those sold in big box pet stores. The instructions and dvd are not included in pet store purchases.
September 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Trola2 Drama free walks!
My dog (a 2-yr-old, 60-ish pound lab/terrier mix), pulls on his leash terribly! Walks were a nightmare.
I tried another brand of gentle leader and he hated it. It had too much padding on the nose cover and maybe it didn't fit well, and he'd keep stopping and rubbing his nose in the grass to try to get it off. And maybe because of the poor fit, he'd drool excessively.
With this gentle leader, although he occasionally will stop and try to get it off, there is much less of that and our walks are finally drama free!
It fits great, he is much calmer and it was pretty easy to figure out.
September 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Becca Great Tool for Eager Dogs
Taking our German Shepherd for a walk used to be nearly impossible for me. The constant pulling did a number on my back, my wrists, my arms, everything! But using the Gentle Leader has helped our dog to stop pulling almost completely. Now both the dog and I can get our exercise without all the frustration and aches! If you're dealing with a stubborn, energetic dog (especially a bigger dog), stop messing around and buy a Gentle Leader. It's safer than a choke collar and it works like a charm without hurting/punishing your dog. If I had known how well this product worked, I would have gotten one a long time ago!
September 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elsmom getting used to it - but working!
My puppy and I are into agility. She's really good at it but will not heel to save our lives. I've tried all the techniques that's our trainers have suggested. We work daily on it and she still won't heel. When we go on walks, we barely make it down the street and she's choking herself from pulling so hard and gasping for breath. I tried a harness and she still pulls so hard she chokes herself. I even tried a chain collar which I'm against. The chain collar worked for a while but then she'd get tired of it and just start pulling again. BUT then I tried the gentle leader. I followed all the steps and after a week, like suggested, we went for a walk. It was like night and day. She's still getting used to the feeling of it but she's not choking herself. She still tries to walk a little bit ahead of me but she's not pulling and trying to run down the street. The majority of our walk she's beside me. After 2 walks she's 75% better. I can't wait to see her after 2 more.
September 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rojo An Essential
We have a 10 month old Blue Heeler that would pull incredibly--she wasn't enjoying her walk and neither were we.
The perfect solution and so inexpensive!
September 4, 2016