PetSafe Premier Gentle Leader Quick Release Dog Headcollar, Black

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A dog’s natural instinct is to pull when tension is on the lead, even if they are choking. Because standard collars and harnesses create this tension when owners pull, the dog pulls in the opposite direction. Because the Gentle Leader Headcollar works like a halter, the dog’s head is gently moved in the direction the owner wants it to go. And where the head goes, the body will follow. Because of the placement of the nose loop, the dog immediately understands his/her place in the hierarchy. The dog considers the owner his/her leader. 

Key Benefits

  • Stops pulling, lunging, jumping, and other unwanted behaviors with immediate, gentle control
  • Adjustable nose loop allows you to direct your dog’s head in the direction you want to go
  • Makes it easy for anyone to walk big or strong dogs
  • Collar sits high on dog’s neck without putting pressure on the throat, places pressure on the back of the neck instead of the front of the delicate throat, preventing choking and coughing.
  • Safe to use on puppies as young as 8 weeks old, can be converted to a regular collar if needed

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First, consider your dog's weight based on the chart below. Next, look at the shape of your dog's head and snout. Breeds with long slender heads may need a smaller size than other dogs of the same weight. Breeds with wide muzzles may need a slightly larger size.

Size Weight Snout Example Breeds
Petite under 5 pounds 11 inches Chihuahua, teacup & toy breeds, puppies
Small 5 to 25 pounds 12 inches Beagle, Sheltie, Shihtzu
Medium 25 to 60 pounds 18 inches Border Collie, Bulldog, Pug
Large 60 to 130 pounds 22 inches Boxer, German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever
X-Large over 130 pounds 28 inches Great Dane, Newfoundland, Saint Bernard

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If your dog tends to pull on the leash, daily walks can be stressful for both of you. PetSafe's Gentle Leader Headcollar and Easy Walk Harness make the task of walking your dog an enjoyable experience. They give you immediate control and they're comfortable for your pet, unlike standard collars that can cause choking.

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Less Pulling, More Bonding

Less Pulling, More Bonding

Pet parents agree that the Easy Walk Harness makes such a difference that it's like walking a new dog. Instead of pulling your pup's neck, the Easy Walk redirects the entire torso. The leash connects at the chest with a Martingale loop, so a gentle tug moves her whole body in the direction you want to go. Less time playing tug-of-war means more time for bonding with your pet on your walks.

Uniquely Designed for Gentle Control

The Gentle Leader Headcollar puts you, not your eager walking buddy, in control of the walk. The nose loop redirects your dog's head toward you when she pulls. She'll quickly learn that she's not getting anywhere by pulling forward, and you'll have her full attention. The Gentle Leader is ideal for training dogs to heel and teaching them to walk on a leash without pulling.

Uniquely Designed for Gentle Control
Get the Perfect Fit

Get the Perfect Fit

Both the Gentle Leader and Easy Walk come in a variety of sizes to fit any dog comfortably.

The Easy Walk rests across the chest and wraps around the torso. If it looks like a sideways T, you'll know you have the proper fit. With four adjustment points and quick-snap buckles on the shoulder and belly straps, Easy Walk gives a reliable fit.

The Gentle Leader Headcollar slips securely over your dog's nose and sits high on her neck without putting pressure on her throat. It should form a V when fit properly, and your pup will still be able to eat and carry their favorite tennis ball along with them when wearing the Gentle Leader.

About PetSafe

Since 1991, PetSafe has been keeping pets safe and making pet owners happy with quality, reliable products. PetSafe is devoted to innovation with a range of products to help you and your pet share the best moments. They make it a point to consult with top trainers, veterinarians and behaviorists and listen to feedback from pet parents so they can continually improve their designs and processes.

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Customer Reviews

PetSafe Premier Gentle Leader Quick Release Dog Headcollar, Black is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 118.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beyond belief! We have a 1 year old, 65 pound OES/Newfie who took US for walks until today when I received this harness! It was the most enjoyable walk with her EVER! The continual pulling, tugging and sniffing the ground is no more! Without ANY pulling on the leash, she was walking right by our side. I do not have the tendancy to write reviews but this product is everything described in the narrative. Our puppy was not thrilled with her first experience with the harness and not being able to do as she pleases- although it is definitely animal friendly, pet-safe and gentle-she will hopefully adjust. If not, we'll be the only ones wearing a smile! Regarding sizing, I measured per instructions and a 3 was perfect!
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So pleased, I'm buying a spare! This was recommended by my dog trainer after I told her I've tried literally everything for my youngest dog. I have a one year old, 67 pound APBT who is very strong and spirited and was pulling me on hikes. He hated it at first, pawing at his nose and rolling dramatically to try and get it off but once we started hiking, he was a perfect gentleman! I'm buying a second one now so I have a spare. I can actually take him out by myself now without the assistance of my husband!
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Offers great control After trying to front lead harness, I tried this instead and it offers much more control over my 60 lb pit. She hates having it on, and tries to take it off. However, once we get going she forgets about it. It does not, however, fix all behavioral problems. If there is a major distraction such as encountering a stray cat, or another dog, she will still expend an extraordinary amount of effort trying to get to them. For the most part, it makes walking my dog much easier.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does wonders I bought 3 "gentle leaders" for 3 out of 5 of my dogs are pullers. Two are over 120# great pyranese. They are hard to handle on walks, and they are rescues that i hate to have to put chokers on. Getting them used to the gentle leader took 3 walks. Thats it. I can walk all three on the same pinky finger now. Its wonderful! I only gave 4-5 stars since my golden retriever chewed through his. I would recommend to anyone who wants to walk their dogs without shoulder pain!
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gentle Leader I bought this because my little boy would pull all the time when we walked and would try and lunge after people and other dogs. The very first day I put it on him and took him for a walk he did not pull AT ALL!!!!! I could not believe it! We did encounter one other walker and their dog and "M" was not perfect but the improvement was unbelievable to me!!!Because the weather has not been good we have not been out on a lot of walks but I anticipate he will only get better. This small head collar has made our walks so much more enjoyable. I would highly recommend this!!
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not perfect but darn close I have a bully breed and he is a major puller. I can't walk him with just a collar or a harness, or even a no pull harness. I really didn't want to get him this because to some people it might resemble muzzle and even though my dog is a good boy some can still be scared of him. I ended up trying everything but a choke chain and a prong collar. This product is awesome. He will walk by my side without pulling while at the dog park. He did pull and struggle a little when he saw a dog he really wanted to play with but he was a lot more controllable. I highly recommend to anyone with a dog that loves to pull. It's totally worth the money. I can actually take my dog on a walk now without him pulling me down the street.
Date published: 2016-11-16
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