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 on the leash.
  • Only have to compete with the strength of neck and head not all of the body
  • Easy for anyone to walk big or strong dogs
  • Safe to use on puppies as young as 8 weeks old
  • Very little pressure applied to the dog’s muzzle and no pressure on the throat
  • Can be sized to fit all dogs with an adjustable nose loop
  • Option to convert the Headcollar to a regular collar if desired
  • Eliminates uncomfortable pressure on the throat when pulling on a standard collar
  • Because of the placement of the collar, the dog understands his place in the hierarchy and considers you his leader.


  • Petite, under 5 lbs; snout 11 inches (Chihuahua, teacup and toy breeds, puppies)
  • Small, 5-25 lbs; snout 12 inches(Beagle, Sheltie, Shihtzu)
  • Medium, 25-60 lbs; snout 18 inches(Border Collie, Bulldog, Pug)
  • Large, 60-130 lbs; snout 22 inches(Boxer, German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever)
  • Extra Large over 130 lbs; snout 28 inches (Great Dane, Newfoundland, Saint Bernard)

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

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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 88 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 73 lb Labradoodle thinks he's a sled dog My 73 lb Labradoodle thinks he's a sled dog & pulls like crazy so bad my wife & daughter wouldn't walk him. He would pull so much I thought he would hurt himself but with the Gentle leader he's a totally different dog. A real pleasure to walk now. Took him a couple of weeks to get use to the head collar & still isn't thrilled with it but that's too bad. He walks like a perfect (almost) dog now without hurting himself. Watch the video that come with it. August 12, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by there's got to besomething better. Dog got it off while walking , on the first try. She is Pit Bull/ Wymarana mix, 4 yrs old and a rescue bait dog. August 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great lead control, safe and secure! No tugging like a normal leash! My labradoodle puppy was difficult to walk with using a leash/halter. The lead has made our walks manageable and So much more enjoyable! More control when in crowds or around other dogs. Highly recommend this to all dog owners who have a curious, feisty puppy. Made our world a whole lot better when we are out and about. 100% improvement !!! July 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by I have not ad a chance to try the Gentle Leader This came highly recommended by our Trainer. The DVD included was very good and gave details on fitting and using the Gently Leader. July 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 4 out of 5 by This product sure helps control my dog from pulling My dog used to run out the door ahead of me each chance she got. At times it would jerk me so hard it would cause me a lot of pain in my upper shoulder. She's only 6 months old and gets so excited to chase the squirrels. With the Gentle Leader she stays close to my side and waits for me to release her so she can go running after the squirrels. July 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Product is fabulous! I wish I had gotten this years ago . . . my shoulders would still be in their sockets. It is the only thing that has stopped our dogs from pulling. Now we enjoy our walks and suffer no injuries. July 12, 2016
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