Rated 5 out of 5 by sopsteph It Really Works BUT Fit is EVERYTHING
I have an 11 lb. Poodle-Maltese mix. First I purchased the small based on the sizing recommendations published by PetSafe. I could tighten it to fit around his head and snout, but if he rolled around with it long enough, he could manage to flip the fastener and loosen the strap around his muzzle.
I was extremely discouraged because this product has such amazing reviews. I returned the small size for the petite size and now, it works PERFECTLY.
If he gets excited by something and starts pulling like a sled dog, the collar turns him around 180 degrees so that he looks at me and we can regroup and behave calmly WITHOUT hurting him! No choking or snorting or discomfort of any kind! It really is gentle--SO much better than a regular collar or harness.
I also tried the PetSafe Easy Walk harness and for a dog as small and low to the ground as mine is, it did not work properly. Any tension on the leash pulled his front legs up off the ground as opposed to pulling his whole body straight in my direction.
June 13, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Scouser Item at described, good value
The Gentle Leader is easy to put on with the included instructions and CD. I think the cost at Chewy.com is good value and it was shipped quickly.
I would recommend this to a friend.
October 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by BGsJuju This product is easy to use and works great!
Kiki, my Schnauzer-mix weighs only 30# but is so strong and muscular he can pull my 115# down the street without the Gentle Leader. This is his 3rd one. We used them until they are nearly worn out. I highly recommend the product plus the cost at Chewy and their great customer service.
September 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by drbe gentle leader headcollar
This collar is great quality, with padded nose piece. I have bought several other similar collars, for more than twice the price ($24-$34) of this one. Measurements are right on the money, high quality materials, but the price is EXCELLENT! You can get quick release buckle or metal buckle. This one is well worth the $20, I bought for my pitbull. If you have a dog that pulls when you walk them, try the gentle lead collar....you won't be disappointed.
August 12, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by lady62 Interesting concept.
Purchased this gentle lead because we have a 6 mo. old doberman puppy. Was having trouble trying to walk her as she has sooo much puppy energy and strength. I put this collar on and tried it in the back yard. She resisted for awhile but started to calm down alot. Then took a short walk up the street... she still has some problems walking but it's just puppy stuff. all in all I think this is a great idea. It does not hurt her neck in any way and commands her to pay attention to what I want not what she wants. I would recommend this to anyone with a "problem doggie child" ! I am hoping that with more practice with her she will do better.
July 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sonshyn52 Very effective
Would recommend for any dog lover. Very good training tool
July 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Essie Great product, no more pulling!
Previously purchased same product in another color. I am impressed with the ease of use. The training time for my one year old Aussiepoo was one day. The Gentle Leader has certainly given me the ability to walk her verses her walking me. I would recommend this product to anyone who has a large dog that likes to pull.
June 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by orijenal1 Unbelievable
I have a Rhodesian Ridgeback---very strong and muscular. After constantly being teased that she was taking me for a walk I decided to try the gentle leader. When I first opened it I thought no way will this flimsy thing work. After a week of using it I can't believe how easy it is to walk her now. I am still keeping her halter on for insurance because this all seems too easy now....but I am sure i won't be using it for long.
April 29, 2016