PetSafe Premier Gentle Leader Quick Release Dog Headcollar, Red

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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

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 39 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wish I had used this from the beginning! I have a 5 year old docile pup who startles easily and for whatever reason behaves differently with other dogs when she's on-leash vs. off-leash. We live in a very dog-friendly neighborhood so it's been a challenge to find the right method to correct her when she lunges at another dog (behavior she never exhibits at her daycare). We tried several other popular collars. I really paid attention to the training DVD and followed it to the letter. We are in week two of training now and she is completely compliant (walks right by my side, no pawing at the leader) about 90% of the time. I believe with my patience (& treats for good behavior) she will learn to self-correct and accept the leader 100% of the time. Also, stopping unwanted behavior is very humane. With the proper fit it's clear to see this IS a totally humane and safe leader. We've used a prong collar and a collar to deliver a vibration/noise and never had these results. I'm just sorry I didn't buy this years ago and so happy I have one now! January 13, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 5 out of 5 by Gentle Leader is the BEST for training dogs to walk nicely! I LOVE Gentle Leader! It takes a little people training, but once you get used to keeping the lead loose, this is just the easiest way to train a dog to walk nicely by your side. Highly Recommend! January 3, 2017
Rated 2 out of 5 by Helps control the dog, but is poor quality I was disappointed in the Gentle Leader after hearing some good things about it. It is definitely helpful in controlling my reactive dog, but I only used it a few times before the plastic clasp that holds the dog's nose/muzzle in place snapped off right in my hand. I returned it and will not try it again. I found other reviews of the product elsewhere and saw that several other people experienced same or similar problems. My recommendation is to explore competing products and try to find one that it is more robust. December 17, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by A good tool A head strong airedale/welch terrier mix needed a bit more focus for walking, heeling and in class. He doesnt love it but has gotten use to it. Does everything the trainer said it would. Took some adjustment for me. Should watch dvd again. November 7, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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 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 4 out of 5 by 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
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