|Material||Synthetic Fabric, Nylon||Synthetic Fabric, Nylon||Synthetic Fabric, Mesh||Synthetic Fabric, Nylon||Synthetic Fabric, Mesh|
|Breed Size||Small Breeds||Medium Breeds||Small Breeds||Small Breeds||Medium Breeds|
|Closure Type||Quick Release||Buckle||Buckle||—||Buckle|
|Leash & Collar Feature||Waterproof||—||—||—||—|
|Harness Type||No Pull||—||—||—||—|
We adopted a 10th month old 60lb rescue labradoodle recently who is sweet as can be but not used to being walked on leash. My wrists were getting bruised and I was seriously building core strength from all the resistance and sudden jerks I endured. With the gentle leader he is a lot calmer and more oriented to me in our walks. I feel safer about letting our teenager walk him knowing she won’t get into this physical struggle. The occasional squirrel still surprises us, but he understands and follows much better now!
Got this for my border collie mix, who will walk with his nose to the ground dragging you, and its made walks sooooo much nicer. It makes it so we walk at a normal pace. I absolutely love the color i got which is the purple and its such a nice color. If you have a dog that pulls i recommend getting this tool for them. Also for reference i got a small and it fits perfectly on my boy.
Teddy is a 6 year old Standard Black Golden Doodle who is 75 lbs of all muscle. Despite obedience training, and later, working one in one with the trainer, and plenty of working with me, Teddy continued to pull when I walked him. Previously, I was using a prong collar, which was given to me by another trainer. Teddy was starting to ignore that, and I was afraid to use anything more than the gentlest tug as I was afraid of hurting myself dog. I saw this head halter while browsing through Chewy and thought I’d give it a try. It works like a charm! I can even take Teddy into stores, which he loves. He walks at my side in a beautiful heel, and I don’t have to worry about hurting his neck. I can even hold the leash by the loop, instead of choking up on it. Whoever designed this is a genius!
I bought this gentle lead after a lot of research and reading the reviews for my chiweenie. He is 20 lbs and a puller. I put it on him according to the instructions let him wear it around the house to get used to it. He hated it of course, but tolerated it. When we finally tried it on a walk he pulled anyway and it unclipped and he got loose. Thank god I had his harness on and was able to catch him. I threw the thing right in the trash. Worst purchase of my life.
Despite following the instructional DVD and lots of positive reinforcement, my dog never fully adjusted to the gentle leader (she was a rescue, so it could have been due to her history). She tolerated the gentle leader for short walks, but would occasionally stop to paw at/rub the halter off. It did help curb her pulling, but she still managed to pull while wearing it.
Gentle leader is a great way to train and walk your dog. We have a new puppy and he can really pull and strain your arm/ shoulder, this way we both enjoy the walk. Yes it takes a few times and gentle coaxing at first, but oh so worth it.
Once we got it adjusted properly my dogs were finally manageable on a walk! It’ll take some getting used to for the dogs but someday I hope they won’t need them anymore. Great tool for training!
If you are getting this to stop your hyper dog from pulling, it's still going to take work. My rottie hated it and tried to eat it constantly. I have to put it on him more often before he may become accustomed to it.
Our boy is a solid chunk of muscle that is too strong to be walked safely on a collar and leash, this leader is the best one we’ve found to teach him to stop pulling. There’s no need to spend more money when this works so perfectly as intended!
We order the Gentle Leader on advice of our dog trainer. We just adopted an older rescure dog that really pulls. His strong pulling has cause me to fall several times. The instructions and pictures were wonderful but the whole process is extremely complicated with a # of steps. Using treats is part of the process of successfully getting the nose loop on the dog. However, our dog is not treat driven (not even using "high value treats") nor does he sit like the instructional photos show the dog doing. We have had the Gentle Leader for 3 weeks. Our dog has yet to wear the collar for even 3 minutes much less eat with it on.