PetSafe Premier Gentle Leader Quick Release Dog Headcollar

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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 Neck Collar Example Breeds
Petite under 5 pounds 3.5 - 8 inches 6 - 8.5 inches Chihuahua, teacup & toy breeds, puppies
Small 5 to 25 pounds 7 - 15 inches 7 - 9 inches Beagle, Sheltie, Shihtzu
Medium 25 to 60 pounds 9 - 19 inches 9 - 14 inches Border Collie, Bulldog, Pug
Large 60 to 130 pounds 11 - 14 inches 10 - 18 inches Boxer, German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever
X-Large over 130 pounds 12 - 28 inches 11 - 24 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.

Enjoy an Easier Walk with Your Pup
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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  • Leash trainer

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    Product works amazing. I don't like the collars with the barbs that pry into the dogs. That's so cruel and should not be allowed. If you love your dog then you wouldn't do that. This product however is great. I have a great white Pyrenees that is a year and a half old and he pulls crazy hard. Like he would pull a Dallas Cowboy offensive lineman down a road. However, with this trainer, he doesn't pull and he's gotten used to it after three walks. Love it.

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  • Gentle Leader is a Lifesaver

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    This gentle leader is a LIFESAVER!! My dog's a puller and I haven't been able to walk her on my own since she was 4-months old. I've had three trainers in the past three years, and my current trainer and I have been working on her walking for a while. She suggested the gentle leader to me and I immediately bought it. We put it on her and there was an immediate change. I was able to walk her around my block all by myself. I love my gentle leader so much! My dog is gearing up to pass the CGC's in a few weeks.

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  • Worth every penny

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    When our trainer recommended this for our border collie I was skeptical to say the least. We had tried everything and he constantly pulled til he choked himself. I thought there was no way this would work. But we did as she instructed and took our time getting him used to wearing it before taking him for his first real walk with it. I have to say this is worth every penny. It was like a completely different dog. He fussed a tiny bit at first but after he figured out that pulling against it was not going to work he was fine. It's been smooth sailing ever since. And my family doesn't have to see who draws the short straw to take him out. I highly recommend!

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  • Walking again with pride

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    When Gracie and I first began walking together, it was a nightmare. She was all over the place, pulling and dragging me, but not anymore. I am in total control with the gentle leader. It works just as it says. Now, we walk together side by side and I am happy that I don't have to worry about her getting away from me.

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  • Doberman Miracle

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    Wow! My Doberman is 10 months old and still growing. He isn't one of those dogs who pulls constantly during walks because we've really tired to break that habit since day 1. But there have been multiple occasions that he almost took my shoulder off trying to lunge at another dog, or just random moments of pure excitement. INSTANTLY made a difference. I'm so happy that it's humane too!

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  • Not for X-Small

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    I want sure how small the dogs nose was since I was getting it for a client, it turns out its really small. It is as small as it can go but can be scratched off by the wearer so I had to tighten the neck strap a little more and now he can't scratch it off. They're aggressive instigators with no manners and these help keep them controlled easier even though the little one still want to knaw on my hand when I'm holding him back from a dog across the street. I wish the owners would take them to obedience school!

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  • Couldn't be more pleased!

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    I love the Gentle Leader. It works like a charm. I am a 59-year-old woman with Fibromyalgia and I was beginning to think I would have to give up walking alone with my recently adopted headstrong Rottweiler/German Shepherd mix. The Gentle Leader was recommended to me by a family friend and I ordered it immediately. What a difference this halter-like harness has made. Now I can genuinely walk my dog without worrying that she might pull me down on the ground in her excitement to get where she is going. For me, there is no going back to a traditional harness...ever.

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  • Worked the very first time!

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    I have a larger sized Yorkie that would pull so hard he would choke himself. I tried this Gentle Leader and he didn't pull but walked right beside me the very first time we tried it! I am beyond impressed! Looking forward to long walks now.

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  • Start leading early!

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    My neighbor recommended this for our Doodle spit fires, and stated even the youngerst or eldest could walk a dog with ease using the leader. Well my doodle is 2 and did not like it attempting to go ver her face. She is not a terrible walking but I needed the 75 yo dog sitter to walk with ease as she is strong and can pull occasionally. Start leading early (as puppies) or the dog may just say NO to wearing it.

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  • Significantly reduces pulling!

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    We bought this for a 65 lb, lab, who could pull a grown man off his feet. Gentle leader is aptly named. He wrested against it at first, but quickly learned he was fighting against himself and stopped. I've used prong collars, and harnesses, but Gentle Leader is hands down my favorite.

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