Better walks with your best friend are just a walk away. If your dog tries to take you for a walk when he sees a squirrel or catches a whiff of an interesting smell, the Gentle Leader® Headcollar is a perfect no-pull solution to help improve leash manners and the bond between you and your dog.
Designed by a veterinary behaviorist, the Gentle Leader® Headcollar is loved and trusted by vets and pet parents and has helped improve 5 million walks around the world. This training tool is best for dogs who pull because it interrupts your dog’s natural instinct to pull against pressure. The headcollar loops around your dog’s nose, so when he pulls, it gently moves his head toward you so he can refocus his attention on you and away from other distractions.
Although this training tool rests on your dog’s snout, it doesn’t work like a muzzle. Your best friend still has the freedom to eat a treat, drink water and catch a tennis ball at the dog park. The quickest way to help your dog feel comfortable wearing his new headcollar is to let him wear it without a leash attached while he does all his favorite activities.
The best part is, once your dog is a champ at walk etiquette, you will probably only have to use the headcollar as a backup during situations when you need a little more control, like visits to the vet. This headcollar won’t fit our furry friends with super short snouts (like pugs or bulldogs). If you have a dog with a short snout, check out our Easy Walk No-Pull Dog Harness.
You can purchase the Gentle Leader® Headcollar risk-free because whether the headcollar isn’t the right size or your dog mistakes the harness for a chew toy, our Customer Care team is happy to assist you with a new size or replacement. You and your dog will soon enjoy pull-free walks together. Trust PetSafe® to help keep your pet healthy, safe and happy.
Are gentle leaders good for dogs?
A Gentle Leader® Headcollar is good for dogs who pull, lunge or jump during walks. This no-pull solution helps improve your dog’s leash manners so you both can have happier walks together. Even though it rests across your dog’s nose, it does not work like a muzzle. While your dog wears a Gentle Leader® Headcollar, he can eat, drink, pant and play with his favorite toys.
How do I stop my dog from pulling on a leash with the Gentle Leader® Headcollar?
The Gentle Leader® Headcollar works by redirecting your dog’s natural urge to pull against pressure and refocusing his attention on you. This allows you to have control during the walk by communicating to your dog that you’ve got his back and everything is okay.
How to Use the Gentle Leader
Use the Gentle Leader® Headcollar on walks with your best friend. We do not recommend using the headcollar for jogging, running, bike attachments or leash couplers. Just make sure you never jerk or yank on the leash when it’s connected to your dog’s headcollar because your dog’s snout is sensitive.
How long does it take to get my dog used to a Gentle Leader?
It will take a little time for your dog to adjust to his Gentle Leader® Headcollar. To help your dog get used to the headcollar, make sure you’ve got plenty of treats and give him lots of praise. If he paws at the headcollar or rubs his face, let him wear the headcollar while he eats dinner and plays with his favorite toy to help him get comfortable quicker.
Please visit our support site for more information about the Gentle Leader® and how to use it.
How to Put on the Gentle Leader
The Gentle Leader® Headcollar is easy to put on your dog. Unclip the quick-snap buckle, fasten it high on your dog’s neck. When the headcollar fits correctly, it should make a V-shape when you look at it from the side. Please visit our support site to learn how to fit a Gentle Leader® Headcollar for more detailed information about properly fitting your dog's headcollar.
- Most effective no-pull solution to help improve walks with your dog
- Designed by a veterinary behaviorist
- Allows full range of motion to eat, drink, pant and catch a tennis ball while wearing the headcollar
- Rests across your dog’s nose, interrupting your dog’s natural instinct to pull against pressure
- Durable nylon with a padded neoprene nose loop for ultimate comfort
- Quick-snap neck strap and adjustable nose loop for easy fitting in minutes
- Designed with minimal straps to keep your dog cool
- Won’t fit our furry friends with short snouts (like pugs or bulldogs)