One of the hardest things to deal with is a dog that pulls on leash. It certainly makes a walk a bit less than enjoyable. This was certainly the case with the two-year old German Shepherd we rescued not too long ago. Let’s look at the Gentle Leader Head Collar!
Dogs, especially larger ones, can easily pull you around, especially when they lunge. There are a few products on the market to help mitigate this issue. But, the one I’ve found most effective is the Pet Safe Gentle Leader Head collar.
Being in the animal industry, I do have quite a few conversations with trainers and people in the know about animal behavior. And, of course, they recommended this leader for my dogs.
It gently and safely controls unwanted behaviors like excessive leash pulling, lunging and jumping. It’s never been easier to get my dog under control.
When I’m ready to take her out, I just slide the nose loop over her nose and snap a clip behind her head. Easy peazy with the Gentle Leader Head Collar. Much easier than strapping a traditional harness on her. It’s easy to adjust for the perfect fit as well.
Your dog may paw at it at first until they get used to it, but after the initial “break-in” that goes away and you’re left with a dog that you can more easily control, on your walks. And life is good.
What did an Amazon reviewer say about the Gentle Leader Head Collar?
So I have a GSD, she is about 65 pounds, who I hated walking. It was stressful, she would pull so hard she would be choking, my arm felt like it was going to be pulled out of its socket, my hand would be red from holding the leash and trying to keep her from pulling. I tried switching her to a harness to see if that would help her so she wouldn’t choke and maybe she wouldn’t pull. I was wrong. I started looking for an answer to help so she wouldn’t pull. I found the gentle leader and ordered it after reading reviews. I was nervous she would break it since that seemed to be an issue from previous reviews but i had nothing to lose. When i got the gentle leader i followed the instructions and trained her with it. After training her for a week i took her on a walk. It was like walking a completely different dog. She tried to pull a couple times but it would just turn her around and make her face me. She pawed at it a few times at first but adjusted quickly. Now walking her is a dream, stress free for both of us. It hasn’t left any chafe marks or anything the only thing is there is an indentation in her fur along the top of her snout after long walks but that goes away after a little bit. Besides that it’s great she can pant, drink water, and even eat (part of the training instruction is to have it on them during meal time and give them treats) with it on no problem. I’ve had the gentle leader about a year now and I love it, even if it breaks i will get another one it was definitely worth the money. I