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Take the lead when you walk your dog.

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Enjoy safer, stress-free walks with the Gentle Leader® Headcollar

More than 5 million dog owners have found the secret to controlling their dogs on walks. Imagine if each time your dog tugged on the leash, it turned him around. He just might find that he's not getting anywhere. That's the whole idea. The Gentle Leader headcollar fits securely over your dog's nose. The nose loop redirects his head towards you when he pulls forward, preventing pulling and giving you his full attention.

  • Reduces excessive leash pulling and other unwanted behaviors like barking, lunging, and jumping
  • Perfect for training dogs to heel
  • Provides immediate gentle control
  • Collar sits high on dog’s neck without putting pressure on the throat
  • Comfortable neoprene padded nose loop
  • Headcollar gently redirects dog’s head and body
  • Comes with detailed instructions and a training DVD

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Introducing Gentle Leader

Fitting and Use

How to Fit in Under 2 Minutes

Gentle Leader

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The safe, effective way to redirect and stop your dog from pulling on the leash

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Gentle Leader Chic

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Features fun patterns with a matching leash plus a cushioned nose loop

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Safe, Effective, & Recommended by Veterinarians and Trainers

When your dog pulls, the Gentle Leader gently moves his head and body back towards you. This effectively refocuses his attention back to you and off the distraction. Unlike a muzzle, the nose loop gently moves your dog's head when he pulls, while still allowing him to pant and bark. The collar sits high on your dog's neck without putting pressure on the throat.

The Gentle Leader is perfect for keeping your dog under control for everything from daily walks to vet visits. And you can easily train your dog to heel using the Gentle Leader plus your preferred training method. Once your dog has learned to let you lead walks, you may only need to use the Gentle Leader occasionally.


Just the Right Size for Your Dog


Extra Large

Pet Size

Under 5 pounds
5-25 pounds
25-60 pounds
60-130 pounds
Over 130 pounds

Sample Breeds

Chihuahua, teacup and toy breeds, puppies (8 weeks or older)
Beagle, Sheltie, Shih Tzu
Border Collie, Bulldog, Pug
Boxer, German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever
Great Dane, Newfoundland, Saint Bernard

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Awards & Media Mentions

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#1 Endorsed Headcollar by Veterinarians and Trainers 1996

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Featured by Dr. Marty Becker on ABC's Good Morning America 2008

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Consumer Digest Best Buy Award 2000

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Pet Product News Best of the Past 60 Years in the Pet Industry 2006

What People Are Saying about Easy Walk

I have a 7 month old German Shepherd who has been in training for 3 months. At my trainers suggestion I bought one of your Gentle Leader Headcollars. He had trouble adjusting to it and we had to forgo using it. I was so pleased when you came out with the Gentle Leader Easy Walk Harness (I did not want to use a choke or pinch collar.) The very first time using the harness it was like having a new dog ! No pulling, no fighting the harness. He reacts much better to commands and walking him is now a pleasure for us both. Thank you so much for such wonderful products.

- R. Richey

We have a 5 year old female Lab/Whippet cross. Mitzy can run real fast. She has always been hard to take for walks. No matter what type of training collar we used, she would always pull the first 3 or 4 blocks of our walk, then she'd mellow. We stopped at PETCO and on the clerk's suggestion, I bought an Easy Walk Harness. WOW! What a difference. One our next walk, she tugged a bit on the first 1/2 block, but we were able to walk the remaining 4 1/2 blocks with a relaxed leash. Mitzy would stop & sit when I would stop. The 5 blocks on our return home were a breeze. I am real impressed with this leash. Did I mention, I am just about 65 years young.

- E. Baysinger

Thank you! I can now take a nice walk with my 2 year old Lab Mix. Pepper gets so excited when she sees other dogs and people that she would constantly pull. I have tried other methods to prevent her from pulling with minimal luck until the Easy Walk Harness. I cannot believe how quickly it worked. I am spreading the word. Great product!

- Kathy C.

I have recently purchased the Easy Walk Harness for my 6 month old border collie puppy. All I can say is wow! What a difference this harness has made! Before using this harness my puppy would pull on the leash constantly. His previous harness would give him burn marks on his neck and restrict his breathing. We tried several training techniques but nothing seemed to work. We tried the Easy Walk Harness this week and he stopped pulling instantly! And he no longer has any burn marks and is breathing clearly during our walks. The harness is so easy to use! What a fabulous product! It has made such a difference.

- T. Esteban


Fido Finery® Martingale

An alternative to the Gentle Leader, these secure, comfortable martingale collars give you greater control over your dog and reduce the risk of him slipping out of the collar. Choose from 9 designs.

Fido Finey® Leash

This fashionable line of collars and leashes features colorful woven ribbon designs sewn onto high-quality, color-coordinated nylon webbing. Choose from 9 designs to match your Fido Finery Collar.