First of all, the Gentle Leader Headcollar is NOT a muzzle or a halti. When fitted properly, your dog is free to open his mouth to eat, drink, pant, fetch, bark and even bite - except when you close his mouth by pulling on the leash. The Gentle Leader Headcollar features two soft nylon straps - the collar portion fits high at the top of the neck, and the nose loop fits loosely and comfortably across the base of the muzzle. Each strap has a distinct and important effect. The Nose Loop - Dogs are naturally "pack" animals with a highly structured social order. One of the ways the "pack leader" will demonstrate his position is to gently but firmly grasp a subordinate's muzzle in his mouth. This is a non-aggressive, very clear signal regarding who's the boss! The Gentle Leader's nose loop encircles your dog's muzzle in this same manner, letting him know in his own language that you are his leader. Dogs feel more secure when they know who the leader is. The Neck Strap - Have you noticed how puppies seem to melt in relaxation when their mother picks them up at the back of the neck Gentle Leader applies pressure to the back of the neck rather than the front of the throat, working with your dog's natural relaxation instinct with an amazing calming effect. Also, dogs tend to pull against pressure so the gentle pressure at the back of the neck causes the dog to pull backward, not forward. This means an end to leash pulling forever!
Enjoy stress-free walks in the park with your dog, and help train your pet at the same time. The Gentle Leader Head collar is designed to let you communicate with your dog in a way he instinctively understands. It removes his natural tendency to pull on the leash by placing gentle pressure on calming points and eliminating uncomfortable pressure on the throat. No pain is involved, and the humane Gentle Leader never chokes. By reducing your pet's desire to pull away, the head collar helps combat lunging, jumping, excessive barking, and aggression. The supple nylon straps apply pressure at the back of the neck and front of the throat. It is not a muzzle, and your pet can use his mouth to eat, drink, bark, fetch, and pant. Ideal for dogs 25 to 60-pound and 8 weeks or older. Can be worn up to 18 hours per day. Includes easy-to-follow fitting instructions, abbreviated training guide, and comprehensive training DVD. Also converts to a regular collar after your dog's training is complete.
for guiding dogs that pull a gentle way of training