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Pet parents who are struggling with their dogs every time they take them for a walk simply because they cannot resist jumping and lunging will find the Gentle Leader Head Collar to be a nifty contraption for their pets to wear. It’s not a muzzle, mind you, but a well-thought-of style of restraint that is both comfortable for the dog and convenient for the dog walker.
Consisting of two durable loops of extra-strong nylon straps – one around the neck and another around the muzzle of the dog – the Gentle Leader offers a safer and more effective way to walk dogs. The loop around the muzzle also comes with neoprene padding to make it especially comfortable for your pet. Another strap is connected at the junction of the two loops to provide immediate control and attachment for the dog’s leash.
The unique arrangement of the straps, as well as the positioning of the leash attachment, prevents dogs from pulling on its leash. Well, not really prevent but it sure can discourage the dog from doing so. This is because of the front positioning of the leash attachment. It may still pull on its leash, but sooner or later it will learn that it’s no use.
Unlike other collar systems, the Gentle Leader will never hurt the dog nor will it cause choking. The pressure is also removed from its chest bone and back. It’s great for dogs that can be a little uncontrollable whenever they are outside their homes. The only downside is that it cannot be used on puppies that are younger than 8 weeks old.
Regardless, when it’s optimum control you want especially with regards to your dog’s lunging and jumping tendencies, the Gentle Leader is always a great tool to have so both of you can enjoy a more peaceful walk.