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Sat Jan 9, 2021, 08:11 PM

I started using the Gentle Leader to walk my dog today.

My 5 month old puppy is now 43 lbs and has been dragging me down the street. I tried the advice of stopping and standing still whenever he pulled, and it didn't work at all.

With the gentle leader I got to take him on a really long enjoyable walk today. He doesn't like it, of course, but he'll get used to it.

https://www.petsafe.net/gentleleader

Highly recommended!

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Reply I started using the Gentle Leader to walk my dog today. (Original post)
milestogo Jan 2021 OP
samnsara Jan 2021 #1
Ferrets are Cool Jan 2021 #2
milestogo Jan 2021 #3
Ferrets are Cool Jan 2021 #6
milestogo Jan 2021 #7
Diraven Jan 2021 #4
OregonBlue Jan 2021 #5
msdogi Jan 2021 #8
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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 08:15 PM

1. I have only heard great things about them!

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 08:23 PM

2. It doesn't choke them?

That video is pure advertising crap.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 08:34 PM

3. No, because its around the head and not around their neck.

When I was using a regular collar/leash he was pulling me so hard I was afraid it was hurting him. In the past I've used a "choke" collar and a "prong" collar. I think the active principle with those is that the dog slows down to avoid feeling choked or actually being choked.

The gentle leader causes pressure, but it stops when they stop pulling. And the pressure is not on their neck.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 11:11 PM

6. Thanks. We use one of the shoulder harnesses, but ours are Bichons, so small.

If we had larger breeds, I'm sure I would be looking into this.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 11:27 PM

7. Yeah when they're young and large, its amazing how strong they are.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 08:51 PM

4. We use one and love it

We have a 45 pound super high energy blue heeler mix that would not stop trying to drag us toward every interesting smell and distraction. She's getting very used to the lead and is still just as happy to go on walks with it.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 09:00 PM

5. I also love it. I have a hyper rat terrier

who would drag me around and choke himself. Started using this last year and it works. It is around his head so no choking but it also pulls his muzzle to the side which they don't like at all. Great product.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 02:09 PM

8. love the Gentle Leader collar

I've had several Great Danes, these are great collars because the dog can't use their body strength to pull. They are annoyed with the thing on their face, but forget that when enjoying a calm walk that's fun for both.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 04:11 PM

9. Does it work with bigger dogs?

I've been afraid to use this, frankly, because my 90lb hound dog has pulled me off my feet twice (that did not end well for me, either time). She's a rescue dog, 8-9 years old, and out-of-control when she gets excited. I've gotten to the point where I'm not comfortable taking her to the local dog park; her lunge out of the car and toward the dog park gate (at least she heads in the right direction!) leaves me pretty vulnerable. (I'm in my late 60s and not in good health.)

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