The Gentle Leader® headcollar is a must have tool if your large breed dog pulls aggressively on the leash, whenever you are out on walks. It effectively curbs pulling, by controlling the direction of your dog’s head whenever it pulls. Working much like a head halter used to control horses, it eliminates almost all pulling, making easy even for a young child to control a large breed like the Golden Retriever.
That said, this headcollar is not a substitute for proper dog training. Your dog’s pulling tendency will return the moment you put him back on a the normal collar. While I can never over emphasize how important dog training is, especially for large breed dogs, this gadget is a great alternative for those, for some reason or other, are unable to train their dogs.
The video below shows just how effective the Gentle Leader is in curbing your dog’s relentless pulling.
All said, it is important to note that not all dogs take to the Gentle Leader naturally. It is thus best to spend some time conditioning your dog to like this tool. The video below, by world renown author and dog trainer, Jean Donaldson, shows you how.