What is a gentle leader?
A gentle leader is a type of head collar commonly used in dog training. Gentle leaders are usually made from lightweight, nylon material which is soft, yet sturdy enough to remain intact after long periods of use.
Placing a Gentle Leader on Your Dog
One concern that most people have with collars in general, is selecting the appropriate size. Before buying a gentle leader, it is recommended that it is fitted on your dog first. As a rule of thumb, one finger should fit in between the strap behind your dog’s ears, and the same goes for the clip that is located under the chin. While it is being fitted at the store or veterinary clinic, you can also take advantage of this time to ask a professional how the collar should be properly placed. .
How is a gentle leader used in training?