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Are gentle leaders good for dogs? The gentle leader is an extremely beneficial tool that can reduce excessive leash pulling, barking, lunging, and/or jumping. We use the word tool, because it is not a training device we need to use for the rest of eternity with our dog.
Why you shouldn’t use a Gentle Leader? The disadvantages of the Gentle Leader are that it is a restraining device rather than a training tool. Its purpose is really only for walking your dog. The dog will probably become â€œcollar smartâ€ which means you will have to use the Gentle Leader every single time you want to take your dog for a walk.
Can pulling on a Gentle Leader hurt a dog? The Gentle Leader pivots the entire weight of a pulling dog on its nose. The pressure of that weight forces the dog’s head to turn. It’s called torque and it hurts.
How long can a dog wear a Gentle Leader? We recommend that the Gentle Leader® not be left on any longer than 18 hours per day.