Fitting a Head Collar

I often recommend a head collar to help you have more control of your dog in difficult situations. World-renowned author and trainer, Jean Donaldson, demonstrates how to use targeting and desensitisation to condition her dog, Buffy, to enjoy wearing her Gentle Leader™ head collar.

A few quick sessions help Buffy choose to wear the Gentle Leader ™ and even look forward to it. The Gentle Leader then becomes the predictor of other good things, including walks and going on outings.

You can buy a Gentle Leader Head Collar or a Halti Head Collar from Amazon. I recommend you use a Training Lead with a head collar. This has two ‘G’ clips which enables you to attach one end to the head collar and the other to the dog’s normal collar.