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What is a Gentle Leader?

    While 4 Paws Service Dogs are easily identified with their red vests, you may often see our service dogs wearing a “gentle leader.” The gentle leader is designed similarly to a horse’s halter that fits over the nose without applying the pressure you may see with certain muzzles.

    Instead, the gentle leader leaves plenty of freedom for the dog to eat, drink, pant, and play while wearing it. Gentle leaders are designed to discourage the dog from leaping and jumping without causing damage or pain to the dog. 

    A gentle leader is a great option to leash your dog as it keeps the dog’s attention and has worked incredibly well with our client families. Please help support 4 Paws for Ability to provide our service dogs with the gear they need!