The principle behind the Easy Walk Headcollar is one that allows owners to communicate with their pet in a way that dogs instinctively understand. The nose loop encircles the dog's muzzle and applies light pressure in the same manner in which the lead dogs naturally communicate with dogs lower in rank. Because of the placement of the nose loop, the dog immediately understands his/her place in the hierarchy. The dog considers the owner his/her leader.
Stops pulling on the lead. With the Easy Walk Headcollar, you steer the dog's nose and the body will follow. It's virtually impossible for a dog to drag his handler down the street when his head is turned.
Control. With the Easy Walk, you only have to compete with the strength of a dog's neck and head not all of the power packed in the body. This makes it easy for anyone to walk big or strong dogs.
Safety. Unlike the choke chain or prong collars, the Easy Walk Headcollar is safe to use on puppies as young as 8 weeks old. There is very little pressure applied to the dog's muzzle and no pressure on the throat.
Flexibility. The Headcollar can be sized to fit all dogs with an adjustable nose loop. And you have the option to convert the Headcollar to a regular collar if desired.
Advantages for dogs
Comfort. The Headcollar eliminates uncomfortable pressure on the throat when pulling on a standard collar. The Easy Walk Headcollar is a positive, no-pain option for controlling a dog.
Communication. Because of the placement of the collar, the dog understands his place in the hierarchy. The dog considers you his leader.
Consider your dog's weight based on the chart below. Next, look at the shape of the dog's head and snout. Breeds with long slender heads may take a smaller size than other dogs of the same weight. Breeds with wide muzzles may need a slightly larger size. When in doubt, choose the next larger size.
Fitting is very important with the Easy Walk. 99% of problems that occur with the product are due to an improper fit. When one first purchases the product, it is best to take a few minutes to read the training guide. Here are a couple of tips:
When fitted properly and viewed from the side the Easy Walk will be in the shape of V for Victory. If the neck strap is too loose, the Easy Walk will incorrectly resemble an L for Loser.
Neck Strap fit
The neck strap must be positioned as high on the neck as possible, directly behind the ears and touching the base of the skull in back and above the Adam's apple in front. It should fit very snugly at the top of the neck so that one can barely get a single finger underneath, like a watch strap. It doesn't cause discomfort to the dog.
Nose Loop Strap fit
Loose and comfortable so that the dog can freely open his/her mouth, but not so loose that it can be pulled off over the nose. It should rest close to the dog's eyes and behind the corners of the mouth.
For dogs with additional training issues like jumping, barking and excessive pulling and lunging, we recommend the Easy Walk® Headcollar as it offers owners much greater control. We also recommend the Easy Walk® Headcollar for dogs that are shy, nervous or fearful. The soft, comfortable nose loop and the snug, high neck strap have a remarkable calming and reassuring influence for these dogs. Professionals and owners alike are amazed at the greater confidence these dogs show when wearing the Easy Walk® Headcollar.
Need a tool for dealing with more serious behavior problems such as aggression? We recommend the Easy Walk® Headcollar and the advice of a professional behaviorist, veterinarian, or trainer. The Easy Walk® Headcollar has been proven to be highly successful when incorporated into a behaviour treatment and modification program.