Knapp Veterinary Hospital, Inc.

596 Oakland Park Avenue
Columbus, OH 43214


How to Adjust a Head Collar

Gentle LeaderQuite a few people have been coming into the clinic with an ill fitted head collar (such as a Gentle Leader) asking how to adjust it properly. If you need help please ask us to adjust it for you or show you how.

Please note that the strap around the back of the head may seem too tight, but it is not. Your dog is not going to choke if it's properly adjusted. It puts pressure (not pain) on the back of the head, and this is what keeps the pet from pulling. Yes, they may follow you well because they know you and trust you, but they can easily get out of an ill fitted head collar and get in danger. Head collars are not muzzles - your dog can still eat, drink, and pant with it on.

How do you adjust a Gentle Leader head collar? Visit this website to find out! There is a video at the bottom of the page.

Hours of Operation

Monday:    7am - 7pm
Tuesday:   7am - 7pm
Wednesday: 7am - 7pm
Thursday:  7am - 7pm
Friday:    7am - 7pm
Saturday:  7am - 4pm 
Sunday:    Closed

Appointments begin at 8 am

Phone: 614-267-3124
Fax: 614-267-0049

596 Oakland Park Ave.
Columbus, OH 43214