The Perfect Pace™ no-pull Dog Halter

The Perfect Pace™ is a simple no-pull training tool offering effective and gentle control to instantly stop your dog’s bad habits. Walk in Perfect Pace with your dog.

The Perfect Pace™ No-Pull Dog Halter

    • Head Collar Training Aid (head harness)
    • Stops pulling & lunging
    • Simple, gentle, and instant control from behind the head
    • Encourages calmness and attention
    • Self-adjusting & easy to use
    • Comfortable, lightweight, effective
    • No pressure on the dog’s throat– does not pull the dog’s head to the side
    • Use with your own leash (a shorter, lightweight leash is recommended)
    • Safety cord included! (attaches from halter to dog’s regular collar)
    • Improved design! New cord-lock adjustment on woven material for a better fit
  • Head halter ONLY (leash not included)

Artisan handcrafted in Colorado, USA! See below for more information.

Satisfaction guaranteed!

– Looking for an elegant halter and leash all-in-one solution? Check out the Perfect Pace Halter Leash.


Please note: Many of our WOVEN Perfect Pace Halters are on backorder due to nationwide material and hardware shortages, backorders may take 8+ weeks to ship. We apologize for the inconvenience and are doing our best to resupply this BLD best seller as quickly as possible.  



About the Perfect Pace Products

The Perfect Pace is a halter/head collar designed to stop your dog from pulling and lunging on the leash. The comfortable figure-eight design fits around your dog’s upper neck and snout, crisscrossing under the chin. The lead comes off the top of the neck, eliminating pressure on the throat and it does not pull the dog’s face to the side or irritate the eyes. The lightweight construction is strong yet comfortable for your dog and in your hands. The Perfect Pace halter is available in two different materials: woven or leather. Please see the Material Options tab for more information.

How the Perfect Pace Works: When your dog pulls pressure is applied gently behind the head and under the jaw: these pressure points are calming for your dog, which encourages focus. The upward pressure raises your dog’s head and reminds them to pay attention to you with less resistance.

Safer and Healthier for Your Dog: Other head collars/halters prompt people to “steer” their dog around by the face. The Perfect Pace motivates your dog to pay attention to you so that they can learn good behavior and leash manners.

Simple & Humane: For many dogs, the Perfect Pace is more natural and effective than other training tools and is a great training solution for dogs that are stronger than their handlers (or that don’t respond well to other training tools). Many dogs prefer this style of halter because the leash does not dangle under their chin or force them to turn their head and the lightweight, minimal design is less annoying than other halters. Professional dog trainers love this training tool because it is not aversive!

Training Tip! For best results, we recommend using positive reinforcement training to desensitize your dog to the sensation of the halter on his snout before using this product. The novelty of “stuff on my face” can be distracting for some dogs, but with positive reinforcement, your dog can quickly learn to accept it!

Not a Muzzle: Dogs can pant, eat treats, drink, and pick up toys while wearing this halter.

It Works Differently: Dogs that have struggled with other collars, halters, or harnesses often accept the Perfect Pace willingly and respond with calm focus and attention. If other training tools have not been right for your dog, try this one and we’ll stand behind it with our Satisfaction Guarantee. Should your dog find this training tool aversive or you are otherwise dissatisfied, return it for your money back. See our guarantee page for details.

User-Friendly Package: Your Perfect Pace will come with great instructions and links to helpful videos on

Made in USA: Product is designed and handcrafted in the USA. The package is designed, printed, and assembled in Colorado. Woven material and leather are also American made!

Recommended for medium and larger breeds (over 20 lbs.) due to the way pressure is applied.

Please read and follow the instructions and reminders in the package before using this product.

Remember that no training device works on every dog. Any tool is only as good as the hands that use it.

*NOT for dogs under 20 lbs!

**Do NOT use on brachycephalic dogs with short/flat muzzles (such as pugs, bulldogs, and boxers), on dogs prone to breathing problems, with soft or narrow tracheas or similar medical conditions (brachycephalic breeds are more prone); consult your veterinarian if you have questions or concerns.

Please note that this product is a head halter only! If you want an all-in-one halter leash combination, please click here to see our Perfect Pace Halter Leash

Available in the following sizes:

  • Small/Medium 20-60 pounds, up to 14” neck; Corgi, Border Collie, small Retrievers, etc. *For dogs that are 20-60 pounds, there may be more slack between the dog and where the leash clips to the halter.
  • Large 60-100 pounds, up to 18” neck; Shepherds, Rottweilers, most Retrievers, etc.
  • X-Large 100-140 pounds, up to 22” neck; Danes, Mastiffs, etc.

The leather Perfect Pace halters are available in two different widths depending on the size of the halter:

  • Small/Medium: Available in 3/8” width only
  • Large: Available in 3/8” and 1/2” WIDE width
  • X-Large: Available in 1/2” WIDE width only

Measuring Instructions:

Measure your dog’s upper neck snugly behind their head. If in doubt, size up. If your dog has a really long head, consider the next size up. There will be at least several inches of slack between your dog’s head and the leash snap.

*NOT for dogs under 20 lbs, dogs with short/flat muzzles, or breathing problems, such as pugs, bulldogs, and boxers.

The Perfect Pace halter is available in two different materials: Woven material and leather. Read more about these options below.

Woven Material Style 

The woven version is made from a soft, lightweight, strong tube-like material with no hard edges. It is 3/8? wide and is available in a variety of colors!

This style comes with an improved cord-lock adjustment for a better fit–simply press the spring-loaded button to adjust! *The original style had a leather fob that loosened over time.

Leather Style

The leather Perfect Pace halter is sturdier and more durable! Our flexible leather is the best quality you’ll find anywhere–the edges are beveled for a smooth & comfortable feel.

The leather Perfect Pace halters are available in two different widths depending on the size of the halter:

  • Small/Medium: Available in ?” width only
  • Large: Available in ?” and ½” WIDE width
  • X-Large: Available in ½” WIDE width only

Our leather comes in two colors: Tan and black. 

Our standard leather/hardware color combinations are: Black leather with stainless steel (silver) hardware and tan leather with brass (gold) hardware. If you would like a different leather/hardware color combination, select the option “Make with OTHER Color Hardware”.

Read more about our leather color options below:

Our Golden TAN BRIDLE Leather is 100% American vegetable-tanned leather, made with NO dyes or toxic metallic chemicals. Reminiscent of fine English horse tack, this leather is superior in quality to any other leash you’ve seen. Every leash is HAND-OILED to bring out the softness, so your leash arrives supple and feels great in your hands immediately and only improves with age. The color will darken with use and age. 

Our lovely BLACK LATIGO is cut from select USA hides– it is solid black and is superior to ordinary leashes in texture and quality. It is incredibly durable, yet is very flexible. It feels great in your hands and will simply get better with age. 

All leather items come with our unmatched Lifetime Warranty– for more information see the Warranty tab.

Leather care is easy! Don’t worry too much, and don’t be afraid to use your items — we promise leather is incredibly resilient, and regular weather won’t hurt it. If you think your item looks dirty, dry, or just need a little extra love, pouring a little leather conditioner on a cloth, and rubbing it in like lotion will usually do the trick. Baths and a jaunt in the river are just fine, but you might want to offer a little conditioner to your products afterwards. Saltwater can be harsh, so after a visit to the ocean, a good rinse in fresh water and proper conditioning will help preserve and protect your treasured leash or collar. See our leather care page for more specific information.
Our satisfaction guarantee means we will offer a replacement or refund the purchase price within 30 days of purchase on like-new items.

Satisfaction Guarantee applies to woven Perfect Pace prducts. Leather Perfect Pace are covered under our full warranty (below).

Lifetime Warranty

We stand behind the quality of our products.

All Bold Lead Designs’ handcrafted leather & Brahma products that we make in our workshop are guaranteed against defects in materials and craftsmanship for life!

If your leather lead, Brahma lead, training equipment, or harness ever breaks or is damaged from regular use, simply contact Bold Lead Designs for a replacement or repair at no charge. There is no time limit. This is the best warranty in the industry.

If service is required, please see Warranty Claims & Repair Service below.

Warranty is limited to replacement or repair of covered product only, and does not cover things outside of our control such as chewing, neglect, misuse, normal wear, external trauma, or customer alterations. Bold Lead Designs reserves the right to determine if a repair or replacement is covered by our warranty. Items we don’t make in our workshop, such as accessories and consumable items, are excluded. Note: bldBASICS, any item sold as used or imperfect or marked with a star is excluded from this warranty or guarantee.

Limitation of Damages:

Guarantee/Warranty is limited to replacement or repair of product only. Bold Lead Designs, LLC, or its associates, cannot be responsible for any claims or liabilities beyond the scope of the guarantee. Chewing, neglect and misuse, customer alterations, external trauma, and items marked with a star void all warranties. No other warranties, expressed or implied, are made. User assumes all responsibility for proper and safe use of product and care of animal. Customer pays for shipping for warranty claims. This warranty is nontransferable.

Have a warranty issue? Need a repair or replacement?

Please contact us first so we can help determine the best way to get you taken care of!

If the product sustained damage under normal use, and is covered under warranty, we will make it right at no charge (just pay for shipping).

Non-warranty repairs and alterations may be available, even for chewing and external damage. Repair costs start at $5 plus shipping. We will provide an accurate quote upon assessing the damage.

What to do: Tell us what product you have and what the issue is. If you can, please email us photos of the damage so that we can determine the best solution (repair, replacement, or something else). Usually we will have you mail the item to us, in which case we ask that you send the item to us with a completed Warranty-Repair Form. Please download, fill it in, print, and include with your return.

All warranty claims and repairs must be accompanied by the form otherwise we won’t know what to do with your item when received. If you don’t have a printer, you may write out all the pertinent information on a paper and include it with the item. Customer is responsible for all related shipping costs.

Reviews (34)

34 reviews for The Perfect Pace™ no-pull Dog Halter

  1. (verified owner)

    WOW. The Perfect Pace No-Pull Dog Halter is truly amazing. I have a 4 1/2 month old German Short Hair Pointer that’s getting heavier by the day, and has always pulled during our walks. This halter changed our walks completely. While she’s not yet the biggest fan of wearing it (it’s only been 4 days), it calms her down, keeps her focused, and stops her from pulling! I am genuinely blown away by the change in her demeanor when she wears it, and could see it from the first time I put it on her. I bought the leather version and it seems comfortable enough, but will just require more time for her to get used to it. It hasn’t slipped off once tightened despite her rolling around in the grass trying to get it off. Once we get going though, she’s attentive and less distracted by any and everything.

    Would recommend this product 10/10 to anyone with a pup that gets easily distracted during walks and/or has a tendency to pull.

    Thank you BLD!!!!!

  2. (verified owner)

    We have a nine-month old Bernadoodle bruiser who I feared would knock us to the ground with his pulling.

    He acclimated to the Perfect Pace halter within five minutes and NO LONGER PULLS AT ALL! Magic!

  3. Niko (verified owner)

    My puppy is easily distracted and a strong puller so walks are not chill experiences. We’ve tried a martingale collar, a front attachment harness, and now a variety of head collars. Of the three we’ve tried, the Perfect Pace is the unrivaled winner.

    It’s lightweight, simple construction doesn’t bother her too much. She’ll lightly fuss with it, but it’s not all the time or to the intensity she rebelled against the Gentle Leader or Sporn head halter. She was so unhappy with them that she’d throw herself on the ground and paw at her face when she’d walk.

    The Perfect Pace is a major relief. Walks are enjoyable for both parties and we avoid using a prong collar.

    The only issue we have is that the leather adjustment fob is very hard to move. It takes a lot of effort and time to either secure or remove the collar. This will loosen with more use though so I’m willing to deal with it.

  4. Sam Welch (verified owner)

    This lead works. I’ve tried everything with my dogs. Nothing has worked so instantly with them. It’s comfortable, they get used to it quickly. I have 4 dogs and it’s easy to change the size quickly depending on which dog I’m walking. This has made the difference from not taking them out in public, to walks every evening and weekend.

  5. Elizabeth Kinetz (verified owner)

    I purchased this when a trainer recommended my very anxious pulling (and squirrel chasing) dog would do better with a head halter. I had two other head halters, one chafed her muzzle by her eyes quite badly and the other broke in less than a month.

    This is beautifully simple! She walks well on it, and she doesn’t rub her face trying to remove it. I also like that she can easily walk on either side without my having to switch the side the lead is on.

    And, as someone who really tries to buy made in the USA whenever possible, I really appreciate that I can buy this in good conscience. I will be buying more from this company. Thank you!

  6. Kim Godshall

    I adore this gentle lead collar. I have a pitbull puppy who is reactive to other dogs (to play, not hurt) and she’s so strong that with a regular collar (even a martingale) and leash she pulls me and we do not have enjoyable walks. This changed everything for both of us!! Highly recommend it. I’m buying one for a friend now!! Great job and thank you for having this!!!

  7. Fiona Gilbert

    I have the leather head halter. My first service dog hated every head halter until this one (the others kept scratching his face or he could break out of it). The material is buttery soft (and we worked mink oil into it to make it even softer), beautifully crafted.

    I will never buy any other head halter ever again, but I am sure this one will last me for years!

  8. Jen (verified owner)


  9. Patricia Glover (verified owner)

    I bought two halters when it was still called the infinity lead and we still use it! My GSD has come leaps and bounds in our training and my Great Dane now walks like a perfect gentleman. I have recommended it to many people in my social group. We chose the cloth version and it has stood up to many months of daily use. Can’t wait to buy from BLD again.

  10. penny (verified owner)

    What a fabulous product!
    Perfect for keeping my Whippet safe and controlled while waiting for her run on the coursing field..
    Brilliant colours….practical and easy to put on..!!!

  11. Kate Mortensen

    This halter has been a huge help in teaching my service dog (still an older puppy) to ignore other dogs and to pay more attention to me. I wish I had used it from the start.
    I got the braided halter to start with; may eventually go to the leather model. The braided one is well-made, and Bold Lead’s customer service was extremely helpful telling me what I needed to know to make a good decision between the two. They also offered to give me some training as to how to use it on my dog, which I encourage anyone to accept.

  12. Jill Carter (verified owner)

    I’ve tried many different types of head collar to help me with my over-stimulated Border Collie but this is the last one I had to buy. I was intrigued by the design and the positive reactions of other people buying Bold Lead Designs products. Checking the products out I was pleased to see they would deliver to the UK without wanting to charge a stupid price for postage. So I went ahead. That was 3 years ago.

    What a great lead it is – I have the woven one in brown as I have a sable and white dog the lead doesn’t stand out on him. It’s easy to put on and I’m not known for my dexterity! The lead sits on his nose nicely and doesn’t ride up into his eyes as other brands have done. He also doesn’t try to scrape it off all the time like previous halters and it doesn’t dig in to his nose.

    I’m very pleased I bought this all-in-one lead, I feel more confident walking him and he’s far more controllable with this on. It really does what it says on the description!

  13. Sunny (verified owner)

    I love how simple and elegant this lead is.

    My lab will pull like a truck when walked without this, but as soon as I put it on she is calm and goes into ‘work’ mode. It’s lovely for walking through busy places.

    I get lots of people asking where they can get one from as they’ve never seen anything like this.

  14. Theresa Day (verified owner)

    We’ve had the Perfect Pace for three months now, so we do have some experience with it. Our dog is a one year old mini Australian Shepherd, 28 pounds. We find this lead difficult to put on as Bae tends to fight it. Once it is on, he still tends to pull, but not as much as a regular choke chain. If you let it relax just a little, it will slip off his nose. So three stars is all we can rate it.

  15. Adrienne Atwood (verified owner)

    Was the perfect lead I was needing for big Lola. it doesn’t mush her eyes and she doesn’t even know its on.. Thank you for all your help with her harness and now the perfect lead. Makes my life so much more comfortable as well as my big Lola.

  16. Christine B

    I just wanted to thank you. I have a dominant breed and struggled for years to have a pleasant walking experience with him. I’ve used face harnesses before, but they were always uncomfortable for him with his short nose, not to mention they put pressure on his face rather than the back of his neck – also seems to be uncomfortable. His face harness broke and I decided to search the Internet for something more effective. I got this product in three days, and had the best walk we’ve had in three years. He understood the concept almost immediately and didn’t seem to be bothered by the material as it is soft. Thanks again for such an amazing product, and I will be sure to spread the word!!

  17. xicko (verified owner)

    I have a 75lb 6month old lab “Billy” I weigh just a 100 lbs. I have paid a lot of money on every lead, halter, collar you can get. He still drags me! I bought the all in one nylon halter lead and was so excited you have no idea. This skinny, light weight lead, totally controls Billy! I just ordered the leather one as well as the collar just so he looks classy because he deserves it. Can’t wait to get! Besides I love it so much I just wanted another anyway and I love leather! Thank you so much! Forever a faithful customer. Anna and Billy

  18. Katrina

    The Perfect Pace is the new brand name for the former INFINITY LEAD. Please note some reviews reference the old name, but the product is the same!

  19. Barbara H.

    I just wanted to tell you that I received my fabulous beautiful, exactly what I wanted, training lead this evening couldn’t wait to tell you how happy I am with it.
    I rescued an “8 month old” standard poodle that turned out to be 14 months old with a 3 month old puppy brain and no training.
    Needless to say, he is a major “work in progress.” It’s been about 30 years since I trained any dogs, so to say that everything I knew then and products that I liked from before, and that I can now find, has drastically changed.

    Your lead is the fourth — and last – one that I will have to purchase, as it is EXACTLY what I wanted, functional and soft. I am just so thrilled with it that I had to write and let you know how much I appreciate what you do. I’m sure Teddy will appreciate it as much as I do, can’t wait to get him out with it and work with him.

  20. Caren

    My assist puppy isn’t able to use this yet, but it’s brilliant! . . . It annoys me that halti’s require sharp/sudden moves for redirection, the infinity lead makes it harder for the dog’s mind to wander for some reason!

  21. Georgeanne (verified owner)

    WOW! We just got the lead in the mail and what a HUGE difference it makes. We can walk our Greater Swiss Mountain Dog with out worrying we will be eating pavement! She’s only 6 months old and VERY strong so only my husband could walk her. That’s not practical so we bought the 4 foot lead and attached it to her 6 foot lead for road walks and a longer lead for forest and trail walking. Now my 100 pound daughter can handle her. AMAZING. After a minute or so of semi protest, Dany took to it like a duck to water. Now she really enjoys walks as this calms her down immediately and I can’t tell you how it makes US feel!
    I am going to recommend this to all my pals who have pullers and my dog trainer too. Thank you so much for such an excellent product that does exactly what it says it will.

  22. Beth E. (verified owner)

    I’ve purchased multiple Infinity collar/lead combos from you and been amazed at how much control they give me. I admit I was concerned with how thin the lead looked but after seeing how well the collar performs I now see why it doesn’t NEED to be any thicker. I can walk my Bully breed with 1 finger if I need to! I’ve been raving about the Infinity products at my agility club, veterinarian’s, behaviorist, etc.

  23. Katrina

    Another great blog post!
    Check out Saved By Dog’s review:

  24. Cassandra (verified owner)

    I have a 6.5 month, over 55 pounds pitbull mixed with an unknown large breed dog. He has been a puller since we got him 3 months ago. A friend suggested a special harness to me that clips in the front and it worked great up until about a month ago and now he’s too big to even notice it’s there and he drags me around with ease(I’m a 110 pound woman). I heard about head leads working well with dogs that pull, so I tried a popular one from Petsmart, and all my puppy would do was try to paw it off his face despite numerous sessions and distractions with it. The leash hanging down under his face and putting weight on his muzzle was definitely the problem. I actually found this lead on accident, and thank goodness I did. This is lightweight and he doesn’t even notice it’s there, I just took him for a walk for the first time with it and he was a COMPLETELY different dog! It was so incredible I had to write a review for this lead right away!! He and I are actually going to ENJOY walks now and that makes me so happy, especially since the nicer weather is coming =]

  25. Macy/Maple

    I love this. My service dog isn’t necessarily a puller, nor that distractible, but I like knowing where she is looking without having to see her. She hated the gentle leader and the halti with a passion, she would act like a wild horse at the end of a lead rope, she would also refuse to pick anything up. We have only used this today, but Maple has already forgotten about it and shows no hesitation in picking up my dropped items. I love all of Katrina’s work and couldn’t recommend anything or anyone else now that I’ve caught the Bold Lead Bug :)

  26. Lisa Rose (verified owner)

    Bought two of these for my dogs and we love them! My smaller dog no longer fights having a head collar on and my large dog, a hound, I don’t find myself fighting as much. I’ve gotten a lot of compliments from friends and family who are interested in the design, that it doesn’t smush their eyes and that it is light weight. Very happy!

  27. Jessi C. (verified owner)

    At my Veterinary Hospital I am the Animal Behavior Technician. . . . I absolutely love the concept and design. I teach puppy and adult classes as well as problem solving class such as loose leash walking. I have already been suggesting this leash/head collar as a great training tool but having a few cards or brochures to hand out would be great too.

  28. Mandy

    I purchased the infinity lead through our trainer and love it! I recently lost it in a move and tried walking on a regular leash again, not there yet! I am excited to find your website and purchase another, I cant wait to get back to smooth walks again! I love your product, we had tried the gentle leader before this one and returned it. Your design is simple, easy to use and quick to put on. Thank you!

  29. Dawn (Mama of Mya&Meeko)

    Before I purchase, I would like to know who has used this on a snow breed like a husky?

    • Katrina

      Hi Dawn, I’m not sure if other clients will respond, but yes, this is very effective on the northern breeds. Give it a try! We do have a satisfaction guarantee.

  30. Notes from a dog walker

    A Head Harness You Won’t Hate!
    Check out the review on this blog:

  31. Renee Roszkowski (verified owner)

    I purchased the BLD Infinity Lead Halter and Lead combo for my mobility service dog in training. Malcolm is learning quickly but still likes to use his nose and sniff more than is appropriate when he’s working and training out in public places. With the Infinity Lead, I can gently and easily remind him to stay focused on his mobility work. The Infinity Lead is narrow and lightweight. Malcolm adjusted to wearing it with virtually no difficulty. He pawed at it once or twice and then wore it like he’s worn it all his life. It fits and folds easily into my hand in a very comfortable way. The only “negative” I’ve found with this product, and it’s VERY minor, is that because of how it adjusts it’s difficult to adjust the fit exactly the same each time. We’re both grateful to have found such a comfortable and affordable solution for his service dog working and training needs.

  32. Laura “Kit” Azevedo

    Like many people I am always looking for ways to increase communication between me and my dog. I’ve tried many other traditional head halters and found that it irritated my dog due to the accidental corrections he would receive from the weight of the leash clip dangling and swinging as we walked. Over time Billy got less and less willing to work and move forward in the head halter.

    Then I got this wonderful leash. Billy took to it right away with no real period of adjustment. I just put it on him, adjusted it and away we went. He doesn’t paw at it and once again moves forward willing and is even happy to go to work when he sees it. We absolutely love this leash and the length is perfect if you are working your dog in harness for balance/mobility like I do.

    The feed back I get from the infinity lead is absolutely amazing, I can feel where Billy’s attention is and he can tell where I want him to go even before I cue him to turn left or right. This will always be a part of our working gear.

  33. Courtney (verified owner)

    Our dog Molly has pulled and tugged since we got her as a puppy! We took her to training classes, tried 2 different harnesses and 3 gentle leaders, and nothing worked. She is a stocky lab and is very strong now that she’s no longer a pup. I have sprained my ankle 3 times walking her due to being thrown off balance by her tugging! Anyway, my sister in law was visiting us and had this lead with her and I borrowed it to walk Molly and was amazed. I ordered one as soon as they left and I love it! It has made our walks so much more enjoyable and not something I totally dread. I think I will order another one for my other dog Sampson, not necessarily because he’s a tugger, but he’s 140lbs, and just because it’s a great lead!

  34. Dana and the Namaste Dogs

    The Infinity Lead is by far the best head collar out there. So lightweight the dog barely notices it’s there, and just the lightest touch provides feedback that makes communicating with my assistance dog a dream. I highly recommend it!

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