Thinking about getting one of these for Charlie. Anyone have experience with these leashes?
often used for performance dogs(very popular around flyball as it's quick to put on and off, no need for an extra collar). In fact I want to buy one. I also believe it's common in conformation.
I don't know that it would make a good walking leash. I've only ever seen it used for short "to and from's" (say to the car from the house or to the car from training class/flyball)
Charlie (foster) and Rocky
I use one on Brody for agility
but as Tanya said I wouldn't use it for day to day walking
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It depends on what you want to use it for. It isn't a training lead. The dog already needs to know how to walk on a loose lead.
As the others have said it is commonly used in agility and a similar type lead is used in conformation. Some times it is used in hunting but I know AKC (at least at a recent event) won't allow them (must be a separate collar and lead).
I use these for the show ring also. I agree with the others it depends what you are doing with it. I wouldn't take my dogs for a walk around the neighborhood in one
I use one on Buddy in our neighborhood. He's very well behaved on a leash. I wouldn't use it all the time. I do love it. It's so convenient.
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I use a similar slip lead. I use these in my training classes and to walk most of the dogs. Actually I use these for everything, trips to the vet, out and about town, dog show, walks around the neighborhood etc and I always have extras in the car for the occasional rescue the lost dog off the street episodes.
I do have a prong collar that I occasionally use on my wild girls if I need extra control and if I'm going to handle multiple dogs at a time or be in a situation where the wild girl might be a bit too excitable.