BRITISH STYLE SLIP LEAD??? any good??
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    DefaultBRITISH STYLE SLIP LEAD??? any good??

    Thinking about getting one of these for Charlie. Anyone have experience with these leashes?

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    DefaultRe: BRITISH STYLE SLIP LEAD??? any good??

    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)
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    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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    DefaultRe: BRITISH STYLE SLIP LEAD??? any good??

    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).

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    DefaultRe: BRITISH STYLE SLIP LEAD??? any good??

    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

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    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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    DefaultRe: BRITISH STYLE SLIP LEAD??? any good??

    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.

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