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Has anyone used a british style slip lead for training? I saw one used once and it looked real easy to use and put on. Also, does anyone know of a source for one in Canada or that will ship to Canada?
 

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I don't think I've seen one of those before. Sometimes I'll use just the leash by pulling the clip through the wrist strap and put the loose around Bodie's neck to take him out for a quick potty-break. We only do this if it's after bath time and we haven't put his collar back on.
 

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The one I saw never had the metal loop, but a piece of leather instead. I've tried the loop the leash through the handle trick but I find that it comes loose too easy.
 

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Thanks Sephly! I am going to check out fosters and smith.

I have a martingale collar too but I find it quite a nuisance to get him to hold still to get it over his big ears without hurting him and I can't adjust it while it's on or I'm just asking for trouble right now. I am also a bit leary about leaving a martingale on him all the time. I have visions of it getting caught on something. I also think it's getting too small and I just don't want to get another one until I check out all the options.

I thought this lead would really be worth a try and easily adjustable.

I'd still like to hear from anyone who uses one if there is anyone out there that does!
 

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Originally Posted By: Winston's Mom
I have a martingale collar too but I find it quite a nuisance to get him to hold still to get it over his big ears without hurting him and I can't adjust it while it's on or I'm just asking for trouble right now. I am also a bit leary about leaving a martingale on him all the time. I have visions of it getting caught on something.
I agree, I think the Martingale collars can be time consuming to put on and tighten up. Which is partly why we went to a chain collar. The slip lead would be good for dogs that are already pretty good on a leash. But if you're still training him like we are I don't think it would be very good.

The advantage of the Martingale and Chain collars is the sound they make to help reenforce the correction. With the Slip Lead I don't see that so you would be relying on the correction without the sound which may not be as effective.
 

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I found a regular collar at Walmart that seems to mimic a slip lead. The fit of the nylon between the second metal ring is really snug, so when it's sitting down on Henry's neck I don't worry about it getting caught and too tight. I can shimmy it up his neck and use it like a martingale collar. hmm, let me see if I can find a link.
http://www.italian-greyhound.net/collars.htm
 
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