Our Slip Leashes are a combination of a leash and a collar in one easy-to-use design.
Slip Leashes are unique in that they are designed to tighten under tension and release as soon as the tension is gone. Not only are they practical and simple to use, they are also one of the most important tools in a trainer’s arsenal because they can accommodate almost any pup.
Slip Leashes are also make a great tie back for groomers while bathing.
HOW TO ADJUST A SLIP LEAD
A slip lead, when properly fitted, should rest behind the jaw at the very top of the neck (right behind the ears).
When using a slip lead, you will want the leather slide to touch the dog’s neck so he can’t slip out, but is still loose enough to slide two fingers between the slip lead and your dog’s neck. The goal is to make it tight enough that your dog doesn’t slip through, but loose enough so your dog is not uncomfortable or choking.
The slip lead should fit around the back or base of the ears and the area under the jaw.
Never attach a slip lead to the middle of the throat area or neck area. This can cause damage to your dog should they suddenly pull away or pull while on walks.
Think about smoothness of action when you’re walking your dog. Ideally, you want your dog to heal nicely before putting them on a slip lead. But, that’s not always possible - particularly in rescue scenarios.
RELEASING A SLIP LEAD
To release the slip lead, simply loosen the leather slide by moving it towards the handle on the leash.
Always let your dog know what your intentions are before you remove the lead. This helps build trust between the handler and dog.
The more you use the slip lead, the easier it will be to move the slide.