A slip lead is both convenient and practical to use! Sometimes we meet people who have misunderstood how to use the leash and that’s why we want to give you a little lesson. The leash should not be stretched, used to pull the dog, or hurt the dog in any way. The slip lead is just simply a way to have a little more control. Either the dog walks nicely by your side off leash or (if you have to walk your dog on a leash) she walks with a loose leash, so that you barely feel the dog at the other end of the leash. That is to say before we start using a slip lead we teach the dog to walk properly on a leash.
If you use the slip lead correctly it is very practical – it fits nicely in your pocket, it is easy to put on the dog and take off, and it is a leash and a collar in one piece. It is a “lifeline” that we can use when we need to transport the dog from one place to another and want to feel that we have some control (otherwise the dog may just as well be off leash).
When you put the slip lead on your dog, remember that it should be formed like a P when the dog stands on your left side, because then the leash will be slack at once, if it for some reason should get stretched.