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You’ll see a variety of pictures starring Sully around this website, and in many you might notice a rope lead around his neck. That’s because he and I usually travel without another human to corral my dog while I capture his image in adventurous places like Garden of the Gods and Arches National Park. He is a great poser, but when we are out and about, Sully is always on a leash…and his favorite one is actually a sheep lead!
At the advice of a talented trainer, I switched from a typical clip-on leash to one of these rope slip leads to train Sully when he was a little guy. The results were immediate – the lead is constructed completely of round braided nylon and polypropylene rope and is used independently of his collar. So upon correction, Sully paid close attention, but his collar did not cut into his skin. Because the lead acts as both leash and collar it is very easy to take on and off, and we continue to use it for loose leash walking and heeling. It’s also easy to work up to heeling off leash, with one end slipped under his collar for a bit, then slid out without the puppy knowing he’s off leash. The are no hooks on one end to get stuck and I gently pulled the leash off of him without his knowledge.
I’m totally sold on this lead and its price is less expensive than a leash and separate collar would cost…definitely a win-win! They are 6 feet long and come in your choice of four different colors – black, red, purple or blue. As you can see below, Sully even likes his leash…as a puppy he started bringing me his leash when he wanted to go for a walk (he’s a little pushy, but in a nice way!).
These leads aren’t as heavy as a leash (for big dogs, at least!) We really like the rope slip lead, but found them difficult to locate in local stores. So once I found a supply, I stocked up! And now we offer them right here through Photo Tripping America. So if you’d like to order one for your little buddy, you’ll find them here.
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