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Are slip leads good for dogs? If you place a slip collar on your dog and they continue to pull, a slip lead essentially becomes a choke chain that could damage your dog’s neck, throat, and spine. There have been reports of dogs getting severe whiplash from trying to run off while wearing a slip lead.
Do slip leads stop dogs pulling? A slip lead can also be useful for ‘stop pulling’ training and training in general, as you have more control over your dog.
Can you walk a dog on a slip lead? 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.
Why do vets use slip leads? A slip lead opens to allow you to slip it over the dog’s head and then push the “stop” down to the exact size of the dog’s neck. If the dog gets startled and starts to pull back, it actually tightens the slip lead and gives you needed time to calm him down.