Product Review – Clicker LeashBy
The biggest issue I’ve had with clicker training is that I really need a third hand. One hand for the leash, one hand for the clicker and one hand for the treat. It can take practice to get things working smoothly especially when you’re just starting out with this training method.
The Clicker Leash solves this problem. It has a built in clicker in the handle, so you can easily click as you hold your dog’s leash, and treat with your free hand. I had a closer look at the Clicker Leash just last week.
First impressions – this is a sturdy, well made product. The handle is firm and comfortable, and the leash is strong although still soft and flexible. The setup is clever – the leash can be easily removed from the handle so you can add a leash of a different length. The Clicker Leash Company can supply leashes in different sizes from 1 foot to 9 feet, but the default leash that comes with the handle is 3 feet long.
The sound of the clicker is softer than the box type clicker I’m used to, but Guinness could still hear it easily enough, and it was so easy to click.
This leash really makes clicking and treating easy, and would be fantastic in a training situation either at home or at dog club. However, it had its challenges in a running situation.
I huff and puff while I run, and my feet make a thud on the ground. Guinness pants heavily. He didn’t seem to hear the click while we were running. Having said that, running is not the time to train your dog, you should be training him to stay beside you before you start running, so that’s not at all relevant to the usefulness of this product.
The verdict: recommended. Click the image to visit the Clicker Leash Company on the web.