South West Agility Goods
Reviewer: Penny Cockerill
The Handy Lead is a fleece-lined lead with a second handle incorporated into the lead a third
of the way up from the collar end. It is designed for use in the queue to give extra control of
a lunging dog or when walking along busy roads, meeting new dogs and controlling strong dogs
that like to pull.
- Top quality poly webbing
- Both handles lined with comfortable fleece
- Choice of many colours of webbing and fleece
- D-ring clip on handle
What I liked about this product? -
I loved the superb quality of the workmanship,
the large range of colours and the extra D-ring clip on the handle.
The best feature of the lead, however, is that it really
does give extra control. I tested this out sitting near the demonstration ring at Blenheim
Horse Trials. There were dogs everywhere, at the nearby Hearing Dogs and food stalls or just
passing by. Usually if you have the handle of a normal length lead the dog can be at least four
feet away in a split second at the end of the lead which is at the end of your extended arm.
With a hand in the lower handles - I was holding two dogs wearing the lead - I was in complete
control and could relax and drink my coffee with the other hand.
I was able to select my club colours so the dogs looked
extra smart parading the ring before their demonstration.
What I think could be improved:
For what it is I canít think of anything which
could be better. Obviously a lot of thought has gone into the design.
Design & Quality:
Excellent. Beautiful workmanship. It's available
in wide range of colours including Light Blue, Aqua, Royal Blue, Navy, Emerald, Bottle, Lilac,
Purple, pink, Cerise, Red, Burgundy, White, Yellow, Brown and Black. Fleece colour can be the
same or different according to your specifications.
£7.00 + delivery & VAT.
Available from Agility
Warehouse or direct from South West
Agility Goods. On-line ordering was very easy and the product was delivered within 48
Value for Money:
It is a little at the expensive end of the price range but for a unique product, it is
excellent value for money. Great for training
and agility environments as it allows you to keep full control if your dog lunges forward in
Definitely 10/10 because it does exactly what it is designed for and the quality
is first class.
Available from Agility
About the Reviewer
Penny Cockerill has been addicted to
agility for eight years. She competes with two Medium dogs, both rehomed - one from Agilitynet
Rescue Me page. She also judges. She hopes to be able to do agility forever!
Penny is owned by three terriers who have worked hard to
develop her sense of humour, with a fair degree of success.
Penny is a librarian with Herts Schools Library Service
and takes a mobile library into schools which is great fun. She frequently gets asked if she
sleeps in the mobile!
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First publisher 27 September 2009