Thanks all for your replies!
So these slip leashes should not be used ?
Amazon.com: Mendota Products Slip Lead: Pet Supplies
It has 809 positive reviews and many are claiming that it help train their dog not to pull.
I am guessing once you train the dog you can use regular leash then... surely that slip leash cant be worse then her literally strangling her self pulling forward when she sees a dog.
Yep that's them but as I said say in my links.
"The tool doesn't train the dog you have to understand how to use it." If you're "struggling with the dog your doing it wrong! (Or I should have, I wrote those awhile ago.)
But when used "properly" an observer will see "nothing" at all happening??
Hmm ... OK I checked out your link and I see he is using a SLL! And yep that is how it's used and what it looks like! And you can see he is not "choking the dog" but again he skips a lot of detail as he most likely thinks .. "no big deal, anyone can do this??"
His focus is on dg "psychology" not dog training! Most likely when he first put the SLL on the dog, the dog struggled and fought and Cesar stood still and waited for the dog to "stop" and wait for directions??
In my experience that takes less than three minutes?? He's big on the finger pokes and the heel taps. A "slight" tug "sideways" accomplishes the same thing!
If you want to try using a SLL, you don't need to buy anything. Take note of how to position it, the clip in my SLL thread better explains but you form the letter P and the loop with the dog to your left, goes over the dog's head and the leg of the P is at the top.
You can do the same thing with the leash you already have, just put the long end through the handle form the letter "P" and there you go!
The only difference is that you won't have the tab, to keep the loop snug and in position. So you kinda have to sorta, kinda guide it to keep there but after a few minutes, if you get it right it doesn't really matter and the loop can drop.
And again in the clip you linked "note" he does not need a death grip on the leash. He's barely holding the leash at all! But don't try this first time out where there may be other dogs or serious distractions, if you get the concept down such situations are easy to deal with but "baby steps" starting out.