As a head halter

A detailed walkthrough on how to correctly use and condition the K9 Lifeline Transitional Leash® as a head halter

 

Step 1: PULL LEASH THROUGH THE S-HOOK TO MAKE TWO LOOPS WITH THE S-HOOK HANGING IN THE MIDDLE

Step 2: LARGEST LOOP (CLOSEST TO THE LEASH) GOES OVER THE DOG'S HEAD FIRST

Step 3: SMALLER OUTER LOOP GOES OVER THE SNOUT

Step 4: MOVE PLASTIC STOPPER TO BACK OF HEAD (BUT NOT TOO TIGHT)

Step 5: ATTACH BLACK SAFETY CLIP TO COLLAR

As a slip lead

How to correctly use the K9 Lifeline Transitional Leash® as slip lead

Step 1: MAKE A SINGLE LOOP AND PLACE OVER HEAD

Step 2: MOVE PLASTIC STOPPER TO BACK OF HEAD (BUT NOT TOO TIGHT)

Step 3: ATTACH BLACK SAFETY CLIP TO COLLAR. ADJUST LEASH TO SIT ALONG JAWLINE

Hand Positioning

How you hold your leash can make a big difference on your success

Hold your leash with both hands, with the hand closest to the dog below the black handle part of the leash. How far down the leash you position your hand depends on how much freedom you want to give your dog. If you need to keep your dog close, you'd have this hand pretty far down the leash and close to your dog's head. If your dog can handle a little more freedom, your hand won't need to be so far down the leash.
This same hand should be positioned like you're riding a bicycle, palm down with the pinky finger on the outside, facing the dog. This dramatically improves your ability to apply the appropriate amount of pressure at the appropriate time, improving your ability to communicate with your dog.

DON'T: Hold your leash in only one hand. Whenever possible, use both hands to provide the greatest security and control.

DON'T: Hold your leash with the palm upwards. This is an unnatural way to hold the leash and makes it difficult to apply the "pressure on, pressure off" training.

DON'T: Wrap your leash around your hand. This can cause damage to your hand and inhibits your ability to use the tool correctly.

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