• Benefits of Figure of 8 Training Leads
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    Scott Heinemann

Benefits of Figure of 8 Training Leads

Benefits of Figure of 8 Training Leads

There are many benefits to having a figure of 8 dog lead, these anti-pull leads make an ideal training accessory.

Here at Miro & Makauri we understand dogs and their owners, we know some of the struggles people can experience when walking their dog and that’s why we have the figure 8 dog lead.

Now we all understand the excitement a dog must feel before they go on a walk…The smells, the noises and sights to behold are sometimes too much to handle, so therefore dogs like to drag us across the field and make us really tug and pull on the lead to hold them back.

When training your dog walking manners, some leashes will not do the trick and will in fact hinder your progress, take retractable leashes for example…

Problems with retractable leads

These leads can be a nightmare for dogs, they are questioning things all the time from How far can I go? Oh I go and I can keep on going?

You’re rewarding your dog every time it pulls by stepping towards the same direction as them and giving them even more leeway to go in the direction they want. This pulling behaviour will then be mimicked when on a normal non-retractable lead, as they have had positive reinforcement from pulling with a retractable lead.

 Not only that but the small leash can present a number of dangers to you and your dog – with people getting burns to amputations due to the material. Furthermore, with enough wear and tear these leads can easily snap, ensuring a free dog bound to runaway at the excitement or fear of being unleashed.  

One of the Best figure 8 slip leads

Not only do figure eight leads work, but Miro & Makauri Figure of 8 leads are even better! Don’t just take our word for it…

The leads arrived today and I am so happy! I have had so many different figure eight leads for my Weimaraner in the past and, although they’ve all done the job, I’ve never been completely happy with the way they feel. I took Noah out this afternoon on his new Miro & Makauri figure eight lead and was so impressed! It’s just the right length, texture, thickness. And! The rubber handle is brilliant!!! Thanks so much Marianna & Noah XXX

We’re proud of our figure of 8 slip leads, the metal adjuster stops the sudden choking action of a typical slip lead. At the point where you have placed the metal adjuster, this is the correct setting for your dog's neck size, and it's the point where the choking action will be halted, giving you a slip lead that works without tightening around your dog’s neck.

Then comes the Figure 8 Training Mode. Simply Thread the lead through the Figure 8 adjuster, pinching and pulling the small loop through the metal guide, this then slips around the neck and snout, the metal buckle should then sit neatly underneath the dog’s jaw. The figure of 8 lead works by a simple pressure & release system, which humanely stops your dog from pulling, leaving a calm and stress-free walk for both you and your dog.

You can find this one of a kind slip lead/figure of 8 lead under Training Aids.

  • Post author
    Scott Heinemann