Love the quality and it's a great tool to learn to use with your dog.
Works immediately! I love that I can use either on her nose or just on her neck. Now she walks nicely and I have better control.
Love these leashes - takes a while to get them but nothing works better for keeping a service dog nearby when you are in parking lots, stores, crowds etc. Then you can just take the nose slip off whenever you want.
Our gets out of it all the time.
This leash has helped walking our dogs so much. I am so glad that our trainer recommended and showed us how to use the leash. Best leash ever for our fur babies.
Excellent leash. Strong and gave us great confidence when walking our reactive 75 pound boy. The gentle leader function is much better to help with our control. The materials are strong! And the added attachment to the regular collar is a unique and essential addition. Our increased confidence reflects in our dog, who is now more calm and confident on our walks. Thanks for a great product!
I have a longer transitional leash (8ft), which for my puppy works better for her than the shorter leash. However, I love both, the transitional leash has been the solution to helping me walk with her without excessive pulling.
These leashes are revolutionary. Both with my difficult dog and clients dogs, the impact was immediate and not only makes our walks safer and less stressful for me, but even reactive and stressed dogs are able to truly relax.
Great training tool. It has helped me teach my dogs to walk on a loose lead. I also use it often when hiking as it really helps with control when we come across deer.
Was very Surprised how easy it was and how well it worked
The mini leash does not work on my morkie. The leash is right size but won’t stay on her snout at all. Otherwise I love it. The other one I bought for Shepard works well
I have an adorable 12.5 lb Shitzu poodle mix who started to become leash aggressive at around 1 1/2 years old. Whenever we went out on a walk he would literally pull and bark and go into a frenzy even from across the street to try and reach the other dog. I tried 2 trainers but nothing really helped. A friend of mine recommended your leash and the difference was immediate! My dog is so well behaved now on walks and continues to improve even without the nose attachment now and it’s only been 3-4 weeks. My only regret is that I didn’t know about this sooner. Your videos were super helpful and the difference was immediate!! I can’t thank you enough
I always dreamed of taking my pups out all the time. Different trails, breweries, and other dog friendly activities. However, we just never locked in leash skills throughout the first year-2 years of owning our two pups. Enough was enough. My last straw was when I boarded our dogs for a week. All the other dogs were getting their pictures taken on these nice long walks and our two guys were nowhere to be found. I was devastated, mad, and felt like I failed my guys. They were too much to handle on a leash and weren’t getting the exercise they deserved while boarding. I used a slip lead before but always was scared it would come off due to it not being sturdy at the base of their heads. My boarder recommended your company after I saw the one she was using. I ordered two of the sidekicks, one for each dog and the minute they arrived we got to work. We are now on our second week of working with them. The progress is INSANE. This tool turned me from terrified to not put a harness on in case they broke free, to barely having a grip on a lead. Individually we are seeing a ton of progress. Walking together with both dogs needs some work, but I have full confidence we will get there. THANK YOU
This is the only leash that has finally allowed me to safely walk with my 8 month old Vizsla puppy, who was constantly pulling so hard that I couldn't manage her. She doesn't like the leash as much as I do (tries to paw it off constantly during the walk), but I'm hoping with time she will get used to it. I've already recommended the leash to the Mom of a litter mate of my pup, who was having the same problem.
I love this for my dog. She walks so much better for us.
Is good to my Great Dane
I really like Leah. This is my second one. My dog is a boxer mix 2 years old and very reactive dog, so I really needed to control my dog.
Love this leash! I have 3 already! I am a dog walker and is one of the best leashes for most type of dogs.
Great product, very slow shipping.
These leashes are very helpful to curb my dogs from pulling when on a leash. They got used to wearing them in a few sessions and now they look forward to wearing them because they know these leashes mean, "go for a walk". :)
Our trainer taught us the correct use and we bought one for our daughters new rescue - such a terrific product thank you!!!
My prior experience is with head collars that need to be specifically adjusted for each different dog. The Sidekick is great in that it self-adjusts on each new dog. I volunteer at an animal shelter and many of the dogs are "leash challenged". The Sidekick gets a real workout and is a great performer.
This is amazing! From the personal attention to the product itself. This has been the best experience walking our girl!
I purchased for my two greyhounds one is always on alert ready to pounce, walking two dogs at the same time was just dangerous for me, once I placed the transitional leash on her life is good she does not pull me anymore. THANKYOU !!
Great service-great product
Have worked with the sidekick leash now a few times and my golden puppy puller seems to be doing better at not pulling. Time will tell!
I purchased both the 1/2 inch and the 1/4 inch Sidekicks for my 50 lb Vizsla Daisy
I prefer the 1/4 inch as it is easier for her to see over it
This leash gives me excellent control with very little movement on my part
It was AWESOME
For us, the leash needs to be a bit longer. We have a Newfoundland whose head and neck are enormous- that means that by the time the loops go over her face and neck, we quite literally have less than 24” of leash left.
The leash itself is very nice quality and seems durable. It’s just too short for our needs.
I heard about this product from another dog owner on a walk at a conservation area ! She had a big pup -about a year old - who appeared so easy to manage for them! I was struggling to get mine back onhis leash and walk without feeling like i was water skiing .. this has been an absolute game changer - instantly! It’s gentle , soft and rounded design seems more comfortable to an the flat similar models ive seen
It’s made waking my dog a really nice experience for both of us
He loves leash free but this has been a really nice opportunity for us to enjoy different outings and makes it easier for others to help get him out for walks too!
Highly recommend!! Love it
Adopted a 4month old Belgian Malinois who was extremely reactive , to people, dogs, everything. Our trainer gave us this leash and it was life changing. We tried a prong collar, which was terrible. The K9 Lifeline allowed effective, non painful, consistent control. 1.5 years later we are still using it, although I am hoping we can “graduate” at some point, she is MUCH better ;)
I follow Koco Garcia on YouTube and she is always recommending these leads. I already have a slip lead so I didn't feel the need to get another on, however the more videos I watched the more I liked the design and features of this one compared to what I have. The adjustors that keeps the lead in place works very well, and stays in place a lot better and I love that there is a little saftey clip to fasten it to a collar. My pup can manage to get it off if I'm not paying attention so having that clip really gives me some peace of mind. The material is very soft, unlike my other lead, so I feel better about having it around his nose knowing it isn't as abrasive.
Amazing. She was a different dog after we started w the K9. Now I can go back to just around the neck, but when she's not listening well and pulling too much, I put on the snout part and she can listen better. Its great.
Great training tool!
Great colors, great design, makes walking the 3 monsters enjoyable
Makes walking my 3 monsters together a breeze!
Love these leashes! My pups walk great for me but take advantage of my Dad who walks them for me when I’m unable to. Leashes are a lifesaver for sure!!
We bought this leash somewhat as a gamble. We tried several techniques and equipment and were mostly using the H-type nose/collar with moderate success. Though both the K9 and the H-type have appearance and the basic design in common, this is a much better tool. And we have had much-much better results.
This lead has done wonders to train my mini Goldendoodle to behave while walking..
I haven't had time to work with our miniature poodle on the leash. I have a few sidekicks and this was Bo's first day with the sidekick.
We are loving our new leash. Our one-year old Aussie took to it very quickly & it is really improving our communication & helping with his training. Walks are so much more pleasant now for everyone!
Using the Lifeline leash has transformed our exuberant doodle into a joy to walk. She no longer pulls and remains calm when encountering other people and dogs. I love this leash!
Maligator approved! My dog loses all sanity when using a prong so we decided to give this a shot while correcting her pulling. It works great! 10/10 recommend!
This has made walking our large puppy who pulls on a leash so much easier and more pleasant!
Haven't used this as much as I thought I would but it is a great product and works as described.
My dog hates a head halter but is strong and hard to control without one. I feel I have excellent control with the sidekick leash and he really respects it. The “backup” of having the slip choker kick in when pulling really helps. The one trouble I’m having is preventing it from slipping sideways and touching his lips. Maybe not tight enough?
This is the 4th item I have purchased from you and have referred 5 people that have purchased your leash. Every one of them totally love the product and so do I.
This leash is amazing! It saved me from Augie's pulling within a day and has calmed his excitement when he sees other dogs or people. 10/10 recommend!
I like the leash, but one of my dogs chewed on her's so I couldn't use the slide. I went to buy a new one but the price had doubled and the guaranty didn't apply. I bought a color I didn't want because it was marked down, but I will probably not buy again because of the price.
Linda C M.
the transitional lease has made it easier to control my 5 month old Bernedoodle. She was pulling in her regular collar and leash and now walks are more relaxed.
Very happy with the product, will be ordering more from you in the future.
My dog is 50 pounds and so strong that he actually pulled me down a few times. This leash allows me to walk him with the leash loose in my hand. I love it!
Ease of use, functionality, and the security of the second attachment makes it a must have for training!
Switched from Mendota to these as soon as we tried them!
perfect beginner leash for clients!
Always love these leashes! My go to!
good quality and works seamlessly
love these leashes
Logo looks great, good quality, easy transition, effective stopper
transitions easily and love the stopper
This head halter leash is much more comfortable for my dog than the gentle lead head halters you can get on amazon. It gives me more control when my dog becomes reactive one walks. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone and will be buying more myself, I'm sure.
This head halter leash is much more comfortable for my dog than the gentle lead head halters you can get on amazon. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone and will be buying more myself, I'm sure.
Great purchase. Easy to use once used to putting it on our pup.
I struggled with my 60lb puppy pulling me so hard. As soon as I used the leash no more pulling and she stays by my side. Absolutely love it
While she is still getting used to it and tries to wipe it off, this lead has made her walking her so much better!! I’m so happy I got this for my puppy.
The K9 Lifeline leash is the only leash that keeps my Belgian Tervuren from breaking a land speed record when we walk. She’s strong & a bit stubborn but the K9 Lifeline sets her straight. I just bought two more.
I am such a proud Momma! When I used to walk Ozzy he would pull. The most disheartening moment was when walking him we passed a scout troop and the leader said, “someone had to much caffeine”. I was crushed. Our trainer recommended the Transitional leash. He worked with Us on how to use it. I now walk with Ozzy in confidence and pride. He will allow people to pass by without a reaction and they wave and smile. This leash worked miracles. Thank you
This product scarred my dogs face. It needs some sort of chafe protection for dogs who are serious about trying to pull. My dog walked well with this leash which was refreshing, but still occasionally lunged for squirrels or cats which then caused the scarring. I cannot recommend this product.
Instant calming effect! It was previously impossible to walk our Sadie on a traditional leash. We tried a friend’s K9 Lifeline Sidekick and it was an immediate transformation! We can now walk our dog without a fight.
THANK YOU K9 LIFELINE!!
It has been a fantastic tool for my clients with reactive dogs.
It was the training tool I didn’t know I needed! My Aussie is fairly leash trained but she has her days and the Sidekick helps so much!
This is the ONLY leash I can use to control my Great Danes. I wish it came in different lengths because it is short for them. The only other improvement would be to add a link for a bag holder. Still, I am SO happy that they can no longer muscle me!
The leash material is too easily torn by a tooth. My doodle shredded the hand loop in seconds. This needs a tight yarn core but that wouldn’t work for the nose portion.
The heat shrink used at the joints, is easy for the dog to chew up. I would recommend that the rope be braided using a line eye-spliced to the ring. Thus, eliminating the heat shrink. Product was hard to find online to purchase with all the different names used :(. Shipping took way to long for an Item that was in stock.
Love the quick response from my dog when I follow the instructions.
Amazing. Took a second to figure out how to put it on but once I did, it’s been a cake walk ever since. My dogs are reactive to other dogs and pull very hard while walking. This instantly put that to a stop. I use an extra leash for back up but this leash alone has changed our walks for the best
Though our 14 week old Labrador doesn’t like it, it helps control her without choking her like a regular collar and leash. We work on it twice a day and we’re making slow and steady progress. I do highly recommend it but don’t be surprised if it is initially met with resistance. Keep persisting and being consistent in your training.
This leash was a game changer for my 7 month old Standard Schnauzer puppy, who gets very distracted outside by people, birds, bikes, even on a normal slip-lead. But when he's on the K9 Lifeline leash he is much calmer, more focused on me, and less anxious. Anyone with a leash-reactive dog should check this leash out!
This is such a great product. My puppy sheepadoodle kept pulling and biting the leash so it was difficult to walk her. This absolutely corrected the behavior and she now walks right next to me and will sit on command. It took a couple of times but now she’s used it and the walks are so much better. Thank you K9!
Tried the sidekick on my dog, immediate difference in the way he walks. He didn't pull and stood up straighter.
I have a rescue dog that isn't well behaved on lead, so my sister purchased this for me and the dog. The lead does help me maintain control better when there's a small amount of misbehavior but it has to be on tight or he'll paw off the muzzle part. One day a local bus went by and the dog was airborne, barking and lunging, despite having this lead on. When I looked down I realized he had a rope burn under his chin and on his muzzle. I sent pictures to the company, and felt their response (which was to acclimate the dog in the house - even though there are never indoor problems with him on a lead) didn't take the issue seriously. No offer to send a refund to my sister. IMHO it's simply not a good idea to use this lead if it has the potential for rope burns. Therefore I think the product deserves a 1 star rating, which is what I'm giving it.
This is a fantastic transitional lead - and the piece that tightens the lead is quick and easy to use without the concern of it becoming loose over time (unlike the leather ones that I found on other transitional/slip leads).
This tool has completely changed our walking game! My driven German shepherd, Mischa, is always forward thinking. This helps her focus on me and walking gently.
Discovered in training that my dog responded better in a slip lead/leash. My trainer (Lead Your K9) uses these leashes so I purchased the same. It's great quality and being a small business owner myself, I wanted to support another small business. Thank you!
This is brilliant! This saved me from the pulling.
After trying out different training tips to help my dog not pull on walks I finally decided to try the transitional leash. Omg it’s like magic!! It took a couple minutes for him to get use to it and it was like a new dog lol. We went on a walk and I hardly had to hold the leash because he wasn’t pulling. Then the big test came when he saw a dog across the street (normally he would get all worked up and start barking like crazy) he looked at him and didn’t even whimper I kept walking so he felt me directing him and he followed without me having to pull him. I was so happy! We can now go on walks without dread. Highly recommend. I have an Australian Sheppard so supper energetic. Oh and a bonus was that as soon as I place the leash on him it calms him, now I can easily groom him, apply his medicine to keep fleas away which before was a two person job now I can do by myself.
This has been amazing for one of our guest dogs. She walks perfectly now.
Found the transitional leash to make a world of difference with our Bullmastiff puppy.
only thing i don’t clove is the “heather’s hero’s” tag TBH. it is not very descriptive of product and i preferred when it said K9 Lifeline! clients always ask and i’m like idk but it’s called The Sidekick. i think the new branding is a little confusing? but love the colors and quality.
I was turned on to the K9 Lifeline system, specifically the sidekick by my mentor, Terra Colson of Animal Minds Behavior and Training. As professional dog trainers we're constantly on the look for effective, gentle tools to help coach our clients and their people through the training process. The fabric is always soft and gentle on the skin. The toggles NEVER slip! And the design of the slip lead with safety tether to the collar is undeniably phenomenal for redirecting pressure safely and effectively. I have almost ALL of my clients invest in a sidekick system to start!
My dog is a puller-I was either pulling her away from something, or she was pulling me up the street. She’s a strong girl-very muscular.
Having just received your product last week, I’ve only had a few chances to use it, but WOW!!! What a difference it makes!! She walks or trots along so nicely now with no pulling!! And the nose loop is loose enough for her to take a treat when I’m praising her!
Thank you so very much for making our walks something to look forward to!! Your product ROCKS!!
the sidekick leash made my very energetic border collie mix walkable, finally. no other leash or gentle leader works with her.
I've been using a product from this company for five years. I hired a trainer who recommended the transitional leash and have been very satisfied with the results. Recently the safety clip wore out and I purchased the new leash and look forward to many years of good dog walks!
It's very easy to walk him now.
My dog always pulled when she saw her friends in obedience class I couldn’t hold her back, the trainer recommended your product and it works perfectly. No more pulling.
Love the leash. Learned of them while my dog was in training. I have ordered three.