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The collars are great. One of my dogs (an escape artist) kept catching her old ID tags on things, often losing them, and I was worried she would choke herself, or get lost without visible ID. At least now I know people will be able to call us if she escapes again - and it's nice to not hear the jingling of tags at 3am.
Previously I tried one of the collars with name & number stitched on, but by the time I adjusted it to fit her neck, it became hard to read the pertinent information!
I have a few quibbles with the lead. One is that it is solid brown on the backside. It would be much more attractive - and the reflective feature would be much more effective - if the leash looked the same on both sides.
I also wish the lead came with a 4-foot option, or the ability to adjust the length. When I walk my dogs on-leash, I usually need to keep them close to me on a busy sidewalk or trail, and I have to wrap the 6-footers around and around my hand to cut the length. Really annoying.
But my biggest issue with the leash is the clasp. It is a sturdy, hardcore, beautiful clasp - but it doesn't work for my primary leash usage. MOST of the time, my dogs are off-leash & I have their leashes around my neck in case of emergency. I usually hook the clasp to the leash handle to make a circle so I don't lose the leash. With the clasp on these leashes, that doesn't work. One small movement, and the clasp separates from the handle because it is not fully closed and it is not gripping the leash handle. It's a GREAT clasp to use on your dog's collar when it can fully close around the D-ring - but it's a lousy clasp if you ever plan to wear your leash hooked around your neck (while you're at the dog park, etc.).
Between the length of the leash, and the inability to secure it around my neck, I was planning to return the 2 leashes I bought. But the collar colors are unique, and I do want something that actually coordinates... so I've decided to spend some extra money, buy new clasps that will work for my purposes, chop the leash length, and have new (i.e. "old-fashioned") clasps sewn in to replace the ones that came on the leashes. Once the leashes are remodeled, they probably won't look as pretty without the original polished gunmetal finish clasp - but at least they will meet my needs.
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