I originally encountered Mountain Dog leashes when a dog store that I worked for carried their products. From the first time I tried one out, I could tell this was going to be a leash that would be with me for a long long time. I currently own 2 slip leads and one versatile leash. I have used them on my personal dogs, on training client’s dogs, to catch strays or runaway dogs, and most recently, I use one of the slip leads every day in the shelter where I work in a Major US city. I work there as a behaviorist and sometimes I have to handle fearful, unpredictable, or high strung dogs. This leash helps me with all of that, and it is the only tool I trust for working with a variety of different sizes, energy levels, and personalities of dogs. It is flexible and sturdy enough to help me guide a fearful dog out of it’s kennel and it is strong enough that an exuberant dog is not going to pull it out of my hands as they race out of their kennel. And it is safe enough for dogs that are not used to being handled and may bite on the leash. The biggest selling point is that I myself feel safe and confident walking dogs on this slip lead that have little or no dog or people social skills, let alone walking skills. I realize that not many people are going to use Mountain Dog products in this manner, but I decided that their Slip Lead is my go-to tool for any dog situation, whether that’s in my personal or professional life. I feel more calm, more confident, and definitely more secure when I have an unfamiliar dog on a Mountain Dog leash. I have put it through the washing machine as well and it comes out looking brand new, and the tab is still just as strong. I am so glad that I discovered Mountain Dog leashes. Thank you for making such an awesome tool that helps me have confidence to do my job in the best way I can.