Climbing rope is the perfect material for building a slip leash.The rope will not pinch, snag or pull a dogs fur like some leads. The stainless steel welded O rings help reduce the friction allowing the slip lead to release immediately after a correction is given, or when the dog is relaxed and not pulling. The marine grade 316 stainless steel O-rings are fully welded with a breaking strength of 800lbs. We use industrial strength aluminium rope connectors that are customized and permanently secured to the ends of the leash.

The “keeper” is a necessary part of most all slip leads. These help adjust the dogs end of the leash so the loop fits comfortably, and stays high on the dogs neck the way professional dog trainers recommend.

The handmade keeper is a simple design constructed with 550 mil spec paracord. Para cord was originally used to make suspension lines on parachutes. The number 550 indicates the nylon cords minimum breaking strength in pounds. The design of the keeper is both simple, rugged, and very effective.These are easily replaced if ever needed.

An optional carabiner can replace the slip leads normal loop handle allowing more flexibility in how the leash is used. The carabiner option is intended for  K9 trainers or kennel work, and not so much for regular walks where the loop handle would be best.

The design of our slip leads, and the method of assembly is original to us.

Slip Leashes have a very straight forward design, and their durability and quality is better than most anything found in your local pet store.

The design of our slip leads, and the method of assembly is original to us, and often copied. Slip leads have always been popular in Europe, we just Americanized them with strong climbing rope and custom solid rope connections that are far better than anything imported for major pet stores.

If you are not purchasing direct from us, you’re not purchasing an original MyDogsCool Slip Lead.

Slip leads when used correctly are designed to loosen immediately after a subtle leash correction or when the dog is not pulling. This style leash is most commonly used with animal rescue teams, dog training, kennels and transport of adopted or fostered dogs. “Please” watch the video on the correct way to use a slip leash.

If you don’t see what you want, please contact us, or check out our competitors reviews for more info.


Josh Sterling

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American Style Slip Lead

  • 4ft Slip Lead designed with climbing rope and 1 inch welded stainless steel O-ring.
    To customize this lead select from the options in the drop down menu.
    Price: $24.95
  • Select the Length of your Custom Slip Lead. Note: Slip Leads 6ft and under work best for most training and kennel work.
  • If the color you prefer is not listed in the drop down menu, it may be out of stock. Ask us to double check, we're happy to do so.
  • A black locking carabiner converts your slip lead into a multi purpose working leash. This removes the loop handle. Ideal for Animal Rescue or K-9 Pro's working in kennels or rescuing lost or stray dogs on the street. For routine dog walks this option may not be helpful.
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Specifications and Materials:

• Limited Lifetime Warranty
• Rope Slip Leash diameter: 9.5mm – 10.5mm
• Length: 4 feet of working leash based on a dogs 18 inch neck diameter.

• Rope Material: Multi-Stranded Nylon/Polymer Fibers. Meets UIAA standards.
• Rope Manufacturer’s Origin: USA
• O-ring: 1 inch welded stainless steel ring.

• Custom Paracord Keeper: 550lb 11 strand paracord meets US Military Specification.
• Optional Carabiner: 3.5 inch/89mm Black Aluminum Forged with Locking Screw Gate.

Selecting the optional working slip lead replaces the loop handle for a carabiner.

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 14 reviews
 by Cindy B

My 3 mo old Aussie starts his puppy classes this week. The slip lead I received today is exactly what I wanted. I spend a lot of time looking for US-made products. Being veteran-owned was an added plus. Thank you, Josh, for your service and for the high-quality slip lead. I’ll be back for a Jaeger leash when Oz is ready.

 by TA Ratledge
Best of the Best and Made in USA

I always try to purchase American Made products. I found while searching for a slip lead "Made In USA" and I could not have made a better decision.

I reached out to Josh and asked him to make a slip lead with an "anti-choke" feature my husband wanted. He refused because he said it would be potentially more harmful to our puppy than a traditional European style leash. I knew he was an honorable business because he cared more about my dog than making a sale.

It takes a while to receive the product, because he makes each leash by hand, but it's well worth the wait I cannot say enough great things about the leash I received. It is perhaps the best quality dog leash I have ever owned. (My son returned the leash he purchased on Amazon and ordered one from MyDogsCool.) The slight difference in price is well worth the superior quality. My only regret is not buying the carabiner swivel clip leash; my puppy pulls a lot and needs the added benefit of the carabiner and swivel clip. I am going to order a second MyDogsCool leash with the Carabiner.

I strongly recommend MyDogsCool leashes. The high quality, superior workmsnship makes them a great value. Buy American-made Superior Quality from - the best choice for everyone's best friend!

 by Tyson

First impression is that this Black Raven slip lead is EXACTLY the quality and Made in the USA as described.

I have it wrapped under the Xmas tree for my GSD whose name is 7.

Also, I like the no nonsense transaction. Simple purchase, simple delivery. Well done.


 by Phoenix Phillips

I am a Trainer, and I transport rescue dogs, and these are my absolute favorite slip leads to use. The quality is in a class of it's own, and I love that it is made to order to my needs and specifications. I am a repeat customer!!!

 by Nicole

Could not be more happy with the slip leash!!!!! would never want another kind of leash after the quality I have in this one. This was a gift from Dad :) very cool

Thanks So Much Nicole! It's Awesome you are happy with the slip leash! It's pretty cool that your Dad knew you would appreciate a gift for you and your dog!🐺 🐾

 by Kayla Lowery
Perfect for Lots of Dog Walking!

I love this leash so much! I have been using it for a some time now and I couldn't be happier with it. I work at a shelter and our issued leashes have leather pieces that hold the leash together and I seem to wear those pieces down so quickly. I love that this leash has metal attachments. It makes it so much more durable when you are using a leash so much. I plan on grabbing another in the near future!

Thanks Kayla for the awesome review! The slip leads are designed for people like yourself who frequently work with, and help dogs in a shelter environment, or who just want a sturdy and reliable dog leash. Thank You! Josh

 by Shar Moore
Slip lead

I'm a little behind as I received my slip lead a little over a week ago. BUT.... I absolutely love it! The quality is exceptional. Also, I had asked for a couple custom additions which turned out perfect and just as I had hoped. I couldn't be more pleased.
Thank you for your service and honored to support products made in the USA.

We appreciate the kind words and your business; they both help with our efforts to support local no kill dog shelters. We are happy to know the slip leash is liked and hope you and your dog make good use of it. Thanks So Much!Josh Sterling

 by Mike
Great products!

First things first ........ Thank you for your service! My wife and I are proud of our Veterans.

Second ........ Thank you for an awesome made in the USA product! Barring abuse, your products will last a life time which makes them worth every penny. These are not fake, imitation, "inspired" climbing rope leads, these are the real deal. Strong, well made, great looking, simply an outstanding product.

We ordered one 4ft slip-lead, one 4ft leash, and one 6ft leash from you. So far, the 4ft slip-lead has been our go-to lead. It has everything we need and nothing we don't. Our newly adopted Bull Terrier from our local no-kill shelter does very well on this.

Thanks again for your service and a great product!

Thanks Mike! Customers like you, and your wife make all the difference in what we do. Your support and kind words are appreciated. ~ Josh

 by Jorge and Tracy
Slip Lead

Received our leash and have taken our Emma on several walks. Fantastic product. Will never deal with another leash company again.

Customers forever.

Wow! Thank you. Thanks for the opportunity to provide your dog Emma with a custom slip lead. Its awesome to know we have customers like yourself! Thanks so much!

 by Meagan
Just received my leash today and I love it!

Hi Josh,

Just received my leash today and I love it!!

It is great on my Belgian Sheepdogs (same as the Malinois, but long hair and black.) The hair doesn't stick to the mountain rope like it will with other materials, and the ring is large enough that the hair doesn't get caught up in it. The paracord wrap also is tight enough that the leash stays up behind the ears so it can be more effective for correction. I have a leather one that the wrap just flaps around so it is ineffective.

Lastly the thing I probably like the most is the thickness of the lead! I have horses so, I didn't want a horse rope slip collar which most of them are made from the same type rope and this is definitely not! It is easy to hold on to with a good grip, and yet thin enough that if you want to just use a couple fingers to make mild corrections you can do that too.

It reminds me of super sensitive fishing line, compared to the crappy stuff. You can feel the dog going out faster then with a traditional leash, and correct that behavior quicker!

Thank you for your product, and will be ordering again soon!!


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