Hi all, Picking up a Westie pup (our first dog) at the end of Jan. Have read that a 'snap around' or 'noose style' lead can be useful in training, with a gentle side flick being like 'tapping on the puppy's shoulder'. They look scary though as (if they were used badly by someone aggressive or clumsy) they could choke. My wife and I are careful and gentle and would like to try something like the lead below. Read a lovely book 'The Art of Raising a Puppy' by the New Monks of Skete - not sure who they are, but they seem to know about puppies and they recommend these - and they really seem to care about their dogs. Any thoughts or suggestions? We would certainly not use this as a 'punishment' or yank on it. Would appreciate advice.