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Innovative and Gentle, Using Our Pup-Comfort TechnologyBy design, the Sidekick is a tool that aids in transforming the human and dog relationship from confusion, frustration, disrespect, or total absence into relationships of respect and clear understanding. With proper application and dedicated practice, the gentle fit of the Sidekick can help calm your pup and allow for a positive and respectful connection.
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Pup-Comfort TechnologyOur leashes are handmade with your pup’s comfort in mind. Using the softest, stretchiest materials, this leash is strong, but flexible and gentle on your pup’s skin.
Recommended by ProfessionalsUsed by trainers and professionals across the globe, The Sidekick has been proven to be a useful training tool.
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My wife walks her with much more confidence.“Our 1 yr old shepherd/cane corso mix is already 75 lbs. She is very strong, and my wife struggles when she pulls. We received the transitional leash about 2 weeks ago, and from day one it has made a huge difference. She still tries to pull, but no longer has the power behind her. My wife can control her with just one hand. Over the course of using it, her pulling has decreased significantly, and my wife walks her with much more confidence. This product works wonders.”
Philip P. 2021-11-03
This is a game changer! Much better than a prong collar to control pulling. Now family from 10 yrs old to 65 yrs old can walk our 50 lb mixed breed dog!
Works for my dog
Works great! Makes walking way easier.
Very satisfied with the sidekick. Made a big difference in walking my dog. No barking or pulling.
Simply put well designed harness that works effectively and gives me control of my 60lb strong puppy pit bull. This leash really helps take the stress level down when I am walking my dog.
This leash changed my life! It changed the way dog walks and how she reacts to squirrels and other animals. Aside from that, it’s changed me as an owner because, yes she’s no longer walking ME, but when we meet another dog, I’m not nervous anymore. I was always so nervous how she would react and I wouldn’t be able to handle her, which I turn would set her up to fail, she could sense I was tense. Encounters with other dogs went to scary to wonderful. I LOVE this product!!!! Recommend 10/10
Our pup was pulling really hard on her lead. She now walks calmly at our side, stops and waits for commands when to cross road. Immediate impact for her and us. A pleasure to go walking
I was getting trained by Chelsea with Discovery Dog and she highly recommended this item. It has worked so good with controlling my labradoodle. I will be purchasing again.
This is a high quality leash that has been excellent in getting my dog not to pull while on the leash. Highly recommend.
It has helped with keeping my dog from pulling. As well as helps with keeping her from eating everything on the ground by giving me better control to get her attention. Chicken bones will always be a challenge ;-)
gold retrivor / cross with a border collie, male, almost 2 years old, he has been a pulling nightmare to walk. your product really works, immediately. for the first time every i had a great walk with him, no more pulling my arm off. thank you
Helped so much with our foster dog's pulling problem! Closest thing to an instant fix we could find. We love ours and will use it with all future dogs we care for!
Watched multiple youtube videos of Heather’s training about “acclimating” your dog to the harness; my dog did not / still does not respond as though this is adding security; definitely not a quick solution as advertised with Marcus.
Growing up I had 2 labs and both were very easy to walk. I am in my late 30’s and have a silver lab about 98lbs and he was the most difficult dog to walk. He would always pull and cross left and right back and forth. This would put a strain on my shoulder and back. With this new leash “training tool” was instant improvement. He will walk at my pace now and always on my right side. I would recommend this to any dog owner for sure!!!!
Berklee is a rambunctious 14 month old a golden retriever. On her normal harness she would pull really hard to the point of pulling us down a couple of times. I got the leash from your website and it has worked wonders. I saw an episode about how you developed it and use it and it intrigued us to try it. It has worked wonders.
Saw this company and product on "The Profit". Used it on a 3 month old puppy and he instantly behaves. I say this leash turns him into a perfect little gentleman. Love it.
I bought the leash for my grandsons new dog. The dog hates it. Do we need to force it little bits at a time?
My beagle doesn’t like the leash, initially she tries to take it off every walk and gets better in mid walk. Overall, it’s works very well and calms her down a lot.
My dog hated it. It rubbed its nose raw
I could not keep these on my dogs --- as soon as I had one harnessed and turned to harness the other, the first one had shed his harness. My dogs are both 5+ years old, and used to other types of harnesses, they simply adamantly rejected these. These simply did not work for me....and yes, I read the instructions.
My dog doesn’t pull when we walk anymore! Absolute life saver!!!
Does wonders for pulling with two active ACDs. Hopefully will work on reactivity also,after they get accustomed to them
This leash changes my Irish Mini Doodles walking energy instantly. He becomes more calm and responds to commands like a pro. It really makes me want to walk him way more often. I highly recommend making sure it's not on too tight. AMAZING product!!!
Love it and works tremendously with dogs who pull or need positive leash reinforcement.
Much better than the strap head halters because it's softer rope.
This leash is a serious game changer! Our dog Kima is very reactive and this leash has finally given us a way to communicate with her. I watched Heather’s YouTube videos to learn how to properly use the leash. With practice and consistency we are now able to take long walks together, and actually enjoy our time together! She is still reactive, that will take a long time to work through, but this leash has finally given us a way to work through those difficult situations. I can’t wait to see how much more progress we make! Thank you, Heather’s Heroes!
We got a labradoodle puppy who’s fun, playful, rambunctious, but willful. Our biggest issue was his pulling when we walk him. I’d try everything I watched the dog trainers on YouTube do and nothing really worked. I’m 70 now and I need to walk for exercise, but I found wouldn't do it without a reason, and when our 15 yo labradoodle Charlie died, I had no reason and couldn’t motivate myself. We *love* Ollie but I found myself getting frustrated and angry with him on walks which turned out to be no fun, not relaxing, and a frustrating experience for both one of us. Then I watched you on The Profit and I saw how well-behaved that protective dog got when you put the leash on and had to get one. I honestly didn’t have many expectations because I didn’t know (and still don’t) how just putting the loop around Ollie’s snout would keep him from pulling—but it did! Instantly, Ollie was a totally different dog on walks. He’s well-behaved, stays by my side, and the pulling problem is completely gone. I can’t believe we spent so much time since we got him at 3 months (he’s 11 months old now) struggling on walks and having a war of wills with Ollie, with him basically winning out! It was not good for our relationship. I can truly say your leash has made a 100% difference in the experience of walking Ollie 2 miles a day and I’m proud to be with such a well-behaved gentleman canine!
I love, love, love this product. I am not a professional trainer, but I have participated in dog sports with my Rottweilers and Black Mouth Cur for over 22 years. I have always used head halters and they never fit right and pull from the front. I have a new Flat-coated retriever puppy and I am using a head halter with her as well. I stumbled upon a UK training group and they use “figure 8” leashes. I found this one and thought I would give it a try. It is so much better than a head halter in my opinion. It pulls from the Back of the neck and does not jerk the head. It fits wonderfully and I LOVE the safety strap that is built in that attaches to a collar. I bought 2 more and 2 of your slip leads as well. GREAT products! I would NOT hesitate to buy this product. My dog is not a puller, I am wanting her learn that “heel” is a good place to be without force and this has her walking loose lead on either side even if transitioned to a regular leash. STOP wasting money on “no pull harness” and try this. Worth EVERY penny.
This has made a world of difference when walking my Pointer/Samoyed puppy, who is about 60 pounds. She used to pull me to the point where I would have a sore back after a walk. Training helped but had not eliminated the issue. The first day with this leash was like walking a different dog! I'm a believer!
Maureen "Mo" N.
She seems to be a little more comfortable than with the gentle leader we have used. I like the thinker lease and how it’s all one piece. It’s key to make sure it’s high up in the neck.
This is an excellent lead for your "puppy" if he or she pulls. Slowed my 5 year old immediately. She is much easier to walk.
We have 3 big dogs. The SideKick works wonders when needing to refocus and control them from other distractions, as they can be reactive to other dogs on walks. We enjoy taking the bunch out together and being a calm and relaxing experience for us and exercise for them.
This completely changed my puppies walks. She used to literally drag us down the sidewalk and now she walks nicely. Total game changer.
Nothing else has worked to help my dog stop pulling when taking her for a walk.
I really did not think it would work with my Yogi, he is so strong and wants to go everywhere when on a leash. I was so surprised to see how easy it was for him to get use to the new leash, it wroked great and i will be ordering at least one, maybe two for my other dogs. It is a great product.
I’ve only used once so far but it seems to work great as my lab stop’s pulling immediately when she feels the pressure!
I have a 6-month-old, 70-pound Shiloh Shepherd. She is a puller and we have been working on that. I have used a Martingale collar, a Gentle Leader harness and even with those it has been a chore getting her to heel and pay attention until I got the Sidekick. Oh, my goodness, what a difference. She will walk right alongside me. Squirrels are no longer an issue. She doesn't love it, but she is getting used to it. I am 75 years old, so anything that will help me help her learn to walk gently with me is wonderful.
I love the way I am able to control my pup. Thank you for this product. Lorrie Favell
Wow. The Sidekick is fantastic. No more heavy pulling!
My sweet Jack - an American Standard Mutt (probably a Schnauzer mix) - is pretty well-trained. That is, until he's on the end of a leash and that's, of course, my fault. Once connected with a harness, he'll basically stand upright and lean into the leash which sucks the fun right out of walking with him. Additionally, I have excruciating lower back pain which is exacerbated when he pulls. I put this leash on him and there was an instantaneous change. INSTANTANEOUS. I couldn't believe it. Oh. He hates it and tries to get it off his nose, so I'm grateful for the clip (which I think could be a little bit stronger). But, he'll get over it once he realizes he gets to go for walks. I've noticed that, having just used it a couple times for short walks, he doesn't pull as much when I switch back to his collar. The only thing I'd change is that I'd make it a little bit longer. Since the harness part is included in the length, it's shorter than I like. I do like a full six-foot leash so he feels a little freedom when we take a sniff break at the trees.
We have used the Halti in the past and that concept worked well, using control of the dog’s head to distract him from other dogs or wildlife he would otherwise choose to chase. This design does not have the clip on the nose and like the Halti does. Their clip can loosen the nose band and decrease its effectiveness. The design of this leash we just purchased is much more easily adjusted and easier to slip on and adjust but also looks softer and more comfortable for the dog while still allowing us to maintain control. Having control of his head has stopped extreme pulling that, on a regular lead, would cause the dog to pull so hard that we would have to drop the lead to avoid being dragged, even when used with a “no pull” harness. Highly recommended! I feel much safer walking my dog now with less concern about him suddenly bolting.
I was referred by a Facebook advertisement. It’s very confusing to get on the first time. It works well once it is on.
Charlotte is a nervous walker gets spoked easily this made a difference the very first time. It does take a little while for her to get used to something on her nose. Love this so much!!
This is a great leash that makes my dog walking experience so much smoother. I have referred two people to you and I will purchase again!
My lab/golden retriever. Is very active and always trying to pull and jump but with her new leash she calmer and doesn’t pull like she use to or jump we are able to go out for enjoyable walks with her! Love this product
You don’t have to be a trainer with this side kick lead to make a dog walk calmly and under control that’s the best part of this product ! It’s so easy. We run a dog rescue and we have so many high strung untrained dogs coming to us. This lead worked instantly! Better than harnesses, slip leads, collars and leashes, and choker collars. The dog doesn’t pull, doesn’t choke himself or pull you over! Thank you Heathershero for letting us try this sidekick leads! I will recommend them to every adopter and rescue! We will be buying more! Rescue Pets Serving Vets, Inc.
I volunteer regularly at my local Humane Society and this leash is a wonderful tool to have on my hip! Standard slip leads are simply not enough for strong, large, undisciplined dogs who just want to get away from the kennels as soon as possible! So having the additional head collar option is so powerful in controlling those situations without having to switch to entirely different equipment. Thank you for designing this all-in-one lead!
My dog loves walks, but she is a constant puller. We have tried gentle leads and she is able to take them off before we can walk down the street. The side kick design makes it so that I can put it on her quickly and it is tight enough that she cannot remove it so easily. we have only been working with it for less than a week, but she is quickly learning acceptance and not trying to take it off constantly. We still have some more training to do with it, but the guide and video were both very helpful. My arm and shoulder feel so much better after our walk. Thank you Heather!!!
Love the leash as does Casey- much easier - only issue is the clip as it is a little difficult to open
This a great training leash it seems to calm the dog and it is easier to have them walk next to you and not pull. I will use it with dogs from the animal rescue that don’t walk good on leash.
LOVE this leash! It was an instant training tool for my pet sitting clients dogs. We switched to this leash, and immediately she stopped pulling & actually enjoys her walks now!
I am President and treasurer of the Texas Airedale Rescue Team and tried out “The Sidekick” on my Airedale (who gets overly excited and lunges when she sees other dogs on walks in our neighborhood). It worked wonders and makes walking a pleasure again for both of us. I like “The Sidekick” so much I have ordered 6 more to give out with our surrendered/rescued Airedales when they are placed in adoptive homes. I have been training dogs and particularly Airedales for 10 years, competing in agility, Fast Cat and other dog sports and this is a wonderful product.
My professional trainer, Mary Kay Snyder, recommended this leash. It has been wonderful. I have a young rescue from Tijuana, Mexico and she needs more control than a regular leash provides. This has been terrific. I like that if she does pull of the nose guide, I still have her on leash because of the safety catch built in. Great product!
Love it! Total game changer! Out dog acts like a NORMAL dog!
My pup is usually a puller on the leash, and is very fear-agressive with other dogs. In the 9 years we've had our pup we've never had such a pleasant walking experience until we got this sidekick/transition leash. We're all happier and less stressed going on walks!
I saw the owner on an episode of the Profit and I thought "If its got the seal of approval from Marcus it must be a good product. Plus I liked Heather's story." I cannot believe the difference it has made in my walks with Junior. No more pulling as I am walking him and not vice versa. With his snout covered I don't have to worry and be fearful that he will run up on some other dog and bite them. So I am completely happy and pleased with this product. My only issue was the video on how to put on the sidekick leash and how to place it on the neck. I looked at the online videos and it was very confusing for me who has difficulty in following directions from a video or written instructions. Nevertheless I am very pleased with the product and would highly recommend it to others.
We saw your on the Prophet and ordered a leash that day. I love this leash. It is easy to put on and my dog does not pull at all. Ingenious Heather!!!
This leash is a game changer for walking my 95# Labrador. We enjoy going out everyday, no pulling. Luv luv luv it.
Hannah and Emma
We LOVE the Sidekick leash! The quality is amazing and it makes it so easy for my retired sled dog to go on full on sled dog pulling walks to loose leash walking right by my side. We were told about the sidekick by Buoy and McKenna. (Buoy is a rep for this brand I think) The Sidekick is so easy to use and the material is soft so it doesn’t cause chafing on my dog’s nose. We recently got a second sidekick for when we find the perfect second pup that fits well with my current pup. I am VERY satisfied with the tool and will continue to buy from Heather’s Heroes.
Our young one was very difficult to walk because she was a puller, but the first time my husband used the leach he could not believe how quickly she stopped pulling. She tried to get the muzzle part off her mouth. She did succeed the first few times bur once she figured out it wasn't going away she started to settle down and just walked. She now doesn't pull like she did and both her and her dad can enjoy their walk together. If there is anyone that has has the trouble we had with our Lily we most assuredly let them know where they can get a good quality leach that will stop the pulling with little effort. thank you for producing the best device we have ever used.
This leash changed our lives! We have a very reactive pitty and this leash helps us redirect and guide her away from triggers.
Saw a neighbor walking their dog behaving so well. I asked what kind of leash it was and they told me “Heather Heroes! It’s the best!” So I went home and ordered one. Zero regrets! Best leash ever. The dog cannot pull and learns to walk comfortably next to you! #looseleashwalkingsuccess
Saw this on the Profit and was so excited to try it on my sweet, but growly and barking Rottweiler. Eloise is extremely well behaved with this product. Would recommend.
My daughter's dog is somewhat of a handful...very excitable and energetic. It was a real workout walking her. I got a Heather's Heroes leash for her for Christmas and it has been wonderful. Her walks are now much more calm and enjoyable.
This is my second purchase from Heather's Heroes. The Sidekick is a miracle tool for my two vizslas. We have tried harnesses. Gentle Leader and pinch collars. With all of these the dogs pulled and pulled. Within seconds of putting the Sidekick on the dogs, they are mellow and walk with a loose leash. I have even used it when one of the dogs is in the office and are so excited to see someone, but I need to get some work done. I put it on them and they just relax. I cannot recommend this leash enough.
GAME CHANGER!!! I have a 4 year old Chocolate Lab that is pure energy. Unfortunately I always hesitated taking her for walks because she would pull so hard my shoulder would ache for days. Not to mention she’s a Houdini with collars, harnesses and other leash devices. I was so scared she would get away from me, I would only allow her in our fenced yard to play and exercise. Then I got the sidekick and WOW!!! As soon as it goes on she knows it’s time for a walk and doesn’t pull, yank or try to escape. I wish I would have made this purchase years ago. Thank you for giving me the freedom to safely and humanely take my girl for a walk!
An immediate and positive change in our dogs leash walking
We have a 15 month Labradoodle. She is a hand full to say the least. We saw "The Profit" episode and I told my husband that's what we need. The very first time he took her out for a walk, she was like a totally different dog. She isn't used to it yet and not real fond of it, but it made a world of difference in her response in walking and obeying. Highly recommend it and I'm impressed with the control it gives. So glad for the show and I'm sure it made a big difference in getting the product to the consumer. Good job and thanks for inventing it! Pam
Love the sidekick leash that goes over the muzzle. Duke, my fur baby, is an 85 lbs. two year old Doberman Pinscher and is very active. I must take him on a walk, hike, or bike ride daily. This allows me to train him and keep him consistent in these daily walks. It works so nicely and he knows not to pull to get ahead of me. The gentle texture of the rope leash is very nice. And love the turquoise color that I ordered against his red & rust colored hair.
Saw this on TV, loved It! I am still working with my dog, but we will get there! I had questions and got a quick response and very nice. I did not realize that the product was still being made by hand, and they had a huge number of orders. I am proud to say that I have one of the handmade items! I am very pleased with the product and the awesome people working there and Thanks Heather for the great trainer. Keep up the Great work!
We use the leash for both our Labradoodles and it works wonderfully. We are very impressed. I’ve already shown it to 5 other owners and shown them how effective it is so you’ll get their bisiness
The Sidekick is a life saver!!! We have a 12 month old husky who has been well trained, but the one thing we couldn’t kick was excessive pulling on walks. He would pull non-stop. If another dog or people walked by, cross the street and plant your feet or he will take you down. Two weeks with this leash and walking him is now a dream! We have tried other products like gentle leaders, but none have worked like this. Thank you for bringing the joy back to our daily walks!!! My teenage kiddos can now walk him with confidence.
We recently adopted Jake, a lively, strong lab mix of 13yrs. He pulls and it is hard stop him. I had seen Heather's Heroes on a reality show and was very impressed. I am a former vet tech and have owned several rescue dogs. I have used other head halters with success but because of Jake's age and not knowing him well, I wanted to use something gentler. Using the "Sidekick", Jake now walks with a loose leash and responds immediately to gentle resistance. The leash is high quality, soft and strong. Ingenious design, easy to use. Will buy more as gifts for friends with reactive dogs!
Best leash ever. Have tried many different types and this one my golden retriever loves. Within minutes was walking nicely and has been that way for more than a month now. No grief for her or me. :-)
My husky always use to pull me when I tried to take him for a walk. Once I tried the sidekick leash with him the pulling instantly stopped. Now I can take him for lots of walks with no issues. I love the leash and I know my husky loves the amount of walks he gets to have. Thank you so much! Definitely recommend.
Hi Heather! Saw the leash on "the profit" and this is exactly what I needed for Rey! It's working so well! Thank you so much for caring about our best friends so much! Marie
Waited a LONG time for this order, but it was worth it. Very easy to use as a non-professional and an excellent training tool - the best I've tried for leash training. Turns out my dog *can* be civilized on a walk. Material is soft and strong - I don't worry about its durability or that it is hurting the dog. I wish I could find the clip from "The Profit" where it was put on an aggressive dog and things completely changed. That's what got me to buy it and I would like to show it to others to refer them.
Had to wait a long time for delivery but was worth the wait. Customer service is outstanding!
Miracle. Absolutely a miracle. I love walking my dog now. Thank you
Great product and AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE. Thank you for everything guys!
I have a 2 year old dog that we got at the Humane Society at 6 weeks old. Our vet said not to walk him until he had all his shots which was done by the time he was 5 months old. We did take him to training classes but he still pulled a lot every time we took him for a walk. It took some time for him to get used to the new leash and I don't think he is crazy about it but, it works great! He doesn't pull anymore and we can manage him on walks now. Thank you so much for inventing this superb leash.
Saw you on "Shark Tank" and fell in love with you and your product and ordered it ASAP. Bought it for a friend who loved it too.
The Sidekick is almost magic. Our Cattle Dog/Rottweiler mix is usually very even tempered but is very protective of our family and can get rambunctious when service people or other occasional visitors come to the house. Instead of locking her up I use the Sidekick teamsional lead and it calms her down very quickly allowing favorable interactions with new people. The Sidekick is soft, humane, and easy more effective than any other type of product.
Made a huge difference! Going for a walk is better for both of us!
This leash almost immediately improved my dog's behavior on walks! She no longer pulls and all without using treats. It is also helping improve her behavior when we have visitors. Great training tool and leash!
We were using a gentle leader, which our dog resisted putting on. She loves the sidekick - the ropes sliding over her snout and head must be so soothing!
Our pup walks really well on his new leash, it works great!
We can walk our dog without his pulling on the leash!
Just as I witnessed when I learned about this on TV, The Profit, it was like watching a miracle. My little dog has always run ahead of me and if I tried to leash him in he fought it like crazy. The first time I put your leash on him he walked calmly and passively next to me. I truly was in shock! I saw it on the show, but didn't really expect it to be that easy. I just hoped eventually we would get there. But the very first time using it? Ridiculous! Why didn't I know about you when I got him six years ago!?! Well, I'm just happy I now know that the struggles are not necessary ... at all! Also, the product is such high quality. That was an added treat. Thank you sooooooooooooo much.
Thank have an anxious and willful Aussie-I’ve used a gentle leader but find this to be more comfortable for her while still providing control for me.
This leash is magic!
With a little patience, it works exactly as advertised.
My chihuahua mix is pretty skittish and reactive. Although I’ve worked over the last couple of years with his leash pulling, including a harness, this gentle leader has worked the best. The leash over his snout does have a calming effect he sits right away and he easily walks by my side now. I worked for about a week to get him accustomed to it with plenty of treats and positive reinforcement. This is an amazing product and highly recommended!
Really helpful for spinning, jumping, barking German Shepherd! Helps keep her more calm and able to handle her more easily and redirect her energy when she encounters a dog.
We love this tool! Our dog is very dog aggressive and this makes our walks must better for us and for the other dogs in our neighborhood. We used to use a prong collar and now we use the sidekick!
Saw your product on The Profit
Loops take short time to learn. My dog is amazingly well-mannered. She is 100% more obedient, under control) and much easier to direct. Very pleased!!! It's almost like magic!
Julie Maijala L.
The Sidekick completely changed my relationship with my dog, Amigo, during our walks. Gone are the days of avoidance and anxiety - in our case it looked like pulling and lunging, barking and whining at other dogs, always on alert. I watched the 23 minute video and have been working on the main themes of Heather's training....specifically, its not always about the walk. And now, we can really enjoy our walk. Amigo routinely received D's and C's (we grade him every walk) - and now I can say, for the past two weeks he has been getting A's and B's. And I am enjoying our walks so much more. Highly recommend.
Seen you on The Profit and we were impressed by the determination and love you have for your product and love of animals. We have used the leash a couple of times and our lab adjust to it in a short period of time. Thank you for your product. It has helped a lot with our dog pulling.