My dog is always happy when I get out the "sniffing" lead because he knows that we are going for a walk where he can get a little freedom to sniff under hedges and along walls. It is comfortable for both dog and handler. The loop hor the handle is lined and is easy on the human paw. It looks good and does not tangle easily. A really good product, so glad I bought it. Dog gives it 5 woofs.