Been using it for a few days now. It's lightweight, stiff and definitely feels cheap. When received, the plastic hardware had a piece sticking out that I just jammed back in. Seems to work but I was expecting more control.... so does it really work? Not sure yet. My dog does seem to walk a little better. The slip being stiff, doesn't seem to loosen pressure immediately, and doesn't seem to sit right on my dog's tough fur. I need to adjust it occasionally to make sure it's high up on her neck. If I were you, i'd spend some extra money to get what you need to train your dog well.