We love the new set up. Being a cattle dog, Maeby has a lot of energy and a lot of pull. IF she doesn't get ran, she is a totally different dog and no one is happy. We have been using a cheap Amazon running system for a while on our runs and it has always worked fine. The amazon system is starting to look sketch and I worried about her getting loose next to the road we run on. This system (the leash with the Ruffwear belt) is SO mush more comfortable and reliable. The leash keeps her from lunging as much and engages a better connection/pace between us. If you have the money, it's well worth it over the cheap amazon versions.