I looked up reviews for this product before buying it in the store and I actually bought it specifically because of the one negative review that it had (at least at the time) complaining that the shorter handle was far shorter than they expected it to be. That is exactly what I wanted: something short enough to keep my dog in place without being *so* short that I'd be better off just holding the handle.
But I looked at the picture that said reviewer was posting about being misleading & I would like to correct it; to be fair, it *is* misleading, but it does not show the short leash handle as being longer, what it shows is an additional lead connected to the harness that the dog is wearing. You can see the leash's clip about a foot up. The other pictures of the leash show it as being just as short as it is when connected directly to the collar/harness. Perhaps the reviewer has a dog that is shorter than this leash will work for (or they are far taller than I am) but, for my lab, the short handle allows my arm to be at my side and relaxed (dog willing).
The handles are much nicer than the standard non-padded kind that I have used; they don't cut into my hands when my puller pulls. I was skeptical about the kind of clasp that it uses (claw), but I haven't had it come off as I had worried that it might when my pooch gets especially stubborn.
As to how well it works for training, that remains to be seen. But no training product is going to work for all dogs, so I will judge it only on what it claims that it is.