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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-16-2012, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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How Many Leashes is Too Many??

I left my favourite biothane leash in Puppy's kennel last time so that my sister could take her out to the back yard for me. Pup chewed the leash up, of course, so now I'm placing an order for more.

My question is, do I really need all these leashes? Do I have my bases covered?

I currently have:

a 6 or 7 feet converatble nylon leash that I don't like
one biothane long line
1 leather tab

I am ordering:
1 foot traffic lead for attaching the prong.
3 feet police lead with the ring at 1 foot into the leash. This is for structured walking.
7 feet convertable leash with 3 rings. This is a waist leash.
6 feet regular leash

The price is adding up quickly, so I'm having second thoughts as to whether or not I really need the regular 6 foot leash. I want to keep it to replace my current leash that she broke, but...do I really need a 6 and 7 foot? Should I change the length to a 5 feet leash instead?


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I have three leashes for Delgado, a 6' leather (walking), a 6' nylon (training), and a retractable flexi leash (for 'offleash' play). I use all three for him, and for Jazzy I use a 7' nylon (walking) and a flexi leash (for 'offleash' play)

It really comes down to what you want each for.

I'm looking at getting a 9' heavy nylon with loops for multi dog walking with has a adjustable clip so I can tie it around my waist, over my shoulder, etc

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I thought I was the crazy leash lady! We currently have 4 leashes. One 15ft training leash. A retractable leash for when we're not completley leash training. A 6ft leather leash and a 5ft leather leash.
Don't get me started on the collars!
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I could easily become a collector of leashes and collars if I allowed myself to. All in the search for the perfect leash, which I do have and don't use the others.
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I could easily become a collector of leashes and collars if I allowed myself to. All in the search for the perfect leash, which I do have and don't use the others.
I had my perfect leash. It's the 6 feet biothane, which is why I kind of want a replacement for it. But the 7 feet adjustable lets me use it as a waist leash, and the 3 feet gives me a consistent leash length for structured walking...dilemma!!!


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You can have too many leashes?

I have:

12 inch traffic lead
18 inch traffic lead
4ft leather (my favorite)
6ft leather
6ft nylon
20ft long line nylon
33ft long line nylon

Each one has it's purpose so...
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In *my* world....there is no such thing as....too many leashes...or pieces of dog equipment! LOL!

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In *my* world....there is no such thing as....too many leashes...or pieces of dog equipment! LOL!
LOL. In my world, I'd like to have that as well. But starving university student...so while there might not be too many leashes or dog equipment, there might be not enough food!!!! :O :O


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HA!...I can't afford them either! I cringe every time Carlos walks up to me at a show, and says...."Hey...we need this!".....yeah....no.. we don't..."

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I have Coastal 2', 4' and 6' nylon double-ply leashes; a 30-foot long line. I also have 4 biothane collars.

What's the advantage of a leather leash as opposed to a nylon one?
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