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post #21 of 40 (permalink) Old 10-07-2013, 07:33 AM
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I have a closet full But for competing in obedience I've always used a thin 6' leather leash..

When I competed in agility, I always used a nylon slip lead. Easy to get off and on

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post #22 of 40 (permalink) Old 12-02-2013, 03:40 PM
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I MUCH prefer the 4' leather leash in a 3/4" width. I skipped BN entirely, and am going straight for the CD, so the 6' sit for exam wasn't an issue. Used the 4' lead all through rally also and had the dog on a fur saver. Got some crooked looks from AKC judges but it's no different than using a choke chain so they didn't say anything.

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I use a 4ft. x 1/2" leather lead for Obedience and Rally. I like the 4ft. because I can hold on to the very end of the lead, place my fist so that my thumb is up under my bottom rib, and it will leave a really nice "J" in the lead. Gives me a constant place to put my hand without too much slack and still long enough to not inadvertently correct her. And the 1/2" is nice and light.
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post #24 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-01-2014, 10:15 PM
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I lost my 4 foot braided leather on a search (loved that lead!) bought a new 4' beta biothane, 5/8" and it is nice. Both leads had a ring in the handle so I can throw it over the shoulder.

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I love my six foot, 1 inch leather leashes for walks, training, and everyday use. But for trials (if regs allow), I stick to a four foot 5/8 biothane leash - easy on the hands, looks clean and new, and not so long and bulky that it gets in the way or is awkward to handle.

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I use red leash don't know materials well. Don't use animal skins for leashes such as leather. Are there fake leather leashes out there?
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I use red leash don't know materials well. Don't use animal skins for leashes such as leather. Are there fake leather leashes out there?
Biothane leashes are a lot like leather but not slippery and they don't dry out. Very nice.
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This guy makes very nice biothane leads, is fast, and reasonable. Many SAR handlers buy from him. I just got the 4 foot I mentioned and a 20' with a loop big enough for a carabiner for use when I work on a long line. I plan on buying some other lengths from him as well.


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This guy makes very nice biothane leads, is fast, and reasonable. Many SAR handlers buy from him. I just got the 4 foot I mentioned and a 20' with a loop big enough for a carabiner for use when I work on a long line. I plan on buying some other lengths from him as well.


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Very nice! Thanks for the link Nancy
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post #30 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-02-2014, 12:02 AM
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.... now I'm going to order a high visibility long line with a locking clip. I'm such a geardo.
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