Long lines are great but can be dangerous to you. I grew up with horses so I learned how to be attached to a strong animal by 30ft line and not get hurt.Thank you! I actually noticed that too about recall, and I never like the idea of calling them when it's time to go, so I usually try reward them for coming first, then say "break's over," and he's knows we're done. But even as we go up the hill I let him play around until we get near the road. I work with him off leash %100 of the time when I am in our yard. As soon as I am off our yard the leash goes on, because we have millions of badly-behaved dogs in our neighborhood.
Thank you for the help!
Watch your feet. They can wrap you up and take you out.
Never wrap it around your hand. I think it is better to let go than to get badly hurt trying to hang on. If there is a lot of slack and your dog bolts, you'll get whipped right off your feet if you don't let go.
I think the two safest ways to use a long line are: in an open area where it isn't too terribly dangerous to just let go if for instance your dog bolts at a squirrel and there is enough slack that you are gonna get hurt.
Or let the line drag out behind you and hold it in the middle and feed it out and back in so there isn't so much slack between you and the dog. I hope I am explaining that in a way that makes sense. You may want gloves