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Old 10-13-2012, 06:56 AM
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Just sayin leather is easier to keep looking good than nylon or fabric

I don't do anything other than use my leashes. They get dragged through the mud, get left in my car, they get wet etc etc. As long as you use the leash it will look good.

and just train puppy not to grab leash I use leather leashes on toothy little JRTs with no problems

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You don't condition them at all? I swear the Northern Blackout lead I got from you is the softest leather I think I've ever owned. I love it!
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:23 AM
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No I don't think I did.. I might have in the beginning but I doubt it as I didn't use that one as its too big for my dogs.

Its sounds gross but just handling it infuses it with oil from your hands. Even cheapish leather leads look nice over time if you use them. Then when you have one made from top quality bridle leather... it doesn't take much.

That one isn't nearly as soft or a nice as the one I use from her regularly .
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:13 AM
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Just sayin leather is easier to keep looking good than nylon or fabric

I don't do anything other than use my leashes. They get dragged through the mud, get left in my car, they get wet etc etc. As long as you use the leash it will look good.

and just train puppy not to grab leash I use leather leashes on toothy little JRTs with no problems

AHAHAH I am such an enabler...
Really? You don't have to condition/water proof/clean them?.. where I get stuck is all the products (oil, conditioner, cleaner etc..) that people say I have to buy to care for it!
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:32 AM
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My nicest leather leash is over 20 years old, from my dad, and hasn't been conditioned in all the time I've been paying attention (over 30 years) and it's soft and supple and nice.
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:34 AM
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I rubbed olive oil in my leather gear a few months ago after a few pieces had been in a box for a year and it livened them right back up but Dekka is right, the only reason you need that is lack of use. I love leather.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:00 PM
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All I really want/need is a soft crate and a couple of puppy things (food dish and a winter coat to get to/from work).

But I just wanted to pop in and say also that leather is super easy to care for. One of my leashes is nearly as old as me (so over 20) and has never been conditioned. It's in great shape! And super soft and supple. I don't tend to use leather leashes for puppies just because of the chewing thing, but once that stage is past, I pretty much only use leather. The only yucky leather dog gear I have is one collar that hasn't been used, played with or worn in many, many years. So it's kind of dry, but otherwise is fine. I have conditioned all of my most recent leather collars and leashes at one point or another, but just because I wanted to and I had the stuff to do it laying around. I doubt they actually needed it. Leather is the best... and I like biothane too. But still prefer leather.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:11 PM
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http://www.activedogtoys.com/collect.../twist_n_treat

I know it's not super nice or fancy like some of the stuff XD

But I'm super close to paying off some debts so I'll only have my cell phone and my car and insurance payments when I'm done. While that will still take the majority of my check I will start to have a little bit of fun money again I really want to get one of these for Yoshi for Christmas. She's figured the wobbler out and I think she needs a harder one.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:13 PM
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I want to get blitz some kind of zombie collar now that Chaz is back on his zombie kick with the walking dead back on.

Loving these bows! Byron would hate me, I already dress him in pink!
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:31 PM
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A Har-Vest:


A couple of cute collars from several places.

More agility equipment.

Variocage for the car.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:33 PM
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I went to a huge sale today, so I wound up with a lot of stuff I didn't know I wanted.

Pretty much all I desire right now (that is within reason) is a nice leather collar for both dogs. It remains my life goal to find ones that I like.
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