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Old 12-13-2012, 05:16 PM
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I was wondering if anyone knew where you could buy good slip leads, I can't find any at the big pet stores, though I will check out our smaller ones soon. I want it so we can easily leash Tucker when someone knocks on the door, so we can answer the door. Right now we have to try and get his collar on while he's flipping out before we can open the door and it isn't working well. For one thing it takes too long which makes us rush and act all panicky. The other thing is he's begun to redirect a little so something that doesn't require us to touch him so much would be good.


The slip lead needs to be easy to get on a flipping out dog. I would also be nice if it didn't put too much pressure on his throat. I mean obviously it's going to tighten, that's what they do, but some of the ones I've seen are super thin and I feel like they must choke something awful, he'll choke on a regular flat collar as it is when he's freaking out. And of course it must be secure, but since he's a small dog I don't think that will be too difficult.


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Old 12-13-2012, 05:17 PM
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Check agility places - they often have cushy padded ones. Clean Run comes to mind.

Ruffwear has rope ones, but they may be too narrow.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:22 PM
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You could do a fleece one.

I use Mendota Slip Leads for agility purposes.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:30 PM
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:31 PM
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A martingale collar (easily found in almost any pet store) with the leash clipped to it serves the same purpose.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:37 PM
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For what you need, a quick on, no fuss, no touching, I'd go with the mendota style rope slip leads.

They last a long time and they are relatively cheap and very easy to use. Espeically with a reactive dog who you might have to just lasso.

All the other fleece leads and martingales are fancier, but for ease of use, you can't beat a regular old rope slip lead.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:25 PM
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^same. I got mine at Jeffers.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:30 PM
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Yeah the mendota ones are super easy. I got one at jjdog.com, one at an agility trial, and one from Gander Mountain. The Cabela/Gander Mountain/REI type stores usually care them in their dog section if you have one nearby and don't want to order it online.

Or you can buy an O-ring from the hardware store, pick up some paracord or fleece, and braid yourself a pretty one. Did that too lol.
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Mendota lover here!

(It's also local here, so then I can say I support local ) Plus...pretty colors.
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I'm another Mendota fan.
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