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Old 06-17-2013, 09:00 PM
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Default Need help finding the right leash for a client

One of our clients is in search of a leash that wont hurt her with her arthritis.

Right now she is using a nylon leash, which is super uncomfortable. I think she wants something with padding in the handle, something comfortable to hold and something that wont hurt her. She has a big bouncy lab and walks him on a front clip harness.

Suggestions? I'd like to find her both a good leather lead suggestion and one or two non leather lead suggestions to give her a little variety to choose from. There are leather leashes that have padding in the handle right?

eta: prefer no bungee leashes or anything of that sort and also I know she wants something that is going to be softer since the nylon is harsh on her hands when her dog pulls for any reason.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:02 PM
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What about something like this?

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Old 06-17-2013, 09:04 PM
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What about something like this?


This is one of I was thinking about. I LOVEEE the padded handle on these... just worried that if she has to grab at the nylon part of the leash for any reason that is might be too hard on her hands? Has anyone used these leashes???
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:07 PM
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My thought was that if she does need to grab it closer (for more control or something) then she can grab the control loop, which is also padded!
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Mendota snap leash?

I find mine incredibly comfortable. Also, they're pretty thick... So I'd they'd be easier to grab with arthritis.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:10 PM
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Mendota snap leash?

I find mine incredibly comfortable. Also, they're pretty thick... So I'd they'd be easier to grab with arthritis.
I have one of these that I do love. I could let her borrow mine and see how she likes it first before she buys one.
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This company makes even thicker ones... Up to 1inch(Mendota is 1/2 inch).
http://softlinesinc.com/i-4981802-6-...weave-3-4.html

I've never felt one though so I don't know how soft they are. Also, they make hands free ones.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:31 PM
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My mother has arthritic hands and fingers, and will *only* walk my dogs using one kind of leash. I've got probably a half dozen at home, but the only ones that don't hurt her are these:

http://www.cleanrun.com/index.cfm?fu...&ParentCat=174

They are soft to hold, and have just a wee bit of give in them I think. I have a leather Paco leash, Lupine leashes with the padded handle, a few round woven leashes - but it has to be these.
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I checked this out at the beginning of the year, I loved it. Soft and neoprene-y. I thought it was very comfortable.



http://www.hurttacollection.com/en/o...jogging-leash/
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The Kong leash is a great one! My sister has one for her dog, and she loves it.

EzyDog's soft trainer leash is padded I believe.

For leather I LOOVEE my Hilltop Leather Shop padded leather leash:

http://hilltopleather.com/paddedleash.html
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