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Old 11-19-2013, 04:20 PM
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Default What's your leash length and style?

What leash lengths do you like, for which activities?

I love shorter, 4-5' biothane leads for every day walks, hikes, pet store trips, etc.

For agility I like colorful leads in different textures... fleece, paracord, or rope type and I like them a lot longer-6 feet or so, so that I have the extra space for the slip and some length for tugging as well. I like convertible styles for these, while the standards are just clips.
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:33 PM
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I have limited slip/martingale leads (big, thick, soft, furry) for each of my dogs for use on short walks or agility trials. They're probably about 5 feet long. My favourite leash is an old, soft, thin, cheap, broken brown leather one that is only held together with a knot which I'll use the odd time I walk Cohen on leash for longer treks on a collar. It's probably about 5'. Mega has a lightweight blue nylon one that I kind of hate, but it's small enough that it doesn't bother her too much. 6'.

Then I have a flexi that I'll use on a harness with Cohen from time to time.

I always ogle the 10' soft thin leather leashes I see some people using, but since my one dog is so rarely on leash and my other dog is so tiny, I've not found a good excuse to buy one.

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Old 11-19-2013, 05:04 PM
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mmmmmm 6 ft 5/8" black bullhide, no hardware. its so yummy *pets her leash*
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:08 PM
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I usually use a 8 ft lead so Nia has a bit of space to wander and smell stuff. I've only ever bought 2 leads for Nia and they're both nylon ones from the petstore and have worked just fine.

I do prefer a nice leather lead, but I haven't found one with good enough leather, especially one with a small clasp. Most of the online leather lead makers make them with a much larger, heavier clasp, even the smallest one they offer so I haven't bought one.
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:12 PM
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Fleece braided leashes with a strand of nylon for strength. I have clip ones I use at home for both dogs, and both have martingale ones for agility. They are very easy on my hands, nice for Gusto to tug on/carry around, and even Meg will tug lightly on them.

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Old 11-19-2013, 05:22 PM
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4' x 1/2" for sure. With a spare o-ring on the handle. Liking biothane a lot, but would like a nice leather one as well.

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Old 11-19-2013, 05:26 PM
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My leashes are crappy nylon webbing at the moment. I do like the soft braided rope type (horse leads basically, lol).

What I *really* want are 6' round braided kangaroo leather snap leads. But holy pricetag Batman! Eventually I should just get some lace and have a go at braiding one myself.
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:33 PM
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My Goldilocks leash is 5' long, 5/8" wide (not too long not to short//not too wide not too thin), made of leather or biothane with hardware that is as lightweight as possible while still being fit for purpose + safety margin.

For agility I weave or braid my own tugging fleece/paracord blend martingales.

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Old 11-19-2013, 05:46 PM
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5/8" width max. 6ft for hiking, and 4ft for everything else. (My obedience leads are even thinner and even shorter.)

For hiking... can't beat biothane. Everything else I prefer to be leather.

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Old 11-19-2013, 05:49 PM
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Hrm...I don't think I'm picky. I like light weight. My every day leash is an inch wide, but it's probably too big for my little dog. 1/2" or 5/8" would be better. I believe the current leash is 6 feet. I like that. It's nylon webbing with a lined handle. I <3 it. I found it on clearance at TJ Maxx one day and it's served many good years with me.

For agility, 5-6 feet is good. I like a martingale/leash combo (one thing to toss aside and slip over her head). She's not a tugger (it's illegal in nadac anyway!), so that part is not important. Something with a sturdy handle, as she yanks the heck out of my arm waiting for her turn.

I do not like leather or paracord or anything fancy.

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