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Retractable Leash Dangers

I use a retractable leash only when I take Timmy out to our back yard. When I walk him off our property I always use a regular leash. I know I walk with a few people who use retractable leashes I might print out this article to give to them. Just something else to ponder on this rainy day.

http://dogingtonpost.com/the-dangers.../#.UbIwtuuRQdl

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I had a retractable leash that I wanted to use at work to just give Brody a little more distance to go out and do his business. Anyhow, the very first day I had it, he ran into the shop, the leash part rubbed against the part on the door that the tongue of the door lock mechanism goes into and it snapped. End of leash. I couldn't believe it snapped so easily.

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I. Hate. Retractable. Leashes.

I think that sums up my thoughts on them.
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I do occasionally use a retractable leash, but ONLY one that is entirely web, with no cord part. I also never use it in a situation where we might encounter other dogs. They have their use for potty time in our yard, but for "real" walks" he's on a regular, rope or leather, 6 ft lead.


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Retractable leash dangers

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I. Hate. Retractable. Leashes.

I think that sums up my thoughts on them.
My sentiments exactly. Would never use them


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I do not use a retractable leash.
I stay clear of people who are walking their dogs on retractable leashes as well.
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yep , they have their place, but very dangerous potentially.

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I use the retractable leash in my yard when they were little or not allowed to run free in the yard due to medical reasons. Otherwise, our walking leashes are 6' ones.

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puppies can chew on it easily.


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I use them quite often and like them for training recall. Our walking is done on our farm so there's no encounters with other dogs. I put two on a belt around my waist, two in one hand and one in the other. Only two are the same length so when we are all going in the same direction there's very little tangling. I think they're great.


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