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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-27-2014, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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years ago I was walking Molly and her snap came undone on her leash, long story short, she almost got hit by a car. Today I was outside at my sisters and down the street comes a German Short Hair running to beat the wind. I held my breath as it darted through a very busy intersection. A car missed it by less than a foot. The dog keeps running down into the next block. I grabbed a spare leash from my truck and commenced to limp down the street with my Parkinsons bumb left leg. As soon as I got through the intersection (ran the red light lol ) I started to whistle and could see the dog a hundred yards down further. A guy happened to see the dog and heard my whistling and shouting for him to grab the dog. Luckily the dog (Belle) was friendly and went to him , and he grabbed her collar. She would have ran onto an even busier street had he not got a hold of her. I arrived sweating and out of breath. and he said to me did your dog get loose, and I laughed and said it's not my dog. Thankfully she had her id tag with name and phone no. and lived only three or four blocks away. Got my sister to walk her while I drove my truck to the owners as no one answered our phone call to the owners house. Luckily they were home and didn't even know their dog was gone. We went to their back yard where she had been tied out. and looked at the snap on the tie rope. Nothing wrong with it . This didn't surprise me totally. Many snaps , especially the bolt type or spring lever type can open with a certain amount of pressure and release the collar D ring. Heard of many stories to this effect. So the best thing I can advise is using a trigger type snap as in the picture They can literally be a life saver. Stainless steel or brass. is best . and should be used on your dogs leash and if you tie them outside , on the tie rope. here's a picture

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Wow - glad you saw her and was able to save her. Good story.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-28-2014, 10:33 AM
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another reason people shouldn't tether their dog outside!

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