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Post by ella on Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:45 pm

After much trial and error, or mainly with Chance breaking and snapping things  rolling eyes I'm very happy with the equipment we currently use.

Double ended police style lead with traffic handle each end
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360491585117?var=630056033886&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

high vis traffic handle
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Traffic-close-control-hand-loop-dog-lead-hi-viz-/280693511336?pt=UK_Home_Garden_Kitchen_Steamers_Cookers_PP&var=&hash=item415aa314a8

Long training lead
http://indi-dog.co.uk/Dog-Leads/25mm-dog-leads?product_id=63

I LOVE my walking belt and have both boys stuck on it, great for when your knackered and they pull you up the last hill home :Dand for hands free walking
http://indi-dog.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=64&product_id=117

I do NOT recommend walking a dog on a slip lead, i have them for emergencies (so one in the car) or for taking Chance out for a wee in the garden when people next door are in their garden - as he takes a running jump over their fence otherwise! so i love this little one nice and strong but small and compact to just hang on the door handle.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111256735075?var=410268010438&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

harness i recommend El Perro comfort harness

and collars Strong stuff 2" collars


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Re: My dog walking recommendations

Post by Eleanor on Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:06 pm

Would love to get a walking belt, but Dempsey's too lazy to do anything other than plant his feet and refuse to go any further.
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Re: My dog walking recommendations

Post by ella on Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:10 pm

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Re: My dog walking recommendations

Post by Caryll on Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:58 pm

ECdogs wrote:Would love to get a walking belt, but Dempsey's too lazy to do anything other than plant his feet and refuse to go any further.

Yes, and I look silly enough when he has a normal lead attached, but it'd look even sillier trying to pull him along with my middle! raised eyebrow


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Post by ella on Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:08 pm

haha i don't have the problem of trying to pull the boys along laughing

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Post by Caryll on Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:11 pm

Dempsey's always been a 'reluctant walker'! laughing 

There are times when he'd prefer to only have his morning walk & then stay in the rest of the day with his legs crossed! shocked 

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Post by Eleanor on Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:32 pm

Tough fudge. He gets his walks, whether he wants to or not - the lazy little swine! laughing
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Post by Caryll on Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:37 pm

I can always tempt him out with some of the treats from Natural Bullies though! wink 

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Post by Eleanor on Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:38 pm

laughing He loves them!
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Post by ella on Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:13 pm

laughing got good taste i see happy

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Post by Eleanor on Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:21 pm

Very! tongue Unfortunately, he's also partial to various types of poo and dirty tissues, so his tastes are mixed.
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Post by ella on Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:23 pm

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Post by Caryll on Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:38 pm

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Re: My dog walking recommendations

Post by Amber on Fri May 16, 2014 8:02 pm

Ooooo I like the look of that walking belt! I clip my halti lead round my waist sometimes, but it hurts after a while! Millie is just so unbelievably strong, and I have carpal tunnel syndrome, and a bad shoulder, so holding her is ouchy sometimes. She knows what "close" means, but if she sees someone or another dog, she pulls like mad and will not listen! xxx
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Post by Eleanor on Fri May 16, 2014 8:03 pm

Might be worth looking into then! happy
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Post by Caryll on Fri May 16, 2014 8:05 pm

Have you thought about trying one of those harnesses that have a front attachment for the lead? Apparently they use their own weight against themselves when they try to pull.

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Post by Shisa on Sat May 17, 2014 9:13 am

I don't like slip leads. Many times I see people walking their dogs on them and when they take them off they have nothing on the dog. People use them at training as well.
I think they're handy when you have to catch a stray dog or cat.

That is a very nice walking belt. Does it have bungy cords where it clips?
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Post by Eleanor on Sat May 17, 2014 3:31 pm

We have slip leads for Dempsey, left over from his showing days, but they're emergency or casual use only. If he needs to go into the garden and we want to restrain him for some reason, he gets a slip lead. It's also been useful for him in the past when he's had to have an Elizabethan collar on, as it slips right over and doesn't easily come loose.

Wouldn't walk a dog on a slip lead though. It's too dangerous and doesn't offer any control. Demps had one as a very young puppy, when he was only going about twenty metres outside our house; the area is private and gated, so there was no worry of escapes, and it allowed him to get used to the feeling of a lead.
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Post by Shisa on Sat May 17, 2014 3:36 pm

Let me amend my comment. If you use a slip lead with a collar I have no problem but most people use them on their own so that when they take it off on a walk the dog wears nothing.
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Post by Eleanor on Sat May 17, 2014 3:46 pm

Don't worry, I understood what you meant! happy
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Post by Shisa on Sat May 17, 2014 4:08 pm

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I thought so.
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Post by Eleanor on Sat May 17, 2014 4:31 pm

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Re: My dog walking recommendations

Post by ella on Sat May 17, 2014 4:52 pm

haha laughing

Yeah i don't walk Chance or harv for that matter on a slip lead, but he does need to be restrained in the garden when going for a wee, if next door are in the garden!

The belt does have elastic 'bungy' bits at the clip yes, to help when they pull happy have had it a couple of years now and it still looks brand new!

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Post by Eleanor on Sat May 17, 2014 5:03 pm

Yeah, I think they're useful for gardens. Especially as they're quite unobtrusive!

I like the bungee idea!
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Post by ella on Sat May 17, 2014 5:47 pm

I love my walking belt happy

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