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PAPERCLIPSUE's Photo PAPERCLIPSUE Posts: 292
3/16/12 4:09 P

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ktraut: I like the idea of the knots to shorten the lead. I do want to be able to keep him close on a shorter lead. This would be simple and I could give him more length if needed. Will try this. Thanks.

Thanks to all of you. (I may have to try a chain or a strong horse lead as suggested to cut down on the chewing. My Boston terrier doesn't chew through his leash at all.


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3/16/12 9:25 A

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Try a farm supply or Tack shop. The leads they use for horses can be used as leashes and tend to be strong and come in many different lengths. Sometimes they are even cheaper than at the pet store.

Also you can get great deals on grooming supplies. I have a horse brush that I use to groom by shepherd and it was half what I would have paid for a similar brush at the pet store.

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3/15/12 10:03 P

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I take two of the regular length leashes and loop the handles together. So then you have a latch on each end of the leash. Then I have knots tied at various spots in the leash to which I clip the latches, depending on what I'm doing.

I just read that and it is really difficult to describe. What are you trying to achieve? I came up with this so that I could run with dogs hands-free without buying some sort of expensive harness.

edited: Just realized there are a couple photos in my blog (title: Off-Leash Running) where you can see the leash I'm describing.

Edited by: SOUR_KRAUT at: 3/16/2012 (09:32)
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3/15/12 5:57 P

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I don't know aboutthe custom lengths, but I have seen leads made of chain, which would work for the chewing problem. Some of the bigger pet stores like Petsmart & Petland may have leads in a number of different lengths so you could find one that works.

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3/15/12 4:36 P

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Does anyone know a place where I could buy a dog leash/lead at custom lengths? Also, does anyone know a good, strong lead that can't be chewed?

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