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Post by patches_mum on Sun Apr 28 2013, 20:11

So i need an extendable lead for patch, we borrowed a friends and he loved it!! I do normally let him off as he is good, but as the weather warms we want to explore new territory. For this i would feel better if he has a lead on, we all know how strong staff pups can be.... so can anyone reccomend good strong extendable????

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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 28 2013, 20:17

I use this one from Pets at Home

http://www.petsathome.com/shop/blue-classic-compact-extending-dog-lead-by-flexi-26876

Its strong enough, ive had it a year and it's still pristine Smile

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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 28 2013, 20:26

I use the Flexi Giant XL as my fella is a bit of a brute at times. I also put a training lead on the end of it sometimes for even more freedom Smile

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Post by goldie87 on Sun Apr 28 2013, 20:28

I've got the Flexi Maxi XL which I don't think they do anymore, it's pretty much the same as the Flexi Giant XL that Mat uses. I used to use it on Zeus's everyday walks but soon realised that was a bad idea when he was a bit ahead of me and a car pulled out of its drive and nearly hit Zeus. I now only use it when I take him to a park.
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Post by patches_mum on Sun Apr 28 2013, 20:30

Ooo i actually looked at these today Smile I may have to go get one tomorrow Smile I wasnt to sure though as i read the reviews on the website! I wouldnt say patch is a brute, but when he is on the lead he can get a bit excitable!! Smile more of a lunger than a puller Smile
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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 28 2013, 20:32

I don't have a preference for brands, but I'd look for one with a wide extendable attachment rather than a cord one. Our first one for Dempsey when he was a puppy had a cord extension, but that snapped once he got older and started to pull. Smile

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Post by goldie87 on Sun Apr 28 2013, 20:32

I'd definitely go for the Maxi/Giant, it can take a lot more pressure/pull, you don't want to be in a position where Patch pulls on it quite hard and the mechanism locks or breaks. They are a tad heavy though, especially if you're holding one for a long period of time.
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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 28 2013, 21:44

hate them and would never recommend them, i would always recommend a long line instead as they still get the same freedom but without the flimsy flexi

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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 28 2013, 22:26

I would never use a corded one only the flat ones but if he is a real puller as Ella says I would long line as they can break quite easy. One I had at the kennels once stuck out and I couldn't get it back in and ended up walking a very strong dog with the cord, it was VERY painful.

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Post by rob hammond on Mon Apr 29 2013, 11:50

I use an extendable lead, it's the corded type, but my next one will be the "tape" type, although I havn't had any problems with it in 2 years, but if it gets caught up around you or the dog can cause burns. The 2 young staffs I walk are under 15kg and the lead is rated at 20kg.. I also use it for Poppy who is 20Kg, but she is much better behaved than the others. I know that pets at home sell them, but I found them to be much cheaper in Wilkinson.... about half price ! I reckon they all break eventually, but I always carry a spare lead in my pocket. This is handy for other things such as meeting a stray dog, or ... as happened the other day, Poppy's leather collar buckle broke, so i used one lead as a noose/collar, and the other lead I clipped to it.
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Post by Guest on Mon Apr 29 2013, 12:48

I use a training line & a retractable lead also a tape one like mat's Smile

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Post by Staffy lover on Mon Apr 29 2013, 16:15

I use one that Mat uses. I dont find it heavy as you get used to it. It was great for trainning, still is. But Pixee is off lead most of the time now. But I like it for I dont worry about it breaking, coming apart. Ella likes the long line, we did use one when we first had Pixee, but with the woods we walk in etc, it got caught on alot of things. I felt more in control of a flexi lead as you can run to your dog and it shortners for you, where as a long lead does not. Each to their own.
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Post by Guest on Mon Apr 29 2013, 16:28

Staffy lover wrote:I use one that Mat uses. I dont find it heavy as you get used to it. It was great for trainning, still is. But Pixee is off lead most of the time now. But I like it for I dont worry about it breaking, coming apart. Ella likes the long line, we did use one when we first had Pixee, but with the woods we walk in etc, it got caught on alot of things. I felt more in control of a flexi lead as you can run to your dog and it shortners for you, where as a long lead does not. Each to their own.

i had the xl flexi and the mechanism shattered... i have no control with one compared to a long line

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Post by Guest on Mon Apr 29 2013, 17:25

I use both training/flexi in different situations. I even use both at the same time when I can.

I couldn't do without either, both have been very important to Logan growing up. Neither are overly expensive either.

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Post by Sara n Ozzy on Wed May 01 2013, 21:55

I'm with Matt on this one, the XL tape type, i got one for my Ozzy who is as strong as an ox and a real puller and not keen on other dogs, it gives him loads of freedom I have control just in case he decides to leg it
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Post by Guest on Wed May 01 2013, 21:59

I don't actually like them much. Dempsey has one, but I don't use it - only my oh & Eleanor use it.

I don't trust them, and I find them difficult to hold on to properly. I prefer a 7' softex lead, and if necessary a 50' long training line.

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Post by Guest on Thu May 02 2013, 19:01

I am now a preferrer of the long line as opposed to the flexi , not as convenient but in my eyes a lot stronger and safer

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Post by Guest on Thu May 02 2013, 22:25

I have a flexi cord type one from PAH for Blue but don't use it that often. But never any problems of it holding him and he is 28Kgs

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Post by Mrs McFisher on Fri May 03 2013, 13:41

I have bought a long line from Ebay - it was only £4.75 inc p & p. a rght bargain. I'm still waiting for it to arrive though so can't say how good it is.
But it is 50 feet long!
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Post by Guest on Fri May 03 2013, 13:43

Mrs McFisher wrote:I have bought a long line from Ebay - it was only £4.75 inc p & p. a rght bargain. I'm still waiting for it to arrive though so can't say how good it is.
But it is 50 feet long!

It'll be the same one as mine probably and they are great Smile

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Post by Mrs McFisher on Fri May 03 2013, 13:44

Can't wait for it to come, thought it would have been today so we could have used it over the long weekend.
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