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Post by Guest on Sat Aug 10 2013, 18:16

Meant to put this up a while ago and forgot Rolling Eyes 

Something most people take for granted is that their leads and collars won't break in any situation, and neglect to check them regularly.

It's something i've always done out of habit, but even that hasn't stopped Chance breaking multiple collars and leads, although he hasn't done in a long time now, as i've found a collar/lead i'm very happy with, but in the past when he was a hell of lot more reactive it has happened.

So I do recommend that once in a while you check the connections on your collars and leads for signs of wear but also if theres any wear elsewhere on them, Chance has broke both the fastening i.e trigger clip and snapped a lead clean in half like the below photo.

Pinched photo from a friend to demonstrate what can happen, this was by a spooked lurcher who tried to run away snapping this here.
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Post by Maria90 on Sat Aug 10 2013, 18:18

Great advice Ella, it's things like that we don't realise can happen! Thanks for posting that Smile
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Post by Guest on Sat Aug 10 2013, 18:39

Fab advice Ella, thanks Smile

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Post by janey on Sat Aug 10 2013, 18:56

Good reminder there Ella Smile
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Post by Guest on Sat Aug 10 2013, 19:48

the only time this happened to me i was walking about town with lexi and my mum had got me a fake louis vuitton lead and collar from china and i was parading about like a queen and boom...snapped. lexi just stopped and looked at me like err? and i had to hobble home with her lol

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Post by Guest on Sat Aug 10 2013, 19:53

oops Laughing

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Post by Kell on Sun Aug 11 2013, 09:08

thumbs up Ella

and

Laughing Hayley
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Post by Guest on Sun Aug 11 2013, 09:48

Fab advice Ella Smile 

Oh dear Hayley x Laughing 

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Post by Kathy on Sun Aug 11 2013, 12:08

I've not had a collar snap yet but have had the clip on the lead break before. I always carry a spare lead with me in my bag along with everything else Laughing 
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Post by Guest on Sun Aug 11 2013, 13:09

We always walk the dogs with harness and lead on and whilst walking around town etc then double ended lead one on collar and one on harness , little bit more control and double safety

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Post by Guest on Sun Aug 11 2013, 16:53

Smile

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Post by stella on Sun Aug 11 2013, 18:02

thanks for the advise Ella Smile 
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Post by saffi28 on Tue Aug 13 2013, 14:33

Thanks Ella. A very good piece of advice, especially if walking near a busy road.
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Post by Nosipho on Tue Aug 13 2013, 17:02

I love my strong stuff collars, although I do check them frequently I worry a lot less about these failing than I do shop-bought ones!
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Post by Guest on Wed Aug 14 2013, 00:25

I love mine to nosipho those are the only collars i'm happy to walk them on!

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Post by Nosipho on Thu Aug 15 2013, 11:35

ella wrote:I love mine to nosipho those are the only collars i'm happy to walk them on!
I know can't sing their praises enough! I want to get some more but are going to wait til the pups are born just 'in case' we end up keeping one...
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Post by Guest on Thu Aug 15 2013, 19:40

Wink haha awww

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Post by Sazzle on Mon Aug 19 2013, 16:01

Great advise, thanks for the reminder! thumbs up 
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Post by Mrs McFisher on Wed Aug 21 2013, 14:09

Also, the metal catch that attached the lead to the collar, if you have had them awhile, they can stick when you pull it down to attach it. We have had a hairy moment where we hadnt realised that the clip hadnt sprung back up, and she just all of a sudden wasnt attached to the lead and ran off. Heart attack material right there!
And, even if it springs back, it could also be a bit loose, especially on the long lines we have bought from ebay. Lou face plants into the grass quite a lot, rubbing her nose into the ground (its like walking a snake), and from doing this she has managed to make the clip come open. x
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Post by Mistygirl on Thu Aug 22 2013, 10:25

My biggest fear since i've started walking Misty every day now, and she still pulls sometimes. I went and brought the heaviest duty lead I could find, and she also has a new studded leather collar lol.
Shes already snapped the clip attaching her to a chain when she saw hubby.
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