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Offline Beth

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"European Lead" dog leash?
« on: October 03, 2012, 10:53:26 AM »
I just stopped in the pet store across from my office to look around, and got talking with the sales guy about our two AMs.  He recommended something called the "European Lead" dog leash, as I was saying we need to work with Isabelle on not going after a squirrel while on the leash.  (She's so easy to walk, EXCEPT when she sees another animal;~)

This is the only picture I could find quickly online that kind of shows how the lead can be "worn":  http://ahimsadogtraining.com/store/proddetail.php?prod=MCH-0151 (though it's not the same exact one).  It goes across your body and over the shoulder such that you can use your whole body to brace against the dog's sudden pulling.  And you can keep the dog close to you easily as well. 

He demonstrated it, saying that it is especially helpful for women, as our greatest body strength is in the lower half of our bodies, not our arms and backs - and this allows women to utilize that lower body strength to resist a strong dog.  You can also pull back on this leash from a position of arm down at your side, which is an easier position from which to pull strongly as well, he said.

I didn't buy one yet - but wondered if anyone's had any experience with something like this? 

Thanks!!

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Re: "European Lead" dog leash?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2012, 11:08:01 AM »
I never heard of these, but I am anxious to hear from anyone that has also.  They look very interesting.  Titan pratically pulled my arm out of the socket on Sunday and he is only 4 months old.  This may be something to look into.
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Re: "European Lead" dog leash?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2012, 06:34:42 PM »
Interesting! I think the only way I could stop Cruiser would be to attach the leash to a car bumper. I could not stop him with anykind of attachment if he decided to go. The prong collar is a deterrent but he is not always wearing it.


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Re: "European Lead" dog leash?
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2012, 05:19:56 AM »
Kinda reminds me of 'police leash'.
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Re: "European Lead" dog leash?
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2012, 07:09:22 AM »
I was interested in a "police leash" (which seems very similar) for Kona, not for pulling but simply to allow me to have both hands free most of the time when we are out (and still allow me hands-on control if needed). Didn't get much further than looking though. I'm interested to hear some of the responses too!
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Re: "European Lead" dog leash?
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2012, 11:12:05 AM »
I would be afraid that Molly could easily pull me over, especially if there are wet leaves or snow on my driveway! She always stops when I say "wait" when she is on the leash and starts to pull ahead, but I would not want to be "tied" to her just in case. And I weigh 220!

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Re: "European Lead" dog leash?
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2012, 12:13:06 PM »
John and Ed, that is exactly what worries me - that I may not be enough, even with such a leash, to hold one of my girls back if she is really intent on getting somewhere fast!  I have learned to not even put the leash around my wrist - just in case. 

But I would love to hear if anyone has had one of these leashes and could speak from experience.

Thanks!

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Re: "European Lead" dog leash?
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2012, 04:37:46 PM »
Ditto Beth and John, a face plant is not a fun way to start any walk. I of course would say it would look pretty funny...if I was that kind of person which I'm not, well, not normally.

I would love to see feedback but not sure I would feel confident using it walking a 150# + dog anyway.
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Re: "European Lead" dog leash?
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2012, 09:12:57 AM »
I'm going to go with the general consesus that there would be a safety factor to think of with one of these leashes.  If you know your dog well and know that they would easily be controlled and not hit the end of the leash hard, I think these would be great leashes to use especially if you need two hands free. 

My gretest fear would be the dog spotting a squirrel/cat/something across the street and pulling you out into traffic.  Right now Sasha is good enough on leash that I would trust her with one of these but she is starting to take notice of squirrels so this something we are going to be working on this week; really ramping up our "leave it" command.
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