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Offline jstocks

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Where can i buy a long leash?
« on: May 08, 2013, 04:58:50 PM »
Does anyone have any suggestion about where to find a long (20 ft or longer) leash?  I need one so that I can tie one around a tree with a shorter one around another object in the back yard and connect both to Gracie's collar to give her a bath. This keeps her from being able to move around too much while I am washing her.  This is very helpful, especially when I'm having to clean poop off her after she has had a diarrhea accident and gotten it all over her.

Unfortunately she has now broken two of the long leashes, which have been fairly thin with small clasps. The first one she actually broke the metal clasp in half when she twisted a certain way. The second one she snapped the leash itself.

On a side note, I felt like taking the remnants of the second leash into the obnoxious pet store worker who helped me find it in the first place and throw it at him. When I told him what I needed and he showed me the leash, I asked him if it would be strong enough because I have a very large dog.  Well, Mr. Obnoxious proceeded to boast that he trains "attack dog" German Shepherds and that he uses those leashes for them, so it would be strong enough for my AM.  Needless to say, I was not impressed by this dimwitted pet store lackey and his involvement with "attack dogs" like he thought I would be, but I went ahead and bought it because Gracie needed a bath immediately, after having had a diarrhea accident.   

Anyway, if anyone knows where to get a strong, AM worthy long leash, I would greatly appreciate your suggestion.  Thanks!


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Re: Where can i buy a long leash?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 05:30:14 PM »
Would  nylon rope and clips that you can get at a hardware store work?  They sell the same type of clippy thingies (technical term) that leashes clip to collars with at Lowe's and Home Depot.  What about those caribiner type clips?

I used these very same items (back in the day) to train Bueller for "recall."
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Re: Where can i buy a long leash?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2013, 07:05:03 PM »
Would a vinyl coated wire tie out work?
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Re: Where can i buy a long leash?
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 09:30:34 PM »
Those are great alternative suggestions.  Thank you both!
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Re: Where can i buy a long leash?
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2013, 09:47:06 PM »
horse leads...work great
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Re: Where can i buy a long leash?
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2013, 05:22:36 AM »
Good, sturdy clothesline might work too.
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Re: Where can i buy a long leash?
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2013, 07:17:25 AM »
I'm with Barb...we use a nylon rope and carabiner when we want to have the dogs out front with us but restrained. We also use it as a long "leash" if needed. You can pick up whatever stuff you need from the hardware store (even cut the nylon rope to size) - just make sure you know how to tie a good knot! My husband said he used an improved clinch knot (you can look up video or directions for it). The stronger the pull on the line, the harder the knot closes on itself. We haven't had any issues thus far in over a year of use.
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Re: Where can i buy a long leash?
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2013, 09:12:47 AM »
If you need something 20 feet and strong, try and find a tackshop near you.  A horse lunge line would be perfect.  They come in leather, nylon or cotton.  Depending on where and what you buy, it will be around $40.
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Re: Where can i buy a long leash?
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2013, 06:50:43 AM »
Well, unfortunately Gracie had another accident on Friday so I had to get something sooner than I hoped I would have to.   I sopped at loses and bought a 50 ft 250lb rope and one of those clasps you use in hiking/repelling (my brain is on empty and I can't think of the word for it).  I tied a knot leaving a loop on both ends, attached one to the clasp and put that end around the tree and through the other loop. It worked great. No snapping that clasp or rope.  Now if I can just get her stop having these accidents in while in her crate...   Thanks all for your suggestions.   

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Re: Where can i buy a long leash?
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2013, 09:10:05 AM »
Have you had Gracie to your vet to see if they can figure out why she's having such a problem?
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Re: Where can i buy a long leash?
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2013, 02:14:10 PM »
I was going to ask what was causing the loosey goosey also and if you had added any organic pumpkin to her food?
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Re: Where can i buy a long leash?
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2013, 12:00:43 PM »
I haven't had her in to the vet for this recently, but I have mentioned it before.  She noted that mastiff breeds seem to have sensitive stomachs and wanted to know what type of food we give Gracie.

I am feeding her the Precise brand holistic puppy for giant breeds, which is what our breeder feeds and is recommended by the Great Dane lady.  Her loose poop seems to come in waves, where she'll be ok for a while with normal poop and then it gets mushy again for a bit.
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Re: Where can i buy a long leash?
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2013, 04:46:54 PM »
When she is outside, is she able to get into any deer or bunny droppings?  They have been known to cause quiet a ruckous in the tummy area!
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Re: Where can i buy a long leash?
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2013, 05:13:50 PM »
FWIW, with our RR's whenever that happened with them, we added some organic canned pumpkin to their food and cut back on the portion that they got.  Does she get a mutli-probiotic as a supplement or in her food as a lot of times that can help with stomach issues. Just a thought!
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