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Do you think this looks good?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by tabelmabel, Sep 23, 2020.


  1. tabelmabel

    tabelmabel Banned

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  2. Dog-dogs

    Dog-dogs PetForums Member

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    Three things come to mind:

    (i) can't see how you can lock the lead from extending/retracting
    (ii) if you let your dog have a run, whilst wearing it, I would worry that the handle may catch on something which in turn would give the dog an abrupt stop
    (iii) not sure how noisy the mechanism is as it could worry sound sensitive dogs - not sure.

    Yes I do think for some dogs + owners it could be a good option, but maybe not for everyone.
     
  3. tabelmabel

    tabelmabel Banned

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    Another major problem - it doesnt seem to be on the market yet. Not the UK market anyway.

    Your point about the handle catching is very valid @Dog-dogs.

    I wouldnt be too fussed for locking it at a short length as tilly only wears a flext in the country and she is either at full stretch or i can call her to walk by me without ever using the lock.

    I never use flexi on the street.

    I do like the look of this
     
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  4. Sarah H

    Sarah H Grand Empress of the Universe

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    As above really, it's not something I'd use myself, but I think it would suit a few specific dogs and situations. I'm not keen on it not having a manual locking mechanism either, but the emergency lock if the dog suddenly goes is a good idea.
     
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    Not sure what I got but I just seemed to see its manufacture then a fraction of a second of something I did not have time to see on a dog.
     
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    I saw a collar with a small retracting lead a while back , it seems a good idea but my dogs like to go through bushes etc and I worried the lead would get caught .
     
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    I too would worry about the handle getting caught if you let the dog off. I can imagine some dogs wouldn’t like the noise right behind their ears when it’s reeling in and out.
    I also don’t like the fact you can’t lock it but if you’re sensible with where you use it then that shouldn’t be a problem I guess!
     
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    My immediate thought was from another angle; with the back plate design, that's a very big and very bulky solid bit that sits right over the shoulder blades. It being silicone/ slightly flexible doesn't cancel the intrinsic part of that out. It looks particularly awful on the small dog in the video in terms of muscular-skeletal structure!
     
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    In addition to the concerns already raised, this was my exact concern too. That looks like a hard block of plastic sitting right on top of the shoulders/spine. Depending on the dog’s individual anatomy, I would worry about what that would do as far as pressure rubs/sores.
    I would want to see what the underside of it looks and feels like.

    I'm not as anti retractable lead as I used to be, I'm actually the owner of two of them now :Bag
    But I still don't see myself using a retractable lead anywhere but in the woods and/or on the property. Any other type of walk I think I would want a traditional leash.
     
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    The video showed nothing like enough of how it worked in use. How is it any better than a bungee/elastic lead with a normal harness (one that doesn't potentially rub the shoulder blade area)? What is the lead part made of, how resistant is it to abrasion, cutting, chewing?
     
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    I'd already seen advert for it and decided it's not for me, I don't even like flexi leads.

    Maybe I'm old fashioned but I do love to feel connected my dog through a conventional lead. (if that makes sense)?
     
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    I like Flexis, under the right circumstances; I might find this one inconvenient because you can’t reel your dog in closer, other than by looping the lead in your hand.
     
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