herekittykat2 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 19 21:27:32 UTC 2010
Oh, that leash. I see. sorry, I misunderstood. Your suggestions were good ones.
On 9/19/10, Julie J <julielj at windstream.net> wrote:
> Most/all? guide dog programs issue an adjustable leash that has clips on
> both ends. it can be made shorter or longer by clipping the snap to D rings
> at different places on the leash. typically for guiding the leash is folded
> in half, one snap on the dogs collar and the other attached to the D ring
> next to the collar snap. Usually for relieving purposes the leash is made
> longer by unclipping the snap on the D ring and attaching it to another D
> ring toward the end of the leash to make a loop handle at the end, similar
> to a standard dog leash. Of course widths and lengths vary, along with
> material and sometimes the configuration of the leash varies a bit.
> I only use a retractable leash for exercise in an area that isn't fenced and
> where I don't feel comfortable letting Monty run off leash. the
> retractable leash handles are pretty bulky and it would be difficult to hold
> it and the guide handle comfortably for very long.
> I have never seen a guide dog type of leash in a regular pet store, although
> I have heard of others who have found them in their local stores. J&J dog
> supply has a nice leather guide dog leash. I have heard rumors that it is
> what GDB puppy raisers are given. Bridgeport has a longer leather guide dog
> leash, I believe that one has several lengths it can be adjusted to, like
> over the shoulder etc. Pawpower Creations has them too in nylon, and you
> could get whatever length you wanted.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jewel S." <herekittykat2 at gmail.com>
> To: "NAGDU Mailing List,the National Association of Guide Dog Users"
> <nagdu at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Sunday, September 19, 2010 4:58 AM
> Subject: Re: [nagdu] Leashes
>> Is it a basic retractable leash? Retractable leashes can be gotten
>> from most pet stores, such as PetsMart or Pet Co. We have one for my
>> boyfriend's poodle, and it also has a baggie holder attachment, which
>> he also got from the petstore and is very useful.
>> Hope that helps,
>> On 9/18/10, Sharonda Greenlaw <sbgreenlaw at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>> the posts on the list and find them quite interesting.
>>> I have a question. I have an old leash from the school where I got
>>> my last dog guide. It's the kind that can let out long when you take
>>> the dog to park outside.
>>> I now have a new dog who I am training. I am wondering how can I get a
>>> leash like this? I would actually like to get a few of them. Can
>>> anyone provide some answers? Thanks so much!
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