Favourite leashes?

What is everyone's preferred choice for a leash for their basenjis? My sis uses a big thread rope style leash for her chow, and has had it for years, though her chow is not a leash muncher. Awhile back on this forum, someone had kangaroo leather leashes for sale. They sounded very comfortable for the owner, but I don't know how durable they were as far as basenji munching. I have walked dogs with nylon leashes, but I find those a bit uncomfortable for me, but I have to admit that the dogs were not well trained and were real pullers. Of course, discipline in not chewing and pulling is the ultimate goal.

Leash performance started to be talked about in a different thread, but I thought it might be beneficial to get everyone's opinion.

I use rope leashes. Both my husband and I really prefer them. The ones we have right now have multiple rings and clips on both sides so you can adjust their length and loop size. We got them for Total Basenji but they are not on their website, http://store.totalbasenji-osh.com/index.html. You could probably email her and ask about them though.

I am seriously considering ordering Logo'd Leashes for my puppies this year. http://www.regalconnection.com/standard_leash.htm

I would recommend getting several of whatever one you find that you like. I have several extra and have found you never know when you might need one, like at the vet when they forget you can never leave a basenji tethered unattended.

I absolutely love and live by Ella's Leads http://ellaslead.com/ (rope leads)
We have had several for a few years now and they hold up great and are soft on the hands too! We have a normal 6 foot walking leash and a 15 foot leash that has an extra clasp and ring so i can hook it around myself for hands free walking.
We have a bulldog and the owner of Ella's lead has a pit bull so these leads definately durable.

The kangaroo leather leashes were show leads, I believe. I used a short (1.5 m) leather leash when Tillo was still a puppy. When he knew pulling wasn't allowed, I got him a 8 m flexi for our normal walks through the neighbourhood. For obedience I use a leather police line.. I can use it as a 1 m, 1.5 m or 2 m leash, and I can hang it over my shoulder, so I have both hands free. For agility I use a hunting line. It's a one piece collar + leash, which you can easily take on and off. I also have 15 m leashes which I use when we walk on places where they are allowed to run around, but are not allowed to hunt down the foxes and deers πŸ˜‰

Soooooo lots of different leashes here πŸ˜ƒ

Mine all have Rogz collars and leads. They're fairly cheap so if the Bs get the munchies they can be replaced easily. I can also colour coordinate my Bs well. Chance = Blue; Trouper = red; Benji = Black; Nakura = Pink. πŸ™‚

http://www.rogz.com/home.htm

@Benkura:

Mine all have Rogz collars and leads. They're fairly cheap so if the Bs get the munchies they can be replaced easily. I can also colour coordinate my Bs well. Chance = Blue; Trouper = red; Benji = Black; Nakura = Pink. πŸ™‚

http://www.rogz.com/home.htm

I've a Rogz harness for Tillo (Lycia is wearing it now..). Love it! πŸ™‚

I love my kangaroo leather lead for showing, i lost it a couple of months ago though so Maya is just borrowing one of the pug show leads…!

For general walking, its whatever i grab off the hooks lol

I use the soft slip collars and matching leads from White Pine Outfitters. I've used them for years. Very soft on the hands and great for long haired dogs (if you happen to have one of those). Don't break coat like some nylon collars and color fast.

http://www.whitepineoutfitters.com/

@Benkura:

Mine all have Rogz collars and leads. They're fairly cheap so if the Bs get the munchies they can be replaced easily. I can also colour coordinate my Bs well. Chance = Blue; Trouper = red; Benji = Black; Nakura = Pink. πŸ™‚

http://www.rogz.com/home.htm

I just love Rogz! We use them for all of our cats. They're the only collars they don't try to lose, probably because they their Mom has paid good coin for them and had to order them from thousands of miles away - got the last batch from Australia. Rogz is just not an easily found brand here.

I love the braided $8 leashes from Walmart. They come in red/black, royal/black and red/grey-reflector. They are VERY durable, most comfortable for the human( even if the dog is a puller, which BOTH our b's are) and are not easy to chew, but can be IF your son forgets to take them off when he kennels the dogs. :0

Houston

We have a collection of leashes..my favorite is this one http://www.fourpaws.com/products/nite-brite-reflective-leashes.htm, as it is very soft to hold, and it flexes just a touch when it gets tugged on too hard.
I also have several of the flexi leads, for when we are in the park or woods..love those..for exploring.

DmCarty just sent something similar to this awesome collar/lead combo to Moses and it works splendidly for Otis too. http://houndsonthego.com/.

Of course if you have a leash chewer you can't go wrong with Lupine products, they will replace it regardless of the pieces missing or how badly it looks.

Just an FYI Ella's Lead is having a 15% of sale:

At checkout, punch in code: springfever15 to receive 15% off.
This is good until April 18, 2010.
This includes our Collars for Causes, and the best part about that is the rescues still get 10% of the ORIGINAL price of their collar.

@Benkura:

Mine all have Rogz collars and leads. They're fairly cheap so if the Bs get the munchies they can be replaced easily. I can also colour coordinate my Bs well. Chance = Blue; Trouper = red; Benji = Black; Nakura = Pink. πŸ™‚

http://www.rogz.com/home.htm

Oh I love Rogz too!!! I got quite a few when I was in Europe. They are hard to find places that sell them here in the states. I love the multi-function leashes, they don't make leashes quite like that here in the states.

We have used 6 ft leather leads with braided ends, which were nice. Also have used nylon leads from regular stores, but they are too slippery for me and the handle/loops weren't that big for hubby's hands.
So now we use Lupine leads that I have bought from vet offices or online. The handle/loops are large and padded and we like the clip end. And the feature we have had to use already that we like best: they're guaranteed even if they're chewed! Just send the leash back (don't even need the receipt) and they send you a new one. They try to even send back one in the same pattern if possible.
The website also has collars, etc.

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