Monday, October 20, 2014

PEDs: 4-Foot Leashes

It's no secret that the Eriesistibull household uses and loves 4-foot leashes.  So much in fact, we implemented it as a rule for our pack walks.


As our group is growing (and man have we seen a ton of new faces the past couple weeks -- welcome!), more dogs and their personalities are joining our group.  We're also reaching more people from our target group, reactive dog owners.


We thankfully have never had an issue, but we also want to make sure that it stays that way.  It's all about setting our dogs (and ourselves!) up for success, and so this summer we implemented a 4-foot leash rule to assist in this.  So far, none of our members have seemed to mind the switch and a few have even permanently switched to 4-footers!


Do you use a 4-foot leash?  What are your thoughts?

8 comments:

  1. We ONLY use 4 ft leashes! Those 2 extra feet for the 6 foot leashes may as well be a football field length.

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  2. My leash of choice for Ray is still the 6 foot leather leash, but I tie 3 strategically placed knots in it and I love it, but he has pretty solid manners. Julius uses his Freedom harness and Halti with his 4' double clip leash that came with the Freedom and that's what works best for him on pack walks. For a trip from the car to the door of doggie daycare, he just uses a regular leash.

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    1. We recently switched Edi to the Freedom harness with the 4' double clip and really, really like it. For quick trips, we have a 2' traffic lead for Ed.

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  3. I think ours are 5 or 6 feet, I don't remember, but I can see why it's good to use a 4 foot one on pack walks!

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    1. Yes - it's definitely something we recommend. A few people on our walks have even switched to 4' permanently.

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  4. I do use 4' leashes for Kaya & Norman because when they are leashed it's mostly for when we're in town & busy public places so they're close to me anyways. It's oddly challenging to find nice 4' leather leashes. They're mostly 6'!

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    1. It's so true! We luckily have a very good friend that is a leather craftsman, so we get custom stuff done! Let us know if you ever have a need!

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