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    What kind of dog leash do you use?

    I am very disappointed with my current leash since it failed two times. It just opened on its own while Smiley was pulling (I think the harness opened it though). Since the second time was kind of scary and stressful, I would like to get an alternative ASAP.

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    In all my many years of owning dogs, I have never had a leash fail. You may be using it wrong or not attaching it properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrownDog View Post
    In all my many years of owning dogs, I have never had a leash fail. You may be using it wrong or not attaching it properly.
    Did I miss something or why does everyone blame the person who asks the question recently?
    It is not that I am not able to use a leash correctly

    I am making sure that the leash is on properly TO AVOID THIS SITUATION. I even pull it in some directions and nothing happens. However, it happens because the leash end has a vertical thing that can open the leash. When Smiley pulls, the harness is opening the leash, because the harness is pressing against that vertical thing. Thus, the leash is crap.

    EDIT: Sorry, i had a frustrating day.
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    What type of lead do you use and where does it open? Some are glued and they don't last. I bought a harness and lead last year and it wasn't cheap. It didn't look strong to me so I sewed the stress points. I am not sure I would have felt safe with the harness if I hadn't.

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    It is the metal thing that you have to pull back to put the leash on the collar or harness. Like, you have to pull that metal thing to be able to put the leash on. You have to do that, too, if you want to remove the leash. This is what happens each time. It is not that the leash gets damaged , it detaches from the harness, since the harness is pulling that metal thing back.
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    The harness is pulling the snap hook back. Only thing I can think is the snap hook is loose as usually they are quite tight or the harness isn't tight enough and moving so it is grabbing it.

    It is scary when collars, lead or harnesses are not reliable.

    ETA. I just looked at the harness you have and doubt it would sit right if you didn't have it tight enough so cancel that theory.

    Colin I couldn't open your link but I would say all leads have the snap hook type hardware. Some you pull the hook down, some you push it in.


    http://www.usalanyards.com/medium-la...snaps.aspxThis is what most have.
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    90% of leads have this type of clip - possibly more.

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    Yes. I tightened the harness today, since it was not tightened engouh. I assumed that it was right since I have asked them then to put it on the dog. "kaisdad" posted the link in the other thread and I found the instructions of how to put it on correctly.

    Here is a picture of the leash end. To me, it just looks less safe than the "90% ones".

    (red = leash, green = harness)

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    It does look different to any I have seen. Hopefully someone will be able to help.
    For me this does look like it could be "flicked" undone easily. If I am not happy with a collar or lead I don't put it on my dogs. Their safety is my priority and you do need a good safe lead.

    I have tried to find a snap hook like that and can't. I would take it back to where you bought it and tell them it does this and maybe ask for a refund or exchange.
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    That is a different type of clasp than any I have ever had. I can see how it could be opened inadvertently. I usually use a nylon lead that has a spring type closure. Like this:
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