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I've been using the same two leashes (a 4 footer and a 6 footer) since Rookie was a pup and I was never that crazy about either of them. Today I bought a leash that I absolutely love. I was at the pet store picking up treats and I bought the leash on impulse. I never buy ANYTHING on impulse, but it is the perfect length (5 feet), reflective thread for those late night walks, a soft handle, and it's made of climbing rope.

Here's a link to a picture of my new leash:
Knot a Leash

Soooo.... what does your favorite lead look like? Post a picture or a link.
 

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Daisy's had the same leash for years. I bought it at a little Amish shop. It's just plain brown leather. It's worn in beautifully and is so soft and pliable. It's only a 5-ft leash. I can't believe I've had it for so long but I wouldn't trade it for anything! I've tried other leashes but this is the only one that "fits." :)
 

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Daisy's had the same leash for years. I bought it at a little Amish shop. It's just plain brown leather. It's worn in beautifully and is so soft and pliable. It's only a 5-ft leash. I can't believe I've had it for so long but I wouldn't trade it for anything! I've tried other leashes but this is the only one that "fits." :)
I don't know if I'd have the patience to break in a leather leash. I like them once they are worn in, but I really dislike them when the leather is stiff and new.
 

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I have a ton of leashes but since I have two dogs my normal set up is two cheap WalMart nylon leashes tied together at the handle. In operation my hand doesn't go through either loop. I just let it slide through my hand when we are lah de dah walking. When we are on heel I keep both boys close by on my left with the remainder of the leash in my right hand. I've tried using a coupler but that didn't work at all. Flexi's with two dogs doesn't work either.
 

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We have several Lupines, which are okay, but my favorite ones are the 6-foot nylon ones that we got from Dr. Foster and Smith. They last forever. We have a huge supply of leashes that we have collected over the years.
 

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I've got a Walmart cheapy as well as a green one from petco that has a soft padded like handle and it is reflective. Got the matching collars too.
I like the looks of your new one! The picture of it in green looks like a snake.
 

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I don't know if I'd have the patience to break in a leather leash. I like them once they are worn in, but I really dislike them when the leather is stiff and new.
My favorite leash is over 15 years old. I broke it in by rubbing it with saddle soap and bending small sections back and forth. It's nicely worn and soft,
and even though I have several others, it's by far my favorite. It's 1/2" wide & 6 ft. long.
 

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Here's my fave. It's a multi function, leather with several O rings, so you can use it over the shoulder ( or around the waist) for hands free or like a regular lead. You can change it from 6' to 4' to 3' by which O ring you connect to. You can also arrange it so you can walk 2 dogs with the one leash. LOVE it. http://www.bellarosacanecorsos.com/LeashDesigns.html
 

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I haven't found a leash that I love yet :( I've bought 4 already and Molson is just 9 months old! They have all been from Petsmart.

2 of them are 4' nylon regular ol' leashes,
1 of them is a 6' nylon regular leash but the clip was way too heavy and hit Molson's face.
the other is a 6' nylon fairly similar to the OP's knot-a-leash but a regular clip instead of a caribiner and a hard piece of plastic tying holding together the loop where my hand goes. I hate it :( It's too long and uncomfortable in the hand, and not at all flexible.

I think I might try a leather one next, but I can't seem to find any stores that sell 5' leashes. 4' is too short and 6' is too long.
 

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I have a ton of leashes but since I have two dogs my normal set up is two cheap WalMart nylon leashes tied together at the handle. In operation my hand doesn't go through either loop. I just let it slide through my hand when we are lah de dah walking. When we are on heel I keep both boys close by on my left with the remainder of the leash in my right hand. I've tried using a coupler but that didn't work at all. Flexi's with two dogs doesn't work either.
That's me, having four two are tied together at the handle and it work' s great for me!
 

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In my quest to find a nice leash for obedience, I started braiding my own leashes. They are soft and thin and will fold up in your hand nicely. I sent a 2 ft and 3 ft to
our breeder who emailed to say, she loves them.
 

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I use a leash from Ella's lead, and it's great quality. She makes really nice collars too.

www.ellaslead.com
 

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Ive generally been happy with the leads from jjdog.com
They are priced right and break in fast...
I like to stamp them with a pattern and add Chicago screws to make them more personal.

Would love to learn to braid leather.

The leashes from hoganleather.com are gorgeous....I drool over them at shows. They are very pricey...but the quality of leather, workmanship and hardware are wonderful
Their website does not do their leatherwork justice.
 

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Here's a link to a picture of my new leash:
Knot a Leash

Soooo.... what does your favorite lead look like? Post a picture or a link.
I bought a 5' leash very similar to the pic in your link from Walmart. A blue one but the handle is not as nice as yours. That portion was not of the rope material but overall very nice for $10.
 

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We have 4 or 5 nylon and 2 leather leashes.
I also made 2-16' nylon(lightweight) leads for our "potty" trips into the back yard.

The 1/2" wide leather 6' from Pet Food Plus is my favorite for our morning walks.
Seams to fit my hand well and give me just enough grip for a loose loop in my hand.
Karen
 

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We have 2 leashes that we use with Timber - both leather. I love the leather ones!
My fave is the thin one. I bought it when Timber started his puppy kindergarten class it's really starting to soften up, I keep working it with my fingers.
My hubby's fave is the leather one that we had for Ryder. It's much thicker and braided at the clasp end and below the handle. I'm not so much into that one as the smaller one.

I did have one for Ryder that was perfect and my alltime favourite!!!
It was the same braided leather but since I had had it since Ryder was a pup it was softened and worn just perfect to fit my hand. It had faded to the exact color of Ryder. I loved it!
Unfortunately, Mike had him out to the soccer field to run off lead and left it laying on a bench. When he went back, it was gone. Hubby had a hard time admiting that to me!!!
 
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