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Hi all , I'm wondering in there are any extremely long lines avaialble on the market. Highest I've seen is 50m . I have 2 huskies and although well behaved , we enjoy walks up through Glencoe with them and there's too many deer around so let them off leash , having them on a very long line would give them the freedom to roam but also give us the security knowing they are leashed if anything were to happen .

any info would be greatly appreciated thanks 

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Indeed I recommend Indi Dog highly..she will make any length.. 

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Proper e collar training and they can be off lead. I know this will to against the grain of what most believe but I am working with a very good trainer and it is definitely possible.

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In the city we take them to the park are they are always off leash .. Their recall is fine in these situations but up Glencoe if they see a deer curiosity will get the better of them. Having a really long line so they can still roam about but we ultimately have control. Last thing I want is them getting lost up there . 

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Proper e collar training and they can be off lead. I know this will to against the grain of what most believe but I am working with a very good trainer and it is definitely possible.

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Huskies should not be let off lead and I do not believe in ecollars/shock collars. How anyone thinks that shocking their dogs into doing something/not doing something is beyond me and they are illegal in many places


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Huskies should not be let off lead and I do not believe in ecollars/shock collars. How anyone thinks that shocking their dogs into doing something/not doing something is beyond me and they are illegal in many places


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Any dog can be an off lead dog, huskies are no exception. The issue of E collar is your opinion, my dog gets really excited when the e collar comes out, not so much with the leash.

He has really good recall and hasn't had to have a "correction" with the collar in months. He sees squirrel, Deer, rabbits and other dogs regularly. He knows his limits and if he pushes them a little I just use the beep function and he stops.



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Any dog can be an off lead dog, huskies are no exception. The issue of E collar is your opinion, my dog gets really excited when the e collar comes out, not so much with the leash.

He has really good recall and hasn't had to have a "correction" with the collar in months. He sees squirrel, Deer, rabbits and other dogs regularly. He knows his limits and if he pushes them a little I just use the beep function and he stops.

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Actually it's not just Rachel's opinion it's a generally known concept that huskies are not recommended to be off lead dogs. All good husky specific rescues will say the same and even on the kennel club website at some point it warned against it. Said something about "watch then running off into the sunset". However I acknowledge that it's people's right to choose so long as they're aware of the risks and making an informed decision for themselves.

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I tried to find the bit on the UK kennel club website I was talking about but I failed miserably, lol. here's a screenshot of the American kennel club advise. Can't link as against forum rules to post links to breeding websites.

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So to get back on topic. . . :)

Does anyone have any advice for Alan on the use of Very long lines ??

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I do I would use them with a walking belt...I know how much power mine have just using my 20 meter belt when they run at full pelt...they will pull my arm out :D

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Sorry Andy I waffle too much. What can I say, I'm female it's in my DNA

We've got some 100ft lines and the most useful thing I wish someone had told me was be prepared to jump! Multiple times


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Yeah we already have all that , we have a 15m line we currently use with their harnesses , just looking for something bigger to give them the freedom to explore but still having control over them .

 

also while it wasnt from this reply the people saying you should never let a husky off leash maybe don't give their dogs enough credit imo. With constant training we've had no issues with ours disappearing or hunting smaller animals and also lets be honest, if any dog wants to make a run for it they will, not just huskies . 

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Actually it's not just Rachel's opinion it's a generally known concept that huskies are not recommended to be off lead dogs. All good husky specific rescues will say the same and even on the kennel club website at some point it warned against it. Said something about "watch then running off into the sunset". However I acknowledge that it's people's right to choose so long as they're aware of the risks and making an informed decision for themselves.
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I tried to find the bit on the UK kennel club website I was talking about but I failed miserably, lol. here's a screenshot of the American kennel club advise. Can't link as against forum rules to post links to breeding websites.
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Agree about the collars...seems a bit counter productive. However, all owners i meet apart from 1 has said its okay for them to be off leash as long as you yourself are sensible as to where he/she is off leash. Training recall young coupled with high value treats only for recall seem to help.

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Agree or disagree with the above but the OP asked about long lines as he does not want to let his dog offlead in a nature park...if you want to talk about offlead yes or no start another topic please...

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have a look online you can get a heavy metal thing that looks kind of like a spring but it is a shock asorber that helps take a lot of the impact out. it hooks to the harness and you attach lead/longline to it i think pets at home sell them some times.

you can also get short bungy style lengths that clip in between your long line, I would use either but with the spring i would add a short safety link that clips from the lead to harness just incase the spring fails. Personaly i would use one of the double bungy ones. as you have 2 cords to spread teh weight and impact. That gives you a biult in 2nd link for safety. Indi dog might  make you something like that

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Thanks for your reply , it's not that they pull its more a long line for them to be able to go a decent distance but for me to have a hold of a line incase they go too far , there are a lot of deer where we go so want them to have as much space to run about as possible but mento have control incase they chase down the deer 

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Amazon have a 65ft horse/dog line we've just ordered £15 inc p&p..... arriving tomorrow so will let you know.......


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