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    i was coming to a 4 way and a mini scn was trying to get to a large x across the street, just as i began turning the flexi gave way! mini runs out in front of me, the guy just takes off running toward home dog follows. scared the $%#@out of me! would'nt have hurt it no faster than i was going, long story short, those things should be banned,all they are good for is making someone money aand getting dogs hurt. jmo.
    ~~Everyone is entitled to my opinion!~~

  • #2
    I have to say that I am not a big fan of them myself. I see very few people that are able to use them in safe manner. Most people have absolutely no control over their dog when they're on this type of leash. I request that my customers don't use them, because I don't feel like I have the control I need. I've been leashed burned before, and I don't like it.
    don't find yourself up a creek without a poodle.

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    • #3
      Not only are they no good for the dog, but can be dangerous to humans as well. Ever gotten a burn on your skin from the rope? It also clearly states in the packaging to be careful of broken fingers, etc. Why do people think that if they get a longer leash that the dog will walk better, they don't, they just have a longer rope to walk YOU w/.
      I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
      -Michelangelo

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      • #4
        oh i hate flexi leads too,whats worse is when they dont use the right size like a chi size one for a hyper jumpy fat sherman tank lab

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        • #5
          I hate them and there is not enough room on this forum to list all the reasons why.
          Often it's not what you say, but how you say it.

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          • #6
            I let it be known to some owners what I think of Flexi Leashes. They are the worst idea, I swear.

            Tammy in Utah
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            • #7
              add me to the list of haters!

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              • #8
                I hate them too

                Of course my dog has one but only for potty walks outside we live in an apartment otherwise I perfer a normal leash. But I have used the flexi for regular walking but my dog is leased trained. I really think most people do not need one.

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                • #9
                  I always thought it was just me being uncoordinated until I made a comment to a vet who said, "yeah, well you're not the only one who can't hold on to one. We hate it when people bring their dogs in on one of those things."

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                  • #10
                    One client has THREE dogs on these coming in the shop. She is always tangled in them herself.

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                    • #11
                      I use mine for potty walks, because I don't roam as freely as my pup would like me to, but otherwise it's a regular leash for me. The flexi is even harder to manage if you're juggling it with a cane —*I'm doing good if I can manage a regular 6 footer for training!

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                      • #12
                        They are useful in certain situations but I agree they can be dangerous. I have a couple larger dogs that drag me when their parents pick them up so it is handy to unlock the leash so they don't yank my arm out. I have a customer with a leash with a thick rubber section. It has just enough give to take the shock out when the dog yanks but doesn't allow the dog any roaming room. I love that leash.

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                        • #13
                          I hate those things. Hate. Hate. Hate. Once, my poodle almost threw me down on the ground running after some critter he saw. I use my own leash for my customers dogs. I cannot get the hang of those things for beans so I don't feel comfortable using one.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by lorie View Post
                            One client has THREE dogs on these coming in the shop. She is always tangled in them herself.
                            I have clients that do this too. Multiple dogs + flexi leashes = big knot of people and pups! I also hate them. For my own dog I use cheap nylon leashes that I paint.

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                            • #15
                              UGH! I am so glad I am not alone with those d^&n flexi leads. They are just plain stupid! The only thing I can see them being used for is giving the dog a lot of space to go potty. CLients hand me there dogs that are attached to these dang things and I instantly lock it! I just hate them...loath and despise! lol
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