Author Topic: Leash Pole  (Read 4921 times)

James Bell

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Re: Leash Pole
« Reply #45 on: February 21, 2019, 08:51:37 PM »
You just put the bandana on initially on with the leash 'unslipped'/straightened out, then loop back through to get your noose back, and you're good to go.  They're staying opened unless you PULL that sucker straight to remove the bandana.  As a bonus they are MUCH more visible on the ground, in grass or dirt, both to the leash runner and to me at the end of a run (I like mine on the ground for one of mine).
This rig sounds awesome. Can you post a close-up picture, so that I can confirm what I'm picturing is reality?

What I am picturing from your description is:
a) fold square bandana into triangle (or maybe 2 triangle depending on bandana size), and sew some of the 2 short edges of the triangle.
b) undo/unthread your slip lead, feed it through the created bandana tunnel, and redo/rethread slip lead.

Or alternatively for slip leads that can't come loose because of say a leather joint for the handle or slip stop, fold square bandana into a triangle wrapping it over a fully opened loop of a slip lead, and sew the 2 short edges of the triangle mostly shut, thereby trapping the leash in the bandana and preventing the slip leash from completely closing.
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BeckyAH

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Re: Leash Pole
« Reply #46 on: February 22, 2019, 06:41:16 AM »
What you're describing would work and work well - particularly for the slip leashes that don't come undone!  Your description of carefully feeding through is right, too.    I just use premade 'over the collar' bandanas ( like this: https://www.etsy.com/listing/640231950/nc-state-over-the-collar-dog-bandana )    like this - only less fancy so they cost about 3.00 -5.00 depending on size (Need medium/large to get the ring of most slip leads through, narrow ones do fine in any size).  They'd be super easy to make, though, for sure, especially with a machine.









Excuse the dog nose.  He really wanted to know what was going on with his leash.

James Bell

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Re: Leash Pole
« Reply #47 on: February 26, 2019, 08:42:30 PM »
Good stuff! Thanks!
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DeniseK

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Re: Leash Pole
« Reply #48 on: May 02, 2019, 12:16:38 PM »
I’m very much confused.  I distinctly remember multiple judges at multiple trials years ago telling us that the default was to be that the leash runner handed the leash to the handler.  This was done sometime after the “good luck” start in order to save time and get the finishing dog leashed up quickly so the starting dog could be unleashed.  Our club used to use the leash bucket method and we did not change that based on our own decision.  I personally like being handed my leash but either way I think it makes sense to have a NADAC  default.  That way when people travel to a new club they know if they need to tell the leash runner to do something differently.  Much like using the standardized premium I think this helps exhibitors.

Gina

Gina, I agree. I guess I thought it was more than a default or "suggestion" to hand the leash to the handler. (unless otherwise instructed)  I'm okay with a bucket or getting it handed to me, and I don't mind handing to someone if I'm leash running. I'd be curious to hear what others prefer. If a leash pole/rack were to be made, maybe it could be shorter and a wider base to prevent knocking it over? I do notice at times when I hand the leash with it open, some will take it/grab it and then re-open it themselves. (shrug)
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