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 Post subject: Re: Leash issues?
 Post Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:47 pm 
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I always feel like I'm slowing my dogs down when they're tracking on lead. Most of the time I leave the lead at home and we track off lead but it's good for the young dogs to be on lead until they get comfortable and know why their there to begin with. It's hard to correct a dog that isn't on lead that's for sure.


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 Post subject: Re: Leash issues?
 Post Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:25 pm 
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I have been tracking on lead for now. I have a separate tracking collar and lead and when I pull that out or even grab the bag he knows what we are going to do. I don't think he can cover more ground off lead.


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 Post Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:31 pm 
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http://gabenavar.smugmug.com/Pets/Jacks ... &k=kS8NCb6

Here is a pic of my lead.


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 Post subject: Re: Leash issues?
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:54 pm 
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I feel like the complete opposite sometimes as I feel my dog can cover much more ground off lead. But that's because I'm always getting caught up in briers and everything else you can imagine. What sort of material is that lead made of and does it not get hung up?

I started using Permatack tracking lead and it has worked out very well for me. This thing rarely gets caught up regardless of the area you're tracking in.

"This is a very durable material that will not stretch, hold water or pick up briars as it slides along the ground. It cleans up very easily with just soap and water. This lead feels like leather but without all the draw backs of taking care of leather."

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 Post subject: Re: Leash issues?
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:00 pm 
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That is basic climbing rope. I misspoke. I agree dog can cover more ground off lead.


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 Post subject: Re: Leash issues?
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:07 pm 
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I wanted to ask you where the heck you're tracking at?! That thing looks like you could get all sorts of caught up on the ground. Speaking from experience, lol. I've used horse leads and regular ropes at first and it was such a hassle.


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 Post Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:39 pm 
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I track in some thick stuff. Mississippi cutover. I mean sometimes it is too thick but I choke up on it and go slow. The rope does not catch but it may get hung up or caught on stuff.


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 Post Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:05 pm 
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That is a good looking tracking rope and my wifes family is from Mississipi and it sure is thick . I have been in some of those pine thickets. Thanks for posting that up gabe.

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 Post subject: Re: Leash issues?
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Gabe wrote:
http://gabenavar.smugmug.com/Pets/Jackson-1-Year/24184888_LGdN4L#!i=1985538337&k=kS8NCb6

Here is a pic of my lead.

very nice, thanks


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 Post Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:17 am 
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Oh just a long over due update...
Daisy does not care if you have a leash, log or tank tied to her when she is on track. She has worked out of the leash issues. Nothing that I can think of other than time and repetition. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Leash issues?
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Flash so will she work on leash now?

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 Post Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:43 am 
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CAMO wrote:
Flash so will she work on leash now?

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yes sir. It makes no difference to her if she is on or off leash now.


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 Post subject: Re: Leash issues?
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:46 am 
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That's great good job.

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 Post subject: Re: Leash issues?
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:51 pm 
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A few things I have learned the hard way:

1. Have a lead that does not hang up. No knots and made of a material that will not hang up ( Neoprene or coated )
2. Don't hold your lead. You work as a team. Leave the leash on the ground and rarely pick it up. Electrical tape is a good marker for when you are getting close to the end and need to pick it up.

Just my opinion.

The advice said about having certain equipment just for tracking[b][/b] was good. We have a back pack with all of her tracking. She knows when that comes out she is going to work. She has a certain collar and long lead that is only used for tracking and she knows it.


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