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Are rope leashes normal for mastiff breeds?
Is it common for an owner of a bullmastiff/French female to walk or do anything with her dog, while she is on a rope leash? Is it harmful. Or is it common for owners of the mastiff breed to use them?
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Are you talking about rope leashes that are clipped to a standard collar, or rope leash-collar combination leashes that are basically a slip collar and rope lead in one?
I don't see why any leash, including a rope leash, would be "harmful" to a dog - it's simply a way of holding on to and controlling your dog. I personally find rope leads to be more comfortable on the hands, whereas nylon leashes can tear up your hands if your dog pulls.
I found a 10ft climbing rope one time and turned it into a dog leash. It's the most comfortable leash I've ever owned and the one I use most.
Abby answered on 8/4/08. Helpful? / 0
I often use a horse lead rope on my larger dogs.
1. They are soft and comfortable to hold for me
2. the clasp to attach to a collar or harness is VERY sturdy too.
Nothing wrong with using a horse lead rope for general dog walking on a larger dog. I do it..my dog doesn't mind it at all. I also feel a bit more safe that the leash will not break.
I went to this style of leash after so many made for dog leashes were under par. Plastic or, wimpy made metal clasps.
Just my opinion. :0)