(Closed) NWR FYI Dogs Retractable leashes!

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ouch!  That’s rough!  That happened to my mother with our massive german shepherd.  Except somehow it burned her leg.  I think that might be easier.  The cuts on your hand are the worst because its not like you can just not move your finger.  Hope it heals soon, put some neosporin on it!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Our vet actually just game me a warning this morning about our retractable leash. Apparently someone had used the handle and tied it around the mirror of their car while washing it so the dog could hang out with them and not run away…. welll the dog attempted to go after a person to play and ran so fast that the leash stopped him and snapped him back. He was paralized for 3 weeks and has not fully recovered. I will never do that one (not that i intended to) always read precautions! ha i with you on that one.. neosporin should def help!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yup. One of those sliced open my leg down by my ankle almost 2 years ago. Still a scar that runs like 3 inches across my leg &  about 1 inch wide!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Oh…my doctor said to wash it with sterile saline once per day & put polysporn/neosporin on it and cover it all day & do that for a week or so…but mine was pretty bad. I’m sure you could try that!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

I had a retractable leash for my Rottie, but I always kept it one length, I didn’t really use the retractable feature.  Now with our GSD I refuse to buy one.  #1 because I’m more of a Cesar Milan believer now, and I don’t let him walk out in front of me anyway, he’s next to me.  #2 because you can’t anchor your dog down with it (like tie it to a pole or step on it).  I just find them inconvenient now!

Hope your finger gets better.  FWIW, you still type great!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

OUCHH I feel your pain.  This happened to my stepmom, but around her ankle.  The leash had somehow wrapped around her leg and the dog took off running, so it kept burning in a circle.  It was groooos.

Those safety warning things do manke me laugh though lol

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I volunetterfor a pug rescue and we don’t allow them (technically- although some people still bring them, ugh) they can really wrap around a person’s legs and hurt people! We never use ours anymore after seeing the dangers!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’ve gotten leash burn TWICE!  Have any of you bought the kind that comes with the safety collar-type thing?  You snap the clip on the leash and the safety so if your dog takes off and manages to slip out of the collar, instead of the metal clip hurling back towrads the handle and slapping you in the face, it stays attached.  After reading the warning about that, I have fear every time I use it!!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Hah, it’s actually not great for a dog to have the retractable leash!  They get “rewarded” for pulling on the leash, so they pull more often.  Of course, my dog ate his leather leash, so I’m not sure which is worse…

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

Sorry about your finger! I definitely HATE retractable leashes and avoid them. Hubby works at an animal shelter and they don’t use them at all there either. Hope your finger heels quickly!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have done this, and OMG it hurts SO BAD, so I’m so sorry that you’re going through this.  I did it to both hands, and pretty much for the same reason you did.

I put neosporin on mine regularly, and it didn’t scar, but it hurt for quite awhile.

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