deals25’ retractable dog leash for $0.00 + shipping

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Thanks man! I've needed a new leash for my dog. Went ahead and got her a new toy too with the flat rate shipping :D

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Sweet, been needing a new one for my dog for a while. He's a little over the 45lb limit they mention, but should be okay.

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My dog chews through these like string cheese. They were nice when he was smaller

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How do you checkout using paypal?

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Great deal. The 25' will give my dog a little more range for running in the back yard.

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@elvato: I did not see any option to use PayPal.

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@notthaticare: Ah, I see. I saw the paypal verified sign on the bottom, so I figured they were offering the option, just that I couldn't find it. Oh well.

Anyone order from this site before? Legit?

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@elvato, i have ordered many times from 13deals.com and there subsidiaries. they r not the greatest in terms of shipping but they're legit. i mean u will get them eventually but its like woot's snail mail. slow to the crawl. lol.

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You could not PAY me to use one of these. I'm a Registered Vet Tech and all of my coworkers and I have a healthy hatred of these leashes. We usually see huge dogs attached to them, who have pulled so hard that the locking mechanism is broken, so they are completely uncontrollable. The lines are almost always tied into knots and no longer retract, or the person operating it just does not know (or doesn't care to know) how to properly use them. Honestly, do you really want to trust your pet's life to a skinny piece of nylon string? One healthy pull after a squirrel or cat can snap it, letting your dog loose and potentially injured or killed. I've seen it. Please please PLEASE invest a few dollars in a quality leather leash that will only get better with time, and not a crappy piece of string!

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I've used a 16 ft. version for a decade or more with my rat terrier. It still works great and I never worried for her safety. Worst thing is when this cord wraps around someones leg and gives them rope burn! So, perhaps these are best used with a smaller dog.

Thanks, Woot.

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I had a leash like this. I hated it. For walking a stronger dog that tends to pull, these types of leashes are nearly impossibly to grip well enough to keep the dog from running off. But, that's OK, since, while walking my dog with a leash like this, I was kindly informed that these leashes are illegal for public use, at least around here - our leash laws limit the leash length to no more than six feet.

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From what I understood from it all, these leashes WERE specifically designed to be used with smaller dogs. They never made these for larger dogs, specifically for the reasons our vet friend here mentioned.

As long as you're just getting one for a small dog, it should be perfectly fine.

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I use a Flexi Classic 16' for my danes (150 lbs. & 90 lbs.). Both of my dogs are well trained to the leash, and do not pull under MOST circumstances. This leash is not knotted or broken and I have had it for a year. I also use halters, instead of collars while my puppies are leashed, to prevent damage and for more control. However, while hiking or in a place where there are young children, my dogs are always on a 4'x1" nylon leash. You do not have as much control with with the retractable leash, and it is too long to do you any good if your dog takes off after someone or thing.

A retractable leash is nice to give your dogs room to roam when no one is around, or they want to play in the river.

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@atravis6: Relax, huh?

If someone uses retractable leashes an improper way, I tend to think that's an "operator error" and not the fault or malfunction of the leash.

It's pretty simple. Push the button to keep the dog in the range you desire, and, if it does not work properly, get a new one. Real difficult.

The leashes are designed to withstand a "squirrel" chase or some other variable that would cause the dog to rapidly gain speed and run in one direction. Worst case, if it does break, how is the dog going to be "killed" by breaking his leash and chasing a squirrel? Perhaps if he is a poorly trained runner and does not respond to his owner and gets into traffic? Somehow all those events does not = fault of retractable leash.

A bad owner= a bad dog.

Best.

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We've used one of these for our smaller dog for some time. In for one since the cat recently chewed the line and we need a new one anyway.

Our bigger dog does less-well with a similar, larger one, though he manages. It's a much bigger seatbelt-like strap and not a little cord, though.

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Paypal is easy on their site.

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@djf2005: A dog gets killed when it jerks and snaps the leash, runs into the street after a squirrel and gets hit by a car and dies right before your eyes, too quickly for anyone standing by to so much as shout. I find it surprising that so many people think an item like this is worth buying, but whatever. I've warned you of what I have seen and that's all I can do. I don't appreciate being told to "relax" when all I'm attempting to do is save an animal's life by explaining what a (mod edit: profanity) product this is, how I have seen them easily malfunction and easily break, and how most people I have seen use it do so improperly to the point that using one is an overall bad idea compared to your most basic nylon leash. But what do I know? I've only been working in the field for many years at a hospital which has close to 40,000 clients. It's not like I see hundreds upon hundreds of people use this item daily. I'll just go "relax" now.

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i would get it but i don't like the cheap red look. I'll just stick with my cute orange leash.

edit: or cheap blue look (color was listed as blue on the site)

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@midmomommy: Amen. Careful with those rope burns.
Usually these leashes are $20+ at pet stores. For $5, might be worth having a spare around.

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i've been using one of these (without replacing it!) for more than 5 years now with my beagle and love it, he also has a harness so that it won't hurt his neck if he pulls or runs too fast. but i dont have to worry about things like that because he is very well trained so he understands when i tell him to stay or not run. i love this type of leash and i'm getting one. the only problem is that i don't if quality-wise will be good... hopefully it is as good as the one i have.. i have not had the necessity of replacing it even after more than 5 years of use! i will be getting one just to have an extra one...
anyways... good deal :)

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@atravis6: Good, seems like you need some relaxing w/ all 40,000 of your clients...

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@atravis6: I would like to recommend a book to you, it is called "No More Codependency". It teaches that you do not have any control over other peoples actions so don't stress out about the things you can't control. It's not your job to tell other people what to do or not to do. You aren't buying the leash and that is all you should be worried about. Problem solved! It's a great book! Just thought I would pass on the recommendation.

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We used to use these all of the time for our Clydesdales. Then BAM, one day the Bud truck drove by and all was lost.

Warning: do not use on equine!

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@daytondemocrat: Thanks for the laugh. I needed that. :-)

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Flexi makes a "tape" version that is far superior to the cord type. I bet you it would handle anything. Do you know what type of pulling force it would take to snap a half inch piece of weaved "tape"?

Buy a good one, not a cheap one. Make sure you use a harness(not a collar) with these, because Fido can get a good head of steam going by the time you react.

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These leashes should be outlawed. They are dangerous, pure and simple. Get a simple 6' leash and learn to actually control your dog on a walk.

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These are a great training tool for new puppies. Helps to teach them the "come" command by guiding them back to you with a little tension.

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To everyone saying never to buy retractable leashes, read the deal on the site. It clearly says these are not made for dogs over 45 pounds. I cannot recall ever having seen one of these for dogs over 50lbs or so. If you put a Great Dane on one of these and it broke ... well, it's your own fault.

That being said, my wife and I have used these for 10+ years with our dogs (25lb) and never had any issues despite hundreds (if not thousands) of squirrel (and UPS truck) chases. We have never had to replace one due to it breaking (although we have replaced several due to being chewed through when used as a toy).

This is a great deal for anyone with a small or mid-sized dog.

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@atravis6: I have one rated at 100lbs for my 140lb Great Dane, but I bought it when he was under 100lbs for "come when called" training in my fenced front yard. He was very resistant to learning to come when I called him, chasing him down was out of the question and I don't trust my 5' front fence with him alone in the yard. So he would hold me hostage waiting for him till he decided to finally come in. The flexi lead gave me the tool to MAKE him come in. So a combination of treats (I don't normally train with treats) and restraint did the trick. But I can'timagine actually out walking around with it. The amount of momentum he could build up before he hit the end of that lead would probably detach my arm!

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Just to add a voice, i have to agree that these leashes, when used by inattentive owners, can be very dangerous, for all the reasons cited. Just because an individual owner hasn't had a problem doesn't mean it's not inappropriate to warn people who may simply see "free item!" and not think of the potential consequences or appropriateness for their animal.

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What seperates this from the kids version, besides the chest harness?

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Whoa! I had one of these in my cart at Target yesterday it was $20, my Woot-sense told me to hold off! Nice!