Retractable Dog Lead in several shades of grey - £6.99 - LIDL - Stop! and Locking button - refillable waste bag holder
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Retractable Dog Lead in several shades of grey - £6.99 - LIDL - Stop! and Locking button - refillable waste bag holder

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Found 2nd Mar 2015
Retractable, with stop and locking button, reflective details and a refillable waste bag holder.

Lead length max. 8m.

Suitable for dogs up to 35kg
Available Monday March 9th

32 Comments

£5 in poundstretcher

Not voting, don't even have a dog. However, there are some arguments for not using these. Might want to read up before buying.

Original Poster

ashley212

£5 in poundstretcher



Not as good a quality product!

Not a good idea to use one of these walking on the street. Dogs have been run over by cars backing out driveways you don't hear if you are a way behind, or running out into the street after a cat or something. They also don't loop your wrist like a normal lead. Flexi are the best for this sort of stuff, more expensive but more secure mechanism and longer lasting.

50 shades of grey?

BlackCloud

They also don't loop your wrist like a normal lead.



I always shudder when I see people with leads wrapped around their wrists, that dog goes after something or under a bus you go too. My old boxer would pull instantly on a fixed lead, like pull and pull but with a flexi lead he walked about 3 feet in front and didn't pull once. The brand Flexi make the best types of these leads, he weighed 38kg and didn't manage to break one ALTHOUGH they do rot if they get wet and you retract them instead of letting them dry out.

So, I see retractable dog leads are making a comeback.

Very poor quality, lasted a week. Dangerous as the mechanism sometimes fails.

dangerous things should be banned

BlackCloud

Not a good idea to use one of these walking on the street.


Not a good idea to walk your dog without reasonable situational awareness generally, similarly a good idea to have your dog well trained.
In some cases I will use a flexi* lead - but my dog also will walk off-lead to heal in public fine.

*And the general consensus seems to be the this is the only brand that you can be sure you can have reasonable trust in, if you choose the right one for your dog.

Incidentally, my dog is around 45kg - even when I was under 12 stone I could stop him from pulling etc fine - though we did try a test with my GF (who is under 9st) and she couldn't stop him too well if I called him with some meat in my hand.

50 shades of grey?

Original Poster

alexanderthenotsogreat

50 shades of grey?



The couple in the deal picture look like they're up for it!

They have retractible dog leads in several shades of grey? I'm so not reading that book.

You guys are barking mad!

Original Poster

starbidder

You guys are barking mad!



We all watched Woof Hall

wouldn't bother unless you have a tiny dog - they will break. Go for the largest flexi lead possible.

mattr

wouldn't bother unless you have a tiny dog - they will break. Go for the … wouldn't bother unless you have a tiny dog - they will break. Go for the largest flexi lead possible.



What have you been doing to tiny dogs to make them break?

alexanderthenotsogreat

50 shades of grey?



Some1 already made that joke m8

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Not a good idea to walk your dog without reasonable situational awareness … Not a good idea to walk your dog without reasonable situational awareness generally, similarly a good idea to have your dog well trained.In some cases I will use a flexi* lead - but my dog also will walk off-lead to heal in public fine.*And the general consensus seems to be the this is the only brand that you can be sure you can have reasonable trust in, if you choose the right one for your dog.Incidentally, my dog is around 45kg - even when I was under 12 stone I could stop him from pulling etc fine - though we did try a test with my GF (who is under 9st) and she couldn't stop him too well if I called him with some meat in my hand.



The test you did with your girlfriend and your meat in your hand sounds very dangerous!!

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Incidentally, my dog is around 45kg - even when I was under 12 stone I … Incidentally, my dog is around 45kg - even when I was under 12 stone I could stop him from pulling etc fine - though we did try a test with my GF (who is under 9st) and she couldn't stop him too well if I called him with some meat in my hand.



Filth!

My aunt lost her finger thanks to one of those (the retractable part was like a string, not tape) and her big dog got overly excited (the leash was wrapped around her finger) so be careful and check if it is tape or string.

MrFizzy

So, I see retractable dog leads are making a comeback.


groan

cheap retractable leads are only good for none pulling dogs. They break easy. It is worth spending money on a decent one. my dog broke a few cheap ones. The more expensive one lasted. Just trying long run.

Don't the refillable waste bags start to smell after a while?

jimmybo

The couple in the deal picture look like they're up for it!


Oh you old dog...

Original Poster

Is everyone reflective after using one of these?

Who said it was MY meat?
Oh, wait.... that doesn't make it any better!
:P

Marzipan123

My aunt lost her finger thanks to one of those (the retractable part was … My aunt lost her finger thanks to one of those (the retractable part was like a string, not tape) and her big dog got overly excited (the leash was wrapped around her finger) so be careful and check if it is tape or string.


The trick would be to hold the handle provided :). (Also, having your dog appropriate trained, again.)
If I'm cycling with my dog on the leash I'll hold the retractable tape as then the main holder will be on a carabiner around my belt, but otherwise I'll just use the handle. If I had grip issues, I'd loop an extra fabric handle through the main handle around my wrist.

In the past I have grabbed a string type bit of a friend's dog and yes, it's not a great idea!

Train your dog properly and use a regular leash. These teach a dog bad habits.

speculatrix

Train your dog properly and use a regular leash. These teach a dog bad … Train your dog properly and use a regular leash. These teach a dog bad habits.


Why do they teach a dog bad habits if it's trained properly?

These are fine for little dogs in big parks. Obviously, for big dogs, or for walking down the street, not so good.

AlphaPets3rd Mar 2015

Very poor quality, lasted a week. Dangerous as the mechanism sometimes …Very poor quality, lasted a week. Dangerous as the mechanism sometimes fails.


Mine last over 2 years,a different make costing us £17 broke after a month

fabfairy3rd Mar 2015

cheap retractable leads are only good for none pulling dogs. They break …cheap retractable leads are only good for none pulling dogs. They break easy. It is worth spending money on a decent one. my dog broke a few cheap ones. The more expensive one lasted. Just trying long run.



Not really ! Mine lasted over 2 years from Lidl,while a more expensive £17 one broke after a month.
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