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Karlin
7th October 2006, 09:18 PM
I LOVE the harnesses BUT...

The leads are not safe -- the bit you clip on sometimes can pull right out of that little hole where it swivels leaving you with an empty lead and no dog. This is obviously extremely dangerous.

I have now had the second lead come apart like this and for goodness sakes, all that is on the end is a 13 or 14 lb cavalier that wasn't even pulling much either time. Both leads are about a year old.

The clip part seems to be very cheaply made. I notice that some have wider knobs ate the end and thus would not be able to pull through the opening when turned at an angle. But the two that just popped out had looked perfectly secure and looked fine as well when bent and turned in normal use.

I think I will just buy proper clips at a hardware store and have a shoe repair place stitch them on to replace the broken ones as I like having the coordinated leads. But please, folks, be very careful with these leads if you have one and consider replacing the clasp. :?

I am going to email Puppia as well as the distributors that I know of, and also I feel I do need to post on this.

Nicki
7th October 2006, 09:39 PM
Thanks for the warning Karlin...will have a look at mine tomorrow.

arasara
8th October 2006, 02:15 AM
oh wow, thanks for the warning Karlin. That's definately something to take note of. Last time Kosmo got out of his old lead he was almost eaten by a mean st. bernard. Thank God for me (but sadly for the dog) the owner knew it was mean and had a muzzle on him. Him getting out of his lead (again) is the absolute last thing we need.

(I'de like to post the "thank you" thing going around the pole here but for some reason the new emoticons only load for me half of the time.

merlinsmum
8th October 2006, 10:48 AM
:thnku: Karlin. I will check the two that I was saving for the boys for Christmas.

Maxxs_Mummy
8th October 2006, 12:06 PM
Thanks Karlin, I was going to get some for the boys and have been watching some on eBay :shock:

Actually, I think that the clasps on the harnesses could be made a bit better too. One of the prongs on Maxx's harness broke after about two weeks - we popped it into the other part of the clasp and it just flew off.

It's a really good idea to ask a show repair place to mend it. I think I'll do this with his harness. :flwr:

molly+charlies mum
8th October 2006, 12:44 PM
:thnku: for letting us know ive only just got mine so i will keep an eye on it when im out as i walk near the roads alot :dogwlk:

Claire
9th October 2006, 03:01 PM
Some of m puppia leads (which I got with the harness) have different clips - so not sure if they have improved them and shops are just getting rid of the old ones.....Rosanne have you received anything from Puppia in regards to this?

joanna
10th October 2006, 11:10 AM
I just took delivery of two of these leads yesterday - I'm afraid to use them now :yikes
So, I had a read of the packaging. The leads come in three sizes depending on weight. I ordered large leads. On the packet it says this lead is only to be used for dogs weighing 7 kilos (roughly 15.5 pounds) and under. Therefore, it would be unsuitable for most adult cavaliers.

Joanna