The Friction Long Line is a long dog leash of 15m. Used for tracking or training, it is designed with rubber inserts for good grip, as well as bright orange for visibility.
In tracking, its length provides your dog freedom to move through the terrain. While in training, this Friction Long Line is helpful is building good habits for off-leash walking.
The Long Line is light weight and easy to handle. It glides easily through the terrain without getting tangled. Polyester webbing used for this leash performs well in water.
The material used in the Long Line has been chosen with to withstanding wear and tear that comes with contact with ground and vegetation. Leash stitching is reinforced with Hypalon rubber material.
The Long Line dog leash is equipped with a Twistlock carabiner for security and the swivel of the carabiner, to prevent leash from twisting. As with most long training/tracking leashes, the Long Line does not come with a handle.
* Polyester webbing with rubber inserts
* Hypalon reinforcement
* Twistlock carabiner
* Color: Orange
* Length: 15 m (49.2 ft)
* Width: 20mm
* Weight: for 15 m, weight is 456g
Washing instructions: Hand wash only
WHAT IS A LONG LINE FOR DOGS?
A long line is a long dog leash that allows your dog to move around and explore while you still maintain control. Long lines are used for tracking where your dog works independently to follow a track, and the handler follows behind. A long line is also an excellent training tool for practicing recalls and other skills with your dog. The long line has a clip to attach to your dog’s harness at one end. The other end can be with or without a handle. If you are mainly using the long line for tracking and practicing skills like recall, it is recommended to choose a line without a handle in order to prevent it from getting tangled or stuck. For shorter long lines mainly used for walks, a handle is preferred.
HOW TO USE A LONG LINE IN DOG TRAINING?
When training with a long line, it is recommended to use a harness rather than a collar to minimize the risk of injury in case of sudden pulls. The Line harness 5.0 , for example, is equipped with a dedicated leash attachment point for a long line.
When tracking, the handler usually wants contact with their dog when working. For dog training, however, a long line is typically used to practice skills you need when your dog is running off-leash, such as recalls, heeling and stay. To practice these skills, the line should be loose so that your dog hardly notices they are attached.
You can let the line slide through the hand closest to your dog and use the other hand to softly adjust the distance and tension. By using both hands it is easier to stop your dog without any sudden pulls, and it also decreases the risk of losing the line.