Don't take your dog for a run on an extending lead if it's the kind of dog which takes off like a rocket at the slightest glimpse of wildlife, and you want your shoulder joints to remain intact.
And to remain on your feet!!!
That happened a few times to me when I first had my dog (she was quite a hefty adult, not a little puppy) and we kept her on an extending lead for a while.... I learnt to be on squirrel-watch, to make sure I spotted them before she did!
I know! Still, it's a mental image which may have given one or two people a giggle.
Anyone else have any top tips born from "D'oh" moments?
When people have their dogs on those really long leads I never seem to notice and I always try to run between the dog and the owner.
Highly entertaining for all involved (especially the dog it seems).
Not so entertaining when you are on a bike Kryten. This happened to a friend of mine recently. Dog and owner in high vis jackets in the dark as they crossed the road. No sign that there was an extendable lead joining the two. Bike stops dead from 20mph. Cyclist doesn't.
She was lucky to get away with nothing worse that scrapes and bruises although the cycle helmet was destroyed.
Extendable leads, another crap thing invented when no one was looking.
They enable thoughtless people to be both irresponsible and seemingly responsible at the same time
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