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Question, for those who use a carabiner on their leash, what carabiner do you use? It's hard to tell a good fit online, I want a load rated carabiner as the dime store ones break. I am looking for something small'ish and strong, may be 3 inches, plus/minus.

 

Our boy gets excited and pulls and I know if the hardware fails he's gonna take off.

 

Thanks to all!!

 

 

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Easy to find the good ones that won't break...they cost $20+

I bought mine at a mountain climbing equipment store. It survives Iker.

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Our boy gets excited and pulls and I know if the hardware fails he's gonna take off.

 

 

Teach a solid recall and this will be a much lesser worry. It will save your dog's life in situations where carabiners can't.

 

As far as the carabiner goes, I'd go to an outdoors store that has a rock climbing section and get one there. Should be tons of options!

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I have some load-rated ones but the smallest of those are still pretty large (other than paragliding 'biners, which are $$$$). For backing up a regular leash clip I just use the $3 aluminum ones -- light enough not to be a bother, cheap to replace if I lose one, serve the purpose. They're backup, remember, not the primary clasp :) .

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Yes...'scissors' snaps are super sturdy....and will not come accidentally undone. You have to really squeeze hard to get them to open up.

It's all I have ever used on multiple large breed dog leashes for 30++ years....I would trust one over a carabiner clip.

 

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I love the scissor clips and one by one have replaced everything else off my leashes. I get them at my local farm supply store; Rural King very cheap.

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i personally like the scissor clips but i do remember selling a brace lead and the person did not close it well- the dog got out. generally i have noticed human error more often than product error. with any clip/clasp just take the time to make sure it's fully closed. also be careful and make sure the O ring that tags are on does not get caught in the clasp. the old fashioned S rings are a PITA but in general safer, clip or dog nail won't get stuck in the S.

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Home Depot or REI is where I get mine. Even for the good clips like the lobster claw, or the scissor clip, etc., a carabiner is an easy back up plan. It can't hurt, can only help. The same goes for teaching recall, which is never 100% anyway. Why not add one more layer of protection? It's so easy.

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i use the locking s-biners. the small ones are neat for tags, or linking the collar to a harness for extra safety.

 

they come in 3 sizes 3, 10, and 75 lb. ratings. little plastic slider on the wire loop slides up & down to lock/unlock it from accidental opening.

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more conventional version too.

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i use more conventional locking quick release hook made for horse lunge leads on the busness end of the leash.

 

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