No Leash to Walk Your Dog?

by Doris Donnerman
(last updated February 17, 2009)

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Owning a dog is a major responsibility, one you need to be ready to handle if you decide to enter the world of canine ownership. You need a few key supplies: food, ideally bedding of some sort, a pooper scooper, and yes, a leash. If, however, you don't have a leash, there's no need to fear—you do have other options. Your dog needs to be walked and regardless of the type of leash you have, you need a leash-like item. Here are a few suggestions for creating the leash you need.

One of the most obvious solutions for no leash is to use some kind of rope or string. A heavier kind of rope would be preferable to weaker string, but use what is easiest for you. If you use the rope, make sure you tie a secure bowline or other non-slip knot around the dog's collar. You don't want the fashioned leash to be too loose and come off and you also don't want your unofficial leash to choke the dog. A bowline or non-slip knot will do the trick for you. Lastly, you should make a loop for the handle and wrap it with insulating tape to better make yourself a handle.

You could also use a long leather belt as a leash. If you have an old, spare belt that's just batting around or an old belt from the costume pile, pull it out and make it into the leash you need. With this method, you should make sure that you fasten the belt using the holes in the belt; attaching it any other way could harm the dog. Push the end under the collar and then through the buckle.

If you really are out of ideas, you can use an old pair of nylons or tights to satisfy your ends. While kind of lame, you can slip one leg of the tights through the dog's collar and then tie it together with the other leg. This is probably the shortest lasting of your options, but if your other alternatives are completely exhausted, then tights could be the way to go.

So, not having a leash is no longer an excuse for not walking the dog. You can make a leash not only out of these common household items, but also out of other long odds and ends around the house. Good luck with your perhaps improvised leash making!

Author Bio

Doris Donnerman

Doris is a jack of all trades, writing on a variety of topics. Her articles have helped enlighten and entertain thousands over the years. ...

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2014-03-15 16:01:27

Stephine

Try using duck tape if your craftsey and patient


2012-10-12 17:37:55

ciara

This helped heaps thanks so much