Rogue K9 Twine
Tree Hugger Leash
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Since our move we've made a lot of great new friends and met a handful of local pet related small businesses, our most recent discovery is Rogue K9 Twine! Rogue K9 Twine is a local Southern Oregon business that makes survival style paracord leashes, collars, and other fun paracord related accessories.
Some Cool Benefits of Paracord?
- It's crazy strong! With a 550 pound breaking strength.
- Super durable and lightweight, military specs for paracord states that 225 feet of it must weigh no more than one pound.
- Water and mildew resistant - it dries very quickly after being wet.
- Real paracord is made out of seven strong nylon cords, wrapped in a flexible outer braided nylon. Survivalists love this feature because it makes it really versatile, you can remove these inner strands for things like fishing, fire starting kits, sewing, dental floss, and emergency stitches!
In it's whole form, paracord has an unending list of uses - just google it if you don't believe me!
- Tent/Shelter Building
- Clothes Lines
- Emergency Tow Line
- Tie Down Straps
- Pack Strap, Gear Lash
- Shoe/Boot Laces
- Fire Bow
- Lifeline, since it supports the weight of a human.
So you can see why preppers/survivalists and hikers like paracord, and as far as a leash goes - I think this one is my new favorite!
K9 Twine Tree Hugger Leash
The Tree Hugger Leash is designed to be super versatile - it's a seven foot braided paracord leash (no way this is going to break!) with two clasps, two "D" rings, and an "O" ring.
|Clipped through it's rings into a three and a half foot length.|
Depending how you choose to wear the Tree Hugger, it can either be shortened into a six foot leash, shortened further into about a three and a half foot leash, worn cross body, or used as a tether (hence the name tree hugger!).
Since we don't have fences right now, and probably won't for a little while still...Dante has been finding himself tethered occasionally to the many different trees on our property, or to me. Yes he pouts, but his other option is sitting and watching us indoors because I can't always have my eyes on him. Just to be clear, he doesn't run away, he just tends to sniff and wander a little too far for my comfort. We've been working on this A LOT, ever since we moved to our property in fact. He's gotten a lot better we've been carrying treats and toys around making sure to make it a fun game and reward him. BUT... Sometimes we have work to do and don't want to fuss with training. Sorry Dante!
In fact last week we had a burn day! In case you don't know, if you want to burn in our area you have to call in and find out if it's an allowed burn day - otherwise you run the risk of a nasty fine.
|Burn baby burn!!|
Well being a burn day, which seems rare in our area (it's all based on air quality) we hurried to burn as much as we could. And Dante ended up attached to me with the Tree Hugger.
At first he loved being outside and walking around with me. Until he discovered we were just going back and forth; picking up sticks....taking them to the fire, picking up sticks.... taking them to the fire, picking up sticks.... taking them to the fire, picking up sticks.... taking them to the fire, picking up sticks.... taking them to the fire, picking up sticks.... taking them to the fire, picking up sticks.... taking them to the fire, picking up sticks.... taking them to the fire, picking up sticks.... taking them to the fire...picking up sticks.... taking them to the fire... picking up sticks.... taking them to the fire... picking up sticks.... taking them to the fire... picking up sticks.... taking them to the fire... picking up sticks.... taking them to the fire... Get the idea?
Well Dante finally decided he'd had enough and became my anchor. Thanks buddy. He refused to move!
|"I love you mom, but you're shenanigans are over." ~ Dante|
What makes this leash my new favorite is it's ability to be worn cross body.
Benefits of Cross Body Wear.
Cross body wear is super nice for a lot of different reasons.
We're still in spring and my hands get cold, one thing I can't stand is cold hands and of course I'm always losing/misplacing my gloves.
Cross body also allows for ease of training! I can have treats in one hand, and a clicker in the other hand, without having to juggle a leash.
And not being a perfect dog trainer, wearing the leash cross body makes sure I'm not cheating and signalling too much with the leash, which in turn makes Dante and Ziva pay a little more attention to me.
Being that we plan on getting into some long hiking adventures with the dogs this next season, and this leash serves as dual purpose for emergencies/survival gear we're definitely taking it with us!
100% Dz Dog Approved!
You can buy your own Tree Hugger Leash for $40 directly from Rogue K9 Twine HERE! It's a great value for the beautiful design, versatility and dual purpose use of the leash.
Make sure you check out their website either way though to see more of Rogue K9 Twine's products, they have several different types of leashes, survivalist style collars, key chains, and more! With different designs and tons of custom colors for you to choose from, and as a bonus you'd be supporting a local small Southern Oregon business!
You can also follow Rogue K9 Twine on their new Instagram page.