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Aspen Pet Walkabout Retractable Leash Size Small Up To 18lb

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The Walkabout Leash is designed to offer both dog and dog-walker maximum comfort. Easy-grip rubber handle resists slipping and reduces hand fatigue. Click picture to choose size and color

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I'm On Walkabout--Petmate Walkabout

  • Nov 23, 2009
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Pros: Sturdy, Easy To Use, Dependable in Emergency Situations

Cons: My Pawpa didn't have one for Rowdy till later afte he got in trouble.

The Bottom Line: They' re still the best retractable leashes. Do not accept cheap imitations! If you need a retractable you can rely on during emergencies--this is it.

Yay!!!! My Pawpa is really busy out looking at golf clubs, and golf balls that are coming out this next season, so I'm sneaking back onto his computer to tell you all about the bestest dog walking item I've seen in all of my 3 1/2 years of existence. Oops, I forgot to tell you guys that my name is Taylor, and I'm one of Berniez' 40's dogs. I'm a Beagle, Chihuahua, Terrier mix, and my Pawpa spoils me rotten. Ever since his heart attack last summer he's been taking me walking all over the place.

Recently he rescued a long legged smooth haired Jack Russell from an apartment, and we named him Rowdy because he is crazy like all Jack Russell's, plus he looks like a young Clint Eastwood. Anyways, thanks to Rowdy's antics, we got these really good retractable leashes that don't break on you at the worst time. (Like when your Jack Russell decides he's bigger than the Pit Bull heading down the street, and it's time to play "Chase and Charge." That Rowdy--he's crazy.) They're made by Aspen, and they give you 16 feet of roaming space, an easy to use trigger, a sturdy locking mechanism, and a line that doesn't break--even when a Jack Russell takes off at full bolt.

Anyways, Rowdy came with this kinda cheap imitation of my Aspen Walker, and he'd pull and pull till his cheap latch on his cheap collar gave way. It had a stupid 3 position button instead of a handy trigger and sturdy latch lock. Then he'd run down the street laughing at us after he broke loose. The button proved impossible for my Pawpa to push whenever a quick reaction was needed, and it never locked anywhere near as good as the latch lock on my Aspen. Well it only took this one time for it to get my Pawpa so upset that Rowdy's cheap collar and leash were gotten rid of and traded in for a good collar and another Aspen Walkabout.
This big guy that lives down the street likes to act tough, and he walks this mean looking Pit Bull all the time and tells people to,.." watch out because his dog is so aggressive." Rowdy and me had been playing all morning, and he was really really feisty because of the cool fall weather. Anyways that big Bluto lookin' guy with his mean old lookin' Pit Bull came walking down the same street as we were, and he starts his tough guy line about.."You better watch out for your dogs, because mine can be really aggressive." Just then his big mean Pit Bull starts to growl. Well Rowdy musta thought he was wantin' to play really badly because he bolts straight for him, and Pawpa couldn't press the cheap button on that cheap Aspen Walkabout Wannabe anywhere near fast enough. Rowdy's collar catch snaps open and he starts bouncing in front of the big mean old Pit Bull like he does when we play "Chase and Charge."

That big old Pit Bull whined and ran behind his owner 'cause me and Rowdy always snap at each other when we play, and Rowdy has a long snout with long teeth, and he's still growing into his long legs so he's really fast too. Then he starts runnin' circles around the tough guy and his Pit Bull, and next thing you know he runs and nips the Pit Bull in the rear legs. Meanwhile my Pawpa is starting to run towards them yelling' "Rowdy,stop!...Rowdy stop!..." and Rowdy is barking and running circles around those two, and running in to take an occasional nip at the Pit Bull's rear legs.

 Finally he realizes that the other dog is just a big ol' meanie fulla lotsa hot air who doesn't really want to play at all. He runs to my Pawpa and my Pawpa Spanks him, and says "Bad Rowdy!' real loud about three times. Then he tells the tough guy that, "He's sorry that his dogs can get aggressive too, it won't happen again,..." and all that sorta stuff. When we make it around the corner, my Pawpa does something really crazy. He starts laughin' and sayin' "Good Rowdy...Good Boy...Good Dog." These crazy owners...who can ever figure them out?

Anyways, this Walkabout thing is really cool. You can go both sides of the road, 16 feet ahead, lots of space to work with for a little dog. The trigger and locking mechanism are great for your masters too. They let them adjust just how far they're willing to let us walk, and in case of emergency--they lock real quick. Rowdy's already tried bolting again a whole bunch'o'times and this thing locks up, the line doesn't break, and the new collars snapping mechanism stays shut too. Even so, that silly Pit Bull always goes to the other side of the street whenever he sees us, and that big ugly looking Bluto guy doesn't say stupid things to us about how aggressive his dog can be. Me'n'Rowdy think these things get top honours---even though Pawpa is probably gonna put Rowdy on short leash duty for awhile.  These are a real value for just a few bones.

Your Buddy,



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