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Topic: From "Retired" Climbing Rope To Canine Lunge Line  (Read 364 times)
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« on: January 26, 2019 03:22:59 PM »



Our Delia had knee surgery a few month ago to replace her torn ACL. Since she's unable/unwilling to not be a crazy-dog nutball when outside off leash, but has healed enough to not need to be on a standard leash all the time, our veterinary suggested her outside time be on a lunge line.



Well, I had to look up exactly what is a "lunge line" and it turned out it's a lonnnnnng leash used for certain types of dog training that seems to have been adapted from horse training methods. I live in a rural area, so probably a lot of people already have such or at least know what it is!



I happened to have a stash of "retired" climbing ropes that were given to me years ago by a friend who thought I could make something from them! I remembered seeing dog leashes made from these, so I looked into and used this tutorial, modified to what to the hardware we had on hand, which is a leash-clip harvested from a leash I had made years ago that wore out.



Because the tutorial didn't describe how to make the knot and I thought it would be fun to learn a knot (that I will admittedly certainly forget), I used this tutorial to learn.

This is approximately 8 yards/meters long.
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2019 08:05:49 AM »

I had to look up lunge line too. Nice use of stash and your knots are on point!
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2019 08:27:42 AM »

I had to look up lunge line too. Nice use of stash and your knots are on point!

You can tell I live in rural Montana by the way everyone just assumed "lunge line" needed no explanation! I had to watch a few different videos and then look for a still photography version of this knot before I was finally able to make them!
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