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  • mcarvsmcarvs
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    Post edited by mcarvs at 2017-05-10 16:49:41
  • LilikoiLilikoi
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    Here's another thread about leashes that would be useful to read through.
    http://www.shibainuforum.org/forum/discussion/13073/what-type-of-leash-is-the-best/p1

    Idk if by not using a D ring attachment you mean the type of ring on the collar / harness (most use a D ring or some form of D ring) or that you mean you don't want the normal style of clasp on most dog leashes (swivel bolt snaps, usually), and prefer something sturdier like a carabiner...? If you're avoiding D rings, that's more of an issue with the collar / harness rather than the type of leash. I know of very few collars that don't use a D ring (or occasionally an O ring) to attach the leash to. Some of ruffwear's collars have the same attachment ring as the webmaster, but those collars aren't a martingale / limited slip style so they would likely be easy for a Houdini shiba with a tree trunk neck to escape. :))

    I think canine equipment makes a leash that has a kind of built in coupler so you can either use it with multiple dogs, or use the second clasp to attach it around your waist as a hands free leash. But I think it has standard bolt snaps. You might be able to find something more fitting to what you want on etsy or some other handmade / customizable leash. There are some harnesses that use an attachment in both the front and back (like the freedom harness), and maybe they sell the leashes they design for their harnesses separately and you could use one to attach to the back of the webmaster and a collar. But I think many of them also use bolt snaps. If you're having trouble with bolt snaps not being durable, make sure if you do buy a leash using bolt snaps that it is weight rated for a dog of his size. Stainless steel is usually quite sturdy. I also like brass.
  • sunyatasunyata
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  • mcarvsmcarvs
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    Sorry, I'll edit my original post. I guess the correct name is swivel bolt snaps. He's managed to escape those in the past when he does his regular Shiba shakes.
  • mcarvsmcarvs
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    Thank you Lilikoi and sunyata for all your assistance. I too am having the issue with the rounded D-ring attachment on my Ruffwear Webmaster harness cutting into the fabric and am worried that my break. Even though it is rounded on the newer model it doesn't seem to help. That is why I wanted to add another measure of security. My shiba has also managed to escape the swivel bolt snaps ( sorry I called this a D-ring before) and that is why I went out and purchased the Knot-a-Leash with a rock climbing carabiner. My concern here is if the D-ring attachment on the Webmaster were to ever break since he can pull a lot on hikes, I could potentially lose him and I want to avoid that situation from ever presenting itself.

    Thank you again for all your help with this. It appears I'd have to get a custom made leash for this or work with a coupler with 2 swivel bolt snaps in case one ever comes out and attach the carabiner to the coupler.