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    I had a really nice one they gave away one time at an event it was one of those para-cord braid, with knotts and comfy in the hand flexible. Only the braider choose to use an el-cheapo small hook, one of them lasted for 2 dogs, the other 2 times out before it shattered, had a nice feeling rope no hook, no way to attach a new hook. Your standard yellow rope works fine, a little ruff on the hands, but last forever, very easy to replace pieces, but I haven't needed to replace one yet.
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    Take a look at these check cords. They work great! Couldn't get the picture to work...

    http://www.gundogsupply.com/plastic-check-cords.html

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    Flat woven tendon used for pulling utility lines. Sorry Bora. Its superior. Lol.

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    Chris,
    NO to the Knot and Tape thing.

    It's very simple to do a splice with a plastic Fid tool to connect your snap. Use this same technique for making your training tabs too.

    This is the first example came up on search. see pic top left.

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    http://www.mistypinesdogpark.com/sto...heck_Cord.html

    This is the type I like. You can make your own. they stay flexible and the dog can drag it around without getting tangled. Mine is a 35 footer so I can always get the cord.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breck View Post
    Chris,
    NO to the Knot and Tape thing.

    It's very simple to do a splice with a plastic Fid tool to connect your snap. Use this same technique for making your training tabs too.

    This is the first example came up on search. see pic top left.

    http://www.sit-on-topkayaking.com/Ar.../EyeSplice.htm
    I like the look of those. I'd like to try one sometime. Ironically, the knot that I use (that I then tape up) is the bowline! I tie the knot the second way shown in the video, but I thread the rope through the swivel first. My grandfather taught me the bowline when I was a little kid. He did it the same way...the rabbit comes out of the hole, goes around the tree, and goes back down the hole....

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    The ends of my bumpers with the plastic rope, I tie a knot and burn the loose end so it does not fray. Could you do your check cord like that?

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    It's totally up to the individual. This is not a big issue on whether or not you do one thing or another with your rope ends. But I've been using a small brass ring on the ends of mine for over 20 years so i have the flexibility to add another length of rope if needed. The reason is that most of the time I'm only using my 25 footer. But I have another longer one on the spool that i can add easily. I can honestly say in over 20 years of use the ring never hung up or caused a problem. But there are certainly other options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellow machine View Post
    I knew I had the wrong size and kind of rope. I kept getting knots and tangles. Almost get a finger in a loop a couple times and it made me think to get another kind of rope. I think I will go with the 3/8". When you tape the end do you do extra on very end like a hockey stick?

    I just try to tape it to make a nice, smooth transition. I actually started taping the knot when I could not figure out how to make that nice spliced-looking loop that Breck posted. I'm going to try that.

    If I were to slice a cord and connect it to another, I'd tie a nice, tight knot, trim off the excess ends, and wrap the joint with tape just like this knot. I remember being told long ago, to let a puppy drag a piece of rope when you train...but make sure the end is free of loops or knots. I personally have chosen to incorporate this idea.

    I'd be lying though if I said i'd never run a dog on marks or otherwise dragging a conventional dog leash with a loop on the end....I've done it.

    Here's the taped knot on the rope I'm using this morning:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul "Happy" Gilmore View Post
    Flat woven tendon used for pulling utility lines. Sorry Bora. Its superior. Lol.
    I do not know of this.
    can you show me this new rope?
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