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Use of a long line #347464
04/13/18 02:24 AM
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These are real handy when a dog decides to do what you don't want it to -- if you have a knot or two in the line, you can step on it to halt a fast moving dog.

Works real well on a bit of mud topped with gravel...

And I'm sure I'll have a few bruises on other body parts.

Re: Use of a long line [Re: middleofnowhere] #347465
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Oh no, you poor thing. I so hope you heal quickly. hugging


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Re: Use of a long line [Re: middleofnowhere] #347467
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Ouch! How are you this morning? You're going to have some bruising.

And...did you stop the dog?

wow


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Re: Use of a long line [Re: PositiveDog] #347469
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Ouch is right. Take some arnica to help get rid or the bruising faster.


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Re: Use of a long line [Re: Woodreb] #347470
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Was that a greyhound?

Hope you heal quickly,

MJ

Re: Use of a long line [Re: Woodreb] #347471
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Originally Posted By: Woodreb
Ouch is right. Take some arnica to help get rid or the bruising faster.


Great idea - hope you heal soon and with as little pain as possible.


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Re: Use of a long line [Re: SeanRescueMom] #347472
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I'm fine. Less "touchy" than yesterday. Looked a lot "better" once I carefully washed some of the blood off. Anyway, rather funny I thought. (as long as the injuries are superficial, I can laugh about it.)

I DID stop the dog! And growled at her when she didn't want to hold the down (that she had been in initially nonetheless). The youngster moves like a greyhound but is close to 80 lbs.

Used Bigeloil on unlacerated parts to curb bruising but since it is alcohol based it didn't get near that face...

I don't remember for sure whether it was last year or the year before, she gave me my first bloody nose.... I moved in to try to keep her from diving off the side of the wall - so she dove off the top smack into me. Pretty funny but very messy - bled a lot on the field. And initially people couldn't figure out quite what I was doing (bent forward, waving around, trying to keep blood off my clothes).

I'll see if I've got any arnica around. I could probably use some bigeloil around the edges today. But I won't be doing my "get out the vote" campaign (door-to-door but my territory has doors at least 500 feet apart) today as planned. I do plan on going in for horse feed. An occasion for which I could use some makeup but don't think I have any except one tube of lipstick that I bought because I liked the container.... Perhaps I will have a blue nose tomorrow?

Thanks for the sympathy -- I'll try walking upright today.

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Re: Use of a long line [Re: middleofnowhere] #347475
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I can relate... Hope you heal quickly! Mine gave me a black eye once.

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Re: Use of a long line [Re: DarkEyes] #347480
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Glad to hear your doing ok and can laugh about it. I'm just glad you weren't seriously hurt. hugging


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Re: Use of a long line [Re: Shilohsmom] #347483
04/14/18 02:38 PM
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That looks painful. I'm glad you weren't hurt too badly. hugging gsdsit


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Re: Use of a long line [Re: Islandgsds] #347484
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Long lines can be life savers or injury makers. Glad you weren't injured to badly.

I had a long line on my mare once and she got the spookies, broke at a full run towards me, I tried to pull in as much line as I could and she did an about face and took off in the opposite direction. I wasn't using the round pen, just out in a big fenced pasture, I didn't have a post I could use to wrap the line around. The line just ripped trough my hand when I couldn't take in any longer I just let go and let her run out what ever spooked her. Never again did I use a long line without leather gloves.


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Re: Use of a long line [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #347485
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I think, Val, that the mare likely weighed significantly more than my GSD... If I'm working anything with a long line that's going to require a grab&hold I use gloves. This time I just stepped on it as the youngster was zipping past -- as I quickly realized this was an opportunity I seldom (as in never before) have.

Most certainly with horses there is a time to opt for survival and let go. My neighbor's been drug across the turnout by her "new" mule twice in the very recent past.

It's ironic that this one is so visible when I can so easily forget about it 9unless, of course, I were to slap my head.) but so very obvious to other people. Kinda funny in that respect.

Re: Use of a long line [Re: middleofnowhere] #347486
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I remember my one and only (so far) long line welt on my calf from years ago... ouch!
I wound up with a fat lip twice recently from the exuberant puppy. It didn't hurt but it was so bloody and I couldn't tell if it was all over my face or not because I was out in public. I had to laugh while imagining what passers-by were imagining. laugh


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Re: Use of a long line [Re: BasiaBear] #347565
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That looks painful, Middle. Sure do hope it is all healed up now.

I have had several dogs beat the crap out of me...one, a pit/shepherd mix...built like a pit, taller like a shepherd.

Walking to a field to play, he stopped dead in his tracks and I looked down to see my feet were in slick mud. About then, the dog bolted, towards an empty mobile home. I 'spun out' in the mud, and had to have looked like George Jetson walking that Dane, with my feet flapping behind me. As we neared the mobile, I let go. Clearly the dog was going under...I smacked into the side of the mobile like a cartoon character ...SPLAT!

Shook it off best I could and went around to call the dog back. He was notorious for running the other way when called, but this time he came right toward me, close enough to wrap that chain leash around my leg, yet he kept going.

In the end, my back, shoulders, hips, neck, all felt broken, and I had a big purple goose egg on the inside of my knee...can't remember how I caught the dog. And that was just the first time he beat me up with his untrained antics. Every dog since has had Much better training!!


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Re: Use of a long line [Re: Zisso] #347572
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Hey Bev,
Not a trace left! I expected to be black and blue but all I got was red spots of blood & scabs.
Your story is much better than mine, more dramatic, more "color" the whole 9 yards.

Danielle,
Long line rope burns... yup, even cotton ones. Mine came from having it whipped around my leg on a quasi send-out that I didn't want to screw up for the dog --- so I didn't stop her. My calves bleed easily any more so... yup that one required special prescription salve...

Right now we have a club member "in sick bay" with a broken foot - courtesy of the dog that broke her arm... Who is father to the one that dumped me on my face.


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