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Nylon Puppy Drag Line -- White 1/4 in. x 6 ft.

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Drag Line Hardware Detail

  • Shorter and lighter than most check cords
  • Brass bolt snap
  • 1/4" nylon rope

  • 6' Puppy Drag Line

    A drag line is just a small rope with a snap. It is about six feet long. Any time I let my puppies go "off leash" in the back yard or when taking them out for a walk in a field, I'm not going to have my hands on a leash that is attached to them. I have a drag line so that when I am ready to pick them up, I can just step down and grab the drag line.

    You don't want to do that with a leash. You don't want something that has a loop or a knot or anything in the end. You want something that is just a rope -- straight, no knots, nothing to snag. You also want it small and light enough that an eight-week old bird dog puppy can drag it around and it's not going to bother him.

    I've never had to chase a puppy with a drag line.

    Transcript from Steve's Video:

    Today we're looking at the six foot puppy drag line. This is maybe one of the most important tools that you are going to start out with. I've always felt like people miss out on this when it comes to how to get their dog to start grasping concepts that commands are not something that you just kinda feel like doing, you actually have to do them.

    People don't understand that if they give commands to dogs and they can't back them up, then there's a pretty good tendency the dog's not going to follow those commands. I always tell folks if dogs would naturally come when they were called I would be doing something else for a living because there'd be no need for the majority of things that we sell.

    Drag lines fix that problem. Puppies just don't necessarily have a tendency to come to you when you call them. So, we're going to let them wear this. Snap it on the collar. It's light. It's small. We actually start at a little less than eight weeks, but once they are big enough to start moving around, drag lines go with them. And they go with them everywhere.

    This way, when your puppy is out there and you want him to come to you, you don't call him until you are holding the end of the rope. Now, once you are holding the end of the rope you say, "Here" or whatever command you want to use. You call your dog. If he comes to you, great. If he doesn't, then you can make him come to you. So this gives you the ability to put your hands on your dog without having to run after him or having to trick him. It just gives you the ability to enforce that command. If you start out when they are little bitty, it makes training when they are older so much easier.

    I recommend that puppies wear them all the time. Now, I don't like them to have them on when they are unsupervised, but if they are going to be in a situation where they are in the backyard and they are running lose, you are taking them out for a walk, taking them out in the field, anything along those lines, they need a drag line on them.

    You don't want to start off with what I would classify as a check cord—anything 10, 12, 15 feet long. I've seen folks put 30 and 50 foot lines on young dogs and I don't like that. That's just a little too much. Once they get a little bit older we'll move to a 30 foot check cord.

    But with a drag line I want something small and light. I really don't want them to even notice it. I also don't want anything on the end. It's not a leash. It doesn't have a loop. It doesn't have a knot or anything along those lines. We just want it to be something that we can pick up and we can enforce those commands.

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    Customer Reviews

    Review Summary
    12 Reviews
    75% (9)
    17% (2)
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    100% Recommend this product (12 of 12 responses)
    By Diana R.
    This simple drag line is a game changer!
    November 3, 2021
    I can't believe I'm writing a review of a rope. But this six foot drag line is absolutely perfect. We had been using a thin nylon leash before, but it knotted easily, got chewed, and the handle on it was a concern. Our "puppy" is now one year old and 65 pounds, with decent recall and obedience skills, but we still need a drag line at times to enforce some commands and help with the jumping problem when people come over to the yard, or if we need to manage behavior like getting him out of a bad situation when he's not really listening to us. This line is substantial enough that we can grab it or step on it firmly to prevent jumping and get him into a sit or other skill and stop the jumping. He does not even notice it as he runs all over the yard, and I have peace of mind knowing there's no handle to get caught on something. He has zero interest in chewing it - and he chews everything! I'm not sure why it's white - it immediately turned brown from dragging outside - but whatever. We bought two, so we keep one for indoor use only. Best of all, this simple line lets our son manage the dog more effectively when the dog gets jumpy and hyper. So could you just buy a rope at the hardware store and put a clip on it? Sure. We told ourselves we'd do this for months, and never did, and then I stumbled on this website while searching for drag lines late at night, as one does. The ropes arrived in a couple of days and instantly solved many of our problems. I've now written a whole paragraph about a white rope with a clip. It's worth it. If you're here reading reviews of ropes, you're probably in the same situation we were in. Just get it!
    By MeggieDe
    Quick professional service
    November 4, 2021
    I was looking for the perfect drag line for my new puppy, this one was the best I found and I use it daily! I've had others that frayed at the end or that the puppy could tear apart with her teeth, but this one has stood the test of time! If you are looking for a good drag line, you can't lose with this one!
    • Length
    • Price
    • Durability
    • Assortment of colors
    • The hook is a little too "heavy" for a SMALL puppy although I still use it I would have liked for it to come in sizes.
    By brad
    Excellent light lead
    October 16, 2021
    used this for a puppy when a regular cord is too heavy. It's strong, durable, and very easy to handle for both my and the pup. I went back and bought a second--one for the house, and one for the truck.
    By Jenny
    Albuquerque, NM
    Perfect for a new puppy
    March 19, 2021
    Our new pup took to this drag line easily and it gives us control without chasing him around. Just step on the drag line when I need him to stay near. Next will be proper leash training but this is a must have for owners of new puppies.
    By Regina
    September 28, 2020
    We love this drag line, perfect simple - buying another!
    • sizing, materials
    By CVNflyer1401
    Clovis, NM
    Perfect for busy puppies!
    September 3, 2020
    This check cord is effective and our new puppy has not chewed it up. It sure helps when the puppy decides to not come. Six feet to step on as the puppy screams by will help her to remember to come next time!
    • Very tough!
    • The snap is pretty heavy for small puppies.
    By Mariana K.
    Review for
    July 6, 2016
    Very helpful in training our 10 wk old puppy. Quality very good. For some reason, these are hard to find in stores here.
    By OKRanger
    Review for
    January 15, 2016
    This check cord is great! I decided to purchase this 10ft check cord instead of the 6ft puppy drag line because sometimes while out walking in the field my pup wants to wander farther than 6ft from me. The 10 ft cord solved my issues, and I can get my pup under control in a snap when I need to. I began using this cord when my pup was 10 weeks old, and he doesn't mind dragging it along on our runs.
    By Todd H.
    Review for Puppy Drag Line 6-Foot (Check Cord)
    February 24, 2015
    It's okay. The clip is kind of big for a small puppy, but it works.
    By Diane S.
    Review for
    January 25, 2014
    Because of length, knot is easily, but that is to be expected. So light the dogs forget it is on, which is the point.
    By Ryan J.
    Review for Puppy Drag Line 6-Foot (Check Cord)
    December 3, 2013
    Great product, served its purpose for our pup, and we will keep it around for the next one. Doesn't see any use now unfortunately.
    By Marty K.
    Review for Puppy Drag Line 6-Foot (Check Cord)
    October 18, 2013
    Great puppy drag line! I highly recommend it!

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