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Where can I buy enough cowhide to attach to my spring pole. He does good w the rope kinda but I want to try cowhide.
 

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Stillwater kennel supply used to have hides on his website, but I don't see them anymore. The last time I got cowhide, I got it from Overtyme kennels. You should be able to Google them. (I should offer the caveat that I haven't opened the box yet because Nationals was already upon us by the time it got here. Not the shipper's fault. It was a last-minute decision.)
 

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you can get them on ebay thats where we are buying hides from. buy a big one and cut it down to size then you have more then 1 for when it gets worn down.
 

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you can get them on ebay thats where we are buying hides from. buy a big one and cut it down to size then you have more then 1 for when it gets worn down.
can you send me a link??? :)
 

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you can get them on ebay thats where we are buying hides from. buy a big one and cut it down to size then you have more then 1 for when it gets worn down.
Cool thanks guys, a guy actually messaged me right after I posted
 

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depending what you want and how much prices can be low from $15 to $200 ill post a few links you can decide what you are looking for { I usually get bigger ones spend $50-$150} but it lasts long usually dont have tobuy for close to a year.
10-12 oz Burgundy Cow Belly tooling Leather Guy LATIGO | eBay
Chocolate Latigo Strap Belt Moccasin Cowhide Leather 7-8 oz.-27+ ft USA Made | eBay
(496-5)Part Hide of Burgandy Latigo Leather - 10-12 oz | eBay
Black Latigo Strap Belt Collar Leather 7/8 oz.-20-23 sq.ft. USA Made B Grade | eBay

I prefer latigo leather , I find its a bit thicker and more durable IMO just my prefrence. but if you want a actuall hide looking peice, just type in cow hides in searchbutton i think they usually sit about $200 price point
New Cowhide Rug Cowhides Rugs Cow Hide Skin Hides E2532 | eBay
 

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I don't think I'd use those cowhides. They're meant to be decorative, not stand up to bulldog tugging. Terra eventually chews through tough, hard cowhide. I don't think those ones off Ebay would stand a chance.

 

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I don't think I'd use those cowhides. They're meant to be decorative, not stand up to bulldog tugging. Terra eventually chews through tough, hard cowhide. I don't think those ones off Ebay would stand a chance.

Is that where u got the cowhide that you use on the spring pole? He freaks out over leather so I know he'd like it more than rope
 

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The hide in that picture is a Stillwater hide. I'm not sure if Shane quit selling them or what. I just opened my box from Overtyme and they look pretty good. The first piece didn't hold up to a big boy, but a friend of mine said that if you wet them a bit and roll them, they hold up a bit better. I'm going to try that with the next piece.
 

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The hide in that picture is a Stillwater hide. I'm not sure if Shane quit selling them or what. I just opened my box from Overtyme and they look pretty good. The first piece didn't hold up to a big boy, but a friend of mine said that if you wet them a bit and roll them, they hold up a bit better. I'm going to try that with the next piece.
ok cool i just got a pack from overtyme so i guess we will see
 

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ahh see we just use the thick latigo leather stuff you get when you make thick collars like the paco collars lol , they work well for our dogs they do get worn down but not like you describe lol, guess my guys are a little less destructive then yours LOL.
 

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If you google Stillwater kennel supply then a sub link will show cowhide as an option, he sells ten for 35 or 15 for 50 or something like that
 

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The cowhide page is not linked from the main site. Even if you can still find it on a google search, I'm not sure that I'd assume that means he's still selling them. He probably hid the link because they're unavailable right now.

So far so good with the Overtyme hides using the method my buddy described. I soaked them in a pan of water and then rolled them into a tube-like shape. They seem to be a bit more resilient like that. Normally I poke a hole through the middle and feed the rope through that. That way seems more prone to ripping out.
 

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Honestly, I saw those before, and I don't like the metal hardware. I set up my springpole so the tug hangs from rope only, with all metal bits at least a foot above. Metal anywhere near the end of a springpole or flirtpole is a recipe for busted teeth. I think you have a good idea and if one of those would hold up for, say, 6 months, it already is a better buy for me than cowhide. (Although if I bought one and my dogs wouldn't play with it, I'd probably use it to beat them. LOL! J/K) I think if you can either wrap the metal or come up with an alternative, it would be safer.
 

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Stillwater is sold out for two to three weeks but he's the best bet, and overtyme took my payment and then sent it back four days later bc of a "death in the family", Im gonna have to go w old faithful I just don't like his prices but whatever..
 

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bahamutt99,

Thanks for your tips.

How long did you soak the hide? Once you rolled it, did you let it dry or just tied it to the rope? If you tied it, did you use a special type of knot?

Overtymekennels stated that he is using the same hide for a year now for his dogs. So, I just ordered some.

I don't know. My boy is pretty harsh with things and destroys almost anything he gets a hold of.
 

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I soaked it until it seemed to be soft. I dunno. It might have been a half hour. After I rolled it up, I let it dry in that shape before I put it on the rope, and made sure it was fully dry before I let any dogs tug on it. (Wet cowhide tears much more easily.)
 
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