Being new to caravanning the Bowman Family including our beloved Cavoodle Leo 'The Wonder Dog', it didn't take long to realise that the usual method of restraining Leo with a caravan dog lead was less than adequate. The conundrum of what to tie him up to, then constantly tripping over his lead, or do we try the bulky and heavy alternative of a fenced pen (doggy jail).
After some crude attempts and endless interweb searches, the idea of an adjustable suspended zip line arrangement that is simply fixed to the awning legs / arms or trees etc and easy to set up in minutes could work. A zip line for the pet - ZIPPET.
Each Zippet is Certified Australian Made to the standard measurements, however custom lengths and spare parts are available upon request.
More than just a caravan dog restraint lead it's a piece of premium camping and outdoor gear.
So here's the nitty gritty!
Double Braid 6mm UV resistant Australian made polyester rope with approximately 700kg breaking strain, the 'star of the show' and point of difference, our easy to use premium 227kg max load cam-lock cast aluminium rope tensioner, that helps achieve and maintain tension without knots. The generous 3m long lead slides easily along the smooth to touch zipline via a super strong 6mm thick 316 grade marine grade stainless steel Ring.
To connect your beloved pet, we trust the easy to use large size 316 marine grade stainless steel Snap Hook that we recommend attaching to a properly fitted harness that snugly wraps the shoulders and chest and ideally not a neck collar for extra safety. If you have a chewer or prefer to use your own lead like a liteweight chain or retractable handle type, we recommend adding an optional CLIPPET
So what do you get?
Comes with 6m zip line with choking loop, aluminium cam lock tensioner, 3m lead with slide ring and snap hook, 350mm awning pole choking rope, 850mm choking rope for tree mount and hook and loop rope tidy strap for the unused remaining zip line. To keep your Zippet nice and tidy when not in use maybe our Zippet Bag is an option, also (HOT TIP) you may want to consider the optional but handy Shortening Clip to easily shorten the lead as required.
If set up as a centre line zip line there is up to 32 square metres of happy pet frolicking coverage.
Available online in Flame (orange), Stealth (black) or Hippie Chick (rainbow), delivered free by Australia Post - Australia only.
International enquiries welcome.
Introducing the Ground Zippet
Utilising the attributes of the aerial Zippet, we added the utimate ground anchor adjustable screw in pegs.
At 310mm long and weighing in at 115g, they are lightweight and strong. Ideally suited to campers or as a grab and go dog restraint.
The Legal Stuff
WARNING: FOR PET USE ONLY. Keep out of reach of children. Intended for temporary restraint of supervised dog. Use only as instructed. Do not use with choke-type collars or for walking your pet. To avoid entanglement, never use near or around obstacles. Not all dogs can be tethered effectively. For the health and safety of pet: owner supervision and judgment are required. Do not allow pet to chew on the rope or hardware. Dogs known to be aggressive in nature should not be left unattended while on the Zippet. Inspect regularly prior to use and do not use if any part becomes damaged.
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