4 Types of Dog Leashes

Choosing the Right Leash for Your Dog

The only dog materials more important than collars are leashes. A leash, or lead, is an important tool for every pet dog owner. Leashes are used in conjunction with collar or harnesses for training and everyday purposes.

When you initially begin to utilize a leash on your dog, it might take a while for your pet to get used to it. This will take persistence on your part, especially if you are a newbie dog owner. Your canine has to find out that the leash connects the two of you. Eventually, your dog will associate the leash with happy things, like going for strolls.

Some canine owners prefer to have several kinds of dog leashes to utilize for various purposes. One leash might be for everyday strolls and another might be for trekking with your pet in the mountains or for bike rides. You might have a specific kind of leash you use particularly for dog training.

There are a lot of dog leash styles and designs, it can be challenging to choose what you really require. Your best choice is to choose something that is practical and fits your individual style.

 

Standard Leash

Standard leashes are most commonly made out of nylon and are flat. Flat leashes come in numerous widths, generally getting wider and thicker for bigger and more powerful dogs. Leather leashes are more durable and some feel they are more stylish. Rope leashes are generally round instead of flat and very long lasting (ideal for extremely strong or giant pets). Some standard leashes are made with chain. These can be helpful for pets who attempt to chew the leash, however they are likewise heavier.

 

 

 

 

 

Retractable Leash

 Retractable leashes can be handy if you wish to allow your dog to wander away from you without letting your pet off-leash. However, these leashes need to just be utilized after your pet dog has been trained to stroll on a regular leash. Otherwise, you will teach your dog a bad habit: that it’s acceptable to pull on the leash.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Runner’s Leash

 Check out this Hands Free Hipster leash. This attachable runner’s leash is a perfect companion for walks, hikes & runs with your dog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slip Leash

Slip leads are all in one collars and leashes. It loops onto itself and goes over the dog’s head. If you or your pet pulls on the leash, the collar part will tighten. This can be harmful if utilized improperly given that it can block your pet’s airway if it gets pulled too tightly.

 What type of lead are you currently using? Let me know 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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