In this post, I am going to give you the rundown of different types of dog leashes. Dog leashes are one of the common dog supplies every dog owner should have. There are two important factors to consider when buying your dog’s leash. They are styles and materials.
First, let’s cover the three main styles. The great leash for dog walking, training or even jogging is the standard leash. It has the reach of about four to six feet, which keeps your dog close to you and allows you to maintain control. If you have a new puppy, it is a great tool for teaching him or her how to walk without pulling.
On the other end of the spectrum, we have a long leash. And it can come in size for over 30 feet. It is used if you want your dog to roam around. And it is a great tool to teach him or her to come when called. But you have less control than the standard leash. And be careful not to let the long leash get wrapped around you, your dog or anyone else.
For the best of both worlds, the retractable dog leash offers the flexibility of a long leash with the ability to reeling your dog to keep him or her close like the standard leash. When it extended, it still poses the same risk as the long leash. And it is not very easy to control. Avoid the retractable leash if you are still at the training stages or have a large powerful dog.
With the exception of retractable leashes which are usually made of nylon, there are two common types of materials. Nylon is a great material if you are looking for something inexpensive. They can get slightly wet. But if your dog likes to chew things, you want to put this one away because it can be easily chewed through. With better durability, leather is great leash material. Also unlike nylon, it has a little bit of gift of making for a pleasant walk for both the dog and owner. On the downside, it doesn’t hold up that well against water. So avoid using it in the rain or near sprinklers.
Now that you know the common styles and material, find the right match for your dog. Remember the selection depends on its training level and physical attribute.