Retractable leashes give well-trained dogs room to explore.
Make sure you get the appropriate retractable leash for your dog, depending on her size and strength.
Retractable dog leashes remain a subject of hot debate amongst dog owners. Some people love them and some people hate them. It’s important to remember that not all leashes are appropriate in all situations. Retractable leashes are better suited for dogs that are already trained and do not display overly aggressive or hyperactive temperaments. If you are walking next to a busy road, a standard traffic leash may be the safest option for you and your dog. No matter which camp you fall in when it comes to retractable leashes, daily walks are good for you and your pet and are an excellent way to bond with your canine companion.
This 16 foot tangle-free leash by HappyDogz is perfect for those with extremely large dogs. Rated for use in dogs 44 lbs. up to an astonishing 220 lbs., it’s the strongest retractable leash on the market. Made from tough and durable materials, this leash offers maximum control with instant retraction. Comes with a 10 year 100% money back guarantee. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR DOGS UNDER 44 LBS.
ThunderLeash Retractable No Pull Solution Dog Leash, Small
Good2Go Retractable Blue Dog Leash
Many dog owners use retractable leashes but are unaware of the hazards they pose. The devices are popular because they are compact and allow dogs the freedom to walk up to 26 feet away without being untethered. However, there are some serious downsides and dangers to retractable leashes that lead many dog trainers to advise against them.4. Retractable leashes do not teach a dog good leash manners. They are not a good idea for puppies and untrained dogs because the retractable leash gives way and because there is always tension on the dog, dogs will learn it’s okay to pull on the lead rather than heeling. Not only that, the risk of injuries may go up if the dog is not well-mannered on a retractable leash.2. The cord can break. Dogs, especially larger dogs have been known to snap the cord if they are startled or pull away suddenly. In 2008, 13-year-old Dereka Williams became partially blinded after a retractable dog leash broke and the metal clasp snapped back and hit her in the face.There are the traditional leather or nylon leashes, which come in enough colors and lengths to suit any pet owner’s style, and there are retractable leashes, which also come in a host of different styles to suit individual preferences. The main goal, however, should be to choose the safest leash for your dog.