Top 3 leashes
Standard soft leashes/leads
Chew Proof leashes
My preference is a standard 6’ leash soft nylon (Caninus Collars), hemp, or soy leashes. All are soft and easy on the hands.
I will also use a bungee leash to lessen any unintended impact with fast moving dogs.
I don’t recommend leashes with heavy padded or rubber handles. When holding a leash it should not look like we are water skiing. A lite leash permits you to feel where your dog is and sense the slightest movements.
Retractable leashes should not be used to walk a dog for a number of reasons. One simple reason is you cannot feel or sense the dog’s movements unless they are pulling but that is the least of the problems. It’s not unusual to have retractable leashes break when a larger dog takes off at full speed. There is no shortage of stories of people getting tangled up In the cord of retractable leashes and suffering cuts and burns as a result of the cord wrapping around a leg or other parts of the body. Another issue is a timid or fearful dog being terrorized and chased when retractable leashes were accidentally dropped.
One of the biggest problems with retractable leashes is that dogs learn to pull on leash since the dog learns pulling results in the lead extending. Do an informal survey. Look to see how many dogs being walked with a retractable leash have constant tension in the leash or are even capable of walking nicely next to their handlers without tension. My goal is for dog’s to walk on leash without tension.
Top 3 Leashes - Super Soft & Made in the USA
SLIP LEAD / KENNEL LEAD