How to find your perfect leash or lead?
Top 3 Ways to Find the Best Lead or Leash for Your Dog
Dogs have the ability to capture anyone's heart – but how do we capture them and keep them in check, so our little loves don't run off and get themselves hurt? With the aid of a good lead or leash, of course! Don't know how to choose the ideal lead or leash for your prized pooch? No problems! Our guide to the top 3 ways to find the best lead or leash for your dog should give you all the information you need,
Finding A Lead or A Leash Step 1: Narrowing Down the Choices
Not many people know this, but a lead is what you use to lead your dog with, while a leash is an instrument, we use to keep our dog connected to us while he or she does his own thing. Using a lead is best for dogs who have not yet been trained, or for puppies. They are commonly chains or fixed lengths as opposed to retractable or stretchy.
So... your first choice is to decide whether a lead or a leash is best for your pup. You can read more about the differences between the two courtesy of Animal Connection, if you have the time. We also suggest that our own durable dog Chain Leash is a great lead alternative with fixed length, tough leather handle and a solid chain that lets you lead the animal in both comfort and safety.
Finding the Best Lead or Leash Step 2: Sorting It Out by Size
Sorting out your leash or lead choices by size might help you arrive at a solid option. The smaller the dog the more leash you can give them to run around while still retaining control. The bigger and stronger the dog the less leash you will want to give so you can keep control of their strength. As a general rule leads are never very long, with the aim being to keep the dog to heel while you lead it.
The one exception to this rule is the puppy, who needs both freedom to play and the ability to engage in leash training early. While giving them more rope allows them to get into more trouble; it is necessary, or they won't learn the leash and might be on the lead forever.
If you find yourself in need of a good puppy leash might we recommend the paw print puppy leash? It's cute, it's stylish, it allows your pup to get into just enough trouble and it carries the usual high quality you would expect to find from Dogsite World.
The Final Step to The Ideal Lead OR Leash: To Stretch or Not To Stretch?
Like we said before – a big, strong dog is much more likely to pull you around on a walk, and stretchy leashes won't help that scenario. On the flip side of the coin a stretchy leash is a great way to give your dog just enough freedom that it can't pull you off your feet without a good warning first. Stretchy leads allow you to let the dog play while still presenting the best of both worlds in terms of leading ability.
For the best in stretchy leads this Short Bungee Dog Leash is a highly durable product that even the biggest of dogs won't chew through!
Of course, we need to mention our dedication to finding the best quality items for your beloved pets – and direct you towards our shop to have a browse. We have some of the best doggy friendly products on the internet, developed with your pup in mind. So pop on over and have a look... you never know, your perfect leash or lead might be right there on the page!
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