Dog Leashes

Next to the collar, dog leashes are a must if you have a dog. Not only do you need a dog leash when taking your dog out for a walk, but the leash serves many functions as well.

There are many different kinds of dog leash available. They come in a range of colors and a variety of lengths, materials and sizes.

Finding the right dog collar and leash can be a difficult task. With so many dog leashes to choose from, shopping for one can be quite dizzying. That is, unless you know exactly what you’re looking for. Read below for some help with that.

Basic Features
A dog leash is a dog leash, right? One can’t be that much different from the other. So what’s the fuss all about?

Well, the fuss is all about getting the right dog leash for your dog. Because a dog leash might be a dog leash, but if it is not the right one for your dog, it is no more than a rope that you use to tie around your dog’s neck like a noose. You don’t want that to happen, of course. Therefore, when you are in the market for a dog leash, consider these three desirable features:

It Should Be Made Of Durable Material.

Dog collars and leashes can be made of different materials. Depending on the circumstances, a leather dog leash might be best because of its superior durability. On the other hand, if your dog spends time in the water a lot, then a dog leash made of nylon is the more practical choice.

The Dog Leash Must Be Of A Length That Allows Good Control

The dog leash should not be too long or too short. It should be of just the right length to allow for maximum control.

Safety

This one is self-explanatory. One of the basic functions of a dog leash is to prevent a situation where your dog could be harmed if he were allowed to roam freely. If that thing that is supposed to keep him away from danger is dangerous in itself, that would defeat the purpose of which a dog leash is made.

Shopping Tips
And now to the good part. Taking all of three of the above into account, it is now time for you to forge ahead and pick out the right dog leash from the literally hundreds available in your local pet shop.

Ideal Dog Leash

First, there is no ideal material that a dog leash should be made of. It all comes down to personal preference. For as long as the material is durable and sturdy, then it is the ideal one to have. Just make sure to periodically check the dog leash to see any evidence of wear and fraying.

Chewing

Always remember that no dog leash lasts forever. Dog leashes, no matter what material they are made of, are always vulnerable to chewing and fraying. If your dog is a particularly aggressive chewer, you might want to pick a dog leash that is made of more durable material.

Comfort

This includes how the dog collar and leash fits your dog. You will know if it is a comfortable fit if you can slip two fingers between the collar and your dog’s neck. If your dog develops a skin rash or hair loss from the collar and leash, then it is time for you to adjust the collar. It’s probably too tight. Or it could be that you need to replace it with a new one, preferably something more comfortable.

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