We’ve previously discussed the important role that your leash plays in the training process, but leashes range greatly in length, thickness, features, colors, material and cost. So how do you know what type of leash is best for your dog? Here are some things that I look for when selecting a leash.
First off, I would recommend staying away from retractable leashes as they can be dangerous and don’t allow for a structured walk. Also, I would not recommend leashes that are flexible and allow for expansion (rubber hose or bungee material) as they only make your dog’s pulling more tolerable and make it harder for you to teach your dog about leash pressure. Manufacturers offer some pretty elaborate options when it comes to dog leashes, but sometimes the simple basic leash is perfect!