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Keeping an eye out for your dog is an everyday task most pet owners get tired of easily. If you compare a dog’s energy level to a person’s, it is a challenge to keep up. From running, roaming around, jumping up in down due to excitement up to the squirrel chase, dogs can be hard to monitor. For this reason, leashes are made. With a leash, the owner at least has control over a dog, especially during morning walks and other physical activities. In some states, leashing a dog is required by the law. This is to prevent unnecessary inconvenience for other persons living in the community as well. A dog’s behavior can never be predicted especially when presented with a different scene outside his home. When running loose, he might pick a fight with another dog, bite a person, or might get hit by a car. There are a lot of reasons as to why dog owners are educated with dog-leashing. If you’re out to get the perfect leash suitable for your dog, here are some tips on picking one.

Nylon leashes

The most common leash seen on the market. It is inexpensive, washable and durable. It usually comes at 4 feet of length to 8 feet. This is ideal for walks during the rainy season. Most nylon leashes in the market are reflective on color ideal for walking during early mornings or at night.

Training leashes

Ideal to buy for puppies during the training phase of coming back to the owner or the discipline of recall. Comes at 15 feet long up to 50 feet.

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Retractable leashes

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Although it is gaining a lot of controversies as experts say it puts the owner at risk of breaking the rope or rope burn, it is still utilized by many because of its purpose. It aims to call a dog to come back to its owner with a simple tug on the rope. It gives freedom to dogs while roaming because the leash is longer. The use of this leash is for dogs that are comfortable with it while walking and for dogs that don’t resort to rope-pulling.

Chain leashes

Ideal for dogs that are still training. Because of the heavy weight of wearing this one, it is not good for the smaller breed of dogs. Chains leashes are also good for training dogs and for dogs that chew a lot.

Thicker leashes

Good for dogs that tend to pull a lot when walking. Also, this is great for dogs that like to chew on their leashes as the leash will be strong enough to withstand it.

Thinner leash

This is ideal for movement based-activities. Puppies or small dog breed benefit from this type of leashes as it will not restrict their movement.

Make sure to have a spare leash when your primary leash breaks. It also helps when you upgrade your leash from time to time especially that dogs will grow up eventually. So you can find one that would suit the size of your dog at the moment.

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  1. Keeping an eye out for your dog is an everyday task most pet owners get tired of easily. If you compare a dog’s energy level to a person’s, it is a challenge to keep up. From running, roaming around, jumping up in down due to excitement up to the squirrel chase, dogs can be hard to monitor. For this reason, leashes are made. With a leash, the owner at least has control over a

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