When the Dog Wants To Take You For A Walk

 

Do you walk your dog or does Your dog walk you?

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Walking your dog regularly is good for their health and weight management, but as plenty of dog owners know, it can be tough to find the right leash. So I asked professional dog walkers and trainers which leashes they prefer, whether you have a dog that pulls a lot, needs a hands-free walk, prefers a retractable leash, or simply need something durable. There is a leash here for any of the coolest dogs on the planet!Genius Dog 336 x 280 - Animated

Best retractable leash:

Tug Retractable Leash, $24.99, Free Shipping with Prime.

Here is a little about this leash:

  • Medium Leash is Suitable for Dogs Under 55 lbs (25 kgs); Not Suitable For Chewing
  • 16 ft Tape Leash With Easy-Adjust Retraction; 360 Degree Tangle-Free Tape Movement
  • Integrated Waste Bag Dispenser Holds 3 Standard Poop Bags (Not Included); Just Stuff and Go! No More Noisy Or Bulky Dispenser! (Fits Loose Bags Only, NOT Rolls)
  • Quick Lock And Unlock Feature – Easy Roll-On and Roll-Off With Your Thumb
  • Super Comfortable Ergonomic Grip For Those Long Walks!

Lin Belarge, the owner of Walkies D.F. a dog walking, boarding, and training service in New York, loves this leash, noting that it is super comfortable and rarely ever tangles or snags. “The inner coil is very strong compared to other leashes that you can hear struggling to unroll and reroll while you’re using cheaper ones. It doesn’t lose its shape and ribbon like other leashes do and the brake is rock solid,” she says. She walks 80-pound pit bulls and labs with the medium size of this leash and says she’s never has a control problem. “I trust this leash. The spring-clip never gets rusty and the grip is ergonomically correct for my large hands,” she says.
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Most versatile leash:

Blue-9 Multi-Function Hands-Free Dog Leash, $21.95. Free Shipping with Prime.

About this item:

    • Six-in-One Functionality: The Lead Multi-Function Dog Leash might look like a regular leash, but it is so much more. It easily converts from six feet to three and a half feet to give you greater control.
    • Two Attachments: Our multi-function leash features two bolt-snaps which allows you to shorten, lengthen, loop, or double clip it to a harness. This allows for greater control and aids in training your dog against pulling.
    • Hands-Free: The longer length and unique double-clip design allow you to create a secure loop by clipping the leash to the second D-ring. Wear it over your shoulder to enjoy a hands-free walk and it’s also great for running and agility training.
    • Easy to Clean: The Lead Multi-Function Dog Leash is durable enough to hold up to everyday use and is made of washable nylon. This means your dog can be a dog; the leash can get dirty and wet without having to worry that it won’t stand up to wear.
    • Passionate Perfectionists: Blue-9 develops premium solution-based products to promote and strengthen the human-canine bond. We stand behind our products that are proudly made in the USA*.

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Made of washable nylon, this easy-to-clean leash — which easily converts from six feet to three-and-a-half feet — is a top pick of Nicole Ellis, a certified professional dog trainer and pet lifestyle expert for Rover. “I love this leash because of its two clips and multi-attachment points that enable me to turn it into any various length and style,” says Ellis. You can easily loop it or double clip it to a harness, too, and can wear it over your shoulder for a hands-free walk. “This leash is as versatile as they come,” says Ellis.
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Durable and stylish:

Leerburg 10′ Brown Leather Leash, $47. Free Shipping with Prime.

About this item:

  • High Quality Leather
  • Perfect Length
  • Useful in all weather
  • High quality 100% solid stainless steel snaps

“My go-to leashes are durable leather with a stainless steel buckle. They last forever if you take care of them and they’re strong enough for any size dog. They’re much easier on the hands compared to nylon leashes and they have a timeless look that never goes out of style,” says Miguel Rodriguez, owner, and operator of City Dog Pack, an NYC-based dog walking and training company.Genius Dog 300 x 600 - Animated
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For dogs that pull a lot:

Sleepypod Power Leash, $39.99. Free Shipping with Prime.

Rover’s Ellis recommends this leash for dogs who can be more difficult to walk. The leash is made from high-tensile strength nylon webbing and includes a strong snap hook so that you can control even very strong and determined dogs: “Knowing the materials won’t break under a pulling dog is really important to me,” she says. “An extra built-in loop farther down the six-foot leash is extra handy when I need to keep my pup close to me, such as when a skateboard passes us on a walk or when we’re walking across the street.” Added bonus: “Throw in the added convenience of a waste bag slot and you can’t go wrong,” says Ellis.
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For multiple dogs:

Mendota Products Pet Slip Lead, $21.94. Ships for Free with Prime.

About this item:

  • The British-style slip lead is a leash and collar in one convenient design for walking and training.
  • Made from a waterproof, vibrant, long-lasting, and machine washable polypropylene rope.
  • Soft on the hands with a “broken-in” feel that is easy to use and pliable enough to roll up.
  • Adjustable to fit any neck size with the oil-tanned leather snap that controls the collar diameter.
  • 1/2-inch lead is handmade in the USA and suitable for dogs weighing 50 to 250 pounds.

“I primarily do structured pack walks and usually have anywhere from four to 11 dogs in my hand at any given time,” says Hadley Raysor of the Dandy Dog Walker in Alameda, California says. She uses this Mendota slip lead leash, which is a leash and collar in one, on those walks to keep control of the dogs and keep her own hands comfortable. Indeed, the braided rope material is designed to have a broken-in feel that is gentle on your hands.
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At The End Of The Leash

These are five examples of tested and proven leashes for all different kinds of dogs. I myself have a few different types around the house. The most common one used is retractable when they are taken out to do their business. It gives them a little more freedom to move around but the area is controlled.

If we go hiking, I tend to take the slip lead for comfort strength, and (don’t tell) when we are in the woods, I take it off and let them play! The slip leash allows me to slip it around their neck in an instant if we come across some other hikers.

When we plan to walk in public, I like the ole trusty leather. Good strong snaps and durable stylish leather. You can’t go wrong.

I hope this has helped you find what you need. I do recommend any of these as do other professionals. My goal is to help you and all the coolest dogs on the planet.

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