Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Picking the Perfect Leash: Simple How-to Tips

Some people do not pay due attention to choosing the most suitable leash, but the point is that this is the most crucial element in your relationship with your pet. Nowadays, the market offers leashes in many different sizes, materials and lengths…The variety of items can turn the process of choosing the right leash into a pretty mind-blowing experience. But mind that a leash is a must-have to keep your pet by your safe and safe, while teaching your pup the right manners.

These days, pet owners have a chance to choose from the assortment of leashes made from anything one can imagine, but the least favorite material is rubber, experts say. These items make little sense since their rubbery bounce causes pulling with every single step.

- Nylon

This is the most common material that leashes are made from. It’s not expensive and strong enough. Besides, it’s available in every possible color. However, nylon is a good choice for the owners of a little puppy. In case you have a strong dog, nylon leash may cause a ‘leash burn’ once the pet pulls it.

- Chain

 If you’re on the lookout for cheap choice, chain leashes is the other option to consider. But the truth is that these items leave a lot to be desired. For instance, they are hard on the hands. Chain leash can simply take out the pet’s tooth in case it gets stuck in their mouth. Plus, you may not notice the moment, when chain gets wrapped around your finger and causes a serious fracture.

- Leather

Experts call it the most suitable material for leashes. First of all, it’s incredibly strong and gets softened with time. These leashes are delicate to your hands and what is more, they provide natural amount of give as they wear in.

 - Cotton

This soft material has a descent amount of give. But the problem is that sometimes it’s pretty hard to find. To add more, the leashes made of cotton have a certain risk of rope burn. At the same time, they’re great in water.  


If you live in a big city, a 4-foot long lead is a safe length to provide your pet with an opportunity to do all his bathroom business, as well as to keep him close enough to your side. If your living area is located in the suburban setting, it’s a good idea to give your preference to the 6-foot lead. There are models that are long enough to do the ‘come’ and ‘stay’ training, while allowing your pup to run all over in open spaces. In order to be able to navigate your pet in crowds, make sure to pick traffic leads that are about a foot in length. Mind that they may encourage pulling, which means you shouldn’t use them every day.