Who knew there were so many leashes to choose from?  There are basic, retractable, bungee, long line, and slip lead style leashes.  But what is the difference?  How do you know which leash is most suitable for your pup?  Let’s take a quick look at retractable leashes and why it may or may not be the best choice for your dog.

Pros and Cons of a Retractable Dog Leash

Some dog owners prefer retractable dog leashes.  It provides your dog with much freedom.   For when your dog wanders, the cord automatically extends.  It gives your dog the ability to check out his/her settings without difficulty.  In addition, you may control how far the leash may be extended with a push of the button.  It sounds great but it depends on your pup.

A retractable leash is not good for an untrained dog.  If your pup is not yet used to coming when called to or under control amongst other animals and people, then this leash is not right for you.  The cord could snap and a strong dog could take off without any constraints.  In addition, another dog may view the retractable leash as an aggressive dog coming straight on.  For the retractable leash puts your dog in an aggressive physical posture sending out the wrong message to other dogs passing by.

To find out more information about what leash is suitable for your dog, talk to a Florida dog obedience training or k9 obedience professional today.