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Do you need flexi, leather or something else: How to choose an adequate leash for your dog?

Do you need flexi, leather or something else: How to choose an adequate leash for your dog?

The type and length of the dog leash will depend on the character, size and habits of the animal

Whether you are just taking a dog for the first time or you have become the owner of a dog of a different breed or size than you usually have, one question immediately comes to mind: how to choose a leash for the dog you have?

There are a few things you should pay attention to.

Types of leashes for dogs

The leash is a part of your dog’s equipment, which is set up, tied to the dog in order to ensure freedom of movement for both the dog and the owner, but still facilitates the owner’s control over the dog.

Leashes for dogs come in several forms: flexible leash, leash that is placed around the dog’s chest, leash for two dogs, nylon or knitted, leather, chain-shaped, and many others.

How to choose a leash for a dog

The type and length of dog leash will depend on the character, size and habits of the animal. Your ultimate goal should be to teach your dog to walk on his feet, but you need to find the right leash.

Start with standard leashes up to 2 meters long. Flexible leashes should only be purchased when the dog is accustomed to walking along the leg, to avoid too much distance from the dog or even an accident. These leashes are great, but are only recommended when the dog is a little stronger.

How to get a puppy used to a leash

When you are trying to get your puppy used to the leash, know that a great challenge awaits you, so arm yourself with patience and of course – a few cookies. Depending on the character of the puppy itself, some will accept the leash naturally and easily, and some will continue to resist.

Getting used to the leash is divided into several steps:

Getting used to the necklace
Placing the string on the necklace
Taking a leash and walking on a leash
Reward

So you have to go gradually. First get the puppy used to the concept of the collar. Don’t squeeze him too hard, he must get used to his presence naturally. Attach the leash to the collar so you can let the dog run or play for a while. Take the leash and get the puppy used to walking and be sure to reward good behavior.