I really do not like retractable leashes. My main concern is with lack of control as stated in reason 5. Once the dog is released there is no way to get the leash back or give a solid leash correction. ^ ft leash for walk and a long lead for training are the best tools in my opinion.
Never mind that most retractable leashes would not be able to handle a very strong large dog.
The hidden dangers of a retractable leash
How often have you been out for a walk and seen someone walking their dog on a retractable leash? Probably a lot, they’re everywhere. Well let’s take a look at the hidden dangers that are associated with those “convenient” retractable leashes.
5 reasons the retractable dog leash is the worst invention, ever
- Severe burns: That’s right, you can get a severe friction burns from the thin line of a retractable leash. I can tell you from experience they are painful and take forever to heal. The backs of both of my knees have deep scars left from my friend’s retractable leash line. The dog went after a squirrel and the leash wrapped around my legs, burning the backs of my knees wide open. It took 2 months for this to heal because of where the burn was.
- They cut through skin like butter:…
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