Different Types of Dog Leashes
Standard dog leashes
The standard leash is likely what you think of when you imagine a leash. They are a solid or braided piece of material (typically nylon) and come in lengths ranging from 4 to 8 ft.
Standard leashes are also available in reflective material, which is perfect for dog owners that walk at night or in the early mornings.
Retractable Dog Leashes
Retractable leashes are one of the most controversial parts of the dog leash world. While they’re popular with many dog owners, experts caution against them because of the limited control that they give you over your dog. Additionally, there are some potential dangers like rope burn if you grab the leash while your dog attempts to run away.
Retractable leashes are best for dogs that are well-behaved on the leash, and owners who are comfortable giving their dog more lead-room.
Adjustable Dog Leashes
Adjustable leads might be the best fit for people that want the flexibility of retractable leashes and the control of a standard leash. These leashes can go between 3 and 6ft, by adding or removing loops or clips along the length.
If you want a shorter leash for training and a longer leash for more freedom while on walks, the adjustable dog leash can give you the best of both worlds.