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Retractable leashes – easier and safer dog walking — 4 Comments

  1. Thanks for the info. I know exactly what you mean. When we had our first dog if was not safe to let him off. We would always use a retractable lead. It gave him the freedom he desired and we had the relief of still having our arms in their sockets after the walk 🙂

    Our pack has now grown to 3 so unfortunately we are having to adopt the short leash when they are not able to come off lead. On a plus note, it’s a good work out for me.

    Loving the site keep up the great work!

    • Thanks, Martin. Sounds like you knew how to use a retractable lead. It’s not difficult but if you don’t follow the bascis, it can cause problems.

      Hope your pack are well behaved! If you need a few tips, take a look at this – Worry Free Walks.


  2. I have this problem with my dog but wasn’t sure about a retractable leash because of reported problems but I’d like one so he can move freely and do his dog thing, while I can also move at my own pace.

    Thanks for the post it is really helpful to learn the pros and cons of retractable leashes. If you learn to use one they will be fine.

    Please where can I get a good retractable leash?

    • Glad you found it useful. Many people are wary but the ones who have problems are the ones who don’t use them correctly 🙂 You just need to be sinsible.

      As for buying one, most pet stores should stock them although they are unlikely to have the range that you can find online. It’s important to get the size and length you need to suit you and your dog.

      I’ve used Flexi leads for years and you can find all the models and all the sizes at Amazon. Here’s an in-depth review of Flexi retractable leashes which gives more information.


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