Retractable Leashes

Submitted by wabniaq-k9 on Thu, 03/21/2019 - 13:27
A leash is ideally a means of humane communication, and if necessary, a tool for effective control. It is difficult to accomplish either function with a retractable leash, as commonly used by pet owners, retractable leashes can be dangerous to the person using it, to the dog on the end of it, to other dogs, other handlers, and innocent bystanders. I caution my clients to watch out for and steer clear of people who are talking on their cell phone while walking their dog on a retractable leash, likewise, to be alert for the people who pay out retractable leash every time their dog pulls, while calling out, "It's OK, he's friendly." Here (following) are some opinions about retractable leashes from some experts in the field.