A dog leash is attached to the neck or head of an animal for restraint or control!
Dog leashes are used to walk the dog in public places. Having the dog leash is a way of protecting the dog and other persons on the street. When walking a dog in crowded places they can get easily confused and lost or they could be involved in car accidents. Also, crowded places might cause them distress which might result in attacking a person. Not to mention that in some areas walking without a dog leash is against the law.
Dog leashes come in variety of designs and colors and they can be made:
- Composite Materials
Leather dog leashes are often preferred over the nylon ones because of the resistance of the material and because it becomes more flexible with age and it is softer. Leather Dog leashes are however more prone to be chewed compared to nylon.
The length is one of the important aspects of the dog leash. The length of the leash for dogs must be chosen:
- According to the size of the dog
- Allowing good control of the dog
The retractable dog leash is one of the most comfortable leashes for the dogs because they allow them to go as far as they want as long as the owner does not consider it a danger. Retractable dog leashes are usually made of nylon and the retractable device is made of plastic or a stronger composite.
Although these Dog leashes can be convenient for both the dog and the owner as it allows some control, they make it difficult to keep an aggressive dog under control which can result in persons or other dogs being attacked. Aggressive dogs should not be walked with such a leash and also puppies should be kept close to ensure its protection from various dangers such as cars.
Dog leashes should be periodically checked to ensure they are good condition.
Some Dog leashes are made of reflective materials and are suitable for walking the dog at night. They are convenient because they make the dog and the owner much more visible in the traffic, reducing the likelihood of accidents.