Letting your dog run wild and free sounds like a great idea until it’s not. Having your pup on a leash can prevent him from running away, or worse, running into traffic. But when it comes to choosing the right leash, you may feel lost with so many options. No worries; we’ve got you covered. We review our top picks for the best dog leashes to meet various needs.
To use a leash on your dog or not? Sometimes you feel like your dog is trained enough that you don’t need to use a leash on him. Be careful though, you never know how your dog will react if another dog comes around.
As much as you’d love for your pup to run wild and free like Lassie, it’s just not a smart risk to take. The keyword here is “risk” because no matter how well-behaved your pup is, there’s always the chance that they won’t heel when hollered for or come when called. They could run off in play and lose their way home, or worse, dart into a busy street. That’s why a collar and a leash are a must for every pup. Before you decide, take a look at our collar and leash guide to find what combo fits you and your canine best.
Retractable leashes give your dog freedom and flexibility. If you have a yappy dog, you can keep them on a short leash. But if you are at a park and want to let your dog run wild, you can give them more slack. There are a variety of options and features to consider when shopping for retractable leashes. We share what you think about when purchasing a leash and find the best fit for you and your dog (or dogs).
Most of the time, when you see an aggressive dog, he was not born that way. An owner of this type of dog may not fully understand how to train their pup. This lack of training often leads to aggressive behavior because the dog responds to situations using his instincts since he has never been taught differently. Learn why it happens and how to get your dog to stop aggressive behavior.
Are you wondering how to leash train your new puppy? Or perhaps you have an older rescue dog you need to train to walk on a leash. In either case, proper leash walking is an important skill to teach your pup at any age. We’ll give you step-by-step tips on how to leash train a puppy or adult dog, recommendations for the best collars and leashes, and other advice to make the process go as smoothly as possible.