Choosing the right dog leash will depend on the size and type of you dog, as well as your needs. When you’re choosing a leash, consider the following factors:
1) Size? Is your dog a large breed, a small breed, or somewhere in between? Obviously, a larger dog will require a stronger leash.
2) What do you want to use the leash for? For training, 20 to 50 feet of cotton webbing tends to be a good choice. Standard nylon leashes work well for leisurely walks.
3) Indoors or outdoors? A long, thin synthetic leash is best for indoors as it is less likely to get caught under furniture. For outside, you’ll want to keep your dog close and attentive, so leash between 4 and 6 feet long is recommended. Durability of the leash material and quality of the clasp are important factors to consider when choosing a outdoor leash.
4) One dog or two? If you have more than one dog, it might be useful to use a leash that can couple up with more than one dog. Keep in mind that two dog leashes, while convenient, aren’t ideal for training and can be a problem if the larger dog isn’t well trained (as the smaller dog will get pulled everywhere the larger dog goes.)
There’s a lot more to consider when choosing a leash, so check out the link below. Happy walking!