Different Types Of Dog Lead
Thinking about getting a new lead for your dog? There are plenty of options when it comes to leads and what you choose depends entirely on you and your dog. Here are some of the different types of leads for dogs:
Rope leads are fairly comfortable on your hands and are usually quite strong. You can get traditional hand sewn ends for a more authentic look. Rope leads are good value for money.
Leather leads can look very smart and last for a very long time. Some people prefer leather leads because of the way they look and feel.
Extendable leads are very popular because they allow your dog a bit more freedom, but still enable you to be in control. You can choose how far the lead extends giving your dog more freedom to roam about. Or you can keep the lead shorted if you need your dog to be close to you.
Chain leads are one of the strongest leads you can get, however, they do sometimes rust depending on what metal is used. They are ideal for strong dogs who pull on the lead and also dogs that try to chew their leads because they will not be able to chew through a metal chain.
There are lots of different material leads to choose from in a wide range of colours and sizes. Some material leads may not last as long and are more likely to break than chain, rope or leather leads. However, they are an economical choice.
Slip leads are useful for situations where it is crucial that your dog doesn’t escape. Once in a slip lead a dog shouldn’t be able to escape, because the harder they pull the tighter the grip. Slip leads are usually made from rope so they are more comfortable for your dog. Slip leads are good for grooming and restraint purposes.