Dog leash is one of the most important supplies for any pet parent because it can be used to protect your pooch from traffic and other unrestrained animals. Additionally, the use of leash (and its proper use) can significantly reduce the risk of accidents and animal bites, which is why it is an essential accessory any responsible pet owner should have.
At eDog, we provide different types of dog leashes based on their material, the dog size, and the purpose they need to accomplish – for instance, some dog lead handle products are ideal for daily walks, while some harnesses are designed for bike rides and hiking. There is also what we call a training lead, which is typically longer than a regular leash for dogs.
If you’re going to use a pet leash to train your pooch, you may also want to consider our bark collars and training collars designed to correct unwanted behaviour, turning your pet into a more obedient furry companion. Visit our website to read our recommendations and tips to make the training process easier and more enriching for you and your dog.
How long should my dog's leash be?
Before you order a dog leash, the most important thing to consider is its purpose. Consider what your dog leash will be used for before choosing a design and length. For instance, a 10m long line is excellent for behaviour adjustment training and reactive dogs; but for daily walks, the recommended length is around 1.8m for mid-sized adult dogs to give you a greater degree of control. There is also a dog retractable lead that comes with a button that you can push to control the amount of cord that extends.
Meanwhile, you may need a shorter leash if you have a taller dog that you need to walk in city streets, parks, and neighbourhoods, or a bit longer leash if you have a smaller and shorter dog breed.
How to use a leash properly?
Once you’re able to determine the main purpose of your dog leash, the next step is to know how to properly use it. As a general rule, it should give you enough control over your dog without causing you and your pet some discomfort.
When your dog pulls while you are walking, stop in your tracks. One of the most common mistakes of pet owners is that they keep up with their dogs and let them walk in front of them (doing this will make them think they’re the boss). Another common mistake is that people allow their dogs to misbehave, so a supposedly relaxing walk becomes a game of tug and war.
Only start walking again when your dog stops pulling and pays attention to your cue (like asking them to sit). You may also want to carry treats with you on the walk to reinforce positive behaviour.
Another thing to keep in mind: Your dog leash is only as good as the collar or harness it is attached to. At eDog, we carry a wide range of accessories that will make dog training and walking a fun and stress-free experience.
When sizing a collar for your pet, your thumb should fit between it and your dog’s neck. If you can’t even wedge your finger in that space, it means the collar is too tight, and if you can get your entire hand in there, it simply means it’s too loose.
Another thing you have to keep in mind is that a collar’s fit can change depending on the position of your pooch because of the way the skin and body fats are redistributed. Always make sure that the collar sits perfectly whether your pet is standing up or seated.
Where can I buy a dog leash near me?
Mainstream pet shops typically offer a limited selection of dog leashes and collars. Fortunately, at eDog, we carry an extensive range of dog leashes based on material, length, dog size, and purpose. Furthermore, we have accessories like training collars, harnesses, and even belts that allow you to walk or hike with your dog ‘hands free’.
With a hipster belt, you can hike, run, and walk with your furry friend without having to hold the dog leash. This accessory typically comes with multiple pockets to store essential items such as water bottle, keys, and wallet.
Aside from quality dog leashes and their accessories, we also carry a wide variety of invisible dog fence products, GPS dog tracking systems, electric collars dogs and other types of anti bark collars and training collars dogs, and anti-anxiety products such as the puppy heartbeat toy.
eDog is not just your ordinary online pet shop since we also strive to educate our customers. When you visit our website, you can access learning materials that will help you decide which type of dog leash or product that is ideal for your pooch, how to use training collars and bark collars, etc. We also have a dedicated customer service team that is ready to answer any questions and issues related to payment and shipping details, product descriptions, etc.
If you have questions and concerns, you can email us at email@example.com or call us at 1300 781 989.