There are many aspects to consider when purchasing dog leashes and leads. There are a lot of different types of leashes that offer different advantages and disadvantages to you and your furry friend. When looking at the different types of leashes, you might be wondering which is the best. To decide on the best dog leash, it is best to familiarize yourself with the other types of leashes.
If you are looking for an affordable leash, nylon leashes are easy to clean and are offered at a low price. Nylon leashes can, however, cause leash burn if your dog pulls against you. Nylon dog leashes and leads can also be chewed through very easily. They are also not as flexible or soft as other leashes. This can pose as an annoyance with bigger dogs especially, as the bigger the nylon leash is, the less comfortable it will be. If you are not planning on walking your dog long distances or need to make a quick trip to the groomer or veterinarian, nylon leashes may be for you.
Sometimes, it may feel as though your dog could chew through metal. However, this is not true. If your pup has proven to be an expert at chewing through their leashes, chain leashes may be your next option. The steel chain links on chain leashes and leads are impossible to chew through and discourage chewing (metal isn’t pleasant for a dog to chew on). Chain leashes can prove to be a bit of a pain due to their weight. The weight of a chain leash can wear on you and your dog. A mid-leash grip with a chain leash can also be uncomfortable due to the chain links. These leashes can also make your dog appear more intimidating, which could be a good or bad thing depending on your preference.
In theory, a retractable leash may seem like the best possible leash to have for your dog. It allows your dog to wander more freely and gives you more control. However, this leash has some downsides. Retractable dog leashes and leads will teach your dog that they can pull on a leash and can cause harm to you and your dog. The large handles on these leashes make it impossible to tie your dog to a tree or post and could harm your dog if you lose your grip. The thin line on a retractable leash can easily wrap around your legs and cause injury.
Out of all of the types of leashes, leather leashes and leads will last you the longest. Leather leashes are very comfortable to hold and great for training or walking your dog. While some leather leashes get dirty and crack easily, properly made leather leashes (such as leashes from Woofwerks) are durable and crack-resistant. Leather leashes are a great accessory to any dog, as they look authentic and handsome. These leashes don’t just look great, they offer many years of use.
The Best Types of Leashes for Your Dog
Now that you know about leather leashes, you may be interested in purchasing one. Woofwerks offers some of the most premium leather leashes available. Crafted from English bridle leather, these leashes are durable and fashionable. We create all of our leashes with your dog’s comfort as a priority. To browse our leashes, leads, collars, and/or dog tags, visit our website.