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It seems there are so many decisions that go into pet ownership – when and what type of vaccines to give your pet, how much preventative care to provide, choosing a healthy pet food and treat options, etc. You can now add “selecting the proper leash” to that ever-growing list.
That’s right- some leashes can be dangerous to you, as well as your pet. While there is some information out there about the proper way to hold a pet leash and how to leash train your pet, I didn’t realize they could be so dangerous. That’s right – retractable leashes do come with a hefty list of dangers – for you and your pet.
Unfortunately, I was unaware of these dangers and had purchased a retractable leash (after all, it is what my family had always used to walk our family dog). It wasn’t until I began walking our dog along with my children (ages 3 and 4) that I began to see the dangers first hand. So, I began to investigate the dangers of retractable leashes, and wanted to share this information for all pet owners out there – especially, if you are in the market for a new leash.
On my way home, I will be purchasing a new leash for my precious pup – one that doesn’t double as a decapitating machine. Hopefully, after reading this, you will be informed about the danger of some leashes and it allows you to make a better choice for your pet.