Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Why a standard leash is better than an adjustable leash

For some reason, standard leashes are ideal. They allow you more control as you walk your dog. You avoid having to adjust the leash for a dog who would rather run across the street dragging you along than walking calmly with you. As you might have guessed, I'm referring to adjustable leashes.

To be sure, those leashes seem to be very popular. I've seen dog owners walk their dogs, casually adjusting the leash as necessary and no one is worse for wear. However, for people who are unaccustomed to using such leashes on their dogs, adjustable leashes can be quite annoying. You can unwittingly give your dog way too much slack, which leads to the dog doing other things, like chasing squirrels or cats or birds or relieving himself/herself on a lawn two houses down the block. Plus, there is always the possibility of malfunctioning. While you try to find and fix the problem, your dog is trying to cross the street or chasing people or other animals.

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