How the Kind of Leash You Use Can Affect Your Dog and Tips for Picking the Right One

It is no secret; if you have a dog, you definitely will need a leash- it the perfect tool to restrain and control your dog. If you are looking for a leash for your dog, there are a dazzling variety of leashes; rope, leather, reflective, and choosing the best one can be challenging. To arrive at the best option, you need to ask yourself where, how, and why you need a leash? What is your budget? Well, we have lined up a few tips that will help you pick the right leash for your dog.

  1. Place of use

The environment you plan on using the leash should inform your choice of the leash.

  • Indoor leash: A rounded nylon leash is most suitable when working indoors. It is light and likely to get stuck under furniture.
  • Outdoor training: An 8 to 10-foot-long nylon leash works best for typical training sessions. You should wear some glove to avoid losing grip or “rope burn.”
  • Outdoor walks: For walks, consider acquiring 6-foot-long nylon or leather leash. It is long enough for freedom of movement. Avoid cloth or rubber; they are not strong or durable.


  1. Budget

If you are working on a limited budget, a nylon leash should be your bests option. Leather, chain, and harness are relatively expensive.

  1. Dog strength and behavior

If your dog is very strong, we recommend that you use a leather leash and harness. It is comfortable and gives control over your dog. You should consider a chain leash if your dog has chewing behavior.

  1. Dog health conditions

If your dog has sensitive skin or allergic, then you should go for a hemp-leash. It is earth-friendly, natural and anti-microbial. It is also super soft and durable.

Finally, we recommend that you purchase and extra leash for emergencies- your dog must always be on a leash.