Dog leashes - learn how to choose and buy dog leash in smart way

We make and offer so many different types of dog leashes that I have decided to write this guide which will help you better understandthe different types of dog leashes and help you make the right choice for your needs.

There are a few factors which divide the world of dog leashes into a few main groups.

These factors are – material, which is used for making the dog leash, length of the leash, width of the leash, type of snap hook and functionality.

I do not refer here to the cost factor, since all our leashes are priced lower than any other leash of similar quality in the world.

Now allow me to focus on each group of leashes step by step.

Different types of leashes : cord leashes, leather dog leashes, chain dog leashes and nylon dog leashes.

Nylon dog leashes are perfect for a lower budget and great for using in any weather including rain, snow and wet climate.

You can use leather leashes in any weather as well but please make sure to apply leather conditioner from time to time to keep your leash in firm condition so you can use it longer.

Nylon leashes do not stretch at all, leather leashes have a natural stretch rate which should be minimal for good quality leather.

In case your dog likes to bite his leash or chew it from time to time I would recommend a leather leash, which will better hold up.

Leather leashes look nicer and always indicate social status of the owner.

As for the strength both the nylon and leather leashes are very strong.

In case your dog is a hard chewer you should consider a chain leash which might discourage your dog from chewing it.

Please make sure to observe your dog when you purchase chain leash to avoid tooth problems.

Length of the dog leash – the shortest leashes are about 1 ft long and are used for short control – usually called handle leashes.

A longer leash gives your dog more freedom during walks but offersless control to you as handler. I think that ideally for best controla leash should be 4ft-6ft long.

This kind of leash is the best for walking your dog in the park or for training.

For tracking you should considera longer leash which can be up to 150 ft.

You can probably use a longer leash also for walking if you live in an area with a lot of space or fields.

The width of the dog leash – while leather is a very strong material, the width of the leash will affect its weight and additional strength.

For smaller dogs we make leashes which are 3/8 or ½ inches wide. These are great for dog shows and for obedient dogs.

For stronger pullers powerful dogs and for large dogs we make leashes which are ¾ inches wide.

All our nylon dog leashes are ¾ inches wide.

Of course wider leashes are made with bigger snap hooks which will also make the leash stronger and heavier.

The type of snap hook on a dog leash- Itis very important to use a reliable snap hook as it connects betweenthe leash and your dog.

The snap hook should be strong, smooth and easy to open/close and should havea mechanism which will prevent accidental openings.

There are hundreds of snap hooks some of which only look impressive but will not hold on for a long time.

Over 15 years of experience we have found some specially high quality and functional snap hooks which will hold up for years.

These are the polished brass traditional snap hooks and the quick release Herm Sprenger snap hooks.

The main advantage and difference of the quick release snap is that it will lock harder with your dog pulling and applying pressure on it.

At the same time you don’t have to pull your dog to open the snap, all you have to do to let your dog off the leash is to press 2 fingers on the snap hook of the leash.

This snap hookis widely used by police and military, since critical situations in thefield ,split second decisions orcriminals can't wait for thedog to bereleased.

You will love this special police snap hook as well. On your daily walks you can release your excited dog to run free in the park easily, hassle free and fast.

There are few other snap hooks which are described in details in the dog leash product page.

Here is example of the dog leash with quick release snap hook

Functionality of the dog leash – many times this is the only question you need to be answered to know which leash to order.

For dogtraining leashesplease consider the6ft long leash. Extra functionality can be achieved by orderinga floating ring on the handle.

Ideal dog leash for training

For tracking you will needa long leash – check with your tracking group which length dog leash to order.

Most popular tracking dog leash

For agitation training please consider widea 4-6 ft long leash.

Best agitation dog leash

For city lifestyle please consider our 2 handle dog leash.

Perfect city walking dog leash

For dog show please have a look at our show leashes – these leashes are less strong but have decorative additions for visual impact.

Dog show leash worth trying

For police and military please consider our multi functional leash – it is also great for every day dog walking.

Multifunctional police dog leash

If you have any further questions or feel that after reading this guide you still need help, please do not hesitate to contact us for additional assistance or custom dog leash request.

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