I got my dog a reattachable leash that will go up to 26 feet. Is that ok. My dog wants to run around and play. I use this leash when I go to the park and I have a regulaur leash that I use when I take him out on his dailly walks. I have excellent control of my dog
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Oops- sorry about the blank message. You want to be careful about using the retractable leash around other dogs or people, or things it might get caught up in, like bushes. That line is thin and can hurt someone if your dog runs around them.
Lynn K.
Oops- sorry about the blank message. You want to be careful about using the retractable leash around other dogs or ... up in, like bushes. That line is thin and can hurt someone if your dog runs around them. Lynn K.

The reattatachable leash is for the park and the regluar leash I use for his walks.
The reattatachable leash is for the park and the regluar leash I use for his walks.

If there are other dogs in the park, particularly OFF leash, it's a dangerous tool to use. I'd like to see them banned (not really, but some days..).

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
I absolutely hate these leashes when they are in the hands on an irresponsible owner. My dog was repeatedly picked on by larger dogs as a pup when he was with the rescue group that found him. The result is that he is very afraid of larger dogs. As he has gotten older and matured, he is quicker to go into fight or flight mode when a large dog rushes him.

So, when an irresponsible owner's dog charges at me and my dog snarls at them and lunges as far as he can(all of about 6 inches is all I allow him when around strange dogs), the owner acts like I'm the one who shouldn't be out in public with my dog, even though I had complete control of my dog and as a result their dog was not in actual danger.
Now that being said, used correctly they are a great way for dogs to get extra excercise on walks. Just make sure you NEVER allow your dog more freedom than the closest dog to you. It only takes one time for you to be in a situation you never want to be in. Furthermore, if you haven't taught it, I would recommend a solid recall command so that you can easily bring the dog in closer whenever you are approaching other dogs or people.
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I absolutely hate these leashes when they are in the hands on an irresponsible owner. My dog was repeatedly picked ... recall command so that you can easily bring the dog in closer whenever you are approaching other dogs or people.

I agree. But I have a retractable leash. The keyword here is responsible owner. When used properly they are wonderful. When improperly used, they are dangerous and a nuisance. There are so many improperly used retractable leashes, that people assume automatically that the onwer doesn't have a clue.
That's not always a correct assumption, (but MOST of the time.. it is)

Generally if a handler doesn't know how to spell retractable leash.. It's not a good sign
I absolutely hate these leashes when they are in the ... in closer whenever you are approaching other dogs or people.

I agree. But I have a retractable leash. The keyword here is responsible owner. When used properly they are wonderful. ... the time.. it is) Generally if a handler doesn't know how to spell retractable leash.. It's not a good sign

I do not let my dog near other dogs.
I agree. But I have a retractable leash. The keyword here is responsible owner. When used properly they are wonderful. ... nuisance. There are so many improperly used retractable leashes, that people assume automatically that the onwer doesn't have a clue.

Exactly my point. I don't mind if other owners feel their dog can run around them when they are not in the vicinity of other people or dogs. But their right to have their dog running around out of control ends 5 feet away from me. Always remember I have a right of self preservation of myself and my property, so I will do whatever is necessary to protect my dog and myself when out on walks.
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