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There are many different types of lead for your dog that you can use for walking. It’s important that your dog is kept securely on a lead when out walking especially where there is a lot of traffic and pedestrians. Dogs must be kept on a lead in designated pedestrian zones and on land where livestock is present. This is for the safety of your dog and the public. Save off lead time for when walking in the countryside or fenced fields where the dog can’t run off an get injured or worse hurt somebody else.
Basic Dog Lead
The basic dog lead which most of us own clips onto the collar. The standard dog lead is available in a variety of lengths, colours, thicknesses and strengths, made especially to suit your dog’s size.
Bungee Dog Lead
The Bungee Dog Lead has a shock absorbing bungee section that stretches when the handle is pulled. This allows the dog to feel a gentle tug signalling it to stop or wait, rather than a sudden jolt that a plain dog leash gives.
Recall Training Lead
A training dog lead is long in length which is perfect to use as a recall training lead, teaching your dog to come to you without running off. It is also good if you just want to walk your dog in a field and allow extra freedom without the risk of him running off.
A slip lead opens and is easily slipped over a dog’s head. Can be used when training, dog slip leads stop pulling by tightening when the dog starts to pull and loosening when the dog stops. It’s also handy as a spare lead to carry around which can be quickly slipped over the dog’s head if the collar breaks.
A retractable lead is a great way to give your dog more freedom and safety when out walking, available in a variety of lengths retractable leads have a stop button which is lockable. Lock the lead to any desired length or stop your dog going any further with the brake button.
A lead splitter has swivel couplers that allow you to walk more than one dog at a time using one lead. The leads won’t get tangled up with each other as the dogs move around as the swivel moves with them.
With a hands-free lead, a belt goes around your waist, leaving your hands free. The lead is attached to the belt with a sliding clip so that your dog can move around unhindered. This type of lead is great for walking and running with your dog.