The Dog Training Leash
dog training leash is designed foremost for training your dog, as opposed
to a lead that’s used to hold the dog back. While any leash can be
used for dog training, you’ll find dog training progresses more efficiently
if you’re using the proper equipment.
I expect that most people who are searching for information about dog training leashes are looking for an obedience training leash.
How long should a dog training leash be?
The type of dog training you are going to do can affect the length of leash you want to use. Some style of training may require a shorter or longer leash. In these articles I will primarily talk about what I use in my training practice. You can read about my style of dog training here.
Training leash for, leash and collar dog obedience training
The standard obedience training leash is six feet long and one half to five eighths inches wide. There are exceptions to this. The exceptions usually involve the length of the leash. Dog training leashes for shorter people, children, and very tall people should match the individual’s height. In general the leash should be as long or slightly longer that the person is tall.
It’s also desirable that the leash fits comfortable in the handler’s
hands. This means that the handler can comfortably hold four folds of
the leash without undo effort.
What materiel is best for a dog training leash?
The leather training leash
Cotton training leash
Another advantage to a cotton training leash is that they are inexpensive. This makes the cotton leash a handy backup leash. Cotton leashes are cheap enough so you can buy several. Keep your extra leashes in handy location for emergencies. I usually suggest having one in the car and one by each door in the house.
On the positive side nylon leashes make good emergency slip leads. They can also be useful as a dragline for the dog to wear around the house. Make sure to only allow the dog to wear a leash when you are supervising the dog or the leash may get caught on something and choke the dog to death.
Training leash snaps
The weak points of a leash are the areas where two points meet. This includes the stitching or braiding of the handle and snap as well as the snap itself. I have worked with many leashes that break at the snap. For my own training leash I prefer a traditional bolt snap. However for some dog handlers I recommend getting a well made claps that is difficult to operate accidently. When people are fumbling around the snap it’s easy to accidently let a dog off the leash.
I hope this help answers some of your questions about dog training leashes
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