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Finding a Great Harness and Lead


Things To Look For In A Harness And Lead

There are many types of dog leashes available on the market for your canine friend. These dog leashes are designed for the convenience and comfort for the owners and their dogs. Often our dogs are always pulling and tugging and trying to walk faster and the restraints can eventually hurt them. So for these type of the dogs, a shock-absorbing leash is created for the purpose of keeping them close by without hurting both the owner and the dog.

What makes these leashes different from standard dog leash is the design. These leashes are often shorter, but have a springy and shock-absorbing feature that allows dogs to move without injuring them. It also reminds your dog that it is intended to keep them at close proximity. It would remind them to constantly be at their owner’s heels and not tug and pull to walk ahead. In short, this type of leash provides more resistance without the shock and injury for both owner and dog. It also helps to stop a dog from pulling when walking.

Advantages of Shock-Absorbing Dog Leashes and Harnesses

1.       Easy to attach and detach

Even with the resistance these leash provides, it allows added flexibility for the dogs and the owner. It is also easier to attach and detach the short leash and the extension. When taking dogs on longer walks, the one meter extension would allow them more freedom and space to roam around. However, it would come with control and helps remind them again to be back at their owner’s side. It is usually recommended to start with the short leash and later attach the extension.

2.       Water and Weather resistant

Make sure that the leash and harness are designed to be durable and strong so it would not easily wear out. It will not constrict when wet and not dry out when exposed to the sun. These leashes would last the dog owner a long time.

3.       Shock-Absorbing

As it is, these leashes are made for one thing, and that it is shock-absorbing. That means it lessens the amount of tension and stress around your dog’s neck and shoulders and prevent injury. The feature would also allow you to move around without feeling the stress around your arms and hands. Standard leashes would constrict you and your dog from the pulling and tugging.

4.       Soft but firm to hold handles

The handles are designed to provide comfort to the dog owners holding on to their dogs when out for a walk. The handles are usually called ‘pyramid pull handles’. Unlike other dog leashes, this makes it easier for dog owners to hold on to. These kind of handles are usually seen in water ski handles or ends of tension cords used for working out. It is designed for gripping safely and securely with your hands wrapped around the handles firmly.

5.       Variety in colors and tangle-free

The cords are made thick so it won’t bind or knot together. When you use the extension, it is designed to swivel on the clip to 360 degrees and won’t let owners get tangled in it. The leashes also come in different colors and even has a trim with reflectors, which are perfect for night walks.