I received some feedback on my last blog about the use of extension leashes. I do agree that extension leashes can be very dangerous to dog and human alike. Ask anyone who has received rope burns after getting caught up in the leash. I have used the leashes in the past but no longer. I found they do not provide the necessary amount of control or connection with your dog.
All dog owners decide what tool works with their pet and what doesn’t. I found that for my dogs, I prefer to use an old fashioned leash. But I have met owners who use extension leashes with no issues.
If you do use extension leashes, be aware of the dangers and take precautions.