Retractable leashes are popular with many dog owners for their ability to allow your dog flexibility in movement. Sometimes, you want to pull your pet close when a passing dog comes along, or allow greater distance when your pet wants to explore. So, the convenient solution, it would seem, is the retractable leash.
Unfortunately, the convenience we may find can result in disaster. Let’s take a closer look at why these leashes are dangerous and some suggestions on safe pet walking.