If you have a dog, you need a leash for any walk you want to take with it, but there is a kind of leash that is not recommended by veterinarians, which is the retractable leash.
It consists of a rope that goes around the neck of the pet and is manipulated by a button which can be extended or decreased. Here we bring you some disadvantages of retractable leashes and why they’re not a good option for your dog:
The Resistance of Your Rope
The rope of this type of leash that is very fragile and is easy to break due there lightness and the material they are made of. This type of leash is not recommended for big and heavy dogs, as it would break easily.
Damages When Winding the Rope
This rope can really cause great damage if not handled correctly. They can even cause burns, bumps, cuts and even amputation when trying to wind up the rope and get entangled with some other.
Damage to Dogs
The bad handling of this type of belt can also cause damage to the dog itself when it comes to extending the belt to the maximum and losing total control, so you try to reassure it. This can cause external damage to the neck of the dog, as it can fracture the trachea and even the spine.
Length of your Rope
The rope of this belt has an extension of up to 1 m it full size, and it could be dangerous because you don’t have total control of the leash and the dog itself. Therefore, shorter and more manageable leashes are recommended for big dogs. Remember that there are dogs which weigh a lot and is difficult to use the same leash as a small one.
The Sound of the Belt
When the leash falls, it makes a strange sound which comes to scare many dogs, even the dogs that are around passing, due to how heavy it’s. So it’s something that could alarm your dog, scare it and lose total control of it.
Consequences with Untrained Dogs
If you have a dog that is not trained, that’s very rebellious and always wants to try to get loose, this type of leash is not recommended at all.
They Will Break after a While
Normally, these types of devices, which work manually, will begin to fail in a short period of time. Their lifespan is really short and that can be infuriating.
These types of manual leashes aren’t recommended because they get easily damaged and are certainly not proper for dogs that are not trained and are disobedient, so they will always be trying to pull too hard and the device will ultimately fail, and in 2 Dog Leash, we strongly recommend against them.