Pet Advice from Experts
Jennifer Shryock is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant who specializes in safety between children and dogs.
Kathie is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT).
Do you recommend different types of leashes for different types of training and walks?
Yes. Different behaviors and different locations require using different leashes, and there are pros and cons to the various types.
For example: Leather leashes generally last a long time and will not burn your hands if your dog pulls, but they're more expensive. Synthetic leashes are cheap, lightweight, and easily washed, but they can burn your hands if your dog lunges. If your dog is a chewer,...
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