Pet Advice from Experts
Liane O'Hora is a veterinarian currently practicing in Northern NY. She is actively involved with Spay It Forward and Misty Mountains Adventures.
Leslie Smith is a longtime shelter volunteer, Pit Bull advocate, and animal welfare writer.
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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