I have used both a 4ft and 6ft leash and have to say I prefer the 4ft leash. The 6ft one just has too much slack all the time and when there are those moments where you need absolute control NOW a 4ft is much quicker. Which length do you prefer and why?
05-11-2012, 12:09 AM
I use a long retractable leash most of the time. I like that I don't have to deal with slack. I can have it short if I need to, but most of the time Bella gets as much leash as she wants. (It helps that she's really easy to walk.)
I do have a 6ft leather leash that I use on rare occasions.
05-11-2012, 02:33 AM
Only very rarely are mine even on a leash. For general walks if I must have a leash, at a motel for example, I use the retractable leash. From the car to a building, I use a six foot in case they need to pee or poop. At a show a four foot is fine, as at least my adults are always off leash while competeting.
My six foot leash is a very pliable leather that is similar to a thick boot lace. It folds up very easily.
05-11-2012, 02:40 AM
Your dog needs to be very well trained to be put on a retractable leash !
On occasions, the odd squirrel will have Dylan straining at the leash and he would be in the middle of the road playing with the traffic if he was on a retractable before I could say Ja.......................
05-11-2012, 06:59 AM
for city walks I like 4 ft. for walks in nature or wide trails (where I need them on leash) or in fields I like 6ft. I have tons of leashes LOL
05-11-2012, 07:24 AM
I use a 4 ft. with all my dogs.
05-11-2012, 12:19 PM
Homer has a 4ft and Misha has a 6 ft. When I walk them Homer is right by left side and Misha walks besides Homer to the left. I like the 6 ft leash more because you can leave it loose or just fold it to have the dogs at a closer position. Vermont walks on my right side with a 6 ft leash also. It really is a matter of preference... none of my dogs pulls on the leash, but I just find the longer ones more comfy.
05-11-2012, 01:44 PM
Depends on where we are. In town or around a lot of people, 4ft. Going the the vet or in and out of car, I have a really nice 6ft braided leather leash. I really like the looks of that one. But walking on our road just for leisurely walks I use the 15ft training lead. That way they can sniff and smell and check things out.
I hate retractable leashes. I feel like I have no control. I tried one and then gave it to the shelter. I had a tendance to reach out and grab the cord and that hurts.
05-11-2012, 01:48 PM
I like using a hands free leash. The one I have can be adjusted, but I don't know the exact measurments (I would guess it goes from aobut 3.5 - 6.5 feet). I make it short if we are walking in crowds, and longer when we are on a normal walk or run.
05-11-2012, 03:00 PM
4ft leashes if we are all walking together, retractables if we are out one at a time.