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    Default Retractable or Long Leash Ideas?

    I am looking for a retractable or long leash for Fezzik. He is around 50lbs and very strong on the leash. I think the regular retractable leashes are a little wimpy. Any suggestions?

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    I purchased a couple long training leads from Gibsons Natural Pet here in Worcester. They are good thickness but are not retractable. one was 15' other is 26'. In my opinion they are the best store in our area by far

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    No to retractable... Get a long training lead as @SouthernBred suggest


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    NO to retractable...dangerous and way too many dogs have
    gotten injured/killed by running into traffic or other danger
    before owner could even stop them.


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    We have several and use them only for the beach. One of them is HD for sure. I thinks it's a Flexi Explore Large.
    Like others have pointed out they can be dangerous by allowing the pup a little(or a lot) too much distance to "explore".

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    Default Re: Retractable or Long Leash Ideas?

    As others have said, no to retractables. Just get a long training leash and then work with him with it. When he pulls, make him sit and stay, then proceed. Keep doing this until he finally gets the message to walk with you and not in front of you.
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    Retractable leashes are dangerous. Marigold has been taking basic training and they told everyone to please get a regular leash. My favorite leash is Kong brand. Sounds like he could use some leash training. I personally wouldn't allow him to continue the behavior by providing a longer leash. But I know Bulldogs are stubborn.
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    No dogs should be on any retractable. 8' leather leash is what a 50lbs dog needs or any dog. If it's retractable and you need to grab your dog, no chance! That's my 2 cents worth.

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    I use a Kong retractable leash for chunky when we go on his bathroom walk so that I don't have to walk into the grass with him. I can stand on the sidewalk while he jumps into the overgrown grass to poop. I haven't had any issues with it but I am never in a situation with him where I need to have that much control of him. I have a regular leash also and can lock the retractable shorter than I can it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chunky White View Post
    I use a Kong retractable leash for chunky when we go on his bathroom walk so that I don't have to walk into the grass with him. I can stand on the sidewalk while he jumps into the overgrown grass to poop. I haven't had any issues with it but I am never in a situation with him where I need to have that much control of him. I have a regular leash also and can lock the retractable shorter than I can it.
    Most often its not your dog the issue but other dogs. Why I keep any dog on an 8 foot leash so nothing happens to them. But again that's me.

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    Default Re: Retractable or Long Leash Ideas?

    Ruckus snapped a retractable leash when he was younger. Thankfully he doesn't bolt off, he just wanted to play. But I wouldn't recommend one for bullies. They're just too big and strong. And also those darned things get tangled up everywhere on walks.

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    Default Re: Retractable or Long Leash Ideas?

    I learned the hard way with a retractable leash and a Dalmatian I had growing up. He was the perfect dog on the leash, never ran or pulled. A neighbor's dog happen to get out of his yard and startled Ramsey and Ramsey took off. I couldn't control him, grabbed on the the thin rope that retracts and ended up with a gnarly rug burn that took months to heal.

    So yes, as the other says, go for the normal leash. There is so much more control.
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