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Fix lead vs retraceable leash

fixed lead versus a retractable lead?

Tricia Priestly

What is the difference between a fixed lead versus a retractable lead? The most important distinction is safety! When you choose a fixed lead you buy it at a set length. This allows you, the owner, to set a very clear expectation to your dog. You are the leader of the pack. You need to set clear boundaries so that your dog feels safe and secure.  The average sidewalk is 3-4 ft wide. The preferred length of your leash is about the same. The reason here is that when your dog sees that infamous squirrel or a four-legged neighbor walking by,...

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