Careful Choice of Leashes, Collars Makes Happy Owners

November 4, 2013

The Humane Society of the United States says size matters, for both leashes and collars: "Make sure the leash is the proper size for your dog and for his collar. A thin, lightweight leash designed for a toy breed may not be strong enough to control a rambunctious Labrador retriever. And the clip on the end of a small leash might break from the pressure of the metal ring on a large dog’s collar, which would allow your dog to run off." The Humane Society's web site features a thorough discussion of five different kinds: Basic, retractable, bungee, long line and slip lead. READ MORE