You might be wondering why I would dedicate an entire post to different dog leashes. Well, over the years of traveling with our dog, Kirby, we’ve realized having just one dog leash and one backup leash works but isn’t ideal, It actually makes a big difference to have different types of dog leashes on your trip to use for certain activities and in different situations.
In this post, I am breaking down the six different dog leashes we use and when we use them.
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The Typical 6-foot leash
It is always a good idea to have a 6-foot standard leash with you for quick walks and for going out and about. We have a few standard leashes in different colors. It’s important to make sure it has a strong hook attachment and a good handle. Getting a reflective one like this is also a great feature for night time.
double handled leash
We recently purchased this leash after we discovered Kirby no longer liked other dogs. The great thing about a double-handled leash is it gives you a closer grip on your dog to keep them from lunging or getting closer to another dog or human. It’s been a lifesaver in tense situations.
bright rope leash
A rope leash is great for a really strong dog. We like this leash because it’s bright and has a comfortable handle. We use this when we are walking long distances or hiking. My only complaint about this leash is it’s not very flexible so it tends to stay stiff between my leg and my dog.
long training leash
We got a 15-foot training leash when we went through our training program, so this isn’t the exact one we have. We used this leash a lot when training the commands “wait”, “come” and “let’s go”.
Now we use this leash on camping trips and tie it around a tree at our campsite. This gives you the flexibility to give or take away leash length around a tree.
Cable tie-off leash
A cable tie-off leash is great to have when you are camping as well. We use this leash in our backyard at all times and leave it outside hooked up to our yard screw. I believe ours is a 25 foot leash. A staple leash every dog owner should have!
We currently do not own a hands-free leash, but I definitely see the value in having one if you are a runner or go on tumultuous hikes with your dog. This hands-free leash is highly rated because of the two-handle feature, the bungie capability, and the adjustable waistband.
Looking for more dog travel gear beyond dog leashes? Check out my other dog gear posts here.