Most people have at least one dog as a pet and those of us that have one consider them as friends and family. Therefore it stands to reason that we would want the best leash for our best friend when we take them out for exercise, at least that is my view on it. So I have done some research to find the best leash possible for my dog. It is hard to choose though, there are so many on the market now. From retractable leashes to those that do not retract but are anywhere from 4 to 50 feet in length. I think the retractables are great if you are in town or going to be at a park where there are other people and their animals to consider. However, if you are in a wide open area and do not have to worry about your dog aggravating anyone else then the long leashes that do not retract are well worth looking into. I have listed some of the dog leashes I have found below along with the web links where you can find them. On wikipedia, you can actually find definitions and descriptions of all types of leashes for dogs and cats. Hope this helps you find the best dog leash you can.
Ruffwear Roamer Leash for Pets
This first leash I am writing about is not a retractable one. However, it is great if you are doing an activity where you need both hands but still want to have your furry friend along. This leash can actually be fastened around your waist while at the same time giving your dog enough leash to have a good bit of freedom. I would not use this leash, especially around my waist, if the dog was prone to excitement or was likely to take off after a small animal. I would not want to be jerked off my feet.
Four Paws Nite Brite Reflective Leash
Here is another non-retractable leash that is great for those of us who work all day and cannot give their pets exercise except at night. This leash is braided and has reflective material woven through it. Talk about great, this leash can be seen over 100 feet away which really ups the safety level for walking your dog at night.
Flexi Giant Retractable Belt Dog Leash
Alright, while most retractable leashes are used for small dogs this one is designed where it can be used with larger breeds. This was a must in my opinion. Retractable dog leashes can be very useful but the do not do much good if they will not keep your dog in check.
Petego La Cinopelca Chain Dog Leash with Soft Leather Handle
The last leash I will cover is actually a chain leash. I have used these before and was very pleased that they were strong but I did not like the raw wrist and hand I ended up with. That is where this one passes the other chain leashes in that it has a soft wrist handle, so long raw skin.