The Best Dog Leashes
Is there anything that dogs love more than going outside? Whether it is a walk in the city or taking the scenic route on a nature trail, dogs get so excited when they see their leash and are asked "wanna go for a walk?" Even if you are lucky enough to have a backyard, you're going to need a leash at some point, whether you want to take your dog on a road trip, to run errands, or to the dreaded veterinarian's office.
We've reviewed the best leashes out there and put together this guide to help you discover the perfect leash for your beloved furry friend. There are a few features you're going to want in a leash. It should be durable because you don't want to have to replace it often, nor do you want it to fall apart mid-walk. A leash that is easily washed is a plus for those times your dog feels like rolling in the mud. It should be easily attached to your dog's collar or harness and should feel comfortable for you to hold. A smaller dog will likely feel better with a thinner leash versus the wider type you'd use for a large dog. The leash should make it easy to direct your dog or pull him or her out of harm's way. As always, price also plays into consideration.
Top Choice: Max and Neo Double Handle Heavy Duty Reflective Leash
This Max and Neo Double Handle Dog Leash was loved by reviewers of both dogs who pull and those who don't. It features two handles: one at the end of the leash and one at 18-inches. The handles are both padded with soft neoprene for comfort. You can hold both handles at once or only one, shortening the leash for situations when you need your dog closer to your side such as traffic or training. This leash would be too heavy for smaller dog breeds, so we only recommend it for medium and larger dogs. It holds up to machine washing. Max and Neo donate a leash to a shelter for every leash sold. Reviewers are in love with the quality and durability of this leash!
Great for Everyday: Max and Neo Reflective Nylon Dog Leash
For small dogs, we recommend the Max and Neo Reflective Nylon Dog Leash in the 5/8-inch-wide size. At this size, it won't be too heavy and uncomfortable for your little pooch to wear. This leash is made with a durable 1.55 mm thick nylon webbing. You can choose either a 4-foot or 6-foot length. For larger dogs that don't pull, you can choose the 1-inch wide leash size in either 4- or 6-foot length. There is reflective stitching for visibility in darker conditions, but you'll need to have direct light shining on it to pick up the reflection of course. The handle is constructed of padded soft neoprene for the walker's comfort. This leash comes with a lifetime warranty, even if chewed by your dog. Feel free to put it in the washing machine!
Good for Large Pullers: Leashboss Original Double Handle Leash
The Leashboss Original Heavy Duty Two Handle Dog Leash is intended for large dogs (over 40 pounds) who are prone to pulling. One handle is 18-inches from the leash's clip. The other handle is at the end of the leash. The leash measures five feet long, and both handles are padded for the walker's comfort. It is made out of heavy-duty nylon for durability. Easily clip it to your dog's collar or front harness. Reviewers describe this leash as being a life-saver for ending the constant tug-of-war with their dogs.
There are some great leash choices out there. Our favorites are both by Max and Neo. Their products are durable, easy to clean, and come with a lifetime warranty. Reviewers loved the reflective stitching and D-hooks as well. The Double Handle Heavy Duty leash offers greater control whether your dog pulls or not, and it is a great choice for medium and large dogs. The Reflective Nylon Dog Leash comes in sizes that make it appropriate for small and large dogs. We love the company's commitment to donations and helping shelter animals as well. Finally, the Leashboss Original Double Handle Leash has been called a lifesaver by owners of large dogs who pull.