Tips for a New Dog Leash

Orange heavy-duty nylon long dog leash

Congratulations on your new Leashboss dog leash purchase. We are certain you'll love your new leash, and will use it for years to come. Your new leash is built to last and backed by our Boss Promise five-year warranty. To keep your leash looking great, and to keep you and your dog safe, we recommend the following usage and safety tips for new leashes.

General Leash Safety

  1. Check your leash often for tears, unraveled threads, or broken hardware. If you spot any issues, please Contact Us about or dog leash warranty against defects.
  2. Don’t leave your dog unattended. For their security, don’t tie your leash to a tree or bike rack, even for a short time. Even the best behaved pups may get into mischief or chew their leashes if left unsupervised.
  3. Be aware of your surroundings. Don’t let your dog wrap their leash around your legs, and watch for uneven ground or trip hazards. For the safety of you, your dog, and others never let someone get between you and your dog while on leash.
  4. Don’t abruptly pull or tug on the leash. Sharp jerking motions can injure you or your dog. A Leashboss Bungee Leash Extension can help absorb the shock.

Long Leash Tips

Orange Leashboss Free Range long dog leash

Long dog leashes between 10-50 feet require additional safety considerations.

  1. Use your long lead with caution. Take care when another person gets between you and your dog. The leash can catch the other person by surprise and trip them or give them a leash burn. Have fun with your dog, but be aware of other people in the area.
  2. Be cautious that your dog doesn't pull you over when they get to the end of the lead.
  3. Periodically inspect your lead for wear. If you use it when hiking and it gets caught on branches or trees, inspect it more often. With long leashes to inspect, you are more likely to overlook small signs of wear and tear.
  4. We recommend using a harness when using a long leash. It's safer for your dog to have the long leash attached to a harness rather than a collar.
  5. Use a bungee leash extension between the leash and harness to absorb shock if your dog jerks or pulls. It will protect both your dog and your shoulder.

Care and Maintenance

  1. To keep your leash looking like new, don’t let it drag on the ground or let your dog put the leash in their mouth. This can lead to premature wear and tear.
  2. Hand wash your leash with dish soap in warm water once a month (or when it is soiled) and let it air dry. This helps extend the life of your leash by keeping it clean.
  3. Your leash is made to go where you go. Although, we don't recommend leaving it out in direct sunlight or in a hot car for extended periods of time. This can lead to premature fading.

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