Friday, August 8, 2008

The Best Leash is - Best Leash!

As promised, I am going to give you a heads up on some of my favorite things. These are all part of my travel kit. Each one gets a 5 bone rating!

Today I'm going to tell you about my leash. Normally, I don't wear it. At home I have a big fenced in yard that I can run free in all day long. But when I travel, I have to be on a leash. Mom says it's a law. It's annoying because I like to chase squirrels and birds and being on a leash prevents me from doing that! But I suppose it does have it's good points. One day when we were out walking a car suddenly veered toward us and Mom was able to use my leash to pull me out of the way. Whew! It was a close call but Mom - and my leash - saved me! And I always feel safer knowing she is attached to the other end and can't wander off and get lost.

If I have to be on a leash, then I'm glad Mom chose the one she did. Appropriately, it's called Best Leash. What makes it so great? Well first, it's 9 feet long. Most other leashes are only 6 feet long. That's 3 feet longer so I have more freedom to move around. Mom often just ties the leash around her waist when we are walking and with 9 feet, I still have plenty of space.

You can order Best Leash at for $25.99

Mom says I should also share some leash safety tips with you. So here goes!

1. Never leave your dog unattended while on his leash. A dog can quickly chew through leather or nylon. Or a leash dragging behind a puppy can get snagged and choke the him.

2. Use a leash that is the correct size for your dog. Smaller dogs like me need thinner leashes with smaller hardware, while large dogs may require leashes of a slightly thicker width.

3. Never pull or drag your dog with a leash. If he is reluctant to come, simply backup & call his name in a happy voice.

4. Yanking or jerking a dog leash can injure your pet, especially younger pups and senior dogs.
If your dog likes to pull, consider using a no-pull harness.

5. Keep your leash in good shape. If the snap seems unstable or broken, replace it immediately.

I hope this information will help you and your parents choose the best leash for you. Despite many tales of dogs finding their way home when their humans get lost, it is certainly not the norm. Having a missing human parent is a heart wrenching experience. Mom and I wish all dogs the healthiest and safest life possible. Please use a durable collar and leash combo whenever possible.


Anonymous said...

A good leash, and using it appropriately, is really important to the safety of your dog. I know one who strangled because he was on a choke leash. A terrible tragedy that didn't need to take place. This is a helpful reminder that can save lives.

Pop Art Diva! said...

I have one of those leashes that roll in and out - though I've switched brands on the last purchase because the original brand kept breaking!

Also, because Pixel is a Yorkipoo and has a delicate neck and back I always use a harness as opposed to a collar. Yorkies can be quite strong and active and a harness keeps them from hurting their neck.

Pixel says Hi Bob!

PopArtDiva™, dog lover diva too!

Anonymous said...

Hey Bob,

Great post!!

I wish that you could come over and teach Buddy some of your good habits. He would be much happier learning from you.

Why do dogs seem to feel naked when they have to have their collar off, like for a bath? Buddy is so happy when I put his collar back on.

So great to meet you, Bob. Keep up the good work!


BestLeash said...

Hey Bob:

Mark & Eddy here from Best

We came across your blog posting and want to thank you for being such a clever pooch. We appreciate your comments regarding our product.

For your information we now have 3 different 9 foot long Best Leash models and accessories.

Since you and your mom love Best Leash, we'd like to offer you a complimentary nylon Best Leash for one of your other 4 legged friends.

Feel free to contact us directly at:

Thanks again,
Mark & Eddy

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Thanks again,

Mark & Eddy