It is important to inspect leash properly before each walk to make sure you are using the retractable dog leash safely. When inspected the signs of damages like a fraying leash or a brake not functioning properly and other physical or mechanical issues can be taken into account.
Do not use the leash if you spot anything minor or majorly wrong with it. Buy a new leash to ensure safety. This step needs to be followed every time the leash is being used. It is important it is not skipped as it is the most basic but the most crucial precaution one can take to ensure no dangerous situation arises.
The leash should be powerful enough for your specific type of dog and its weight. Otherwise it won’t be safe for use at all. A leash rater for your dog’s height, weight, and strength should be bought. It may seem like a very obvious choice but you will be shocked how many dog parents just skip this step and just order the leash specific to a breed. Every dog is different even when their breed is the same. Remember as a dog grows larger and more powerful you will need a much stronger and new leash.
Retractable leash does not mean the dog can now roam around without your assistance or your eye on them. You need to monitor your dog all the time while using a retractable dog leash to make sure the dog is in a safe environment all the time.