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  1. The Dangers of Retractable Dog Leads

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    Winding a retractable dog lead round hand

    I have not been a fan of retractable dog leads since I was young and suffered friction burns when walking a family member’s dogs on such leads. Granted, I was young, and foolish to think that grabbing a thin wire lead to try and stop a dog running at full pelt was a good idea, but there are many things that can go devastatingly wrong when using retractable dog leads.

  2. When Your Dog Doesn't Want To Come Back...

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    Dog running away

    In theory, teaching your dog to recall is very simple, but there are times when theory goes out of the window… Particularly if the dog you are trying to train has come into your life as a ‘mature’ dog that has already developed bad habits or hasn’t had much constructive interaction. Recall is very important, especially if you intend to take your dog out in public and there is a possibility, whether intentional or not, that they will be loose. It is a matter of safety, both for your dog and others. So, let’s look at your options for keeping everyone safe and your dog enjoying some freedom.