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Long line dog leash

When it comes to using a long line dog leash or also commonly known as long leash or drag leash, there’s a certain method to be followed in order to ensure the safety of your furry companions. We have done our research and compiled the most important things you need to look out for as well as the pros and cons of the use of a long dog leash.

BioThane® Long Line Leash: The perfect training tool

Every dog owner knows it well; an early morning walk through the fields, a brief cracking of the branches between the bushes and gone like the wind is the dog - up and away. A whistled recall - to no success. Should one wait? Or look for the dog? Especially when it comes to hunting breeds or gun dogs, we might be dealing with tunnel visions. This is where the long leash particularly comes in handy, especially for recall training. 

5m Long Line Leash: Expand your horizons

Instead of the standard 1-2m long leash, the long line for dogs allows a better and bigger wiggle room. The length of the leash, however, also directly affects the physical force. Hence, the longer the leash, the greater the pulling force. To protect your dog and its spine, it is important to wear a harness with a long line leash instead of a collar. Whereas in order to protect your hands from potential rope burns, ensure that the long leash features the right material and grip. Our BioThane® Long Leash (LINK) has just the right material for this. The innovative synthetic material is not only extremely easy to clean but also to handle. It is also important to note that in inner-city areas it is often compulsory to have a leash that is no longer than 1m (e.g. Berlin).

To sum up: a long line dog leash is a great training tool and gives the dog a wider exploring range in everyday life. If you are considering a long line for training, it should always be worn in combination with a harness and pay closer attention to the right material and grip.