My 4-year-old Labradoodle, Bernie, walks well on a leash. Except of course when he sees another animal, which is pretty much a daily happening. We like to walk through the trail in the woods up the road from our house, where there are often other dogs walking and lots of wildlife like squirrels, chipmunks, deer, and sometimes frogs!
I love letting Bernie run ahead of me to sniff and explore, but the standard retractable lead we were previous using was unsafe and left me feeling very uneasy during each excursion. We had a few close calls, when Bernie bolted seeing another animal and it was very difficult for me to control him. I eventually switched to SmartLeash®, which has been a game-changer for our walking adventures both on the trails and through the neighborhood.
SmartLeash® is a retractable leash with a very unique feature. Whenever your dog goes to run or lung the leash automatically stops and locks. It’s like seatbelt but for walking! I am able to let Bernie run ahead of me but once another dog or animal catches his attention and he goes to run, the SmartLeash® locks and stays locked until he releases tension. Then the leash resets itself. It’s a BRILLIANT invention!
A few other things I love about the SmasrtLeash®… It’s comfortable to handle and hold (I love the rubber handle), it’s easy and quick to use thanks to the thumb activated break, and it’s reflective which is awesome for our nighttime walks. Overall, I feel Bernie and I are much safer walking with SmartLeash®. I have told many other pet parents about how wonderful this leash is. There’s no doubt in my mind that SmartLeash® is the smart, safe and best way to walk!