Originally Posted by susan davis
Hi. I'm probably gonna irritate you, but please keep a long leash on your puppy.
No, you don't irritate me one bit, I just hope I don't scare you.
I'm currently just using a 6' European-style Lead that can be hands-free (it has a clasp on both ends and can be hooked to my belt buckle or backpack) and only able to practice off lead work at the dog park right now.
I thought it was too muddy to start using a long line but a piece of rope from the hardware store isn't going to be too precious to toss or just leave in the car. Great idea!
I still need the body armour if we go much longer than 6 feet, though; younger and more experienced small dog owners might not, but I do.
It's a major investment for my personal economic circumstances but worth every penny if it saves her life.