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Dog accessories 15.03.2021

Long line, flexi line, leash - What you need to know

Sissi by Sissi, Sissi has been a blogger since 2014, got on the dog in 2018. Since then, she struts her 10000 steps through the world every day with Loki. The Beagdor (Labrador-Beagle mix) is a therapy dog for children and also accompanies her to schools. Secretly she fancies a French Bulldog as a second dog.

What kind of leashes are available?

Which leash is best for me and my dog?

Can I use it to give my dog the best training?

All these questions arise when you look at the range of leash types.

In the following lines, I would like to offer you a small insight into the world of leashes and hope to make it easier for you to decide on the right leash.

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Buying the long line - for optimal training

The long line is a very long leash, dog trainers recommend here a length between 10 and 15 meters. It can be bought with or without a loop at the end.

Today, the leash is mainly used to educate and train a dog, and control plays a big role in this.

If you want your dog to learn to run without a leash and to return when called, then you should buy a long line.

But be careful! You must first master the use of this unusual leash, otherwise accidents and injuries can occur to both humans and dogs. The leash is attached to the chest harness with a carabiner. You should refrain from using a collar, these can severely injure the dog. He can suffer a cervical sprain from ending the leash too abruptly while running.


The long line is not easy to use, you will need some practice. Dogs that can't walk on a leash should learn to do so beforehand.

It is important that you only use the long line in places where you would let your dog run off leash. Don't use it in traffic or around a lot of people, the next two leashes are better for that.

The Flexileine - Flexible in everyday life

The flexi leash has a mechanism hidden in a plastic handle that makes it possible to give your dog a leash when he pulls and rewind it when he is closer to you. This leash is also available as a double leash and is very easy to clean.

It makes it more comfortable and easier for humans.

Unfortunately, this leash also has a few disadvantages. The dogs learn that they get more leash by pulling. In addition, the leash is very thin and this makes the risk of injury very high. This is especially true for large dogs.

If you still want to offer your small dog a certain amount of freedom, then you should buy a flexi leash.

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The Meter Leash - Our All-Rounder

The metre leash or also called lead leash is one of the most common and most popular leashes. It is usually two meters long and often has front and rear snap hooks. This is used to adjust the length so that the dog can also be led short. The leash is great for everyday use and is especially ideal for large, heavy dogs. If control over your heavy four-legged friend is important to you, you should buy a metre leash.

Pay special attention to the following points when choosing your leash:

  • How big and heavy is your dog? Large dogs are difficult to control with a flexi leash.
  • Which function should it fulfil? Should it be suitable for training (drag leash) or
  • or do you only need it for the evening walk? (flexi leash, metre leash)


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