So, this is my take on retractable leashes, tugging and the Easy Walk Harness.
My dog, Nada, broke free from a retractable leash while being walked by a family member several years ago. It was terrifying to hear she had gotten loose and was on the run. The WORST part of this little adventure was that I specifically asked that she NOT be walked on one of those leashes, as I had heard other stories of them breaking. To make matters worse, Nada is a tugger and will close hang herself if her nemesis - the local squirrel - catches her eye!!
After much trial and error we can confidently and HIGHLY HIGHLY HIIIGGGHHLLLLYYY recommend the Easy Walk Harness for walking with a standard 6ft to 8ft lead.
So, if we care for your pet and they are a tugger we will recommend this for your pets health and our nerves lol! If you have a retractable leash, we will use one of our leashes if you do not have a non retractable available.
We have no affiliation with Easy Walk or retractable or non retractable leashes.