Be Aware of the condition of your Dog Leash
In all my years of “walkin the dog”, I would have to admit that I have never questioned the “leash”.
It is one of those things that you simple trust and count on to control and restrict your dog/s.
Bigger word “Safety”
Yesterday I was walking down a very busy main street with my dog on leash, lots of cars, bikes, motorcycles, other dogs etc.
As I opened the door to the building we were entering, I heard a snap and my dog was suddenly running toward a group of people and I was left with half a leash in hand.
May I mention “a leather leash”!
I was in shock to say the least as I ran and grabbed the rest of the leash that was flailing across the floor following my dog.
I got lucky that this happened within the confines of the building, 30 seconds earlier and my dog would have been in the middle of a “nightmare” and this scenario most likely would not have a happy ending.
The point is this “Do not take anything for granted”
We as pet guardians attempt to do the best things for our pets, keeping them safe and secure and we must trust the decisions we make or the products we buy.
The more I thought of this thru the night, the more concerned I got about “the leash”.
A high quality leather leash snapped at the handle and my dog was “free” to run.
Imagine if this happened anywhere: on the sidewalk, crossing a busy street, approaching another dog, perhaps aggressive, or on a hike in the hills or any situation at all that you use and count on a leash.
So my fellow pet guardians, the moral of the story, check your dogs, leashes, collars, harnesser’s every time you take them out. If you see a crack, a tear, a weak spot at all, go immediately to the closest pet store and update those items.
Things wear out all the time in our human world, why would we think they would not wear down in the animal world.
Big Caution, Big Red Flag, Big Lesson for me.
Be Aware of the items that protect your pet