The snow has finally all melted, we aren't in the flooded area of Nebraska and
the weather is nice. That should last for, oh, approximately nine days (it's the midwest), so I want to get in some walking training. Right now I'm looking for another leash. According to something I read, I need
a six-foot leash to teach him loose leash skills. According to my carpal tunnel, I want
a hands-free leash to protect my dominant wrist. We won't be running. The hands-free leashes I'm looking at have bungees and go from four feet (normal) to five feet (stretched). I'll also be wearing a treat pouch, which may or may not matter, and we're using a harness with the leash clipped to the front so he won't be able to lunge forward.
What kind of leash do you use? Is a six-foot leash necessary for a small dog (Smokey is 18 pounds and approximately 13" tall)? Is another length better? We have two basic leashes that are four feet long. (I don't know why we have two that are the same length, but I'm sure my darling husband had a good reason. Or not.