I am not a big fan of retractable leashes. Never have been, never will. I just see too many people letting their dogs wonder all over the place, getting in other people’s way, other dogs’ faces or just in places they shouldn’t be. I know. It’s not the leash, it’s the human on the end of the leash. I just can’t get past it though.
My feelings aside, if you use a retractable leash or are thinking of using one, Christie Keith has an article over at SFGate.com- Mastering the art of the Flexi: The pros and cons of the retractable leash that offers great advice on using them. Be sure to read the comments afterward!