Give your dog freedom on the tracking leash
We won‘t hear a word against this type of leash! The tracking leash will give our hairy buddy freedom, but we, the masters, do not have to worry. This long leash is easy to step on and thus prevent our hunter from getting lost among the trees. And it's great for example for training your dog to come when called or for dog sports.
The tracking leash is usually five to fifteen meters long. It has a little hook firmly attached on one side, and a hand loop is usually missing at the other end. Dogs pull the tracking leash behind themselves and it serves more as a safety rather than a classic leash. It is actually an interstage between walking on a leash and free running. However, unlike a regular leash, you should attach the tracking leash to a harness rather than to a collar. Imagine a situation where your dog rushes after a hare and you quickly step on the disappearing tracking leash. The force of such a pull is better spread out on the harness and does not harm the dog.
The tracking leash helps with training, sports as well as when "getting deaf"
The tracking leash is an irreplaceable assistant in training. It helps to train your dog to come when called in unsecured spaces and is suitable for any master whose dog can get deaf at a certain moment and pretend to be completely alone on a walk. You can also use the tracking leash for hunting training.
When walking, use the tracking leash only when the doggie is calm and when there is no danger to him - for example, in a situation where the dog suddenly decides to change direction. If you need to have more control over your dog, treat the tracking leash like any other leash. Therefore, when walking, it should be slack, it should not be stretched and thus adding stress to the situation. Reward your dog with treats so that the naturally learns to come back to you, even if not on the leash.
Material is essential
Some masters make tracking leashes at home from a few meters of string. However, the advantage of professionally made tracking leashes is their greater strength and especially the material that does not get stuck on twigs, stones or tree bark. You don't have to run after your dog every few meters and rescue him from the bushes. In addition, a smooth material such as polymer or leather is safer for dogs during their wilder games and can be easily rinsed if your quadruped creeps through any muddy puddle.
You can choose, for example, the Convenience tracking leash, which shines in the distance and thanks to that you have more control over your doggie. Or the elegant Solid Education tracking leash made of black leather.