I find so many dog owners go right for their retractable leash. And I get it! I did the same thing when I got my first dog. Retractable leashes make so much sense in theory; make it short when I want to, give them freedom when I want to. It’s like 10 leashes in one!” Except they are anything but convenient for the safety and training for your dog.If you don’t already have a retractable leash you have most likely thought about buying one. You might even think that it's the type of leash you're "supposed" to get. EVERYONE has one. I'm here to tell you to resist the peer pressure!!This episode is short and sweet. I go through many different reasons why you should grab your regular ol’ leash and leave the retractable leash at home next time you head out the door with your dog. Once you make the switch, I promise you will understand.The main reasons you should leave your retractable leash at home:* Control* Safety* Bonding* Resource controlEnjoy!!