Dual Retractable Dog Leash – Product Review

By | December 11, 2015

WIGZI DUAL DOGGIE PET LEASH

Specifications:

  • Takes up to 35lb per dog (equivalent to 15kg each)Wigzi Dual Doggie Pet Leash 1
  • Each lead extends out to 10 feet

 

Average rating: 7.2 out of 10

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What exactly is it?

A dual retractable dog leash to make it easier to walk two dogs at once, without getting tangled up. It has separate lock and release buttons to control each lead. Fairly light weight and has a swivel action to keep the two leads separate.

 

WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT IT:

  • The separate lock and release buttons are color coded to match each lead, so it’s easier to know which dog you are stopping and releasing
  • 10ft is quite a good length for an extendable lead – not too long and allows you to stay in relatively good control of your dog

 

WHAT’S NOT SO GOOD:

  • Using a retractable lead incorrectly can lead to problems and even serious injury, so make sure you read ALL instructions before using
  • Some users have found the “locking buttons” quite stiff and requiring a lot of strength to operate them
  • These type of leads are not good if you need to react quickly – e.g. if you quickly need to get your dog to heel or out of the way of a hazard

 

conclusion

I think it’s best if I relay my own experience of retractable leashes. With a 100lb German Shepherd dog, we made the decision right from the start that a static leash was going to work best for him and us. Especially in the early days, when he was very friendly towards other dogs and didn’t know his own strength. However, I have witnessed first hand many dog walkers in our local areas using retractable leashes.

In the main they are usually small-breed dogs, which in most cases work fine. However, in the wrong hands these leads are a disaster – they shouldn’t be used as a free rein to let dogs wander as far ahead of the owner as the lead goes, especially towards other dogs or children. I witnessed a husky who raced away from it’s owner on an extendable lead, and wrapped it around an adult, a child in a buggy and a much smaller dog, not once but several times. What a tangle! No-one was hurt, but I think this goes to show that they are not really suitable for big dogs, particularly if they are relatively young and untrained.

You also need to take care you don’t get your hands tangles in retractable leads – especially any that are finer or wiry in nature. You could end up with serious damage to your hand, especially if for some reason your dog gets out of control.

My advice is fine to try for small to medium dogs, but steer clear for large or untrained dogs.

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I hope you have found this useful. If you have anything to add, or want to share your own experiences, please feel free to leave a comment below. You are always welcome to stop by!

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Dual Retractable Dog Leash – Product Review

  1. David

    Very well written. I have three dogs now. One from a puppy and to rescue dogs. Border collie barks every car that goes by the house. I will be trying to reduce the barking. I know it is only trying to warn us that the car is going by. I will comment on your site if this works.

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    1. Mara Post author

      Hi David,

      Thank you for your comments – always nice to hear from dog owners and their own experiences. Did you take a look at my article on how to stop a dog barking? You can find it here if you would like to know more How to Stop a Dog from Barking

      Hope to hear from you again soon, Mara

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      1. David

        Yes I did look at it. I am trying to get my Border Collie Luie to stop telling us that there is a bird, car, person, insect etc. outside the house. He has reduced by about 50% which is great. I have been using this to reduce the barking when I throw the ball for him and Daisy May our Jack Russell Terrier. He does ok but she goes crazy and barks until I throw it for them. I just start to work with them last night and will let you know how it goes.

        Thanks

        Dave

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        1. Mara

          Good stuff Dave – do keep me posted. Your comment did make me laugh – it’s funny how some dogs do like to bark at insects! Our German Shepherd would do this with bees outside, or flies inside the house. Hope it works out for you.
          Mara 🙂

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  2. Susan

    Mara, Thank you for your excellent review of retractable dog leashes. I have well trained older standard poodles so now I feel that retractable leashes are OK for them BUT only in places they are used to going. My husband and I took our dogs with us on vacation last month. My male almost chewed through his retractable leash without us knowing it. On our way to a leash free dog park, he broke his leash. He did not get hurt but it was a scary lesson to learn. They are now on static leashes when we travel.

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    1. Mara Post author

      Hi Susan. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment and I appreciate you sharing your own experience for others to read. It’s exactly these sorts of situations that draw attention to the extra care needed with retractable leashes. best wishes to you and your poodles, Mara.

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