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Dog leashes come in many different colours, materials, and styles. As a dog owner, you will often have a few different types of dog leads as part of your basic equipment.
For example, you might have:
- a normal, every-day leash for daily walkies,
- a long leash for dog training,
- a waterproof dog lead for rainy days or trips to the beach, and
- a nice leash for special occasions.
Leashes are a great tool to communicate with your dog, control them when needed, and guide your dog to where you want them to be.
A suitable dog leash is particularly important in busy areas to prevent accidents. But it also helps to control your dog in all other areas, especially if your dog doesn’t have bulletproof recall.
With literally thousands of dog leashes on the market in all sorts of different sizes and colours, it can be difficult to know which one is best for you.
In this article, we’ll explain the different types of leashes to you. From rope leashes to leather leashes to macramé leashes, there’s something for everyone. Let’s dig into it.
Rope Dog Leashes
Not to be mistaken for paracord leashes, rope leashes are often made from cotton with different knotting techniques. They are a great fuss-free leash: light-weight, often beautifully designed and durable.
Rose rope dog leash
This rose pink dog leash is hand-made in a restored surfers shack from locally sourced materials.
Marine-grade rope leash
Only the finest marine-grade rope and fittings are used in this handmade leash from the Gold Coast.
Leather Dog Leashes
Leather dog leashes are a popular choice, in particular for dogs that already have a leather dog collar. Leashes made from leather are often used by dog owners due to their pleasant texture and smell, as well as their longevity.
Eco-friendly Dog Leads
Luckily there are a few different options when it comes to eco-friendly dog leads. Look for products made from hemp, 100% cotton rope leashes, or leashes that incorporate post-consumer recycled plastic into their product. Vegetable tanned leather products can be a planet-friendly option too.
Dog leash made from recycled shampoo bottles
Crafted in Sydney in small batches, the handle of this eco-friendly leash is made from recycled pet shampoo bottles, and the attached rope is made from recycled PET bottles.
Hemp dog leash
The durable hemp for this leash is grown 100% organically in Europe without the use of any chemicals or sweat shops.
Paracord Dog Leashes
Paracord leashes have recently become very popular. They’re made from a durable material that’s also used for climbing.
Braided paracord leash
This cool paracord dog leash is available in many different colours.
Split Dog Leashes
If you walk more than one dog at the same time, you might be interested in a split dog lead.
Macramé Dog Leashes
The word “Macramé” refers to the knotting technique that’s been used to make these beautiful leashes.
Cotton & twine macrame dog leash
Made from cotton and twine, this beautiful dog leash is hand-made in Sydey.
Pink Dog Leads
If pink is your colour check out these beautiful leashes from Australian brands.
Lipstick pink dog leash
If you’re looking for a bright lipstick pink dog leash, this might be the perfect match for you!
Pale pink dog leash
This cute pale pink dog leash is made from vegan leather and ships from Melbourne.
Velvet Dog Leashes
Looking for something unique? You might like to get your hands on a soft velvet dog leash.
Leashes for dogs that pull
If you’re training a strong dog with a tendency to pull, you want to look for a durable, strong leash with an ergonomic handle, high-quality stitching, and high-quality hardware.
Learn more here: What’s The Best Lead For Pulling Dogs?
- Durable and light-weight with 100% quality warranty
- Stretchy bungee dog leash that can give buffer time and protection on both sides when your dog rushes out
- Metal hook clip (tested to withstand up to around 200kg) and strong reinforced box stitching
- Soft padded handle and close-in handle that can keep your dog beside you and allowing to have more control
- Matching tactical dog harness available from the same brand
Other types of Leashes
Here are a few more popular types of dog leads you can get in Australia.
Long Dog Training Leash
A long training leash can help your dog explore its surroundings while still staying under your control.
Retractable Dog Lead
Retractable dog leashes can be great to give your dog variable length during walks. It’s best to only use them with dogs that are already leash-trained to avoid accidents.
Hands-free dog leashes are handy for runners but can also add a nice touch to regular walks.