Ok, heads up… Retractable leashes are a topic that I am quite opinionated on, but with good reason. The article below lists several reasons why you may want to think twice before using on. A few things that the article doesn’t cover that are of importance:
- Injury to your rotator cuff
- Burn injury
- Lack of partnership between you and your dog (that’s what a walk is partially for, right?!)
- It mentions bikers, but it’s a similar problem that I’ve faced as a runner too.
Please read this. Worth your time.