Dog lead glows from within so you can be seen at night
Polymer core on nylon lead lights up for safety on dog walks
Brilliant light is perfect for evening or night strolls
Visible up to 1000 feet in the dark! This new generation of leads keep you and your dog safe at night by letting others see you! Simply press button and long lasting red LEDs light up so brightly that cars or people can't help but notice. 5 ft Lead features a light-up polymer core (the first 19" of the lead past its handle light up), and last up to 150 hours.
Bright RED LED - Flash or Glow modes
Flexible, light-up polymer core surrounded by strong nylon webbing
Weather resistant - enclosed switch
Visible up to 1000 feet in the dark
Long life replaceable battery - included
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How to introduce your dog to a lead
Take the time to teach your dog to be obedient on a lead.
Any pup over 8 weeks of age should be ready for a collar and lead. It is best to wait until after your pup has become used to his collar before you attempt to introduce the lead. Leave the collar on as much as possible until your pup gets used to it. If he is in a cage or crate, remove the collar to prevent snagging. Do not use a choke chain collar on young puppies.
The lead length is totally up to you. If you are going to do obedience work, purchase a 6-foot lead - it is required in most classes. For just tooling around town with your pet, a 4-foot lead will do. It will keep your dog near you and give you plenty of control.
The first time you put the lead on your pup, attach it to his collar and allow him to get used to the feel by dragging it around the house or yard. Do this for about ten minutes a day for 5-7 days. Watch that he does not chew on the lead! If you have a fearful pup, distract him by throwing a ball or toy.
Once he is used to the feel of the lead, pick up the unattached end and hold it, following your pup wherever he goes. Keep the lead as loose as possible and don't worry at this point if the pup pulls. Repeat this step for about a week.
When the pup starts pulling you around most of the time, it's your turn to take some control. But make it fun. Take along a favorite toy, a ball or even a special treat. Then, take off walking in one direction. If your pup follows willingly, heap on lots of praise. If he does not follow you, sits stubbornly, or pulls in the other direction, take the object of affection and move it in front of him so that he follows it in the direction you're going. At this point praise him heartily. Time your praise so that it happens when he's moving and not when he's resisting. This may take some time and observation. He will soon get your message.
Remember not to pull hard or jerk on the lead, no matter how tempting. A dog's natural tendency is to pull back and you will not get your message across. This could also give your new pup "lead phobia" that will be hard to cure.
Repeat this step every day for about a week, and every day you should see your pup becoming more confident and yourself having a little more control.
Following these tips will go a long way towards making life with your dog more fun. A lead-trained dog not only puts you in control, but also gains respect from pedestrians you encounter on your walks.
Field training aids include collars with up-to-date identification, leads, and check cords. Brightly colored collars help you locate and distinguish between more than one hunting dog while in the field.