Vario – the new retractable lead

This morning my dog had her appointment at the groomer. As is typical of most groomers,

old flexi

old flexi

mine has many dog products for purchase. This morning, however, one display really caught my eye. If you’re a dog owner, chances are you own a flexi lead. Most dog owners today love the idea of a retractable lead. I’ve already written about how I feel the retractable lead should not be used by most dog owners, but there are a lot of us out there that are responsible while using this type of lead and we have the appropriate places to walk a dog with one.

Flexi has come out with a new line called Vario and I was thrilled by it. It’s got all these new features that dog owners love to have. The lead itself is interchangeable. You can switch

new flexi

new flexi

out to a two dog lead, an LED lead, the standard lead, or a soft bungee lead. You can also choose to have an LED light system on the actual handle and the handle has been designed so you can adjust its fit to your hand. There is also a compartment you can attach to the leash handle which can be used as poop bag storage or as a treat dispenser.

I’m quite impressed by this new system and my dog’s next grooming appointment is in November. At that time, I believe I will be buying her an early Christmas present.

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the retractable lead

retractable-cord-dog-leashRegardless if you’re not a dog owner, chances are, you’ve seen retractable leads. It’s hard not to these days. They’re everywhere. If ever a product was designed to tug at dog owner’s heart strings, this is it. The world is full of people who do things for animals because it makes them, the human being, feel better.

Let’s face it, if you own a dog, chances are it needs to be on a lead at all times and if not all times, most of the time. For the people who need to keep their dog on a lead all the time, whether the dog would run away without it, or it’s the law, or the countless of other reasons, the retractable lead appears to be the perfect solution.

Dog owners feel better using a retractable lead because it gives their dog more freedom while being on a lead. However, what makes you feel better, isn’t always better for the dog. We all have our opinions on how a dog should behave on a walk. Some of us feel a dog should be properly heeled beside you at all times, other people let their dog have more freedom. Then there are some people who don’t have well behaved dogs at all, that just charge forward the entire walk.

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