Running With an Australian Shepherd With a Retractable Leash
by Jodi Beam
(Cherryville, NC, US)
My Aussie loves to run with me. We have tried the harness leashes and all kinds. The retractable leash is the only one she does well with.
She obeys and knows to stop at stoplights and stop signs. I also can keep the leash close to me where she is by my side and not running ahead. She does like to be a bit in front of me and we run at a nice pace together.
Is it bad that I use a retractable leash?