|If a dog suddenly pulls forward for some kind of “squirrel” moment, the thin cord can cut or burn human and canine skin rather badly. And, with moving parts contained within, they can also fail, whereas a standard leash is such a simple tool, there is nothing to go wrong at just the wrong moment.
Beyond the Collar/Leash
Both Scampers facilities are located on very busy streets where the cars tend to travel faster than they probably should. We ask that all our clients maintain full control of their dog using a leash. Verbal control is a wonderful thing, but the excitement of the moment, either arriving or going home can make verbal commands less reliable. So, please use a leash at all times. (We have slip leads inside that we can loan.)
Finally, not related to Scampers, but absolutely related to your dog’s safety – please, when you are driving with your dog, be sure to secure your dog within your car. Should there be an accident, with a dog secured in the vehicle, emergency personnel can readily assist. But, if your dog is loose in the car, they could get thrown from the vehicle and get injured, or simply given the shock of the incident, their behavior could limit any assistance that could be there to help you.