A long dog leash can be beneficial for several reasons. Firstly, it gives your furry friend more freedom to roam and explore, thus reducing unwanted corrections. As these corrections are unintentional, they will only assist in desensitising your dog to that correction, regardless of what equipment you use. Whether you use a collar or a harness, there is still a correction when the end of the leash is reached!
Using a longer leash means maintaining a safer distance from other dogs or people while still allowing your pup to explore without collar or harness pressure. This unwanted presure in the presence of other dogs and people can induce reactivity.
Whether you're out for a run or a walk, a longer leash can allow your dog to keep up with you without feeling restricted and being pulled around unnecessarily. A long dog leash, about two meters in length can be an excellent investment for you and your furry companion.