My dog says he's discovered an effective way to make those darn retractable leashes safer for dogs. Thanks to Capability: Mom and the kind folks at Freehand Safety Strap, we were able to try out an attachment which provides a more secure connection between the hand and hard casing of the leash (you can see a demonstration in the video below).
Well, after testing it out, we were quite pleased with the strap. It provides peace of mind for the human and a safer walk for the dog. Win-win.
Let us know if you try it out. We give it two paws up!
Disclaimer: We won a free attachment and we wrote this review in hopes that people who use retractable leashes will be more aware of the safety issues that accompany them. No compensation has exchanged hands and this is not a paid advertisement.