We recently received the Vario Flexi-Leash to review. It is extremely impressive with a stylish good look. The first thing I noticed was how comfortable it felt in my hand. It is well made and sturdy, without being heavy or awkward to hold. The adjustable soft handle ensures a perfect fit for your hand. It has a quick stop and lock button that is easy to use and secure. We chose the large blue 26’ tape leash. This Flexi Leash is for dogs up to 110 lbs. with a chromed snap hook, a multi-belt link system, and can be customized with functional accessories. These include a Multi Box for poop bags or treats, LED Lighting System, and LED Flash Belt.
The biggest problem with retractable leashes is the dog’s human. They are not knowledgeable about the use of it. It is imperative that you know how your retractable leash works before you take your dog on a walk. The Flexi Leash comes with a no-nonsense safety and instruction booklet as well as several “how-to” videos.
Before you choose a retractable leash, ask yourself these questions:
1. Is my dog obedient?
An untrained dog poses a risk to itself, its owner, and the public on a retractable leash.
2. Will I follow all of the safety instructions?
It is important to know and follow all safety rules. A retractable leash can cause injury to both the dog and the human if misused.
3. Have I read and understood the operating instructions?
If you have any questions, the videos are a great way to go step-by-step and help you get the most out of your Flexi Leash.
*If you answered “yes” to these three questions, you may find the Vario Flexi-Leash a perfect fit for you. withretractable
We have discovered another wonderful use for our 26’ Flexi-Leash. Once it is dark, we take the boys out on their leashes. Although our yard is surrounded with a 6’ privacy fence, Pierre believes there are nighttime monsters in the back corner. He will go charging out there barking at the top of his little Westie lungs the second night falls. Bentley knows darn good and well that there are no monsters in that corner, but he likes to humor his buddy. He joins Pierre in the after hours’ bark-a-thon. Our solution is to put them on their leashes, so we don’t’ disturb our neighbors. Usually they want to go out at different times. Our Flexi Leash is perfect for these outings. The boys can go far enough off the back patio not to be offensive, but they can’t go on a barking spree. It’s also great during the rain. I can stand under the roof while they traipse through the puddles. If they start to wander too far into the yard, I can “reel” them back.
When you are ready to bring your dog closer, it is super simple.
1. Extend your arm forward and press the brake button.
2. Step toward your dog and at the same time bring your arm to your side.
3. Release the brake button, swing your arm toward the dog, and press the brake button again.
4. Repeat as needed until your dog is by your side.
The Flexi Leash has been an innovator since they began in northern Germany over forty years ago. The company has been the recipients of many awards. In 2010, Flexi was awarded the honor of being named a Brand of the Century by “German Standards.” They have also received the Consumer’s Digest Best Buy” Award, the “red dot design award,” and the “Editor’s Choice Award” by the American “Dog Fancy” magazine.
I know that some of you don’t use a retractable leash. It is definitely a personal choice. The Vario Flexi Leash is the retractable leash that I would feel very comfortable using on Bentley anywhere. It comes with a safety collar for added security. I plan to order the Multi Box to attach to the underside of my leash housing. There is also a connector to walk two dogs. This will be great when the new Basset puppy comes along. Pierre walks too fast for Bentley’s sniffing satisfaction. I hope two Bassets will keep the same pace.
I am happy to recommend the Vario Flexi Leash to those of you that like the flexibility of a retractable leash.
*We received our Flexi Leash in exchange for an honest review. There was no monetary compensation. Barking from the Bayou only reviews products that we believe will benefit our audience.
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