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KONG Retractable Dog Lead - Explore

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When designing their retractable dog lead, KONG have taken into account the fact that every dog is different, so their range of extending leads have been designed to cater for all needs. Suitable for medium to large dogs, the Explore is 50% longer than KONG Terrain. This 7.5m heavy duty retractable dog lead is perfect for dogs up to 50kg who want some extra room to explore.

Available in 3 colours. The 7.5m tape lead is colour coordinated.

A retractable dog lead is the perfect way to give your dog the space and freedom to roam in situations where they need to stay on lead. Extending dog leads easily extend and retract as your dog goes for their walk, giving them more freedom and you an easy tangle-free way to walk your dog on a longer lead.

Extending leads allow dogs who stay on lead to still exercise, which is so important for their mental and physical health. The well positioned button on the handle allows you to easily control how far your dog can roam. Unlike long lines, retractable and extending dog leads easily roll in and out as your dog moves and, because they are always subject to slight tension, they never slacken or trail along the floor.

The KONG retractable lead series includes various unique models designed for different types of dogs and walking environments. Each model features a soft grip handle with added grip support for a comfortable hold and a safe, wide tape webbing. The intuitive brake and lock mechanism is easy to use. Like all KONG products, you can depend on this retractable tape dog lead for safety and strength, walk after walk.

Give your dog freedom to enjoy their walk whilst you stay in control.

Kong Retractable Leash - Explore

Choose from blue, grey or red.

Size Length Weight Limit
Large 7.5m 50kg

One size (large) for medium to large dogs up to 50kg.

Kong Retractable Leash Summary

All of the Kong retractable dog leads feature tape webbing (not a cord), a soft grip handle with grip support and intuitive brake and lock mechanism. So what are the differences and main features of each type of lead?

Check out our summary below.

  Feature Tape Lengths for Dogs Max. Weight
Terrain (click here) Everyday Black 3m (10ft) & 5m (16ft) X Small to Large 20kg, 30kg and 50kg
Explore (you are here) Longer Matching 7.5m (24ft) Medium to Large 50kg
Trail (click here) Compact Black 5m (16ft) Small to Large 20kg, 30kg and 50kg
Reflect (click here) Visible Reflective 5m (16ft) Medium to Large 30kg and 50kg
Ultimate (click here) Big Dogs Reflective Stitching 5m (16ft) X Large 70kg

Click on the links above to take you to the lead of your choice.

What to consider when choosing a retractable lead?

Each type of extending dog lead offers different things. The most obvious is the length of the lead itself. The most common is a 5m lead but there are longer ones if you want to allow your dog even more freedom. You will also need to take into account your dog's weight. This is important as the equipment must be strong enough to cope with the power / strength of your dog. Weight is often an easy way to estimate this. However, if your dog is small but very strong, choose a lead for a slightly heavier dog than they actually are. Finally, the two types of extending dog leads are tape or cord. A cord lead can be difficult to see and can also cause friction burns if it goes around legs or you accidentally grab at it, so tape leads are preferable.

Are retractable leads good?

Used sensibly, an extendable dog lead can be an incredibly useful piece of dog walking kit. Many areas now state by law that dogs must be kept on lead, so by using an extending dog lead you are fulfilling your obligations whilst still allowing your dog some freedom to enjoy their walk. Or if you have a dog who can't be let off lead for whatever reason, this type of lead is going to be very useful. They can also be a handy tool for recall training.

What are the best retractable dog leads?

Cord retractable leads are usually lighter to carry but can be dangerous so we always recommend buying a tape extendable dog lead. Your retractable tape dog lead should clearly state what dog weight it has been tested to. It should have an easy to use and well positioned brake button that also easily locks into place when required. The handle is also incredibly important. It should be easy to hold and designed with a good grip so, if your dog does pull, it won't go flying out of your hand.

Which brand of extending lead is best?

The Flexi extendable dog lead was the original extending dog leash but when we saw the features on KONG's retractable lead range, we were impressed. Each of their extending leads caters for different dogs with different needs. KONG is also a brand that can be trusted. This is really important with one of these leads as there are moving parts, brakes and so on. It is vital that a retractable dog lead is well made, so always buy one made by a high quality brand that you trust.

Are retractable dog leads safe?

Yes, but like any piece of equipment, extending dog leads should be used responsibly. Don't be a danger to your dog or other people. Do not use when road walking or in any other potentially dangerous situation. Use the break button to stop your dog going forward - do not use your hands. Use only in places where there is plenty of space and where the lead is not going to get tangled around things or injure other people. It is important to keep your dog's retractable lead in good condition. A poorly maintained extending dog lead can be very dangerous. If the lead or brake are not working optimally, dispose and replace the lead. Safety first, always.

Retractable lead care

If the lead gets wet, pull it out to its full length, activate the brake lock and leave it to dry.

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Tuesday, 8 March 2022  |  Deborah

Strong, lightweight and very comfortable even for a smaller ladies hand. An excellent product, perhaps not the cheapest but well worth the extra, and, as the saying goes, you get what you pay for

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Monday, 24 January 2022  |  Hazel

The service from D for dog has been outstanding. The lead arrived but was faulty. I emailed them and a reply was received within minutes, apologising and letting me know that a replacement would be sent, which it was, arriving in a day or 2. The new lead works perfectly. I've found that 'Explore' is not as good as the 'Ultimate' as the tape is less substantial, however the Explore seems to be the only one in this longer length. Still, very happy with product and service.

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