I'm sure we're all in agreement that leashes should be the mainstay of dog ownership. Every dog needs a leash, collar, tag and food. While other 'essentials' may not actually be necessary, these most certainly are.
Keep in mind, though, that leashes should never be left on your dog when he is unsupervised. Many a dog owner has tied up their dog only to return and find him injured or strangled.
Further, this danger does not end with you. I'd like to take a more serious tone here. As your pet's caretaker, I'd like you to take the selection of pet professionals who care for or provide services to your pet, seriously. Feel free to ask if your pet will be crated or tied up while awaiting his turn at the groomer's, veterinarian, training facility or boarding kennel.
It's your duty to know if a leash will be involved. If so, please ask that your dog be supervised at all times while attached to a leash. Just the mention of this will remind even the most diligent of professionals that they are responsible for the safety and welfare of your pet while in their care.
Accidents happen, but with supervision, your pet will likely never have more than a minor injury if tangled in a leash. Keep your pet's professionals aware of your wishes on this note and together you can prevent a devastating accident from taking your pup from you.
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