What is a good leash for a basenji to train him to walk?
Is there any special requirement regarding type of leash that a basenji should use for dog shows?
Leash for show is usually short, thin, made of leather or nylon. There are a number on sites on line that you can buy them from, or go to a local dog show and there are lots of vendors that sell them. (usually the nylon ones). And typically they are shown in a choke chain collar, very small links. Here is a thread for a while ago when someone was selling show leads. I know she doesn't have any more, but will give you an idea about them.
If you have a basenji that pulls really hard, a leather leash is a lot nicer on your hands than a nylon one. We're continuously working on leash walking, and if we go somewhere on nylon leads with lots of squirrels, birds, chipmunks, moving shadows etc, my hands get torn up.
I prefer the 4' for walking. I use the 3/8, but it really does not matter they are so close in size. definitely buy leather. I usually get mine from J & J dog supply, good quality and reasonable prices. http://www.jjdog.com/ I've been using one leash for 21 yrs now and its still in great shape. The trick is to keep them away from the little chewing basenjis.
I have had to buy 2 leather leashes to replace my friend's that he left on the table at the dog park. My darling Nicky thinks that leather leashes are the yummiest things ever! And she can gnaw through one before you even realize what she's up to.
But I agree, and so does Nicky, that leather leashes are the best (we like them for different reasons, haha).
My Basenjis agree that leather is much nicer!! They eat them asap.!! So far the metal parts have escaped! Any one would think I don't feed them!!
However I think that there is nothing nicer than a good leather lead, I keep mine for best or when I don't have too many dog out together so that I can't watch them all at the same time. I use a 2cm for walking and a 1cm for showing.