Americans are spending more on their pets than ever before, according to a March 2019 report from the American Pet Products Association (APPA). With people shelling out upwards of $72 billion on their four-legged friends in 2018, up 4% from the previous year, APPA predicts that in this year alone we’ll spend more than $16 billion on pet supplies such as beds, collars, leashes, toys and other gear. When it comes to leashes, the market is saturated with countless options with features like reflectiveness, adjustability, harnesses, multi-dog capabilities and even designer branding. With so many choices, figuring out which leash is the most suitable for you and your canine can be bewildering. That’s why MarketWatch asked vets and dog experts for their top picks. Outfitted with an ergonomic handle and 16 feet of nylon ribbon, this easy-to-lock leash features a tangle-free design and comes in two sizes that correspond to a dog’s size. “Retractable leashes give your dog more freedom of movement,” says San Diego-based veterinarian Dr. Meghan McIntosh. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars on Amazon, this leash comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. It’s also important to ensure that the leash is ...