I purchased this Flexi Retractable dog lead from PetSmart for my Australian Shepherd puppy. She is now six months old and I have been using it with her for the past couple of months now. Overall I am very happy with this retractable lead and it is the first one I have ever purchased. I purchased this lead from PetSmart for around $20 and in the purple color, there were several other colors to choose from.
My puppy is currently right around 20 lbs and this lead is good for dogs up to 44 lbs and extends out to sixteen feet. This lead gives me enough freedom to let my puppy explore without me having to be right on top of her but still giving me enough control to keep her safe. Since I live in an apartment this lead is also great too for days that it's raining as I can let her go out as far as 16 feet into the rain, while I stay dry under the overhang.
My only gripe with this lead is that if your dog suddenly takes off, and the lead gets near your legs, watch out! There is a rope burn warning on the package and it should definitely not be taken lightly. My puppy spotted a squirrel and took off after it but went behind me so I had a nice rope burn on the back of my leg, very painful! So please be careful in regards to this if you do decide to end up purchasing this retractable lead. Other than that, a great lead!