Strong dog leashes are not as common as you might expect.
A dogs leash is one of the few pieces of gear that helps ensure its safety, it’s a dogs lifeline between you and harm’s way, and should be built with materials that have strength and safety standards we can rely on.
Major pet stores import leashes from manufactures that have no required strength and safety standards for the rope or hardware they use.
The materials we use are strength tested by a third party for the manufacturer as required by law for their particular industry. This helps ensue that every leash we build is using quality parts that will last for many years to come.
Look at the dog leash you own, can you tell what type of metal alloy the clip is made of, or what the working load is?
What about the leash material? Does it have a rated working load suitable for the shock forces applied from a 100lb dog that lunges into the leash?
Is the leash stitched with nylon thread or poly? Nylon stretches more and stitch patterns such as box x or longitudinal and zig zag must be expertly done or risk failing. Who knows any of this stuff?! I certainly didn’t until my store bought leash failed me and my dog.
Terms like “inspired by climbing rope” are the biggest clues that it’s just common utility rope with no strength or safety rating.
We use CE rated Mountain Climbing Rope, CNC machined nanoSwivels, Forged Aluminum Carabiners, and Marine Grade 316 Stainless Steel all secured with our customized industrial strength rope connections. Each leash is built by hand specifically for the customer and their dogs.
The physical strength of dogs is not always appreciated.
We believe a dogs leash is its lifeline between you and hams way. We mention this often as a reminder that we are committed to building strong leashes that are worthy of your awesome dogs. We appreciate the many qualities dogs have and certainly their strength. ~Josh Sterling
If you have question, please feel free to contact us.
Some of our Favorite Dog Leashes