Custom Dog Leash Design
The Custom Dog Leash is a simplified version of our Hands-Free Dog Leash that allows you to customize the exact design you need from a leash. This leash does not have a built-in traffic lead.
Every Custom Leash Includes:
- Available in 3′-8′ lengths
- Swivel bolt or trigger snaps on each end
- Hardware finish available in stainless steel, nickel or brass (Nickel and Brass are finished with rivets, and Stainless Steel is finished with Chicago screws)
- One static (but adjustable) o-ring: This style is super simple and convenient if you often use different leash lengths, you always use your hands-free leash at a similar length, or you want a slip lead.
- One floating o-ring and one static (but adjustable) o-ring: This allows you to use the leash either as a slip lead or if you buy an appropriate length and an adjustable hands-free leash (you can use either the floating o-ring or the static o-ring).
- Two static (but adjustable) o-rings: This style is simple and convenient if you often use two different leash lengths regularly and/or you want a hands-free option.
- Two static (but adjustable) o-rings and one floating ring in between: This leash allows you more flexibility to use your leash more like our 9-Way Hands-Free Leash (without a built-in traffic lead).
- Two static (but adjustable) o-rings with one floating ring in between AND one floating o ring at the bottom: This is the most versatile design. This will allow you to use the leash like a standard leash (medium and long length), a hands-free leash (over the shoulder, across the body, or around the waist), AND as a slip lead.
- Webbing on the inside and heavy-duty, non-tacky PVC coating on the outside
- Cold weather resistant (won’t become brittle until -56° F)
- UV resistant (won’t fade)
- Sensory friendly: won’t hurt your hands like rope leashes or nylon leashes
- Doesn’t tangle or knot easily
- Will not crack or fade
- Doesn’t need to be oiled
- 5/8″ width break strength is 625 pounds
All of our dog leash clasps swivel and you have the choice of standard bolt snap or trigger snap. We generally recommend trigger snaps, since the spring mechanism in standard bolt snaps can fail at a quicker rate. Clasps are offered in nickel-plated, solid brass, and stainless steel. The rivets or screws will match the clasp choice. If you choose nickel or brass hardware, your product will be finished with rivets. If you choose stainless steel it will be finished with Chicago Screws.
Which Metal Should I Choose?
Nickel will likely rust eventually, stainless steel may eventually rust (but much less common than nickel), and brass does not rust but rather develops a patina. Stainless steel and brass are the best options if you plan on using your leash in water, especially saltwater.
To prevent the hardware from oxidizing it’s best to dry your product ASAP, and to especially rinse off any saltwater. In the case that your hardware rusts or patinas, we recommend searching Google for the best methods to remove the discoloration (methods are different depending on which metal you chose).
To clean your waterproof dog leash take a bucket of water (temperature doesn’t matter), and add some dish soap. Then swish the leash around in the bucket, rinse clean and allow to air dry. For more stubborn areas use a gentle wet cloth and rub with a bit soap and rinse clean.
Choosing The Right Leash Length
More Information About Biothane:
Biothane is constructed with webbing on the inside and heavy duty, non-tacky PVC coating on the outside. Biothane is great for any weather condition. It is resilient to cold weather, wet weather or water, and is even UV resistant (won’t fade). It’s won’t hurt your hands like many webbing or rope leashes, and it also doesn’t tangle or knot easily. It will not crack or fade and does not need to be oiled.
Cleaning directions: Got a dirty dog and even dirtier leash? No problem! To clean your leash, take a bucket of cold or warm water, and add some dish soap. Then swish the leash around in the bucket, rinse clean and allow to air dry.
Please note that while biothane is waterproof, the hardware on the product contains metal. When metal is repeatedly exposed to water over long periods of time, it can oxide which may cause rust. To prevent the hardware on your product from rusting it’s best to dry your product as soon as you are able. In the case that rust develops you can make a paste with baking soda and water and apply it to the areas with rust. Let it sit for an hour then use a toothbrush or a crumpled piece of aluminum foil to scrub the area. Rinse with water. Repeat if necessary.