Dog Training Tab Design
The Dog Training Tab is an excellent dog training tool, and are very common for service dog handlers to use, especially in high traffic areas where you need your dog close by. You may also choose to use a training tab in places where your dog is permitted to be off-leash, but you want the option to be able to grab their leash quickly if necessary (without them dragging one).
- Choice of Standard Bolt of Swivel Trigger snaps on one end
- O ring on opposite 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)
- 9″, 12″ or 15″ lengths
Choosing The Right Dog Training Tab Length
Which length is ideal for you?
- 9″: Just enough to grab with fingers. Off-Leash use.
- 12″: Room to grab with your hand. High traffic areas/training/off-leash. No loop means there’s nothing for your dog’s foot to get caught on, so this length is fine for off-leash use.
- 15″: Room to grab with a hand easily. High traffic areas/training/off-leash. No loop means there’s nothing for your dog’s foot to get caught on, so this length is fine for off-leash use.
***It’s important to note that if you are in an area requiring a leash, most leash laws indicate that to be legally compliant the leash must be at least 4′, but it’s best to check your city and state laws.
- 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 For My Dog Training Tab?
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 training tab, 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.