Traffic Lead

(10 customer reviews)

From $19.00

Our Traffics Leads are extremely popular for both adventurous and working dogs. They’re perfect for high traffic or off-leash areas where you want to grab your dog quickly and easily without leashing up. Traffic leads are made with super strong, vegan BioThane® webbing and durable hardware. They’re waterproof, highly rust resistant, and easy peasy to clean. Interested? See below for ALL the details! 


Add floating o-ring to handle? * 

Add accent color? * 

The accent color is the section closest to the hardware clasp. Choose N/A if you want your entire lead to be the same color you chose above.

Hardware * 

From Left to Right: Solid Brass Snap, Trigger, Quick Release. Stainless Steel (SS) Snap, Trigger, Quick Release ($2)

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Traffic Lead Design

The Traffic Lead 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 traffic lead 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). 

  •  Two-Toned option
  • 6″, 9″, or 12″ lengths
  • Optional o-ring add on
  • Choice of Bolt, Trigger, Or Quick Release clasp. All options swivel.
  • Hardware finish available in stainless steel,  or solid brass
  • Stainless Steel or Solid Brass Chicago Screws
  • 5/8″width

Choosing The Right Traffic Lead Length

Which length is ideal for you?

  • 6″:  Room for one or two fingers. Off-leash use.
  • 9″: Room for four fingers. Off-Leash use.
  • 12″: Room for a hand. High traffic areas/training. Generally, don’t recommend this length if your dog will be off-leash since their leg may get caught unless they are a larger/taller breed.

***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.

What is BioThane® Webbing? 

  • Webbing on the inside and heavy-duty, non-tacky PVC coating on the outside
  • Waterproof
  • 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

Hardware Options

We offer standard bolt, trigger, and quick release snaps in stainless steel or solid brass finish. Every hardware option swivels.  From lightest in weight to heaviest: bolt, trigger, quick release.  Brass hardware is heavier than the same hardware style in Stainless Steel. For dogs less than 20lbs we recommend the bolt option. Chicago Screws will match the clasp finish choice.

Which Metal Should I Choose?

Both stainless steel and solid brass are very durable and make long-lasting options! Stainless steel is rust-resistant and classic silver color. It is possible for stainless steel to rust, but much less than nickel and it can be cleaned more easily.  Brass does not rust but does develop a patina over time. Stainless steel and brass can both be used in the water.

Even though stainless steel and brass are durable, it’s still best to prevent the hardware from oxidizing. To do this make sure to dry your product ASAP, and 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.

Cleaning Directions

To clean your waterproof traffic lead, 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.

Additional information

Weight 5 oz

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6", 9", 12"

10 reviews for Traffic Lead

  1. Hannah H. (verified owner)

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    Biothane is perfect for our messy adventures. The traffic lead is great for those off-leash trips so I can grab him if needed!

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  2. Veronica B. (verified owner)

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    This was originally an “extra” that I purchased to get the shipping and wasn’t sure how to use, but it shocked me in now being a staple in our gear!

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  3. Emily H. (verified owner)

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  4. Abigail Pratt (verified owner)

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    I love mine it work’s so well and the couler in amazing

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  5. Amy Marquette (verified owner)

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    We are I.N. ? with this color and the size ❣️❣️❣️

  6. Kayla H. (verified owner)

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    This is the best traffic lead I’ve ever used. Super lightweight so it doesn’t pull heavily on the collar when I’m not holding the leash. Of course the waterproof and easy to clean material means that our working gear stays looking sharp even when my pup is working off leash and dragging the lead

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  7. Emme (verified owner)

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    Absolutely love my traffic lead! The yellow complements my chocolate lab beautifully! The 12” is the perfect height to use with my mobility harness handle, and the o ring is great for attaching my 3’ (atomic hound) leash (in black) for potty breaks off-duty! I also have a blue and yellow 6” lead (the one in the product photos) for when Hero plays fetch, in case I need to grab him quickly!

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  8. Jesse (verified owner)

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    I love the traffic lead! It was a bit shorter than I expected, but only because I had never used one before. Thanks for everything!

  9. Lisa W. (verified owner)

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    Great quality and a really neat material. Looks like leather, comfortable in hand, waterproof! Love the vibrant colours, and we able to match our collar and leash.

  10. MIRIAM (verified owner)

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    Love the feel and quality of the lead. Has a great clasp so I know it’ll last a long time and will keep my SD safe too

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