The Dial-a-Distance Leash is a retractable leash. The one major difference from other retractable leashes is that it will automatically stop extending at the maximum length you choose (up to 15'). It also has the customary manual thumb brake.
So what did we think of this leash... it was great. I have a regular retractable leash that is loud, cumbersome to hold, and appeared to freak out my boxers when I had to use the manual thumb brake. So I was skeptical to try this leash because of my past experience. However, this leash (to my surprise) is quiet, it doesn't create a strong pull, and didn't freak out Daisy or Rosco when we walked them (both can be skittish sometimes when walked separately).
Below is a Facebook Live post so you can see it in action.
As a matter of fact, we have been practicing off leash training with both boxers and this allowed me to give them a lot of freedom. What I really liked was that near a busy road I could adjust the leash to have both dogs stay closer to me, whereas in a field give them room to run.
So here is what I liked about the leash ...
- it is quiet
- the dial-a-distance feature is so convenient and great
- the handle was easy to hold
- great for training
The only thing that I would add to this leash would be a wrist strap, in the event you drop the handle it doesn't retract back to the dog and scare them.
I would highly recommend this product. To purchase visit www.thundershirt.com or go to Amazon.