Saturday, May 17, 2014

TitanTuff Leash Review

It's here!  I was so excited to get the opportunity to review this leash by TitanTuff.  This is a new business based in California.  Brand new.  So new, the owner/maker had to wait to ship me my awesome leash until the brand label arrived.  And here it is!  Six feet long, blaze orange, black bolt snap.

In case you don't want to watch the video, here are the key points:

<3 the 500lb capacity not-your-average-quick-release-buckle; it's plastic but it's sturdy
<3 the nice quality bolt snap  (other options are available)
<3 the length.  I almost went with the 4ft and am glad I changed my mind
<3 the over-all design, complete with traffic handle
<3 the great color selection
<3 the soft nylon webbing
<3 the versatility... you can use it like a normal leash, a hands-free leash, or a tether your dog
<3 the customer service. Joshua was very professional, friendly, and communicative
<3 the bright visibility of the orange I chose
<3 the hands-free capability in particular because it is very convenient for training

+ the traffic handle--I don't use these that often, but I think it will be especially handy with this
+ the fit around my waist--although it isn't padded, the 1 1/2" width makes it more comfortable than the typical 3/4" or 1" wide hands-free/convertible leashes on the market
+ the label... although the placement is kind of awkward if you want to hold the leash as a regular loop handle
+ that the waist doesn't significantly tighten if a dog pulls*

Would love improvement on:
- the cutting, alignment/placement, and stitching quality/detail.  Yeah, I'm picky like that.
- another row or two of stitching at the critical attachment ends (ie by the snap and quick release buckle)

Overall, I'd give it 4/5 stars.  I'd give it 5/5 if I saw the improvements noted above.

Am I going to use it?  You bet!  I'm about to take it out to work with Remi, right now.  I imagine it will be a handy training, neighborhood walk, and park leash.  I might stick with my neoprene covered waist band for any running we do, but if that gets too hot for me, this will certainly do as well.

Would I recommend it?  Yes!  I would use/recommend this over a regular quick-release type hands free leash any day.

That's it!  If you're interested, head on over to!  Thanks for visiting!

This leash was provided to us for an honest review; we received only the leash, no other compensation.

*I used it for training this afternoon and found that it does tighten a bit with the dog pulling.  It didn't get super uncomfortable, but it does require some periodic adjustment if your dog is not a loose leash walker.

Friday, May 16, 2014