Friday, August 2, 2019

Introducing the Smart Leash with Auto Lock

Smart Leash
   I want to introduce you to the Smart Leash™ retractable leash. Now before you roll your eyes and say all retractable leashes are a bad idea, let me tell you how this leash has changed my mind. 
   Most retractable leashes rely on the human at the other end of it to control the dog. While many pet parents are great at using their retractable leash, many are not and that results in their dog abruptly charging at other dogs, people, or even into the street. This is why people have such negative views on this type of leash.

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   Smart Leash has solved that problem with the most advanced retractable leash on the market. When your dog bolts, your dog stops! The advanced Bolt Lock technology stops your dog in much the same way a seatbelt works. When your dog decides to suddenly run or lunge, the Auto-Lock mechanism quickly locks the leash and stops your dog usually within 18”. That is much faster than most people can react and lock any other type of leash.
   We have used retractable leashes on the boys in the backyard when it is raining or for late night/early morning potty breaks. They allow them room to take care of their business, but we can control them in the event they decide to begin a neighborhood bark-a-thon. I decided to try the Smart Leash out with Pierre after picking him up from the groomer. We walked around Old Town Spring and the leash allowed him to wander 14’ from me in the courtyard but I was able to lock it and keep him close to me as we strolled along the sidewalks. 
dog on Smart Leash
   I love so many things about our new leash including the optional wrist strap that adds an extra level of security for me. I’m one of those pet parents who have the leash wrapped around my hand twice in case one of them tries to bolt. The reflective tape is another great feature for early morning or evening walks. 
Close-up on Smart Leash™
   We selected the blue but it is also available in black and red. The handle is rubberized and very comfortable to hold. The push-button brake is easy to operate with your thumb. You’ll notice our leash has a bungee cord at the end to help safely and gently stop. This feature is on the medium and large size leashes since a small dog doesn’t gain enough force for the bungee to be effective. 

Small – dogs up to 22lbs/10kg
Medium – dogs up to 40lbs/18kg
Large – dogs up to 65lbs/29kg
XL – dogs up to 95lbs/42kg
   There are a number of retractable leashes on the market but none of them compare to the Smart Leash in my opinion. I felt completely comfortable walking Pierre around town with ours. He is not disobedient or unruly when we walk but he will charge a squirrel if he’s tempted. It’s nice to know that he can’t get but a few inches before the leash stops him. That’s good news for me and the squirrels! 
The Smart Leash ~ Safety in Hand™
   You can learn more about this revolutionary new leash from this video and follow Smart Leash on Facebook.
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  1. Glad it works for y'all!
    Finley still gets to use a retractable leash for doing her business, but me and Brinley lost da privilege after hurting momma repeatedly.

  2. Our retractables don't have that lunge function, which would come in handy, however SHE's quite quick with the brakes. We've heard lots of bad things about retractables, but SHE's used them for about 30 years and never had a problem.

  3. Mom won't let me have one. She's stays I'm too strong and unruly. Imagine!

  4. That sounds like a nice feature. We use retractable leashes sometimes, but it is when we are in area without others around so we can get extra exercise and run around more. Enjoy!

  5. That looks like a good thing to have. Thanks for the review.

  6. Sounds like that would change our minds about retractible leashes.

  7. You are one of the few responsible owners I've seen with a retractable leash. Sam got injured when one cut into a back leg when we encountered a neighbor who walks his 3 Scotties on retractables. They are always circling with excitement and Sam sadly was the recipient of scrapped spots on his back legs from them.

  8. Several years ago I used to walk my neighbor's Border Collie twice a days she worked long days.
    I could have used one of those leashes. Kasi loved her walks on a long leash but I was always worried about getting control of it quick if need be
    Hugs Cecilia

  9. I really like the newer retractable leashes with the "tape" instead of the thin twine-like leads. I use a retractable lead when walking one pup on trails or the beach. This sounds like it may be perfect for Rosy!

  10. I like the optional loop for the wrist!

  11. That sounds like a nice feature to have on this leash.

  12. Sounds like a great leash!
    Mabel & Hilda

  13. Thanks for the share. My friend just got a new dog and he was worried about using a retractable leash. I will show him this. He will love it. Have a wonderful rest of your weekend.
    World of Animals

  14. It seems like they have overcome some of the issues with retractable leashes. The most important thing to me is that it not have that narrow string many do, but a wider tape. I like that wrist strap as well!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  15. That lunge feature and wrist strap are great additions! This leash just might make us re-consider retractables!


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