The Clever Dog Lead Clip
Each Hindquarters dog lead is made with our signature clip - constructed from marine grade stainless steel.
Previously we bought trigger hooks off shelf but got tired with their lack of reliability. So we sat down with a small company who manufacture yacht fittings. With their knowledge about safe and sturdy fittings, and our experience in managing multiple dogs, we worked out a new type of clip to use for Hindquarters dog leads.
Here is what we bore in mind during the design and manufacturing process:
Easy: We like things to be quick and easy, particularly when it is cold and wet outside. So we wanted something uncomplicated: a clip that attaches to a dog's collar in a straightforward way. Our dog leads have been designed to secure onto a dog collar in a single simple action, by pushing the bar onto the D ring. Then a tension spring keeps the dog lead safely secured, until you actively release it by pressing the bar down with your thumb.
Non-twist: A 360 degree swivel helps make sure things don't get twisted. We use a round eye swivel for our rope dog leads, and a flat eye swivel for our cotton dog leads.
Safety: Dog leads need to be strong and sturdy: if your dog sees a cat or squirrel and suddenly pulls you do not want any part of your dog lead to break or snap. The minimum breaking load for a Hindquarters dog lead clip is 825kg - which means our metalwork will bear weight up to this amount. We also put a snag tooth into the design of the dog lead hook - which helps hold the lead in place and helps avoid accidental release. And the yacht rope that we use for our rope dog leads has at least a 1,100 kg minimum breaking load.
Durability: Our dog lead clips are made from marine grade stainless steel which has greater resistance to corrosion than regular steel. This means you can swim in the sea without worrying: after, just rinse or machine wash on a gentle cycle.
Easy to look after: When muddy, just machine wash these dog collars on a gentle cycle and hang to dry. Both the rust proof metalwork and trebled stitched fabric webbing means it is very easy to machine wash our cotton fabric dog leads whenever they get mucky.
Easy on the eye: As we all know, it is important to look smart on the pavement and in the park!