I took my dog, Roscoe, for a walk last night. I was looking to see how the leash handled him pulling. I usually use a prong collar, but I chose to leave it off. My thoughts:
- The leash is fun to use. I got a little giddy because not only is it a different experience from a normal leash, it’s a superior experience to a normal leash.
- The pull strength is outstanding. Imagine the sleeve of a long-sleeve shirt. That tube of material is strong!
Then, the unfortunate happened.
Roscoe bit the leash for a little tug-o’-war and the material ripped open.
The leash was still functional, but a customer would not be very happy if they paid for this thing and it ripped that easily.
I have been testing the seams and pull strength, but I hadn’t though of ripping like this. I’ll be ordering a hand-full of material samples for rip testing.
Flannel is a no-go.
I’ll need to rip-test the materials that were used for the other prototype leashes.