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The Ruffwear Knot-a-Long™ is a rugged, climbing-inspired lead in a 30-inch (0.76 m) length. This short lead uses strong, supple kernmantle rope and a secure locking carabiner just like our longer Knot-a-Leash™. The short length is ideal for keeping dogs close and pairs great with our Double Track™ Coupler.

Carabiners not sold separately.

Key Features

Additional Features

  • Strong, supple, reflective kernmantle rope
  • 30-inch (0.76 m) length keeps dogs close and is ideal for use with Double Track™ Coupler
  • Strong and secure locking carabiner
  • Comfortable, easy-to-hold tubular webbing handle
  • Convenient accessory loop for pickup bags or small clip-on items
  • Made in Vietnam

Washing Instructions

  • Hand wash
  • Mild detergent
  • Air dry

Trail Tested Promise

All of our products are rigorously field tested and we proudly guarantee against defects in materials and craftsmanship.

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Adam H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Short length not great for dog pulling

Nice quality bit short length means our dog actually pulled my wife over from lurching at something. Feels like there is zero flex in the rope.

Tyler K.
United States United States

Knot-a-long leash

This is a great leash, I ended up replacing the carabiner with an actual climbing carabiner. Even though the one the leash came with is strength rated to a certain extent I felt better with the more robust carabiner in there. I also wanted the locking mechanism on the carabiner the leash came with to feel more secure. The screw gate was so smooth I had to keep checking it to make sure it was not unlocking (unscrewing) over time. As the carabiner gets used more and more it will get “stickier” and therefore less likely to come undone but I replaced it with a climbing carabiner. I use this with my clients all the time and will be purchasing other products soon. Ruffwear is top of the line dog gear!

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Lorraine D.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bought three.

Lightweight, secure with the lock on the carabiner, perfect length and easy to clip to my backpack, thankyou.


happy trails!


Great 3 ft leash, wish it was it offered in thinner option too

We love gear as a family. We use this leash when we headed out in public and not to trails. Places were we dont need the extra distance. Normally we use this at like a farmers market or out in public where we want to keep Frankie closer to us rather than having the extra slack. It is perfect length for us, but I would caution for those owners with shorter dogs to keep in mind how it will be. Material is super strong as the normal knot a long version however I do wish they offered this length in the thinner leash like the knot along comes in.

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Janice N.
United States United States

excellent training lead

As a professional Dog Trainer this is of best products we recommed to our clients

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