The Ruffwear Knot-a-Leash™ is a rugged, climbing-inspired dog lead that uses strong, supple kernmantle rope and a secure locking carabiner. Reflective rope keeps dogs and humans visible in low-light conditions.

Carabiners not sold separately.

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Use this fit guide to select the appropriate size for your dog.

5 ft (1.5 m) Rope Width: 7 mm
5 ft (1.5 m) Rope Width: 11 mm

Key Features

Additional Features

  • Strong, supple, reflective kernmantle rope
  • Two rope sizes: 11 mm diameter (large) or 7 mm diameter (small). Both sizes are 5 ft long (1.5m)
  • 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.

Great Companions

Ratings & Reviews

Customer Reviews

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06/12/2019
Darla N.
United States

The Knot-a-Leash is a fantastic quality leash!

I highly recommend the Knot-a-Leash. We rescued a 1 1/2 year old black lab mix and didn't want her to get loose. This leash gave us confidence that we were looking for. It's a high quality leash and worth every penny! Thank you!

KK
06/07/2019
Kristin K.
United States

Thank Dog, it's exactly the product I've been looking for!

My dachshund is so impossibly strong I'd often worry about him managing to break free if ever he got too riled up. Several years ago we had an incident when another dog 4x his size came charging across the street at us, and my guy pulled out of his previous harness, forcing me to "dog pile" on top of him to protect him from the big dog. It's been in the back of my mind since but I didn't realize just how much anxiety I was carrying until I got this product and felt the underlying dread lifted. The lock is perfect, exactly what I wanted, and i really appreciate the thought that went into the design. The leash is so lightweight and easy to loop around my hand comfortably, and the little rubber bolt protecting where the leash meets the clio adds an exrtra sense of security .Such a smart investment!

NS
05/21/2019
Nicole S.
United States

Rope burn

It’s a great leash. Nice and sturdy. But I have a puppy who is still learning manners and he tugs and pulls. This leash is very thin and makes it hard to control him without getting rope burn. Not sure i would buy it again for such a young dog. Probably great for older we’ll behaved ones

GR
05/04/2019
Garrett R.
United States

My go to leash

We have purchased one for every adventure pup in our home. These are our go to leashes whether it's a walk in the neighborhood, a hike, or settling in at a campsite for the night. The leashes are durable with a locking biner to keep your pup attached. Simply, basic, all you need...

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05/03/2019
shawn f.
United States

Knot a leash

It is fantastic

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