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The Ruffwear Knot-a-Long™ is a rugged, climbing-inspired leash 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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Caroline E.
  • Dog's Name Atka

Increases our comfort on walks

I love this leash because it gives me more control and comfort during our walks. My dog barks at other dogs, and the short length of this leash allows me to keep her attention as we walk by, especially when I use the treat trader. I also bring this leash on trail runs when I know that my dog will be off leash most of the time. Just clip it around your waist, and you do not need to worry about it until it is time to go back on leash.

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Barbara P.
United States United States
  • Dog's Name Roger Miller


Great training leash!

Kendra S.
United States United States
  • Dog's Name Buddy and Bruno

Perfect length!

It is the perfect length for my pups. And we feel so secure with the locking caribiners. It makes walks so much easier.

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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