Amish two handle leash review submitted.
- Anonymous on 08/06/2016
As others have said, the double handle is outstanding. We use it in conjunction with the prong collar adapter (prong collar and flat collar). The longer handle lets the dog have a bit of sniffing pleasure and the shorter handle with the adapter keeps the dog close but is long enough that his head is not unnaturally held high (GSD).
The leash is 1/32" thicker than any of my other leashes and was very stiff when it arrived. I applied leather conditioner and after two weeks and daily use it is much more pliable. The edges are squared off and you will feel them kind of "dig" into your hand when you hold the leash. It would be nice if somehow they could be finished so the edge was a bit more rounded.
- Anonymous on 05/13/2016
I bought this leash from the garage sale for $9 as it was deemed "slightly imperfect". The leash that I received had some rough leather near the lower handle and some superficial stitching inconsistencies. Aside from that, this leash is PERFECT in every way. The leather is thick and feels good in your hand. The clip seems strong and trustworthy.The second handle is a godsend in the busy streets of NYC. Obviously when you first receive this leash, the leather is a tad stiff, but I'm confident in a month or two, it'll be soft as butter !!
- Anonymous on 09/21/2015
I just received my two handle 6 foot lead. As a lifelong equestrian, I am very particular about leather quality because poor leather will fail when you most need it. Also, a snap has to be sturdy or there is no point in even using it to attach a lead, be it to equine or canine.
This leash is of very good quality! Even right out of the box it is pliable and fairly soft, and the lower loop is just the right distance from the snap. I lead my dog on a front-ring no pull harness, so some double loops are too short and end up pulling upward on the harness, making my dog uncomfortable. This one is great.
The only thing that would improve this lead would be a rolled leather top loop instead of the thick flat leather, making it more comfortable to hold on longer walks. However, I won't let that personal preference diminish my review because the quality is still top notch.
Also, my order was processed quite promptly! Thanks, Leerburg.
- Anonymous on 05/14/2015
I have 3 Leerburg leather leashes, and each one has survived my 100+pd occasionally cantankerous Rhodesian Ridgeback. I started with the puppy leash which underwent months of teething + attempted tug of war, then I moved on to another because I needed a leash with more "grip" (puppy leash still in tact + plan to use on an upcoming pup) and weight as my boy hit his teenage years, and for the past year I've been hooked on the 2 handle. I LOVE THIS LEASH! so handy, allows greater control, superb quality - leather in good standing, rivets haven't failed, stitching still looks good. When the leash arrives the leather will be firm, but it softens to butter in no time! My friends have spent a pretty penny on leashes at fancy pet stores, but our Leerburg leash always looks best. I wish they made leather reins for horses!!
- Anonymous on 05/01/2014
I've been out with this new leash on two 5-mile walks and a 1.5-mile walk. Two were in the rain. The leash repelled water very well and was much more comfortable to wear around the hand than my old 1-inch canvass leash. The second handle came in very handy as well. It seems more than strong enough and is indeed very well made. All in all, I'm very happy with my purchase.
I bought this leash because I walk two large huskies (80 and 90 lbs) and the male pulls like a freight train. I have to wear bicycle gloves to help with bone bruises on my palms. I often have to grab the leash down low to control him, and without a loop, this is tough on the bottom hand over time, so both hands take a beating. I've always let him pull because when we rescued him he was in very bad shape - he'd been half starved to death. So, I let him pull to start building his body back up. 10,000 miles and 6 years later, he's gained 40 lbs of muscle and has an uncanny ability to maintain tension on the leash even when turning sharply. Why do I still put up with this? I've lost 40 lbs and gotten stronger. At 60, I need all the exercise I can get. I consider my dogs my personal trainers. No matter how you feel, they are ready to go like it's Christmas morning.
I mention all this because I have a suggestion for a small improvement for folks whose dogs walk them. The top loop should be about 2" longer. This will enable the leather to lie flat against the palm when wearing it around the back of the hand. As it is, the leather has to twist sideways before clearing the palm. Regardless, it is much easier on the hand than my old canvass leash - I just think it could be even better.
- Anonymous on 04/26/2014
Sometimes you see such rave reviews and think that it may not "really" deserve a full five stars. Let me tell you, this leash really does! It's crafted more like something sold for a horse than a simple puppy! Amazingly smooth, supple leather, top notch stitching with the overlap end of the leather even shaved to a taper, you just don't find that kind workmanship! We have a 150 lb Great Dane "puppy" (he's just 9 months old) and this leash is so nice to walk with!! I have even gotten complements on the leash itself, not easy when it's attached to a blue Dane that people just can't get enough of! Honestly, this leash is worth every penny at twice the cost, for under $35.00, there should be no questions, hands down, the best leash on the market!
Oh... and it's hand made by the Amish, does it get any better than that!?
- Anonymous on 03/15/2014
This is by far and away, the only leash I will ever buy. I have had mine now for over 6 years and its still in great shape. Initially I had bought a nylon leash for my then puppy, and the clasp kept breaking... I went through several, complete waste of money, those nylon leashes. That is when I found Leerburg's 2 handled leash, it's the best leash bar none.
The value of this leash is so well worth it's price, because you won't need another one, unless you get another dog!
I love it so much I am going to give it as a gift to my friend who is getting a puppy.
Don't waste your money on any other brand, this is the one to buy.
The leather is so supple and the grip is great in your hand. For any large breed dog, I highly recommend the two handled leash, for control.
- Anonymous on 02/12/2014
The best and only leash we use. Our dog chewed through several nylon leashes before we bought this one. We've had this leash for close to two years now. We love the short handle as well.
- Anonymous on 01/23/2014
Our GO TO LEASH!
This product is elegant, durable, and unbelievably supple once it breaks in. We use the 2 handled 6 ft x 3/4 in leash every day for the past year plus on our now 1.5 year old 100 lb Rhodesian Ridgeback. It survived his teenage years of chewing and trying to play tug. While there are some scratches to it, it is not noticeable. In having a large dominant male dog, leash control is important. The double handle is great when in public spaces and I want him super close to me (no everyone pays attention to what their dog is doing in dog friendly spaces). We used the puppy leash till he was about 6 months, and then shifted to the 1/2 inch. I have not seen any wear on the rivets, stitching, or snap. VERY pleased with this product. Great quality + value for the price. I have not seen any leash that compares to it.
- Anonymous on 11/05/2012
I just wanted to write you and comment that you really do haveÂ THE BESTÂ leashes. I purchased a leather drag leash and two handled leather leash, and they are incredibly soft and equally strong. I cannot believe how superior they are to other leather leashes I have purchased. Thank you for providing such outstanding products!!
- Katie on 11/21/2010
We purchased leather leads and collars from your site about 4 years ago and the quality is exceptional. I'm excited to see the 2-handle leads being offered. We use cheapy nylon 2-handle leads when walking our dogs now, and I know your leather leads are superior!
- Anonymous on 06/02/2009