***Disclaimer: I received free product in exchange for this honest review. My opinions do not reflect those of Action K9 Apparel.***
Recently I was introduced to Action K9 Apparel, a local company based in the city of Mesa, which is literally miles from my house. Specializing in leashes and toys for agility, disc and flyball dogs, I was very interested in seeing what they have to offer.
Upon checking out the website, I found some super cool custom leashes. I’ve been looking for some sort of slip lead for Wynston and Khloee since they are much easier to handle and deal with at agility (clipping a leash off and on is a pain!). Action K9 Apparel had exactly what I was looking for and the owner, Kalena, was generous enough to offer me 2 leashes to try out.
I opted for the Maverick Martingale Lead for Wynston and the Stoke Slip Lead for Khloee. For the Martingale, I got to choose my colors so I chose black and blue, with white Serif font. Of the two options available for the Stoke Slip Lead, I chose Winter Frost. I absolutely loved the color scheme, but you can also request a custom color theme if you prefer.
Both leashes are a standard 3/4″ thickness but since my dogs are small, I definitely could have gotten away with the 1/2″. All leashes are about 5 feet long, which is definitely more than enough for my two good babies, who walk right beside us.
Matt and I used the leashes on Wynston and Khloee to go on walks, to the groomers and to agility class. While the Martingale is basically a slip on leash, I still had to adjust the collar piece so it’d fit Wynston’s little head. The collar is about an inch thick and it’s soft for my little boy’s neck. Khloee’s slip lead was extremely easy to take off and on her. It’s a much easier alternative to a clip collar for us. While typically we use harnesses for walking the dogs (although they don’t pull), we found that with these leashes we had no problems controlling our dogs and I was happy with the comfort level. The leashes are a soft fleece material, making it easy on the hands if you have a strong dog that pulls.
Action K9 Apparel also offers collars and custom tug toys. I love supporting small businesses so this is a great company to buy from if you want a strong, quality item. My leashes were done within a couple days and I received them the day after they were shipped. I really appreciated the quick correspondence with Kalena and all of the options available to me in terms of color pallet.
I recommend Action K9 Apparel for anyone looking for a wonderful, comfortable alternative to a typical leash you’d find at a pet store. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and check out the newly renovated website!