Wet, stinky, sandy, muddy leashes. If you have a true “rough and tumble” adventure dog like I do, you know the struggle. Every time Boomer sees the smallest bit of water, be it a beautiful, blue lake or a smelly, stagnant puddle, she’s in it. ALL in it. Because clearly, you can’t simply stand near the water to drink from it. It’s only proper to lie down in it while you drink. Duh! And then you have to drag your leash through the sand and the dirt and get it nice and gritty and gunky for your humans. The answer is the Petoji Adventure Collar & Leash.
Petoji Collar & Leash Review
* I received this product for free in exchange for a genuine review. The below review is based solely on my honest opinions and experiences with this product.
And then there’s the rolling. Animal droppings, another dog’s pee, dead shellfish, or our pack’s favorite… STINKY FISH GUTS! Mmm, delicious. (gag) Even better is when they drag their leash through the glorious smelly stuff and then I have to hold it for the rest of the hike. I love when my hands smell like fish. Don’t you?
Finally, we’ve found the solution! We’ve seen rubbery, plasticy (is that a word?) leashes and we were skeptical about trying them. I was afraid that they’d be heavy, or too stiff, or that they wouldn’t feel good in your hand. The Adventure Leash from Petoji proved us so wrong! They sent us an Adventure Leash & Collar to test out and review and we LOVE IT! We thought we’d share our thoughts with you.
Petoji leashes and collars are made to combat all of the everyday leash problems that you encounter when adventuring with your dog. They advertise that they’re dirt-proof, water-proof, stink-proof, fade-proof, and rust-proof. So, we put them to the test. Boomer swam with it, dragged it through the dirt, the sand, the mud, and rolled in stinky fish guts.
Afterwards, all I did was dunk it in the lake and away we went. No dirt, no sand, no stinkiness, no grittiness on your hands. I love that, unlike fabric leashes, they don’t absorb water. This not only means that I didn’t end up with gritty, wet, sandy hands after Boomer dragged her leash all over the place, it also means that it didn’t pick up and yummy lake smells and more importantly, there’s no fear of them getting moldy or mildewy. This is doubly important if you’re like me and have a bad habit of throwing gross dog gear in the back of your SUV and forgetting about it. Not proud, but it’s true.
The fade and rust-proof part, we’ll have to wait and see, but Petoji definitely held up to all of their other promises, so I’m hopeful. I’ll update this review in a few months when I can speak to those points!
Can a leash and collar that do all of these things and still look good? The answer is yes! These leashes and collars are so much more stylish than we thought possible. I was afraid that they’d look and feel cheap, be uncomfortable in your hand. Well, I was wrong. They’re soft and pliable, yet feel strong and sturdy. The design is simplistic, yet elegant. They are also stamped with a leather-like pattern, which adds a nice detail and elevates the look and feel significantly. The leashes and collars come in a wide variety of bright, fun colors and the silver hardware is both classy and durable. To say that I’m impressed with the design of these collars and leashes is an understatement. Plus, they’re made here in the US, which we love!
I absolutely wouldn’t change a thing about the Petoji Adventure Leash. I do still prefer the look of a more ornate, fabric collar, aesthetically, which is why the 4.5/5, but for what it is and how well it performs, you can give a little on looks. That said, this will absolutely be Boomer’s permanent collar in the warmer months when she’s swimming non-stop, without question.
The leashes and collars are made of a polyester webbing with a PVC coating, which allows them to be both light and durable. Strong enough for large, muscular dogs like Boomer and Helo, while still being light enough to use for smaller dogs like Ringo and Roxie. The hardware feels sturdy without being heavy and the aluminum “locking” carabiner is a really nice touch. Because it’s aluminum, it doesn’t add a lot of extra weight like some other carabiner-style leashes on the market, but you still get the added security and piece of mind that a carabiner clip provides.
Would we recommend this to a friend?
Without question. If you have an active dog and spend a lot of time hiking, camping, or just being outside in general, I highly recommend a Petoji Adventure Leash. If your dog does a lot of swimming, you may want to look into the collar as well. To check out the full line of Petoji Leashes and Collars, visit their website here.
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Thanks for reading,
Debbie & THE MUTTS