Review: Salty’s Own Nautical Leashes – Paracord Dog Leashes

Salty’s Own Nautical Leashes is a company that makes beautiful hand-tied dog leashes and collars from USA-made paracord.

The company sent each of my dogs a leash. I chose an 8-foot orange “float leash” and a 6-foot double-braid leash in black.

This post is sponsored by Salty’s Own. You can use code MUTT10 for 10% off all products. Click here. We’re also offering a giveaway. One reader of That Mutt will receive a free leash of his or her choice. Leave a comment at the end of this post to enter.

Review of Salty’s Own Nautical Leashes

My dog Ace with his paracord leash

What I think of the leashes from Salty’s Own Nautical Leashes

I’m really impressed with the leashes from Salty’s Own. They are beautiful, durable and comfortable, and I highly recommend them. The paracord is extra soft on my hands, and these leashes are high quality.

Elizabeth Strazzulla (pictured) is the owner of Salty’s Own, and she tells the story behind her company on her website:

“Long ago, my great uncle made knot leashes while serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. As a young girl, I found these both beautiful and fascinating. How could such lovely patterns be created out of rope? Now years later, my own daughter has become interested in nautical knots and animals, so we decided to revive this craft in our family. I hope you and your animals enjoy these leashes!”

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Salty’s Own leashes are made using 100% USA-made paracord. Each strand is strength tested to 550 lbs, and the leashes are hand tied by Elizabeth and her daughter in Newburyport, Mass. The solid brass hardware is marine grade and corrosion resistant.

I like how Salty’s Own also gives you a lot of flexibility on the colors, lengths and styles you want.

The leashes I chose are the standard 6-foot double braid leash in black and an 8-foot “float leash” in orange.

Our 6-foot leash came with a traffic lead loop which I think is helpful when walking a dog.

Braided paracord dog leashes from Salty's Own Nautical Leashes

The float leashes (below) are designed to float when your dog goes swimming. They’re made from floating marine safety line, according to Salty’s. The handle and clip ends are secured with reflective military grade paracord. And, according to the company, these leashes are “strong enough to hold a boat!”

Float leash from Salty's Own Nautical Leashes

The only downside that I could think of with these leashes is the paracord is naturally a bit stretchy. So while the material is very comfortable on my hands, it also gives strong pullers like Remy a little extra “give.” On the other hand, you can also use that slight stretchiness to your advantage because it absorbs a bit of the “shock” when a dog pulls. And these leashes are seriously very durable!

What is the cost of a leash?

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Most of the 6-foot leashes are about $39.99 but the price ranges a bit due to the different lengths.

Smaller lengths for small dogs and puppies are usually about $28.

Pros of Salty’s Own leashes:

  • Small, family-owned company in Massachusetts
  • Mother/daughter team
  • Excellent quality – these leashes are “strong enough to hold a boat!”
  • Made with USA paracord and hand tied
  • Comfortable on your hands
  • Huge variety of color options
  • Smaller sizes available for small dogs and puppies
  • $1 shipping in USA

I recommend these paracord dog leashes if you’re looking for a good-quality 6-foot leash that will last several years. There are also unlimited color options, and it’s nice to know the leashes are hand tied!

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My dog Ace with his float leash from Salty's Own Nautical Leashes

Cons of the paracord dog leashes:

  • These paracord dog leashes stretch a bit, not quite like a bungee but there is some “give”
  • So smooth on your hands that it’s hard to get a good grip for extra strong “pullers”
  • I know $40 seems like a lot for a leash but the quality is worth it

These paracord dog leashes might not be best for you if your dog tends to lunge or jump at other dogs due to the way the leash stretches a bit. However, you can request your leash to come with a traffic lead loop for extra control (see the example below). I highly recommend that option.

Salty's Own Nautical Leashes

Giveaway information – Win a free leash for your dog

Salty’s Own Nautical Leashes is giving away a free leash to a reader of That Mutt. (Update: The giveaway has ended.)

To enter:

Just leave a comment below so I know your dog wants IN on the drawing. Let me know why you’re interested in a new leash.

I’ll choose a winner at random on Tuesday Feb. 6. I’ll notify the winner by email and will post here as well. Update: Congrats to Ken S.!

Salty's Own Nautical paracord leashes

Is your dog interested in a paracord leash from Salty’s Own Nautical Leashes?

Let me know in the comments.

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Related posts:

How to stop your dog from pulling on the leash

What to do when your dog bites or shakes the leash


47 thoughts on “Review: Salty’s Own Nautical Leashes – Paracord Dog Leashes”

  1. Looks like a dependable leash. I always keep extras in my pet sitting bag of tricks! Some folks have inadequate strength/length for their dogs. Love to win one!

  2. I’ve used a leather lead for years and years and I would like to try something new. These leads look well made and I like the idea that they stretch! Great colors!

  3. You had me at colors What a great idea! I would love to try one and support this small US company. I’m interested in a new leash because recently the one we have had for years has withered into tatters and we’re looking for something new.

  4. I would LOVE to try out one of these leashes with my Australian Kelpie mix. I currently have a bungee leash and I’m not thrilled with it. I think this would be a good alternative! Thank you!

  5. I would love one of these. The spring in the collar clip on nylon lead I have with traffic loop is loose now, and if Lambeau shakes really hard, it slips off his harness. This would be a great replacement for that.

  6. These leashes seem great, and I love a product made in the USA! My Boxer German Shepherd, Roman, would love one of these, we’ve been looking for a leash to take swimming with us, since I’m not ready to let him off-leash with so many squirrels and birds around yet 😉 These leashes are great!

  7. Joanne Scallion

    The colors are very beautiful. Did you ever think that if you ever get in a bind, the leash can be taken apart and used in emergency situations? I like that aspect of the paracord. Dawg, my dog, still pulls me all over everywhere. It looks like I’m going to have to do something else. He is a blue heeler and was going to be trained when my husband had bypass surgery.

  8. Seriously, Lou would love it not because of all the great functional assets – those are just bonus. They are just so PRETTY! They’d make us both look like we know what we’re doing!

  9. Richelle Wilcox

    Please enter my Weim Bazley in the drawing. He chews through every leash. Would LOVE to try this one see how durable it is!

  10. Blue would love one of these leashes for our walks at the state park! And I love the fact that it stretches just a little bit! Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. My darling and spoiled Standard Poodle girls>> Issabella, Ava, and baby Willow, love new everything, your leashes sound perfect for Willow she has more energy then the rest of her family put together. I love the idea of the ‘gentle give’ so I can get her under control before there is ever a tug>> so good for her sweet neck and my old hands. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to win!!!

  12. Margaret Ratchford

    OSO & I would love to win the 6′ Black leash with the traffic lead feature! Think sometimes it’s safer to keep my furbaby closer to me on our walks!

  13. We got Bo last July at 15 months…he was not trained for leash walking. He’s learning, but a nice new leash might inspire both of us! He’s trying to learn to be my emotional support dog.

  14. I would love to win one! Kylo is need of a new leash. The one he has is getting a little old and he is in need of a new style!

  15. These leashes look beautiful! I especially liked the picture of Ace with it.
    Oklee (my dog) would love a new leash!

  16. My Taylor (18 min boxer) would love to try this out as sounds like more durable than 2 we have gone through with him as he can be a tough puller when gets excited and he loves color choices and could finally find one that matches he cool tough collar (so far) his mom(me) thinks it would be easier on her hands than current nylon paracord that kinda burns at times !!

  17. I’ve bought many leashes, but they seem to be poorly made, don’t feel right in my hand, or are not cute. These leashes seem awesome. My rescue dog Bailey would love one!

  18. i wish Mr Myrtle Sir could enter – but we’re in Canada 🙁 …hopefully i can save enough to order one, it looks and sounds like exactly what i’ve (we’ve) been pretty much dreaming of

  19. Would love to try one of these leashes on one of my weims,Willow or Olive “the puller”. The little bit of give might just be what my shoulders need lol.

  20. These leashes not only look nice, but they also look very well-made. I love the idea of paracord for leash material as it’s durable. My dog would benefit from a new leash -her current one has seen better days.

  21. Cindy Siebrecht

    I often walk Ronan, my sister’s wolfhoud Newfie mix. Although he is not a big puller, he is BIG dog and I think this leash would be perfect. Please enter us in the drawing.

  22. allison hoffman

    Have always wanted to try a rope leash with my dog. He pulls like crazy when we go for walks and hes really strong!

  23. Marbury & I would love one of these for our walks. The colors are gorgeous & the smooth material would be a God send to my sore hands from my bone spur. We love!

  24. Our dogs would love to be in the drawing! And for the reason why…well because I love leashes! All the different kinds!!

  25. Please add Fritzel & Colby Dog to your wonderful giveaway. We haven’t tried the Paracord style leash yet. They look stylish, strong, light & perhaps a go to leash. Thank you for the chance!

  26. Salty’s Own Nautical Leashes are beautiful and strong too. I bought the Taos leash and collar for my yellow lab. Boy, does she look good. Awesome stuff, very well made.

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