Our beagle Cricket takes her walks very seriously. Since we don’t walk daily, both she and her brother Luke get quite excited when they see their harnesses and leashes come out. Luke will sometimes do a nice sit and stay for me, but Cricket just can’t stop wiggling. Getting the harness and leash on is always a challenge, especially since I have issues with flexibility in my hands (mild arthritis and trigger fingers).
That’s the main reason I was excited to try the nifti SafeLatch pet safety leash. It is magnetized to grab the D-ring on a collar or harness, to make attachment easy. But when we received ours, I was pleased to find there was much more to it than just that.
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Not only is attachment and removal simple, but it has safety features that help you know your dog is securely attached to that leash, with no fears of it accidentally coming off (I’ve had that happen with a dirty latch that did not close completely).
The thumb shape level is easy to operate, and the bolt slips inside a hook pocket, it doesn’t just rest on the other end. You can see how on some of my older leashes below that can become an issue, in time they stop lining up right. You can also see how much heavier duty the SafeLatch is.
In addition, that magnet holds the D-ring in place. You can know that it’s on securely by the snap it makes when you latch it. Watch my short video below to see exactly what I mean. I shot that video myself with phone in one hand and leash in the other. Trust me, with my hand issues doing things one handed is often impossible. I can even operate the latch with my non-dominant left hand, and when wearing gloves!
Another feature I like is the additional D-ring attached at the handle. You can use this for keys or doggy bags. I like to use it when hanging the leash on a hook (all of our leashes are stored in our entryway hanging on hooks). With my other leashes, I can only hang the handle, and it’s so annoying when the latch on the other end crashes onto our tile floor when I let go of it (Luke doesn’t like that loud noise either).
Nifti SafeLatch pet safety leash comes in a choice of five colors, which Luke shows you to the left.
Getting out the door is so much easier now, and we can feel safe and secure and just enjoy our walks. With two reactive dogs to keep calm when out there, I have enough to worry about, so knowing they are even more secure with this leash helps me to relax a bit.
I thought it would be fun to show some snippets of a typical walk with our beagle Cricket. I love how she trucks along like a dog on a mission when we walk (the opposite of Luke who smells everything and just wants to eat grass!). Now that she’s older she doesn’t pull quite as much, but she does put pressure on that latch!
The magnetic feature is nice. But I bet a lot of D-rings will be non-magnetic aluminum because they’re lightweight and don’t rust. Bummer.
I like that larger lever to open/close the bolt.
Just the larger lever itself makes it easier too. I wonder if many collars and harnesses are going to the aluminum? Luke’s harness is the newest one I have, but I haven’t found any of our others that are aluminum (yet – we have plenty of collars around so I’ll find out next time we switch them).
Nifti SafeLatch says
Still today, most D-rings on collars/Harnesses are made from steel that attract to magnets. But, once in a while you’ll find an aluminum D-ring which are not nearly as strong as steel. If you have an aluminum D-ring on a collar/harness and want to use Nifti it will not connect magnetically, but Nifti is an easier to use latch with benefits that could save your pet’s life.
The Island Cats says
That is definitely a nifty (Nifti!) leash!
Monika & Sam says
What a cool leash and brilliant idea! Definitely would be cool in sub-zero temps (no pun intended).
M. K. Clinton says
I love this leash! It is great that it will attract the loop on the harness. Cricket’s tail made me smile on the walk!
She really is enjoyable to watch – she is always so happy, no matter what she’s doing. 🙂
Brian Frum says
That does look pretty slick and is appropriately named!
That is an ingenious design!!!! Thank you for telling us about it!
I like it very much… that’s better than the common thingies… to be well prepared is a good thing!!! and the colors are great too ;o)
Jodi Stone says
That latch looks well…nifty. 😉 Delilah’s leash is beginning to fray, and truthfully, I never cared for the latch on it, so I’m hoping we are a winner!! It looks like a pretty good leash.
Good luck!!! If you don’t win this one, I am planning another giveaway soon that might include one too. 🙂
I’m cynical about all the new innovations on leashes. After all, how many new pet products do we need? But I can see the value of a leash that is easier to manage with one hand.
I often need to attach a leash quickly to Honey, like when we take her off the boat (a leash would be dangerous) or when I’m exercising her off-leash and see people or other animals coming.
Oops, almost forgot. Loved watching Cricket butt on a walk. I never would have expected Cricket to be the one who DOESN’T stop to sniff every five minutes.
I know, what kind of beagle is she, right? 🙂
Someone is always coming up with new ideas. Some make sense, some not so much. I do like this one though, and we were due for some new leashes too!
Ry’es leash has a D-ring by the handle, too. We don’t use it often, but I love that it’s there–when I take her off leash at a play date or in class, I can drape it on myself like a sash and clip it and not have to worry about trying to remember where I put it when it’s time to put her back on leash 🙂
That’s a handy use for that too! I can’t believe I’ve never had a leash with that great feature on it!
Paws crossed as I say this but we have never had a problem with a latch. Sounds like a good idea, as one never knows when it could happen.
Sand spring Chesapeake says
That is one cool leash! Thanks for sharing.