I hope this works for a long time, because I love how it works now. The leash pulls out smoothly and doesn't snag or grab. It takes a bit to figure out the lock and release, it feels backwards to me. You push the button and pull back on the latch below it to lock it. I can't get that down. Then to release it you just push the latch and it releases. Excellent, light, braided canvas type leash, very strong. The hook at the end is small enough that it's not heavy on my little 9 pound guy, but it's not so small that I have problems manipulating it. Comfortable to hold. Once I get the snap lock and release down, it will be a 10 thumbs up product. This comes in 2 sizes, in black or blue.