BLD’s Leash Hook Attachment is handmade in Colorado using a specially fabricated hook, mounted to a stainless steel plate that is securely fastened to a sturdy nylon webbing and Velcro wrap. The inside of the attachment is it is lined with gripping material to keep it in place. A separate piece of grippy material is also included to add extra holding power or diameter to the tubing if needed.
The Hook itself is designed to pivot with the gravity of the leash so the leash does not come off accidentally, but can be lifted off at any time.
Easy to install with no tools required!
We’ve made the attachment as easy to mount to the wheelchair as we can, although some clients may need a friend to help with the initial installation.
The Leash Hook Attachment wraps around a part of the wheelchair with Velcro. It can be mounted to the tubing, frame, or around an armrest of a wheelchair or mobility scooter. Velcro doubles back onto the wrap to create a strong and secure mount.
When selecting the location to attach the hook, be sure to choose a part that is structurally sound, appropriately sturdy, will not interfere with the function of the device, and within easy reach of the user. Also, be sure the chosen location will not cause damage to the wheelchair should the leash be pulled or get caught on something. If using around a wide part of the wheelchair, such as an armrest, the Extender Wrap will be required.
Ideas to consider:
Using more than one scooter/wheelchair? Consider ordering a hook for each mobility device.
Some clients prefer to use one a two hook system. You may prefer to have hook to connect the end of the leash and a second hook to hold the rings that shorten the leash. This prevents accidentally removing the whole leash when lengthening the leash.
Measure the circumference around where you want to attach the hook. Select the orientation to match the part of the wheelchair you will attach it to (vertical or horizontal).
* Whatever leash you use, please be sure it is the right length; it should be minimal and short, without excess to drag or get caught on objects or in the wheels, and must have an O-ring to drop onto the hook. Please read the Safety Considerations below.
We use only the highest quality hardware—most of our hardware is stainless steel or solid brass for durability and longevity. Stainless steel bolt snaps are standard on all of our wheelchair leashes. Other leash snaps are available by special request, please see page 22.
Our leathers are incredibly durable, yet flexible. They feel great in your hands and if well-conditioned and maintained they simply get better and more supple with age. Leather will be assembled using braids in most cases, as braids are the strongest, most reliable method.
Our Golden TAN BRIDLE Leather is 100% American vegetable tanned leather, hand-oiled to bring out the golden tones and softness. The color will darken to a chestnut brown with use and age.
Our lovely BLACK LATIGO is solid black, and superior to ordinary leashes in texture and quality, cut from select USA hides. Our black leather is thick and sturdy for a super strong leash.
Brahma Soft-Grip—a vegan leather alternative:
Brahma Soft-Grip is constructed with webbing on the inside and a durable, non-tacky PVC coating on the outside. Easy to care for: just wipe clean with soap and water. Brahma is always assembled with screw posts for durability. This material is heavier than leather (in a comparable width), and does not soften over time the way leather does. Black is the most popular color for wheelchair leashes, but assorted bright and classic colors are also available.
Regular half-inch wide (12.7 mm) is recommended for most dogs and people as it’s sturdy for any size dog, yet not too heavy. If you like a wider, heavier leash and larger hardware, select the wider option. In leather, the wider option is 5/8″, and in Brahma it is 3/4.”
These products are intended for use with fully trained service dogs/assistance dogs/pet dogs that have excellent leash manners. We’ve designed all of our Wheelchair Leash options to manually detach from the wheelchair in the event of an emergency situation. Why? Because it’s simply a smart idea!
Only you can determine if letting go of the leash and attaching it to your wheelchair is the right choice for you and your dog.
Attached leashes (fastened to a person, wheelchair, or other mobility device) are not safe for all dogs and/or users of wheelchair/mobility devices. Please choose your equipment wisely and use responsibly.
Do not use wheelchair leashes with an untrained dog. Not for dogs that pull on the leash. Wheelchair leashes must NOT be used with dogs that lunge or are difficult to control, as this could be very dangerous. Additionally, DO NOT USE FOR PULLING A WHEELCHAIR.
Please note: If your strength or dexterity is limited, you may need assistance from a friend to install the wheelchair attachment and make the initial adjustment to the leash. Once attached and adjusted, the leash will remain at the desired length and is easy to connect to and remove from the wheelchair.