About Atlas Assistance Dogs®
Atlas Assistance Dogs is a 501(c)(3) non-profit disability rights organization that helps people who would benefit from a service dog take control of their own solution to live more independently. This ambitious organization is expanding the possibilities for assistance dog training by offering a comprehensive online training program for professional dog trainers and by supporting dog/handler teams with skilled Team Facilitators in as many locations as possible across the US.
Atlas Assistance Dogs is different:
“We focus on the needs not presently served by traditional service dog organizations. We respect that disabilities are part of someone–they are not something to fight or something to hide from–they are something to claim and thrive with. Our clients work with their own dogs and are an active part of their training with hands-on support from our skilled Atlas Team Facilitators. We believe our clients and their dogs should both be treated ethically. We strongly advocate the use of only positive training methods.”
20% of the sales of this unique leash will directly support
Atlas Assistance Dogs’ program and mission.
BLD’s founder, owner, and designer Katrina Boldry serves on Atlas Assistance Dogs’ board of directors. Additionally, Katrina volunteers on several committees working on Atlas’ curriculum development. She is sharing content related to best practices for health and fitness of service dogs, as well as her knowledge and experience with specialized equipment. She is also ensuring that the true challenges of facing a disability while working with a dog are acknowledged as a part of the training and certification process. Katrina is on a personal mission to share her unique knowledge regarding specialized canine equipment and believes this is just one way to attain that goal.
About the Atlas Leash Design:
Jennifer Kolar, founding board member of Atlas, approached Katrina with ideas to make a better leash. Jennifer asked if the BLD’s famous 8-Way Lead could have a few more options, including over-the-shoulder and around-the-waist options AND have both a longer and shorter leash for different activities. The goal was simple: one leash that could be used for training, working, playing, and relieving that could fit any size dog or person. The resulting leash was so amazing that we at BLD knew it would quickly become a customer favorite. We’ve partnered up to offer this special edition leash design to the world.
Five O-rings are strategically placed along the length of this leash to offer the most configurations possible. This means that you can take the snap at either end of the leash and clip it to any of the O-rings to make your leash nearly any length you need! “Double Up” the leash by clipping TWO rings at once for even more variations. The adjustable-ring-fob allows the leash to be worn as a belt and it can be adjusted to fit any size person or dog! Try it. We think you’ll love it.
- The Atlas Leash is 112 inches (2.85 meters) in overall length, including the hardware
- Makes a 4,6-,7-, and 8-foot-long leash
- Leash can be configured from EITHER END so you can find the perfect arrangement for you and your dog
- When worn over the shoulder, this leash fits all sizes:
- one end makes a smaller cross-body-loop with 58 inches of leash from your hip to the dog, and shortens to 23 inches–perfect for smaller individuals
- other makes a larger cross-body-loop, with 54 inches of leash from your hip to the dog, and shortens to 28 inches–perfect for large or taller individuals
- The belt-leash option is adjustable to fit ANY SIZE
- Walk 2 dogs (Traffic Lead, available separately, is recommended for a handle)
- Use as a 2-point harness (clip one end to the dog’s harness, the other to a halter or collar)
Available in your choice of material and popular colors—see the Material & Hardware Color tab for available options.
Leather & Hardware Color
Our leather comes in two colors: tan and black.
Our standard leather/hardware color combinations are:
- Black leather with stainless steel hardware.
- Tan leather with brass hardware.
If you would like a different leather/hardware color combination, select the option “Make with OTHER Color Hardware”.
Read more about our leather color options below:
Our Golden TAN BRIDLE Leather is 100% American vegetable-tanned leather, made with NO dyes or toxic metallic chemicals. Reminiscent of fine English horse tack, this leather is superior in quality to any other leash you’ve seen. Every leash is HAND-OILED to bring out the softness, so your leash arrives supple and feels great in your hands immediately and only improves with age. The color will darken with use and age. Solid brass D-ring and brass plated buckle.
Our lovely BLACK LATIGO is solid black, and superior to ordinary leashes in texture and quality, cut from select from USA hides. It is incredibly durable, yet is very flexible. Feels great in your hands and will simply get better with age. Chrome plated solid brass D-ring and nickel-plated buckle.
The Atlas leash can be made from either black or tan leather, which are both available in the following widths:
- Small 3/8″ wide (9.5 mm): for small breeds, and those who like a nice, light leash (not recommended for heavy pullers)
- Medium ½” wide (12.7 mm): most popular size, great for all size dogs!
- XL ¾” wide (19 mm): best for large breeds, this is a heavy-duty leash!
**Other leather widths or hardware color can be made to order upon special request (custom charge applies). Other alterations are not recommended for this design.
The Atlas leash can also be made from Brahma, which is a leather alternative material. The Brahma material is available in two widths:
Medium ½” wide (12.7 mm): most popular size, great for all size dogs!
XL ¾” wide (19 mm): best for large breeds, this is a heavy-duty leash!
Brahma Atlas Leashes come standard in black, cobalt blue, teal, or purple.
**Other Brahma colors can be made to order upon special request (custom charge applies). Other alterations are not recommended for this design.
Hardware modifications are possible! If you would like to put a different type of hardware on the leash, in the box that says “Another leather width or hardware (specify), type the desired hardware/leash snap. A list of hardware/leash snaps can be found here.
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. Just ask for available color choices!
Hardware on this product comes standard in the silver color (components are stainless steel or nickel/chrome plated solid brass). Brass (gold color) is available by special request.
We stand behind the quality of our products.
All Bold Lead Designs’ handcrafted leather & Brahma products that we make in our workshop are guaranteed against defects in materials and craftsmanship for life!
If your leather lead, Brahma lead, training equipment, or harness ever breaks or is damaged from regular use, simply contact Bold Lead Designs for a replacement or repair at no charge. There is no time limit. This is the best warranty in the industry.
If service is required, please see Warranty Claims & Repair Service below.
Warranty is limited to replacement or repair of covered product only, and does not cover things outside of our control such as chewing, neglect, misuse, normal wear, external trauma, or customer alterations. Bold Lead Designs reserves the right to determine if a repair or replacement is covered by our warranty. Items we don’t make in our workshop, such as accessories and consumable items, are excluded. Note: bldBASICS, any item sold as used or imperfect or marked with a star is excluded from this warranty or guarantee.
Limitation of Damages:
Guarantee/Warranty is limited to replacement or repair of product only. Bold Lead Designs, LLC, or its associates, cannot be responsible for any claims or liabilities beyond the scope of the guarantee. Chewing, neglect and misuse, customer alterations, external trauma, and items marked with a star void all warranties. No other warranties, expressed or implied, are made. User assumes all responsibility for proper and safe use of product and care of animal. Customer pays for shipping for warranty claims. This warranty is nontransferable.
Have a warranty issue? Need a repair or replacement?
Please contact us first so we can help determine the best way to get you taken care of!
If the product sustained damage under normal use, and is covered under warranty, we will make it right at no charge (just pay for shipping).
Non-warranty repairs and alterations may be available, even for chewing and external damage. Repair costs start at $5 plus shipping. We will provide an accurate quote upon assessing the damage.
What to do: Tell us what product you have and what the issue is. If you can, please email us photos of the damage so that we can determine the best solution (repair, replacement, or something else). Usually we will have you mail the item to us, in which case we ask that you send the item to us with a completed Warranty-Repair Form. Please download, fill it in, print, and include with your return.
All warranty claims and repairs must be accompanied by the form otherwise we won’t know what to do with your item when received. If you don’t have a printer, you may write out all the pertinent information on a paper and include it with the item. Customer is responsible for all related shipping costs.