Heel Your Dog

This ergonomic leash grip gives you a secure, comfortable handle to walk your dog. Lead Mate is a sphere that fastens to the fabric of your leash, letting you hold on where is best for you—without wrapping the leash around your hand or knotting it. You’ll avert rope burns and wrist strain, while you teach your dog good habits. Lead Mate gives you more control so that you have to do less pulling on the leash. Made from recycled plastic, it’s lightweight and easy to reposition when different people want to man the leash. This gives the whole family a good, hazard-free grip on the dog. Maker Jaan Hurditch reengineered the leash knot to a simpler, sleeker sphere that feels secure and doesn’t hurt.

Lead Mate

Ergonomic Leash Grip

Heel Your Dog

This ergonomic leash grip gives you a secure, comfortable handle to walk your dog. Lead Mate is a sphere that fastens to the fabric of your leash, letting you hold on where is best for you—without wrapping the leash around your hand or knotting it. You’ll avert rope burns and wrist strain, while you teach your dog good habits. Lead Mate gives you more control so that you have to do less pulling on the leash. Made from recycled plastic, it’s lightweight and easy to reposition when different people want to man the leash. This gives the whole family a good, hazard-free grip on the dog. Maker Jaan Hurditch reengineered the leash knot to a simpler, sleeker sphere that feels secure and doesn’t hurt.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jaan
    Jaan

    Hi Everyone! I’m Jaan Hurditch, Creator and Founder of Lead Mate and I'm super excited to have my little invention featured on The Grommet today. Lead Mate is a simple little device but one I think lots of dog owners can benefit from and I'm looking forward to answering any questions you may have about it.

  • M
    M
    8/18/2016 12:14 PM

    I use a different leash when walking my dog in the neighborhood vs on the trail. Is there a chance you will make a combo version where one way a round leash fits and the other way a flat leash fits?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/18/2016 4:12 PM

    It's always a possibility, M, but for now both are available separately.

  • Jaan
    Jaan – Special Guest
    8/18/2016 6:39 PM

    Hi M, great question. I looked at designing a small reversible module within the Lead Mate that could be flipped over to suit either a round or flat leash but found the strength of the Lead Mate was reduced significantly by doing this so decided to go with the simpler, more robust design.

  • Joni
    Joni
    8/18/2016 4:10 PM

    Will this fit on a flat leather leash or only on the smaller nylon type?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/18/2016 4:13 PM

    Hi Joni, it will fit all leashes that are no more than 1" wide and 1/4" thick.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Lead Mate

Ergonomic Leash Grip

Heel Your Dog

This ergonomic leash grip gives you a secure, comfortable handle to walk your dog.

Lead Mate is a sphere that fastens to the fabric of your leash, letting you hold on where is best for you—without wrapping the leash around your hand or knotting it.

You’ll avert rope burns and wrist strain, while you teach your dog good habits.
Lead Mate gives you more control so that you have to do less pulling on the leash.

Made from recycled plastic, it’s lightweight and easy to reposition when different people want to man the leash. This gives the whole family a good, hazard-free grip on the dog.

Maker Jaan Hurditch reengineered the leash knot to a simpler, sleeker sphere that feels secure and doesn’t hurt.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jaan
    Jaan

    Hi Everyone! I’m Jaan Hurditch, Creator and Founder of Lead Mate and I'm super excited to have my little invention featured on The Grommet today. Lead Mate is a simple little device but one I think lots of dog owners can benefit from and I'm looking forward to answering any questions you may have about it.

  • M
    M
    8/18/2016 12:14 PM

    I use a different leash when walking my dog in the neighborhood vs on the trail. Is there a chance you will make a combo version where one way a round leash fits and the other way a flat leash fits?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/18/2016 4:12 PM

    It's always a possibility, M, but for now both are available separately.

  • Jaan
    Jaan – Special Guest
    8/18/2016 6:39 PM

    Hi M, great question. I looked at designing a small reversible module within the Lead Mate that could be flipped over to suit either a round or flat leash but found the strength of the Lead Mate was reduced significantly by doing this so decided to go with the simpler, more robust design.

  • Joni
    Joni
    8/18/2016 4:10 PM

    Will this fit on a flat leather leash or only on the smaller nylon type?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/18/2016 4:13 PM

    Hi Joni, it will fit all leashes that are no more than 1" wide and 1/4" thick.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.