I love these leashes! They are the only ones that my dogs have not managed to get the closure opened up on where it hooks to the collar. The scissor snap is great and the padded handle saves getting your hands cut up on some of those thin flimsy leashes when your dog decides to dash after a rabbit. I wish the 1" wide ones came in a shorter size, maybe 4' with a handle close to the snap for in the city with crowed sidewalks. Thanks for a great product! The K9 Explorer is the only leash I buy and I recommend it to anyone who will listen.