It has a soft blackhandle with little indents so you can easily grip the leash. My dog gets excited and sometimes pulls on the leash so I like this feature because I can hold onto this tight. I also like that it is retractable and you can push down on the black tab on the front and "lock" the distance into place. There are a few other "tabs" that you can push that I think lock it, but I always just push it down all the way to make sure its safe and secure. My dog is 20 pounds and this leash is for 30. My pup pulls a LOT (she never experienced "outside" in her past situation, so it has been exciting for her to go on a walk), but this has held up! I also think the pattern is SUPER cute. Why settle for an ugly leash when you can get a cute one like this ;)! I'm pleased overall!
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