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Handsfree Leash Adapter

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NOTE: This listing is for the handsfree adapter ONLY. Leashes must be purchased separately.  

Our Biothane Handsfree Leash Adapter a separate item that converts any Strange Tails leash into handsfree mode! It's adjustable so that it can be worn both around the waist or across the body. 

Our double ‘O' ring adjustment mechanism is super secure, and prevents the adapter from cinching tight when your dog pulls, or becoming loose while being active. 

We recommend pairing our handsfree adapter with our 4ft leashes.

Our handsfree adapter is not intended as a training tool and is recommended for pups who already have a foundation of good leash walking skills. 


We wanted to create a product that could build upon the existing versatility offered by our leashes. With our leash and handsfree adapter system, there are a wide range of configurations including:

↟ Crossbody

↟ Around the waist

↟ All the functionality of our classic leashes or traffic handle leash

↟ Pair with our longline with handle

↟ Clip the adapter around a fixed object for quick tie outs

↟ Use the handsfree adapter as a leash extender

About Biothane

Biothane is a coated webbing material that is strong, flexible and lightweight.

It's also waterproof, stink-proof, and stain-proof, making it extremely easy to care for and clean. This makes it our material of choice for pups that love to swim or get dirty!

We use the "Super Heavy" Biothane for all of our leashes, handsfree adapters and classic collars which has a substantial and luxe feel to it. Our adjustable quick release collars and martingale collars use the "Standard" Biothane.

Care Guide

One of the best things about Biothane is how easy it is to care for and clean. Simply soak your gear in warm soapy water as needed. You can use an old toothbrush to scrub away any stubborn dirt. Rinse away any remaining dirt and soap residue with clean water.

Solid brass hardware naturally oxidizes as it ages. It can leave tarnish marks against the biothane, especially on the lighter colours.

To remove tarnish marks, we recommend using a magic eraser or a small amount of rubbing alcohol. Please ensure to thoroughly rinse your product with soap and water before using your gear again.

While Biothane is easy to clean, it does still get dirty. Please keep in mind that lighter colours will show dirt and tarnish marks more easily, and will require more frequent cleaning to keep looking fresh!

How to Use

It's important to connect the handsfree adapter properly, both to ensure the safety of your dog, as well as your comfort.

To connect the hands free adapter, adjust it to the desired length and clip the trigger snap on the adapter to the furthest O-ring on the adapter. It should look like a circle if you lay it flat. You can clip it across your body or around your waist.

The leash should be fully extended when connected to the handsfree adapter, as illustrated in the below photo. The trigger snap on the leash attaches to the same O-ring that the trigger snap on the adapter attaches to.

Do not attach the trigger snap on the leash onto the trigger snap on the adapter. Do not clip the D-ring on the handle onto the O-ring of the adapter.

Doing so may cause the leash to become unclipped from the handsfree adapter and may cause damage to the hardware.

Have more than one dog?

Check our our multi dog attachment!

Set up your handsfree adapter

It's important to connect the leash to the handsfree adapter exactly as you see it pictured.

Please the "how to use tab" or the below video tutorial.

Handsfree Leash Adapter


across the body

around the waist

This Handsfree adapter is a life saver! Training my pup to loose leash walk has become a breeze with this. I’m able to loop my treat ouch through the adapter and am able to grab treats and feed with ease. You can feel how high quality it is and it is so simple to adjust. Love that it works with the long line and shorter leashes. This makes it so simple to go from handle to hands free!


Customer Reviews

Based on 112 reviews
Sanke Yunge (honutheblue)
Equally durable and beautiful

We’ve been fans of biothane for a while but never got around to trying strange tails until a couple of weeks ago. We are very very impressed with the quality. It’s durable but not stiff and it had already elevated our adventures!

Michele (Millie The Vizsla Canada)
Handsfree leash adapter

For anyone with a dog that pulls and still wants a hands-free leash, this is a game changer! The leash and the hands-free adaptor are two separate pieces, so when Millie gets excited and pulls the hands-free adaptor doesn’t tighten around my hips! The length/size is easily adjustable so my husband and I can both use it!

Lindsey L
Perfect size & weight for our mini labradoodle!

Got the 5/8” in medium size and it’s just right! My husband and I are both generally a size small (men’s vs women’s, ofc), but got a medium to account for winter coats/layers. There’s still lots of rm to stretch, even over a puffy jacket!

Jacklyn Miller

Handsfree Leash Adapter

Keesha Dolbec

In love with this company, the beauty and quality of the product are impeccable! I highly recommend.


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