With this leash, owners simply press and turn the dial to select whatever maximum range is best for their environment. The leash extends up to 15 feet and retracts just like standard retractable leashes as long as the dog stays within the maximum range set. If the dog tries to go beyond that range, Dial-A-Distance’s patent-pending design will automatically brake. Dial-A-Distance is lightweight, compact, durable and tested to hold over 275 pounds of pulling force. It’s also very easy to use with a comfortable rubber grip handle and traditional manual brake thumb button.