This leash is awesome for my 10.5 year old, 85 pound GSP. He's too old to run, so this is great for walks! Keeps my hands free, unless I want a little more control, then I can use the hand holders on the leash to keep him a bit closer. It swivels well too! Probably my only complaint is that my dog is so big (and long) that sometimes I feel like I might kick his back leg since it's not any longer. Love this thing, should have bought one sooner.
This is such an excellent item and should be used for not only human runners but avid walkers! I am glad I had it when I missed a step and fell, my dog was attached to me & didn't run into traffic after my fall. the bungy is just right for different weight in dogs from my 65 lb guy to my 10 lb guy!! Love this item.
I bought this leash to use as a second point of contact (in addition to a standard leash) with my exceptionally strong 80 lb dog. I like that the waist belt and leash are separate pieces that clip together, preventing loss of length should you need to adjust the waist belt up. The leash could also be clipped to the belt of a treat pouch. I’m 5’4”, and the length of the leash is slightly longer than I’d like it to be, but not so long that my dog gets his legs tangled up. The bungee section has some give to decrease tension when the dog pulls, but doesn’t necessarily stretch out to provide more length like some other brands of leash. It works well for our purposes, but I would be hesitant to use it on its own with a large dog. While the webbing and hardware seem strong enough, the webbing is quite thin, even on the handles. If you tried to hold on to it while a strong dog pulled, it would cut into your hands. Overall, worth the price for a dog that chews through leashes often.
This fits the human part great, and the bungee part and hand holds are placed well. Sadly the whole thing is too heavy and dragged my medium sized dog down. I might suggest this with a harness, but its no good attached to a collar alone.
I'm a petsitter for a living and ordered this for one of my clients who constantly pulls on his leash, so much so that my arms are sore. This has saved my arms and has helped me stabilize his pace by letting me use my body instead of just my arms.
I'm ordering again (3rd one I have purchased) but it's definitely a love-hate relationship. The leash is very well-designed, and mostly holds up well. But per attached photo, the swivel hook pulls out of its socket and then the leash is useless. This happened to the first one I bought, and now again to this one. It feels like such a waste, because the rest of the leash is still good, but not functional once this swivel hook fails (just did again on my second one, after less than a year of use - and my dog is not even a "puller!"). I'm buying again anyway because I love the functionality and design. I just wish it held up better.
So it does work as a hands free leash. I will say if you're wide at the waist just keep in mind this may not be the leash for you as it only widens so much. The bungee design is great to absorb any pulling. I do think it's a bit short but if you're walking on trails with other people that's great. The leash does slide around on the waist belt if your dog moves to your left or right which feels really strange.
This leash is fabulous! After a few months of Midwest winter my pup had forgotten her training and doubled in size. Our walks were spent wrestling with her to get her to stop pulling. I had heard about the hands free leashes and figured I would give it a shot... I'm so glad I did! Now we are back to enjoying our walks. I love that it has multiple options for handles for distractions (cars/people/animals) and allows her to roam freely when she is being good and not pulling. I wish I would have gotten it sooner. Very happy with this leash and highly recommend:)
This leash is very sturdy. The waist belt is adjustable and the hardware is good quality.
this product is so hard the materials are horrible, very tough on the skin . the descriptions don't match the product at all.