Firstly may I say I cannot understand the negative reviews for this item and I did think twice before ordering and I am so glad I did buy it.
It has many features and IS well made.
I am a 62 year old 60kg female who runs/ walks with my 15kg collie on roads, lanes, fields and mountains and find this Lead perfect.
I cannot understand the negative reviews,excellent value, suppose you can't please everyone.
Originally published in zooplus.co.uk
We bought this hands free dog lead and it is great for training the command "heel" when out jogging. The waist belt fits comfortably and is simply perfect. It is a little annoying that the two removable pockets slip off , but we have attached our treat bag on instead, so we are satisfied!
The service and the entire atmosphere at 'zooplus' is very friendly and pleasant.
Finally I can jog with my dog!
Up to now, our Pekinese was quite lazy as far as jogging was concerned. However, since I began using the Hands Free Waist Dog Lead, he's had lots of fun and is running really well with me. We have already run for half an hour together and are training to do more!
The shock-absorber gently encourages the dog to run further and not to stand still. The trigger hook on the waist belt stops this lead from getting twisted like other leads and is comfortable. Also, there are extra pockets for your mobile phone and treats, plus a strap for a small water bottle. All in all, a very practical way to carry all this on a waist belt.
I am totally impressed!
This is a great idea and well implemented.
It is of course a necessity that a dog properly 'heels' when walking; the integrated expander should only be employed for exceptional circumstances. If the dog were to continuously pull heavily on the lead and waist belt, the expander would certainly not last very long.
It's brilliant for us!
I think this lead is really good and practical. Thanks to the effective pockets, you can have everything you need always with you :-)
Jogging with a dog becomes fun for whoever could not run with a dog on a lead. You have all your essentials on you (treats, mobile phone, keys...) and the lead can take an enormous strain - I have three dogs and it works great!
You can affix more leads to the belt at any point and the lead can be taken off for washing or even be replaced with another lead.