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Best Leashes Running
We're a little company based in Austin, Texas, with an intense focus on quality. Our dog leashes for running and hiking are skillfully handcrafted in the United States (in Denver, Colorado).
Using only high-performance materials and a unique design, Iron Doggy™ keeps active and headstrong dogs on the straight and narrow.
30-Day Road Test
We are incredibly grateful for the positive feedback we receive from our customers and those who previously bought other "knockoffs" of our original hands-free leashes, only to find out they don't perform as expected. This won't happen with an Iron Doggy™. In the extremely unlikely event that you aren't completely satisfied with your purchase, simply return it to us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.
This is a great leash! I replaced a previous bungee type leash with this one, and so far am very impressed with the strength of the leash. I have a 35lb dog who will dart after squirrels and rabbits while we are running, with the strength of a 200lb dog, and this leash provides a good deal of cushion and protection for us both. As well, the customer service here is fantastic! When my package went missing due to a local postal mix-up, Andrew went above and beyond to track the package for me and find it. I love this leash and this company - thank you!
I had a cheap running leash bought from an off-shore company on amazon and it never fit properly and the buckles had rusted over. I'm just so impressed at how much better made and well thought out this running leash is - it's going to let me and my pooch log all the miles.
I have had this leash for nearly 6 years with a dog that weighs 80lbs. A true testament to the quality and standard!
I love this leash! I have more control when walking a dog that likes to pull because I can adjust the amount of lead that I give the dog. Also, i own a pet and house sitting business and this leash leaves me hands free so that I can take pictures and videos while walking a clients dog. Our clients love to see what their fur-babies are doing on walks. I keep one at home and one in my car. This is a strong, durable leash and I can’t say enough good things about it. I purchased my first one at the 2019 Furry Scurry expo and just purchased a second one. Love it, love it, love it!!
I’m a 155 lb female with a 100lb Rhodesian Ridgeback who is not the best on his leash (bad with pulling). I could NOT be happier with the quality and attention to detail put into the design of this leash!
The belt is comfy and the knots and handles are perfectly placed. I loved how my dog could switch sides and the leash would just seamlessly swing around the belt around my torso to the other side.
The tension in the leash was way more comfy for him than his normal leash.
I even let him go after a squirrel without using my hands to test the leash and I had full confidence in the equipment to keep me stable and keep him from getting away. I would’ve paid $100 for this. It just makes running possible for me and my dog-totally worth it!
If you’re looking at these reviews, it’s because you want to run with your dog - and this is the way to do it! Get it!
Great product! I'm running with two very active and large dogs, and it's a blast, easy to use, and very high quality. Couldn't be happier.
My husband and I love the Iron Doggy hands free leash for both of our Vizsla's. We don't leave home without them. Best hands free leash on the market!
I recently adopted a two-year-old, 70-lb. pitbull. I'm a trail runner, and was very excited to get out on the trails with her. Her adoption coincided with the pandemic shut-down, and so without any other options for running, I had to leash-train her on the trails. Running with a hand-held leash destroyed my form and after a rainy-day tumble and continuing to run with the hand-held leash, I really did a lot of damage to my body. I started researching hands-free leashes and found Iron Doggy. I was immediately impressed by the company, its mission and its founders. The product was reviewed well, so I ordered a runner's choice leash.
I cannot speak highly enough about this leash. The quality is unparalleled. The only issue that I had on our first outing was that it's a bit heavy for our shorter walks around the neighborhood, so I ordered an extra sidekick without the belt, which is supposed to arrive today. We went out on the trail and it totally changed my relationship to our runs--she was so happy! And because she's already slack-leash trained, the give from the bungee supports her sensitivity to where I am without yanking her--or my arm--out of place. Also, she's a pit, and even though she's trained those squirrels and bunnies activate her in ways that she cannot contain ;) This leash took the full brunt of her power without throwing me off my stride at all.
I am so thrilled with not only the product, but with Iron Doggy as a company. The shipping was fast and the customer service is excellent. I hope that everyone who runs with a dog bestie finds Iron Doggy and is as content as we are! Cheers!
I have a 10 year old 90 pound golden doodle who used this leash. We logged many running miles together. The quality is superior and it works great. There are handles on the leash itself, if you need to bring the pup closer to you. My 10 year old has handed down this leash to a rambunctious 7 month old golden doodle who has chewed through 5 other leashes, that were NOT the iron doggy. She can’t chew through this leash however, she has tried, but this is how durable it is. She is learning to run beside me and this leash is the reason why. The bungee cord component works great. Gives her the freedom she needs while keeping her controlled. She becomes very excited when she sees me get the leash out. I highly recommend this product! Best leash on the market.
I tried two other waist-leash combos, but this, hands down, (hands free!) is extraordinary!! The right amount of quick control to keep her close, at the same time giving my dog the space needed to lunge and dart and do her thing a safe distance away from my feet. Thank you!
Love taking my dog on runs and walks with this hands free system. And my fiancee did too. (so much so that we bought it AGAIN for our second dog). Now we both are hands free on dog walks and runs with our two dogs. Can't recommend this product enough. I also added a Carabiner clip to the order so I can easily take the second and attach it to the first so I can walk both dogs together, one on each side. Do yourself a favor and get this leash!
This leash is the most reliable, durable leash we've ever owned. The craftsmanship is above and beyond all others. It's exactly what we need to be successful in running with our 2 German Shepherds and our Newfoundland/Labrador mix. No longer do I have to fight with the leash or have my arm yanked. I can adjust the leash to how close I want our dogs to be. I'm very happy with the Iron Doggy leash. :)
I use the hands-free leash hiking, running, and riding my bike with my Rhodesian Ridgeback and it has changed each one of these activities for the better. For the times he gets slightly distracted, the bungee system calmly pulls him back to the task at hand without commotion and yanking. Great design!
Excellent product. Excellent service. Excellent shipping.
This is the second Iron Doggy running harness we bought. Both our labs love to run and the harness makes it enjoyable for human and canine alike. The first harness is still going strong after 10 years. The bungee cord is a definite must, especially when squirrels and rabbits need to be chased. It saves your back and keeps you from face planting mid-stride.
I live in the mountains of British Columbia, every day I go jogging with my golden retriever. This leash is everything I dreamed it would be. The dog loves it because it allows him to be on either side of me while we run. I love it because I get to do 8km hands free. Very happy to use a product that works as advertised.
We recently purchased a replacement leash. The original one was used with a dog who loved going on runs with dad more than anything and it was passed on after a few years to our current dog and that has added another five years of use! The quality is great! Obviously very durable. The bungee system is perfect for running with our hound who suddenly decides to change directions to follow an irresistible scent! This hands free leash has made training and running with our unpredictable pup not only possible but enjoyable!
Love this lead! The bungee feature and that it is hands free are very much appreciated but my favorite is the ability to change the length quickly as my dog and I need different lengths at different times in our runs. It’s construction is of high quality and is standing up to my dog’s playful mouthing of the lead when we first start our runs.
I love the design with 2 grab handles and bungees. The waist band is perfect; nothing fancy and easy to use. The best part about this product is the high quality materials. Everything feels strong and heavy duty to make sure it lasts!
My new friend is 92 lbs of joy and he also likes to chase squirrels. This leash is fantastic. I love the swivel on the belt, so he could easily walk on either side of me and I could keep going hands free. Love it.
Good quality, very durable! Works very well! My pup and I both love it! Thank you Iron Doggy!
This is the most convenient leash out there for any type of use. I am a runner but also a new mom with postnatal recovery ahead of me. I have an 85lb Rhodesian who now conveniently walks by my side while I push the stroller (with both hands) or baby carry. The leash wraps around your waist and connects with an adjustable clip depending on size and comfort. The leash also has full mobility around your waist so the dog can roam from side to side. The bungee-like give of the leash eliminates that awful tug and pull when my dog wants to stop abruptly to smell everything. Perfect when running. It has handles so I can pull my dog in close when crossing the street and extra clips so I can adjust the length of the leash itself depending on if I want him running closer to me or not. This is a 10/10 recommend for the runner and the parent of human babies.
I absolutely love this leash! It’s not only perfect for runs with my dog, but also for strolls around the neighborhood
I am very impressed with the product. I’ve done about 5 runs varying in distance up to about 8 miles now with it and It is by far the best pet leash for running that I’ve found. It is very well made and heavy duty enough that I am completely confident in its ability to hold my dog doing a sudden change of direction and not break.
I ordered a running leash/belt combo from another company for our cattle dog, and it was a huge disappointment. We never really figured out the belt adjustment, and the elastic stretched out after one week!!! I ordered a Sidekick Hands-Free leash/belt combo from Iron Doggy. What a difference! The workmanship, materials, and attention to detail are first-rate. We love running on the street/trails with this set-up.
We were so impressed, we ordered another for our terrier. She enjoys her off-leash freedom, but she responded to the leash beautifully. When I went to check how far the older leash had stretched, I was surprised to see it was the same length as the new leash. And it gets used--twice a day for walks and 4-5 times a week for running. Great product. Thank you!
Been using this leash for 3 years now as I run with my 60 pound Border Collie/Lab mix. It’s held up even when he pulls when he wants to chase some squirrel! Ha! Handles make it easy to control him when I need and it’s lasted for thousands of miles. Only leash I will use as we continue to run for as many years possible.
This is a great leash. It gives you lots of mobility and your doggy will love how easy it is to follow along his owner. Very solid and long lasting.
The customer service from this company is incomparable. They care all along the way; not only until they have their money.
I would order other dog gadgets from them any time.
Thank you for making me feel so valued - it's not the norm anymore these days.
This exceeded my expectations and is a perfect tool to run with my strong 85 pound dog. Highly recommend this hands free leash.
Bought for my daughter - she has a 45lb husky/shepard mix. She found it great for jogging/running. For hiking, her dog found that the harder she pulls, the longer the elastic leash gets. She attached her fixed length leash to the waist belt and was go to go for hiking. Very well made, not too heavy - quality product. Glad to find one made in the US. Based on my recommendation, a neighbor just put her order in for one!
These leashes are beautiful with high quality workmanship and materials. They will last a long time. I’m very satisfied with this purchase. The customer support is fantastic.
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