Hands Free Running Leash Review from A-Race Taren

It was an email from Taren Gesell that first brought to our attention that our hands free dog leashes were reviewed in the August 2015 edition of Triathlete Magazine. Taren, it turns out, is an accomplished triathlete (check out this article about the 27 kilometer swim that he completed in 7 hours), and he has a YouTube channel called A-Race Taren where he publishes video reviews of products related to cycling, running and swimming. 

According to Taren, he started producing these videos to help athletes get a little faster, figure out what gear to buy and have more fun with endurance sports. When he offered to review the Iron Doggy running leashes, we couldn’t resist. Over the past couple of months Taren tested both the Runner’s Choice and SideKick on his two canine “nincompoops" (his words, not ours) and the result is a very entertaining and insightful video.


From Taren’s perspective, the Runner Choice hands free leash is perfect for dogs that love to bolt (i.e. our dog) and the SideKick hands free leash is perfect for the perfect dog (i.e. well trained dogs that like to run right by your side). For dogs that are pretty good runners, but still requiring a little direction, Taren recommends using voice commands instead of the leash to give the dog direction. It’s excellent advice and a great reminder that while a hands free dog leash is important for maintaining proper running form, it’s no substitute for training your dog.

Thanks Taren for the great review and good luck with those nincompoops.

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