Runner's Choice Hands-Free Dog Leash (with Belt)

We designed our unique hands-free dog leash to take the shock out of those unpredictable lunges, pulls, and abrupt changes of direction. The Runner's Choice is deliberately designed and built with a unique bungee system that has a minimum breaking strength of 215 pounds. That might sound excessive, but if you’ve ever been on the wrong end of a strong dog chasing a speeding squirrel, you’ll appreciate every ounce of that strength! 

We take the design, performance materials, and craftsmanship of our products very seriously. Skillfully handcrafted in Denver, Colorado, this unique running leash for dogs is built to last.

Check out the Runner's Choice video below (it can be viewed in full-screen). 

Snow images by Logan Blanton featuring  'Finn' 

  • • Three Unique Adjustable Leash Settings (and freedom to use your hands!)
  • • Length 54" inches (137 cm) - also easily adjusts to 46" and 30" (117 cm / 76 cm) based on your needs
  • • Adjustable Iron Doggy™ Belt (included)
  • • Belt fits waist sizes from 28" inches to 48" (71 cm to 122 cm)
  • • Sliding snap hook glides effortlessly as your dog moves from side to side  
  • • Two uniquely raised control handles - made to grab quickly and easily the second you need them
  • • Two specially placed hold-knots - prevent "leash burn" and keep your hands safe
  • • Bungee: Marine Grade - stands the test of time
  • • Webbing: Mil-spec to minimize wear and tear
  • • Weight: 7.04 oz. (.2 kg)
  • • Color: Black with highly visible Bold Red
  • • Made in the USA
  • • Need an Extra Leash to run with multiple pups? Learn more here
  • • Questions? Please see our FAQ Page

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. 

As of August 2021:

Domestic (within all 50 United States and U.S. Territories) - Your new Iron Doggy™ gear ships quickly anywhere in the U.S. via USPS Priority Mail® (Padded Flat Rate Envelope) and includes USPS Tracking®. All US Territories and Military Bases (APO/FPO) are also included as domestic. Additional shipping options are available at checkout. 

All new Iron Doggy™ orders are processed the same day and shipped the next business day when placed Monday through Friday by 4 pm CST (Central Time). We apologize for any delays due to COVID.


Canada - If you are shipping to Canada 🇨🇦 , we ship USPS First-Class International. However, if you prefer even faster delivery, we offer UPS® as an alternative and it is delivered right to your door. 

Note: With UPS®, there is usually an additional Import Tax fee due (with shipments to Canada) and in rare instances there are import fees with USPS First-Class International (depending on your province). 

USPS First-Class International® delivery times are currently arriving within 7 to 10 days (depending on your province).


Global - International (countries outside of Canada and the U.S.) - We offer USPS First-Class International®, Priority International®, and UPS Worldwide® shipping options. Due to the current global disruption, it can sometimes take the USPS 19 or more business days for International shipments to arrive within certain countries (depending on your country's final destination). We apologize for any delays due to COVID. 

For faster delivery, we also offer UPS Worldwide® for International shipments. 

Note: There may be an additional Import Tax due with UPS® International shipments and in some rare cases also with USPS (depending on your country).

USPS First-Class International® should arrive within 15 to 19 days depending on your global destination. We appreciate your patience and understanding as delivery times continue to improve. 🙂

Please see our FAQ page under "Shipping" for more helpful information.
Thank you!


USPS® = United States Postal Service
UPS® = United Parcel Service

Designed by Runner’s, Defined by Comfort

The Runner's Choice Hands-Free Leash incorporates a unique bungee system and Belt that uses your hips as a counterweight (instead of your hands, shoulders, and neck) to absorb strong pulls from your dog. The Iron Doggy™ Belt has a durable swivel sliding snap-hook that glides effortlessly as your dog moves from side to side, so you can feel safe and comfortable while running hands-free.

Two unique raised "control handles" allow quick and easy access the second you need them. Runner's Choice also features two specially placed "hold-knots" to keep your hands safe by preventing "leash burn" - perfect for busy intersections or to gain control of your pup quickly.


• Heavy-duty swivel sliding snap-hook

• Two raised control handles

• Two specially placed hold-knots

• Multiple pups? See our Extra Leash options

Adjustable, Strong, and Incredibly Flexible

With three adjustable leash settings beginning at 54" (inches), 46", and 30", the Runner's Choice Hands-Free Leash allows you and your pup to quickly and easily adapt to different environments. Whether you choose to let your dog all the way out for a faster pace or easily bring them in closer for a walk, there's a setting for that. Whether you decide to adjust your leash for an urban setting or let it out all the way for wider terrain, the Runner's Choice has you covered.

For added convenience, our Solo-Pocket® easily fits on your Iron Doggy™ Belt. It provides you with extra storage space to bring your necessities including those all-important doggy bags and treats.


  • • Three Unique Adjustable Leash Settings
  • • Leash Length: 54" inches (137 cm)
  • • Leash also adjusts to 46" and 30" (117 cm / 76 cm)
  • Iron Doggy™ Belt (included)
  • • Belt fits waist sizes from 28" inches to 48" (71 cm to 122 cm)

Highest Quality Hands-Free Leash on the Market

Our unique bungee system has a minimum breaking strength of 215 pounds, making the Runner's Choice perfect for strong dogs who have a mind of their own. With quality, design, and function in mind, Iron Doggy™ gear allows you and your pup to comfortably enjoy the outdoors together.


  • • Bungee: Marine Grade - stands the test of time
  • • Webbing: Mil-spec to minimize wear and tear
  • • Minimum breaking strength: 215 pounds
  • • Weight: 7.04 oz (.2 kg)

Customer Reviews

Based on 680 reviews
Kat V.
Issues with deliveries but brilliant service!

I live in the UK so the delivery took longer than anticipated. However, when I contacted Andrew he was more than helpful and did everything he could to try and get some sort of update for me. While the delivery took about a month, this is not a reflection on the company as my parcel was shipped within 24hrs of my purchase. I would highly recommend Iron Doggy. Can't want to start using my new running belt!

Kat, Thank you so much for your feedback. We're glad to hear that it finally made it to the UK. Unfortunately, due to COVID there are still unforeseeable delays to certain countries for USPS First-Class International. We hope to see delivery times improve over time. We hope you and your pup enjoy your new gear! Thank you so much again.

Roberto M.
High Quality

Great product!! Has made running with my best bud so much more fun!
Thank you!!

Roberto, Thank you so much for your feedback. We're glad to hear that you and your pup are enjoying your runs with your new gear! Thank you so much again.

Lynnette D.
Fits the fat

I am overweight and have a very active new dog. I didn't realize how much I needed this leash until I got it. The belt fits me with plenty of room for the leash to slide. There are so many handles that, even in bunny territory, I haven't lost hold of the dog! And when things aren't crazy, I can hike and run and keep my balance because my hands are free!

Lynnette, Thank you so much for your feedback. We're happy to hear that you and your active pup are enjoying your runs (and hikes) with your new gear! Thank you so much again.


This is such a good product so well made and versatile too. Two different lengths for running and truly hands free.
So much fun for me and my dog.
Postage was a breeze to Australia too and even got some stickers.
All round great buying experience, so pleased with the lead and belt for jogging.

Liz, Thank you so much for your feedback all the way from Australia. We're glad to hear that you and your pup are enjoying your runs with your new gear (and having fun)! Thank you so much again.

Rachael W.
Strong and versatile

I love this leash! The knots make the bungee feel very secure—I have a lot more confidence in their holding power over a simply sewn attachment.

The options for length are great. The longest lets me easily walk/jog my ~70lb dog with his human sib’s stroller. The shorter lengths are good for walking around stores when he is on Service Dog duty.

Rachael, Thank you for your feedback. We're happy to hear that you and your 70 lb. pup are enjoying your walks and jogs with your new gear! Thank you so much again.

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