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, materials, and craftsmanship of our products very seriously. Skillfully handcrafted in Denver, Colorado, this unique running leash for dogs is built to last. The video below 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 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 January 2021:

Domestic (within the United States) - Your new Iron Doggy™ gear ships quickly anywhere in the U.S. via USPS Priority Mail® (Padded Envelope) for only $8.15 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 USPS shipments are currently being delivered as scheduled within 2 to 4 business days (including Saturday) within the entire U.S. 

All orders are processed and shipped the same day when placed Monday through Friday before 2:30 pm CST (Central Time). We always try our best to get your order out the same day (even if it’s placed after the time listed above).  

Canada - If you are shipping to Canada 🇨🇦 (and prefer faster delivery), we offer UPS® Standard as an alternative since it arrives even sooner and is delivered right to your door. 

Canadian UPS® Note: There is usually an additional Import Tax fee due only with UPS® shipments to Canada - not with USPS. Otherwise, USPS First-Class International® delivery times are currently arriving within 8 to 12 days (depending on your province).

Global / International (outside of the U.S. and Canada) - 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 15 or more business days for International shipments to arrive within certain countries (depending on your country's final destination).

If you prefer faster delivery, we also offer UPS Worldwide® for International shipments. 

Global UPS® Note: There may be an additional Import Tax due only with UPS® International shipments (depending on your country) - not with USPS.

Otherwise, USPS First-Class International® should arrive within 12 to 19 days depending on your global destination. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to adapt to a “new normal." 🙂

Please see our FAQ page under "Shipping" for additional 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

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 to 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)

The 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 furry companion to enjoy the outdoors and create new adventures that last.


  • • 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 644 reviews
Love this Leash

Hands down the best running leash I have ever had!

Rebecca, Thank you so much for your feedback. We're really glad to hear that you are enjoying your new gear. Thank you again and Happy New Year!

Happy I bought it

I was a little skeptical about how comfortable I'd be going hands-free while running with my pup. I quickly gained confidence when I let go of the leash and it wouldn’t fall around my feet and trip me up.

Plenty of grab points to pull her close if a car or another dog is coming up. The bungee actually relieves some of the jerkiness of a regular leash when she tugs or lunges to chase something.

I think it was more enjoyable for both of us. I hope they make a harness next!

Joseph, Thank you for your feedback. We're happy to hear that you and your pup are enjoying your new gear and appreciate the design. Thank you so much again. Happy New Year!

The "Greatest Leash of All Time"

I have a 150 lb. Great Dane that is a menace to society on leash walks. The IRON DOGGY waist leash has done wonders for teaching both my Great Dane and Chihuahua/terrier mix how to walk appropriately at my side rather than dragging me on a 6 ft lead. Thank you for producing this miracle product!!

Kristie, Thank you for your feedback. We're happy to hear that you and both of your beautiful pups are enjoying your new gear. Thank you so much again. Happy New Year!

Brilliant - the best hands-free leash by far

The Runners Choice is excellent. We use this with a 50 kg German Shepherd that attacks other dogs without warning. If we use a regular lead my wife is either pulled over or has to let go. Other Hands-free leads don’t work well because they effortlessly fully extend. You can clip the Iron Doggy to 3 different lengths and there is just the right tension on the bungee to keep the dog under control and reduce the jerk when the dog makes a sudden charge.

Iron Doggy is the best and by far!

Daniel, Thank you (Danke!) for your feedback all the way from the Netherlands. We're glad to hear that you and your beautiful German Shepherd are enjoying your new gear. Thank you again. Gelukkig nieuwjaar (Happy New Year)!

I love this leash!

This is my second one. The first one lasted through two dogs, four marathons, and miles and miles of walks! Now I have a new puppy and ordered a new leash to celebrate!

Martha, Thank you for your feedback. Congratulations on your four marathons! We're glad to hear that you and your new puppy are enjoying your new gear. Thank you again. Happy New Year!

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