SideKick Hands-Free Dog Leash (with Belt)

Streamlined for runners who like to train side by side with their dogs. This is the leash worn by Neely Spence Gracey on the cover of Runner's World Magazine. With a minimum breaking strength of 132 lbs, the SideKick is light yet rugged and durable.

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

Check out the SideKick video below (it can be viewed in full-screen).

  • Iron Doggy™ Belt (included)
  • • Belt fits waist sizes from 28" inches to 48" (71 cm to 122 cm)
  • • Sliding swivel snap hook - glides effortlessly as your dog moves from side to side  
  • • Two raised "control handles" - 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: 4.8 oz. (.14 kg)
  • • Length: 37" (94 cm)
  • • Color: Black with Bright Pumpkin Orange
  • • Made in the USA
  • • Need an Extra Leash for Multiple Pups? Learn more here
  • • Wondering which leash is best for your dog? 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

Crafted with You and Your Pup in Mind

You'll appreciate the light-weight design of the SideKick with the added reassurance of a unique shock-absorbing system that prevents stress to your hands, shoulders, and back. Enjoy comfortable runs or walks as our swivel sliding snap hook glides effortlessly as your dog moves from side-to-side, allowing you to feel safe while being entirely hands-free.

When you need to gain control of your dog, the two control handles are ergonomically designed to be grasped effortlessly, the second you need them. We've also engineered a range of specially placed hold-knots to prevent slippage and keep your hands safe from leash burn.


  • • Heavy-duty sliding snap hook
  • • Two raised "control" handles
  • • Two specially placed hold-knots

Flexibility Matched with Stopping Power

With a leash length of 37" (94cm) the SideKick Hands-Free Leash is tailored for your needs. The SideKick is designed for dogs in training or dogs who aren’t strong “pullers” allowing you to move naturally and feel free and safe - no matter what terrain you're running on.

For added convenience, our Solo-Pocket® easily fits onto your Iron Doggy™ Belt and provides a safe place to pack any necessities you want to bring on your next adventure, including doggy bags, keys, and treats.


  • • Length: 37" (94 cm)
  • • Adjustable Iron Doggy™ Belt (included)
  • • Belt fits waist sizes from 28" inches to 48" (71 cm to 122 cm)

Durability & Strength-Tested

Our premium marine-grade system is meticulously handcrafted using only high-performance materials with a minimum breaking strength of 132 pounds. Your Iron Doggy™ Hands-Free Dog Leash is built to last and allows you and your furry friend to comfortably enjoy the freedom of being outdoors and rediscover adventure in a new way.


  • • Bungee: Marine Grade - stands the test of time
  • • Webbing: Mil-spec to minimize wear and tear
  • • Minimum breaking strength: 132 pounds
  • • Weight: 4.8 oz. (.14 kg)

Customer Reviews

Based on 153 reviews
Alanna C.
Best harness I have found

I love my Iron Doggy leash! I run my dog everyday and have had difficulty with waist running leads from other brands where the attachment does not move on the waist belt. I was worried about my gait and back if my dog moved an unexpected way (squirrel sightings!). This iron doggy hip leash is very well made material wise, and the free moving attachment makes it better on your body. Will never use another!

Alanna, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We're happy to hear that you and your pup are enjoying your runs! Thank you so much for letting us know (and for the beautiful photo).

Michelle C.
Works in puppy training!

I have a 5 month old Rhodesian Ridgeback who has a high prey drive and lots of energy. It has been a challenge finding ways to walk with him that makes it enjoyable for both of us. The Sidekick leash (that I use with a harness) is perfect for allowing him some freedom to sniff/explore a bit but the length keeps him close. My hands can be free to give him training treats and manage him as needed. The shorter handle loop works well when I need to rein him in to a heel position. I plan to use the leash for jogs and on trail hikes in the future when he's physically more mature and able. For now, the Sidekick is a great tool that I'm using during the puppy training stage and hope to use for its intended purpose in the future. I look forward to that day!

Michelle, Thank you for your feedback. We're really glad to hear that you and your Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy are enjoying your new gear together. Thank you so much for letting us know about your experience so far!

Game changer!

Amazing product. Game changer!

Matthew, Thank you for your feedback. We're super stoked to hear you're enjoying your new gear. Thank you so much again for letting us know!

Elizabeth M.
Did exactly what we wanted it to!

We've started taking our pup for hikes & longer walks and we wanted the ability to be hands free. This leash has improved the independence of our pup, as she can wander a bit but the bungee pulls her back when she goes too far. It also was great during our most recent hike, as she unexpectedly went for a chipmunk, but I wasn't pulled with her because I was stable through the waist. I am also a big fan of the hand loops, which allow for more close guiding of our pup.

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

Keri P.
Best hands off leash ever!

This leash beats the one I've been using by a mile or more! It's lightweight and stays in place (i.e. it doesn't ride up or down). The length of the leash is perfect for my dog giving him enough room to run along beside me, not too long but not too short! I did get the additional belt pouch and am not impressed, it slides around and bunches up on the belt....I don't put much in it as I always wear a pack w/pockets so that may be part of the problem. All in all this leash is worth every penny!

Keri, Thank you for your feedback. We're glad to to hear that you and your pup are enjoying your runs together with your new gear. You are correct about the solo-pocket. If it doesn't have much (or anything) in it, it won't be stretched out to remain in place on your Iron Doggy™ Belt as you run. It's best to put your necessary items (e.g. doggy bags, keys/ID, cards, treats, etc.) inside of it. This should definitely alleviate the concern you expressed. Thank you so much again for your feedback!

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