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. The video below 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
  • • Multiple Pups? Learn more here
  • • Questions about which leash is best for your pup? 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 April 2021:

Domestic (within the United States) - 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 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

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 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 146 reviews
High quality leash

Cannot overstate the importance of US made products these days. The quality shows, too.

The length is perfect - most people will be sharing the path/sidewalk/road with other people and cars and this helps keep your doggo from weaving or crossing too far out of your lane.

Matthew, Thank you for your feedback. We're glad to hear that you and your pup are enjoying your new gear and that you appreciate functional design and quality. Thanks again!

Running off the Pitsky energy

My dog and I have been running together for over a year now, and her other leash with a metal clip had come off one too many times. I switched to this leash and am very happy I did! It's shorter than most leashes, which allows me to keep her close when running in urban spaces, but still gives us enough space so we're not tripping over one another. And the belt has a very secure clip, so I don't worry about it coming off. I was concerned about wearing out the bungee (my dog is a strong puller for the first few minutes of every run, she's so excited!), and the addition of the hand loops lets me keep her in line during that phase. I would highly recommend this leash to every human-dog running duo!

Sara, Thank you so much for your feedback. We're so happy to hear that you and your pup are enjoying your runs with your new (SideKick) gear. Thank you again. Happy New Year!

Love your run with Iron Doggy!

I’m a hard core runner and was running during puppy naps, so I could have my Own time and keep my pace, until days got busy and I had to take the puppy with me. Good thing I researched and found Iron Doggy! My pup is a cattle mix (of 6 mos) and the “SideKick” Harness is what I use with her. I love the fit, the freedom, and the security!

I mean from the fit of the running belt to the quality of the leash, the smoothness of how the SideKick functions, I freaking love your product. It’s made our runs so much more enjoyable because I’m an avid runner and it’s been hard with her biting or pulling at the leash prior to Iron Doggy.
Thanks y’all from Montara, Cali!

Jeff, Thank you so much for your feedback. We're super happy to hear that you and your cattle mix pup are enjoying your new gear! Thank you so much again.

Very happy, would recommend

I was just looking for a hands free leash for walking, I tried a few others but they were awkward, bulky, and not as well built. This is sleek and adaptable. I love it. My dog doesn't constantly pull, but he's a 65 lbs lab mix and when he sees a rabbit he just about yanks my arm off with a regular leash. Now I feel more in control of his outbursts. I initially shied away based on the price, but I think its a worthwhile investment.

Elizabeth, Thank you so much for your feedback. We're happy to hear that you and your Lab mix are enjoying your new gear together (and you're not getting yanked anymore)! Thank you again.

Game changer for running with my best bud!

I was unsure of a hands-free solution as my pup tends to get overly excited and pull, but after reading more reviews than I care to admit, I ordered the SideKick. What a game changer! I live and do most of my running in the urban core, so I went with the shorter option for control around cars and other dogs. He is calmer running, pulls less and my form is better because one shoulder isn't being pulled forward. I can't imagine running with a leash in my hands again and am looking forward to investing in the longer leash as well. Some reviews did say that the hardware is heavy, but I don't notice it and I'm happy to have the sturdier hardware-for piece of mind.

Emily, Thank you so much for your feedback. We're very happy to hear that you and your running bud are enjoying your new gear. Thank you so much again, and for posting a photo too!

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