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 October 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 3pm CST (Central Standard Time/US). If you place an order later on a Friday, we try our best to ship it to you on Saturday. 🙂 We apologize for any delays due to COVID.


Canada - If you are shipping to Canada 🇨🇦, we ship USPS First-Class Package  International, Priority International and Priority Express International. However, if you prefer a different carrier, we offer UPS® as an alternative. 

Note: With UPS®, there may be an additional Import Tax fee due (with shipments to Canada) and at times we have seen customs and duty taxes from Canada Post with USPS First-Class Package International (this only seems to occur in Quebec).  USPS First-Class Package International® delivery times to Canada 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 Package International®, Priority and Priority Express International®, and UPS Worldwide® shipping options. Due to the current global disruption, it can sometimes take the USPS 18 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 10 to 21 days depending on your global destination. We appreciate your patience and understanding as delivery times continue to change. 🙂

**Australia and New Zealand:
As of October 1, 2021 - All USPS First Class Package International and Priority Mail International shipments to Australia and New Zealand via US Postal Service (USPS) have been temporarily suspended until further notice due to COVID.

However, you can still ship via USPS Priority Mail Express International. Free Shipping (USPS First Class Package International) is unavailable to AUS and NZ until further notice. We are closely monitoring this and will provide updates.

**Find current country specific information on USPS International here

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

• 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 696 reviews
Hands free leash

This works a like a treat. Good quality throughout and great service.

Paul, Thank you for your feedback. We're glad to hear that you are enjoying your new gear. Thank you so much again!

Excellent leash

This leash is now my favorite. I needed one that would allow me to run with my 107# GSD safely and this does the trick. You can shorten it up so they stay right by your side or let it out to allow more freedom. I also use this to walk him when I am managing my toddler, gives me the ability to use both of my hands. The leash also has handles so you can hold the leash comfortably. Overall the design is very reliable given how much force my dog can exert on it. The belt is easy to adjust and very comfortable, easy to maneuver the actual leash on it. It is a bit on the heavier side because of all of the features but that doesn’t bother me, it feels sturdy that way. I would love for this company to have a harness to go along with the leash. I highly recommend this leash, I did my research and this is probably one of the best ones on the market.

Yana, Thank you for your feedback. We're glad to hear that you, your toddler, and your GSD are enjoying your walks and runs with your new gear! We will definitely consider your suggestion about creating a harness. Thank you so much again!

Great Leash

Not a runner but my husband and I walk about 4 miles a day with our two Wheaten Terriers. Love the hands free and the ability to adjust the length of the leashes. The dogs only weigh thirty pounds but if a bunny or squirrel crosses our path you would think it was 100! The bungee takes the brunt of the pull. We are enjoying the Iron Doggy Runners leashes.

Alison, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We're happy to hear that you and your two Wheaten Terriers are enjoying your walks with your new gear! Thank you so much again.

Emily C.
Great product!

I love this leash! I use it for running as well as for taking my dog around with me while I work. It's great to have my hands free and she's got a high prey drive so the bungee is great for when she lunges. I enjoyed working with this company and really felt like they appreciated my money and my business! I would fully recommend this product! My only criticism is that the Solo-pocket does bounce around a lot if it's not stretched out, but I used safety pins to keep it fastened to the belt and keep it stretched out and now it stays put!

Great products, great company, definitely recommend!

Emily, Thank you for your feedback. We're happy to hear that you and your pup are enjoying your new gear! It's always best practice to fill your Solo-Pocket® with lots of treats to keep it full. :) Thank you so much again.

Ashley J.
Great leash!

I am very pleased with this leash. It makes running and walking our dog (35lb golden doodle) very easy. I love that I can make the leash shorter or longer. I am never going back to a handheld leash!

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

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