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Non-Runner Review

Although I can understand how this got dubbed the runner's leash, I don't run. But I do have a new puppy and am busy training her. I was looking for a handsfree leash and saw this one. Made in USA, Big plus, bungee shock absorber another plus, ability to change to different lengths, big plus. It's comfortable to wear, and my hands are free to reward my puppy for her amazing behavior! I definitely would recommend this leash.

Hi Maureen, Thank you so much for your feedback. We’re glad to hear that you and your new puppy are enjoying your new gear and your training! Thank you again for taking the time to let us know.

Just what we needed!

Really great lead and belt. The belt stays put when I run, and the extra give in the lead is super helpful, both for times when I need to grab the handles to bring my dog closer in to pass other people, and for when she sees a squirrel just off track...

Thank you so much for your feedback. We’re glad to hear that you and your pup are enjoying the functionality of your new gear! Thank you again for taking the time to let us know.

Fantastic Product!

We have been using these leashes for years. We purchased both styles for our son and bought extras because we like them so much and have 3 dogs. The quality is excellent and it’s comfortable on the waist. Customer service is fantastic! Highly recommend!

Hi Marcy, Thank you so much for your feedback. We’re happy to hear that you and your 3 pups are enjoying your new gear and have used both versions for years! Thank you again for taking the time to let us know.

Impressive quality

Used a different running leash before where the bungee gave out after only a few months of running. This looks really well made and promises to hold up well to my dogs (35 and 60lb). The extra loops are great on technical terrain and when coming across others on the trail.

Hi Evelyn, Thank you so much for your feedback. We’re glad to hear that you and your pups are enjoying your new gear! Thank you again for taking the time to let us know. Happy Trails!

Awesome for all kinds of outdoor activities

The hands-free leash has been a game changer for runs with my cattle dog. My form is so much better now that I'm not holding a standard leash in one hand, and the bungee provides a little extra comfort when he gets excited. The Sidekick 37" orange leash has been the perfect length for us. We have plenty of leash to run comfortably spaced on neighborhood sidewalks, and I can easily lean down to grab a handle and pull him close whenever I need. The hands-free leash has also been a great help with paddle boarding. I keep my dog safely leashed while we're launching and returning, then unhook him while we're underway; I love being able to carry equipment while keeping him close to me and away from distractions. Can't believe I used a standard leash for so long, we're converts for all of our outdoor activities now!

Hi Megan, Thank you so much for your feedback. We’re super happy to hear that you and your pup are enjoying your new gear and your paddle boarding adventures! Thank you again for taking the time to let us know.

Belt

Durable and easy to use. Excellent customer service when we needed a replacement.

Hi Doug, Thank you for your feedback. We’re glad to hear that you are enjoying your new ID gear. Thank you again for taking the time to let us know.

Replacement Leash

I ordered this to replace the leash that I believe I ordered over eight years ago. While the original is still usable, the clasp broke, and for convenience sake, I ordered a new one. For someone who runs/hikes at least five days a week with my GSD, this is an invaluable tool. I highly recommend Iron Doggy hands free leash for ease of use and durability.

Hi Jill, Thank you so much for your feedback. We’re happy to hear that you and your GSD are enjoying your new gear (and that your previous ID leash lasted so long). Thank you for taking the time to let us know.

Excellent product for walking our dogs

Our new trainer turned us on to Iron Doggy and we have bought 2 of the leashes so far - dogs love them and much easier to walk them. Best leashes we have ever tried in 20 years of rescue dog walking

Hi John, Thank you so much for your feedback. We’re happy to hear that you and your rescue pups are enjoying your new gear! Thank you so much again for taking the time to let us know.

Very helpful

I have a 45 lb Terrier mix that I got from the shelter after he was returned 3 times. He is very high energy and I was getting hurt while walking him. This leash is a game changer. I absolutely love it and with a front loop harness we are seeing much improvement in our walks. Finally enjoyable.

Hi Christina, Thank you for your feedback. We’re glad to hear that you and your new pup are enjoying your new gear! Thank you for taking the time to let us know.

Good design and practical

Great product with lots of clever details. Made mine and my wife’s running a lot easier and safer.

Hi Radek, Thank you so much for your feedback. We’re happy to hear that you, your wife, and your pup are enjoying your new gear! Thank you for taking the time to let us know.

2 dogs…2 Iron Doggy leashes!!

My first Iron Doggy leash is likely 4-5 years old…I got it for running with my dog after 2-3 other bungee leashes failed. I now have a second running partner so I went for another…but was certain to purchase the REAL DEAL as opposed to similar looking knockoffs…I know the quality of Iron Doggy and want to support them!!

Hi Jeff, Thank you so much for your feedback. We’re happy to hear that you and your two pups are enjoying your new gear! Thank you for taking the time to let us know.

Great product!

I love everything about iron doggy - Great product, and love the bungy and handles

Hi Lori, Thank you for your feedback. We’re happy to hear that you are enjoying your new gear! Thank you so much again.

Useful addition

The belt is sturdy and comfortable. The pocket didn't look like it would fit my phone, but it stretches large enough! Solid product. I wish it came with a couple more stretch pockets (removable) to allow customization for those who'd like to store even more items. The one pocket will only hold my phone.

Hi Janell, Thank you for your feedback. We’re glad to hear that you are enjoying your new Solo-Pocket! It should stretch out to hold additional items (e.g. key, cards, ID, small snacks for your pup, etc.). If you require more space we also offer the Large Pocket SPIbelt®. Thank you so much again.

Changed the game for runs with my pup

This leash is super sturdy and is tricked out with all the features I never knew I wanted until I had them. Got this leash to replace running with a standard 6ft lead with my dog and it's totally changed our runs. She has freedom to go in front of me or lag behind to smell whatever she finds for a few seconds and I don't feel like my arm is going to fall off. It's super comfortable for me to run with and I feel confident that she is secure. I only wish that the top metal loop was a different color or something so it was easier to tell which is which when I'm adjusting the length. Otherwise, I'm so glad I stumbled across this company in my search for better dog-running gear.

Hi Olivia, Thank you for your feedback. We’re so glad to hear that you and your pup are enjoying your new gear! Thank you for taking the time to let us know.

So glad I chose Iron Doggy

My 10-month-old bernedoodle puppy was just cleared by the vet to begin jogging training. We're still working on leash manners and Iron Doggy stood out because the leash offers a bungee buffer for sudden stops, numerous handling enhancements, and a belt that allows the dog to switch sides without entangling the runner. I bought the leash/belt combo, extra belt for cell phone storage, and water bottle. I wish the water bottle was even better at staying on the belt, but overall I am so impressed with the system and can't recommend it enough.

Hi Janell, Thank you for your feedback. We’re so glad to hear that you and your Bernedoodle pup are enjoying your new gear! Thank you so much again for taking the time to let us know.

It's so good!

Go buy this leash right now it's amazing.

Hi Sarah, Thank you for letting us know. We’re happy to hear that you and your pup are enjoying your new gear! Thank you so much again for taking the time to share your feedback.

Changed My Relationship With My Dog

Being able to comfortably start running with our dog has changed our relationship. It feels like he is now fulfilling his running destiny. I love the different lengths of the leash so I can keep him close or let him roam, I love the handles for quick grabs and the strength and quality of the materials. Auggie’s new favorite dog toy…after his bone.

Hi Kaitlyn, Thank you so much for providing your feedback. We’re glad to hear that you and Auggie are enjoying your new gear! Thank you so much again.

Wish I had Purchased Years Ago

I have been running with my pack for decades and always used a hand-held leash. This leash is a game-changer as it makes running more fun for both of us. My only concern is that the latch attached to my buddy’s harness came undone while taking a pit stop. Still not sure how it happened because I was looking away. I heard it drop on the ground. Fortunately, he did not run away. I guess I’ll use a carabiner to double secure the latch.

Hi Candice, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We're grateful to hear that this is a game changer for you and your pup. We have literally never seen this issue, where the latch (snap-hook) attached to the harness simply came undone (by itself). I'm sorry this occurred and I'm truly uncertain how that may have happened. Thank you for letting us know (please reach out to us if you need anything). Thank you so much again!

Love this leash!

I use this leash for running with my dogs and walking with them. It’s plenty sturdy, feels well built, and has a multiplicity of control D-rings, handles and knots for different control needs. Love it!

I tried assembling something similar using other online sources but the results were clunkier, less useful and not much cheaper. This is the best bungie leash I’ve found.

Hi Tim, Thank you for providing your feedback. We’re happy to hear that you and your pup are enjoying your new gear! Thank you so much again for letting us know.

Best running leash for strong dogs!

I was convinced I wouldn't be able to run with my young, large german shepherd who wants to chase squirrels when she sees them! This leash is worth every penny spent! I do have to stand like a tree, but this is a strong leash. It has great bungee action, and handles in case I need to steer doggy away from pesky squirrels, or wherever I want to go. It also has different clips so I can decide how long of a leash I want. I have recommended this leash to so many people!

Hi Lori, Thank you so much for providing your feedback. We’re glad to hear that you and your German shepherd are enjoying your new gear! Thank you again for letting us (and others) know.

Ridgeback Wrangling DefCon 4

Walking, running two fully grown Rhodesian Ridgebacks at the age of 61 would not be possible without this amazing leash!!!

Hi Laura, Thank you for providing your feedback. We’re so happy to hear that you and your two Ridgebacks are enjoying your new gear! Thank you so much again for letting us know.

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Extra Leash (w/o Belt)
Genevieve A.
Very durable

Very durable leash and I love the different lengths- perfect for both running and walking.

Hi Genevieve, Thank you for providing your feedback. We’re so glad to hear that you and your pup are enjoying your new gear on both runs and walks! Thank you so much again.

Had to hook up our foster dog!

I was relieved they came back into production and I got one just in time for my newly acquired foster dog.
It works so well with our original set up and it is easy to untangle the two leashes.
One happy human and two happy retired sled dogs!
It has been wonderful with all the hand holds as we March around in our 41 inches of snow in Anchorage, AK!

Hi Sarah, Thank you for providing your feedback. We’re so glad to hear that you and your “retired” pups are enjoying your new gear in the fresh snow! Thank you so much again for the photo.

Love it.

We have 2 X 50 pound dogs that will lunge. This leash is the best I have ever used. It was very well designed and very durable. I love being hands free.

I walk with 2 dogs at a time and will run with 1 dog attached, both have been great.

Hi Dorothy, Thank you for your feedback. We’re so happy to hear that you enjoy being hands-free and your two pups are enjoying your new gear. Thank you so much again!

Excellent product

Super high quality materials that function well and are easy to use. Everything seems durable (I have only owned it a short time) so far. I love having my hands free but my pooch still connected to me. I love the stretching action and the clips that allow me to keep my friend a little closer (or farther away). Highly recommend this leash!

Hi Tara, Thank you for taking time to provide your feedback. We’re glad to hear that you and your pooch are enjoying your new gear. Thank you so much again!

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