Best Leashes Running
We’re a little company based in Austin, Texas, with an intense focus on quality. Our dog leashes for running and hiking are skillfully handcrafted in the United States (in Denver, Colorado).
We are on a mission to help runners, hikers, and outdoor adventurists experience a happier and healthier bond with their pups. Using only high-performance materials and a unique design, Iron Doggy™ helps keep active and headstrong dogs on the straight and narrow.
In the Press
“Going for a run with my dog was made much simpler with this hands-free leash.”
“We were impressed by the clever details.”
“We road tested belt-style leashes and gave these a paws-up.”
They say possessions can't make you happy, but I feel like this leash is one of the exceptions. Purchased the long leash and makes my life so much easier in so many ways. At a dog-friendly brewery and you don't want your pup to wander? No problem. No more worries about my dog ripping the leash out of my hands to chase a squirrel across the street (just as a car is coming too, of course). Makes running with my dog so much more enjoyable (I don't find the extra weight of the long leash too troublesome and I'm petite). If I want a hand free for coffee on a morning walk that's easier too. The built in bungees are marine-tough as advertised and make all the difference, like a car suspension system only for you and your dog. Highly recommend.
Simply the best on the market by a long mile. Superb design, incredibly well made, robust, and very easy to use. Highly recommended.
I love the freedom of being hands free while out for a run with my pup. I looked at several other brands and products and they all had things I didn’t like. This leash beats the others by a long shot. The clips are sturdy and secure and the material is high quality. The bungee has just enough resistance without too much recoil when my dog explores a little further. I also like that the leash can freely move around my waist on the waist belt so I’m not constantly adjusting from left to right. Overall this is definitely worth the price!
I don’t usually do reviews but I really like this product. I was looking for a quality hand free leash option and found it here. I’d highly recommend to runners, hikers, walkers that are looking to go hands free with their dogs. I also use it as a stepping stone to off leash training.
We bought two hands-free leashes to get our dogs out on the trails with us. Maiden voyage today was a huge success. Happy, tired dogs, and people. Outstanding quality and customer service. Thanks, Iron Doggy!
We are a professional dog walking company and ALL of our staff uses the Iron Doggy Sidekick Hands-Free Dog Leash with belt. This is such a great product and it makes handling the pups we walk easier. Even some of our clients have purchased this product based on our recommendation!
Great product!! Has made running with my best bud so much more fun!
I am overweight and have a very active new dog. I didn't realize how much I needed this leash until I got it. The belt fits me with plenty of room for the leash to slide. There are so many handles that, even in bunny territory, I haven't lost hold of the dog! And when things aren't crazy, I can hike and run and keep my balance because my hands are free!
I love this leash! The knots make the bungee feel very secure—I have a lot more confidence in their holding power over a simply sewn attachment.
The options for length are great. The longest lets me easily walk/jog my ~70lb dog with his human sib’s stroller. The shorter lengths are good for walking around stores when he is on Service Dog duty.
Super impressed with this leash. Some elastic leashes stretch and die, others don’t stretch and get relegated to being unused, but this leash keeps it’s shape and performs forever. Super fan here, happy you make such a stellar product Iron Doggy!
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!
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!
I am very happy with this leash! The leash part was cleverly designed to have multiple attachment points for the waist clip to hook onto based on the distance you keep your dog while running or walking. I love the built in knots throughout the leash, making it feel like I have better control if I can't grab on to a loop. My border collie mix does pull on occasion and at just under 50lbs, I can still handle him with this leash without getting pulled over. I did a lot of research to find the right running leash, and I am so glad I found this one!! Overall, I highly recommend this leash!
Amazing product. Game changer!
This past Spring, I started running with our 45lb Heeler/Great Pyrenees pup... she has an abundance of energy to run off. I began with a hand held leash and quickly started having shoulder pain and other body aches that cropped up from running this way. A lot of research later and I ended up ordering the Runner's Choice leash with 2 water bottles (one for her and one for me), and the Solo-pocket storage pouch that fits on the belt. I really liked all of the options and flexibility with this setup. A few weeks in and Lucy and I are enjoying this a whole bunch more. My shoulder pain is going away and she has more freedom. I love the handles along the length of the leash as it gives me the ability to quickly reign her in when we cross paths with another dog, cat, etc. The D-rings along the length are also super handy - I can easily adjust the length based on where we are running and if running with friends. The storage pouch can fit a lot of the necessities, and the water bottles seem very secure. I highly recommend this leash and accessories as it is such a customizable setup for whatever length of run/walk/hike you may want to do with your pup! I look forward to putting in many miles over the years with Lucy. :)
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