In the October issue of FITNESS (on newsstands now!), we pooch-tested a slew of running leashes to help you find one that will keep you and your pup happy on a jog together. Our tester, Charlotte, runs with her dog Nala (a mix of Australian Shepherd, Spaniel and Jack Russell) almost every day, running 3 to 4 miles in the summer (depending on the heat) and up to 6 in the winter months! Below, see what Charlotte’s criteria for testing was, and her thoughts on the winning leashes:
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With such quality, and simplicity at a great price, there is hardly any shortcoming with the Petsafe dog leash. One user has however observed that if you don’t line up the Velcro strap properly, it can rub on your skin when jogging or running.
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One active mum was so thrilled with the dog leash; she said she could not be any happier with the Stunt Puppy Runner. She is petite at 5′ 3′ and running with a strong Weimaraner with this hands-free dog leash is like a breeze for her.
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It’s simple, right? You dust off your trusty Umbro shorts from middle school, put Spike on a leash, and off you go. You’re running with a dog! Easy! Only then you go to do it, and you find yourself faced with questions you never ever knew you wanted to ask. Such as: “Wait, do I need a certain kind leash? And should I bring treats? How many? Does Spike even want to run? Can Spike run? Did I really, actually name my dog Spike?”Designed for you to jog hands-free with your dog, this running belt is great for everything from jogging to taking a hike in the mountains, to a nice hands-free walk around the neighborhood. The leash can go on or off the running belt with the built in carabiner.