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Collars might not be the best option when running with your dog, especially not corrective devices like choke chains, prong collars, martingale collars, or even gentle leaders. These can be potentially harmful to your dog by restricting breathing, providing harsh unintended corrections (if you trip, or you both misread cues and go in different directions while at full speed), or restricting head or neck movement. And definitely ditch any retractable leashes. A flat collar with a 6-foot leash is perfectly fine if your dog is obedient on leash and great at reading your cues for speed and direction. But if your dog is already having trouble with leash commands and you add in speed, a correctional device can spell trouble and an unpleasant experience for everyone involved. Seek advice from a knowledgeable and experienced trainer if you need help training your dog to run obediently by your side.

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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:

Must-Have Gear for Running With Your Dog | ACTIVE

Do any of you run with your dogs? What type of leash and collar do you prefer for running? 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.

The Best Running Leashes Fit for Fido | Fitness Magazine

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.

Dog Running Gear | Leashes, Harnesses - Kurgo

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.