5 Stars By Alex Morris on 2016-12-27
The belt is robust and comfortable. The leash is adjustable and works well for ...
Very effective and workable. The belt is robust and comfortable. The leash is adjustable and works well for jogging when in the shortened configuration. I'm 6'1" and have a tall dog so the shortened configuration is a good fit. The bungy is quite rigid but I haven't experienced this to be a problem.
5 Stars By Hikerkm on 2017-03-12
Great heavy duty two dog leash, well designed.
I recently adopted two large dogs, together they weigh 200 lbs. They are good walkers but they do pull. I got real tired of being yanked around, tied up in leashes and quartered by them pulling in different directions. So I went in search of a one leash solution. There are a couple solutions out there, I think I've bought and tried most of them, and this particular leash is the best I've found for my dogs. It combines the bungee so I'm not constantly having to untangle the leash from under their legs, it has the longer and shorter length (handholds for a temporary hold or a d ring to firmly clip it shorter) so I can get better control in circumstances when that is a requirement (walking on a busy road, meeting new dogs, or crossing the street, for example) and it has the ability to let them roam when we are in my neighborhood we can be more relaxed. It feels quality made and only time will tell how this will hold up but I'm very optimistic. I still get tangled up sometimes but it's far less often and that's simply the nature of having two dogs. Several reviewers commented on the heavy weight of the leash so I got concerned but it's no heavier than my two standard 6' leashes so I'm not sure why anyone would say it's heavy, it's not. Maybe they have tiny dogs who do not need anything of substance to manage them.
4 Stars By Jess on 2017-03-04
Very sturdy construction and seemily great quality
I have yet to use the leash but it is exactly as described. The metal rings and clips are heavy and seem to be strong. The leash material is thick and there are no fraying seams. The bungee sections are quite stiff with very little easily stretched. The Belt section is as thickly made with a thick stiff buckle. It expands to approximately 45 inches. As soon as I use it I will add to this review.
Used it for the first time a couple of days ago. My dog had horrible leash manners pulls and damn near rips your arm off. This leash took care of most of it he had no idea how to react when I didn't just stumble along after him. It took a while but he is getting used to it. His leash manners have already improved. When I feel more confident in his new manners we will start doing longer walks. It's a great training tool for in the house too. When he is on it in the house it gives me the opportunity to correct any bad behaviors immediately like eyeing the food on the counter that I just chopped for dinner or whatever it may be.
5 Stars By Emma on 2017-03-01
This leash has changed my life. I am now able to walk my two 50-lb dogs together effortlessly. Up until now it was such a struggle, with one wanting to go go go and the other wanting to stop stop stop, and each pulling in different directions. It was so bad that I often had to walk them separately: unfortunately though, it was too time-consuming to do that every day. Now we can all walk together comfortably; attaching the leash to the waist band provides so much extra control against pulling and also frees up my hands. Honestly, I can't think of a single thing to criticize about this leash; I love the length, the quality of the materials, the handles, the numerous adjustment options (including the ability to quickly seize control if needed), the waist band, and the price (very competitive). It's been ideal so far (have had it for only a few days), so I really hope it holds up over the long term.
In fact it's been so good for me and my dogs that today I took it with me to the shelter where I volunteer. I walk all kinds of dogs there, and many of them have not been leash-trained prior to coming to us so I was hoping the TaoTronics leash would give me more control with less effort and that's exactly what happened. I am so happy because this means I can walk more of the dogs and my knees don't have to be heroes any more. I also used it with a six-lb chihuahua and didn't have any issues with it being too heavy for him.
The only thing I can't attest to is how well this works as a running leash, because with two bad knees I can't run any more. The only thing I can think of that might possibly be an issue would be the weight/length, but that's just conjecture on my part. For my purposes this leash has surpassed my expectations.
4 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2017-04-18
Running, hand surgery, bad shoulder....more than one use.
Running wasn't the only reason that the leash was a good idea....
Recently, I had some delicate hand surgery. This leash allows me to take my dog for a walk and still care for my injured hand.
My dearest has a bad shoulder, and because of the belt, this leash takes all the stress off the shoulder.
Originally, I got this for running. And it works quite well with a 40 lb energetic husky who likes to pull. Because of the bungees, I'm not afraid that I'll give her whiplash if one of us stops. The multiple handles work nicely, and I'm quite fond of the clips that shorten the leash (though, the clips could be re-designed somehow so that you don't have the possibility of letting your dog free when you're shortening/lengthening the leash). When dog wants to run around me, the belt spins around with her.
4 Stars By Kelly on 2017-01-02
Great for large dog owners!!
Great product. Heavy duty leash is great for large dog control; may be too much for smaller dogs. I recommend this for large dog owners due to the weight of the leash. The waist band is perfect. It is about an inch wide and made for durability. Adjustable and easy to put on.
My Bailey, weimaraner, is so excited to be out with me on my runs and can easily determine my next move based on the gentle pull from the spring action I'm the leash.
5 Stars By Kimberly Swift on 2017-03-08
This is my first hands free and I like it! I am small waisted so I had ...
This is my first hands free and I like it! I am small waisted so I had to tighten it significantly but had enough room to do so. I have a Labrador /border collie mix and two dachshunds. I love the shock absorption for my large dog! I also find that the two extra handles are helpful.
On the opposite side of the belt I attach a lighter lead I already had for my two dachshunds - the four of us have great jogs!
5 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2017-06-22
I started training for another 1/2 marathon and thought something like this would be better than carrying a leash
I have a 60lb Golden Retriever, and i'm tall (close to 6 feet). I started training for another 1/2 marathon and thought something like this would be better than carrying a leash. I love this leash. To provide some background, I bought another hands-free dog leash. I liked it, but it was too long (when I ran, it would get caught up in my dogs legs, or mind). This one has a couple of loops to buckle. This works really well. It sort of looks like I have a lasso on my hip when running (it's cool, sort of makes me feel like Wonder Woman). It's the perfect length with my golden retriever. She rarely pulls once we get going, and we both love the hands free.
I love mine much, that one of my running buddies bought the same one (you're welcome TaoTronics). We both love it!
NOTE - if your dog just always pulls, this won't fix that issue. And when my dog does have a "bad day" and pulls more than normal, I feel it on my hips. This is not a product defect, but worth mentioning.
One thing to improve -I wish it had one pocket for "poop bags" and treats. It would be a nice addition to a great product.
4 Stars By LisaKay on 2017-08-10
Almost perfect !
This leash is IDEAL for people who enjoy running with the dog, would just like a hands-free way of walking the dog, and for people who have a dog who tend to pull a bit. It took my pup a little bit to get used to running with me with this leash but she and I both got the hang of it pretty quick. When I casually walk her using this she will usually pull a bit when she sees other dogs and gets excited and it is a LIFE SAVER being able to just stop walking and using my own body weight to stop her rather than pulling her back with my hand if I had a regular leash.
The only small complaint I would have is if I want to extend or shorten the bungee leash, I would have to untie or retie knots into the leash which isn't that big of a deal but takes a minute or two and having to gauge the length. Other than that, this has been a huge game changer when it comes to daily walks and runs with my dog.
5 Stars By J.M. Hope on 2017-08-13
We have put some miles on this thing.
I don't think I've used a dog product so much aside from her food bowl! I run and I take my service dog to work and this just really makes the entire process easier. The multiple handles are great, plus I can use the different D-rings to clip her closer to me when we are in crowded areas or she is staying close and would normally step on the leash. There's just enough give in the leash so she doesn't pull me off my feet if she is running faster than I can, but it is solid enough that she stays close. Plus, people are really impressed when they see us running because it's a lot easier to run with both hands free rather than one holding a leash!
4 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2017-04-16
LOVE this leash
I absolutely love this leash! I was a little hesitant about the bungee feature but I LOVE it. I have a black lab puppy and when she takes off, it really absorbs the impact. The only thing I would change is I wish the traffic handle was a /little/ further back but that's only because my puppy uses a gentle leader and I don't like pulling on it so close.
But I really love this leash and I love the hands free option especially with a puppy because I have her tied to me at home while she's potty training so she doesn't go in the house and so she knows who her momma is.
My pup is a Service Dog in Training as well so this lead is perfect for us! I don't think I'll use a regular leash ever again.
Now, The bungee part doesn't work very well :(
5 Stars By Alexandrawrrrr on 2017-06-19
High quality product
Love this leash! I have two boxers (one is 65 lbs. and the other is 72 lbs) and I use this to take them for both runs and walks. The smaller of the two is a real "pull and stop"-er, so she gets the most use from it. This leash has really helped me control her on both runs and walks. The bungee line is extremely sturdy and doesn't provide her much opportunity to pull me. I also love the multiple handles, which enables me to grab the line quickly and easily when cars are coming by. I'm considering purchasing a second one so that both my husband and I can run them at the same time. Highly recommended!
5 Stars By Shannon on 2017-04-15
Great solution for runners.
I love this leash. I use it with my 50 pound GSD/Husky mix. My dog doesn't generally pull, but when she sees a squirrel or bird, she will lunge. The bungee parts of the leash offset the force of her pull. This is super helpful in preventing me from toppling over when she lunges. She is strong. The extra loop in the middle allows me to shorten the leash if I need to, and the handles allow me to pull her back when I need to.
The hands-free is a lifesaver. I've tried running with a regular leash, but holding the leash in my hand tires my arm out on long runs. Having the belt on my waist isn't uncomfortable at all. I keep it loose. It rides up, but that doesn't bother me much. I recommend using the leash with a harness. That seems to be the best/most comfortable combo for our runs.
5 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2017-03-01
Buy this if you run with your dog!
This leash is awesome! The price is fantastic and this thing is heavy duty. The double bungee is a great concept and going running with my pup is much more pleasant. It will make long runs much easier on my "leash" arm. Absolutely totally worth it if you run with your dog regularly.
5 Stars By lindsay on 2017-03-27
Excellent product for a large, strong dog
I have a 65lb reactive German Shepard and this leash proved its worth when she decided a mile into our first walk with it that she was going to try to charge every car that went by us. Not only was she anchored to me with the waist belt, but the adjustable length and two handles allowed me to maintain control over her in a very scary situation. I also used this for a more enjoyable, quiet walk that simply allowed me to be hands-free, and it was very nice. We did a little running with it as well, and I think it will serve us perfectly for all situations that may arise.
5 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2017-03-27
Love this leash
Love this leash! I have a very strong 35 pound dog. This lets me be hand free. She doesn't pull much, but I can barely feel it when she does. Two handles to grab hold if bad behavior or for sitting while others walk by.
It is too big for my kids to wear it walking. But at least the handles are there to make up for it. Definitely recommend!
5 Stars By Dianne Nesbitt on 2017-02-12
This leash is really well made!
Just tried out the leash--for walking a 40+ lb dog still being trained to walk properly on a leash. As I don't quite trust him not to take off after a deer or rabbit on my trail runs, I haven't tried running with him on this leash yet, but I am impressed! It has multiple D-ring catch points to adjust the length of the lead; the bungee lengths are strong, allowing just enough give to prevent a yank by the dog; there are two handle holds well sewn onto the leash to allow close control of the pet; the waist belt is easily adjusted and made so it doesn't slip loose over time. Well done!
5 Stars By Jamie Doyle on 2017-03-16
Great leash! The bungee was tighter than I thought ...
Great leash! The bungee was tighter than I thought it would be, but that just means my dogs won't be able to lunge too far. The belt is a good fit, it doesn't loosen as you run, as some running belts do. Also, it was surprisingly easy to grab the two different handles when I needed to re-direct my corgi, or real him in to get him out of the way of other runners. The best part? I can keep both arms loose during my runs, while my corgi pulls ahead or drops behind.
5 Stars By K. Limb on 2017-05-01
Should have bought this sooner!
I am an avid runner and just got a new rescue dog that I want to run with. My runner friends recommended this, and after running for 8 weeks with a regular leash, I bought this. I shouldn't have waited! Its awesome! Love having hands free again for the run, but the loops on the leash make it easy to grab and pull your dog in if you need to. My husky adjusted well to this and seems to like a little more freedom, but it doesn't feel like I am being dragged either. Highly recommend!
5 Stars By Anonymous on 2017-06-19
He says it is the best leash we have had and now also uses it ...
I got this leash for my partner who started to run with our medium sized Schnauzer mix. He says it is the best leash we have had and now also uses it on our walks the days they do not run. He likes that your hands are free. The only observation he made is that if your dog is very strong and pulls on it and you do not have good control of your body (center of gravity), then the dog can pull you as well and there is a chance you may fall. Now, mind you that is based on the fact that he never ever uses the loops that are on the leash that allow you to have better control of your dog. It really is a good leash and great quality. The seller sent the leash quickly, and it came in a box which was very nice.