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Tail Runner hands free dog leashes

The Tail Runner range of hands free dog leashes was developed by Karen Barrett, an Australian Ultra Marathon runner.

Karen runs an average of 80km a week with her two canine training partners, aptly named Cadence and Pace! She needed good quality running gear when training with her Australian Kelpies, as she sometimes clocks up anywhere between 100km to 170km a week when she trains for a specific event.

She recalls "the first time I took Cadence out for a run, a truck went past, she got spooked and went one way around a pole and I went the other. The force of the shock made me loose grip of the conventional leash I was using at the time and she ran out onto the road, my heart went into my throat. From then on, I thought there had to be a better way.

It was also around this time that I witnessed a new mum taking her baby and dog for a walk: she had the dog leash looped over the pram handle, the dog got spooked and ran out onto the road dragging the pram with it.

This inspired me to develop the Hands Free Leash as neither of these accidents would have happened if the dogs had been on a Tail Runner Hands Free Leash."

How do you use the Hands Free Leash?

The belt goes around your waist and the individual leashes (these clip onto it) come as two separate pieces so the set-up is extremely flexible. This system is highly recommended for large breeds, bad pullers or when running multiple dogs using the one belt.

It’s also great for those who have trouble with their hands and find a conventional leash hard to grip or keep hold of.

Not only does the Tail Runner Hands Free Leash help by not impeding on your running form and style but it also saves you from having your shoulder ripped out of its socket by an overzealous four-legged training partner! 

A great benefit of this model is if that you'll have a more relaxed waistline and even if you need to pile the jackets on during winter, the distance between you and the dog will not change.

Main Features of the Tail Runner Hands Free Leash

  • Triple reflective stitching so you can be seen during low light
  • High quality buckle and 2 metal “D” rings.
  • Quick dry

The best feature is the double traffic handles allowing it to be used as a conventional leash as well as a hands free leash.
It comes in dual colour combinations: Black & Blue, Black & Red or Black & Pink.

The Tail Runner range is constantly evolving and it already includes:
  • One piece leashes
  • Matching neoprene lined collars
  • Harnesses
  • Adjustable seat belt restraints

Price & Where to Buy:

RRP: from $40.00 (Belt & Bungee Dog Leash) at

Disclaimer: product gifted by Tail Runner for editorial consideration.

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