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While many of you know I hike and run, a lot of you may not know that with the exception of going with NoKey, my OTHER favorite running and hiking buddy is my Gordon Setter Gracie! When I was offered the opportunity to try out Stunt Puppy's Stunt Runner dog leash, I was so excited to try a piece of gear that other runners and hiker's might find fun too! Check out my review of the Stunt Runner leash.
Gordon Setters are active dogs who love to be outside and run! It's always tough for me to find a good medium between a leash that keeps Gracie close and a leash that gives her enough room to roam while we're outside. I love the fact that this leash stretches from three feet to just over four feet when we're outside. Most places with dog leash laws do require their leash be less than 6 feet, so you definitely won't run into any problems keeping your dog close with this one!
Another great feature of this particular leash is that you can hold it in your hand like many traditional leashes or you can extend it to go around your waist. You get additional length if you're holding it, but the waist feature is great for when you're running a similar pace with your pup. It's very comfortable around the waist, too!
For running, I really enjoyed having the leash around my waist to keep her closer to me. I always hate when I feel like Gracie gets too far away from me and becomes a hazard to others out on the trail. The shorter length makes me feel like I've got more control and that she won't be in the way of others. Hiking downhill with the leash around my waist proved pretty difficult though. She's 3/4 of my weight, so when she really gets moving downhill that means I've got to pick up the pace! For hiking, the leash proved to be a little too short for me!
One other great feature of this leash that I like a lot is the quick release connector. This allows you to get other products and use the same loop. It also lets Gracie run free when she's back at the car after a long walk or hike. I think she likes it as much as I do!
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