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I think Nando Brown has a video of him using the Hurtta one.

We haven't tried any handsfree leashes, except for Euro style that can be clipped around your waist.
 

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Doesn't look "hands-free" to me at all. I know I am exposing my ignorance but I don't mind learning something whenever the opportunity arises.

Since this leash is directed at joggers, is the benefit offered supposed to allow the human while jogging to have natural movement in both their arms rather than being impeded by a tight leash? If so, I have an answer for that otherwise I'm scratching my head.

If I had to choose an alternate point of attachment for a leash, I think I would opt for the style ZoesMom mentioned which attached to the waist.
 

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@DriveDog I have some lower back problems and a pretty reactive 60lb dog so I am concerned that the combination of leash around my waist and a reactive dog might be a bad one. When he panics in some situations he takes of towards home trying to drag me along.

I was looking for "hands free" in order to make CC easier on walks and be able "cluster" the leash in my hand and draw Trucker closer without ending up with to much in my hand.

I would love to be able to hold CC treats in my leash hand (because treats distract Trucker when there are no "triggers" present) while still maintaining leash control.
 

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I have the Hurtta leash and it's not bad. It's "hands free" because it slips around your hand but allows you to push a stroller or carry an umbrella at the same time.

To be honest though, I think a stretchy waist leash would be your best bet. You're a lot more solid there where your center of gravity sits. In my experience it's much much easier to stop a strong dog with my whole body than just with my arm. I work at a doggy daycare and often pass the leashes around behind my back to spare my arms, shoulders, and back. It's harder to pull you over from that point too, versus your arm attached up there at your shoulder. Wearing it at your waist would keep your hands free and minimize the amount of leash needed to gather Trucker in, and a stretchy one would absorb the shock if he bolted. I like stretchy leashes a lot for spooky dogs.

I'm partial to the Ruffwear Roamer myself, the clip is pretty light and the length is just right when I wear it around my waist. OllyDog and EzyDog also have similar products but I haven't tried them.
 

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+1 to Pinkspore here!

I think you'll find that the elasticized wait leashes actually allow you greater control of a pulling dog. I've used mine with my parent's 55 lb retriever when she started running after a squirrel and it was SO much better then the arm-jerking feel of a regular leash. The bad back part might be tricky though...depends on where in your back the problem lies.

I also have the Ruffwear Roamer and I swear by it. My current dog is very much a loose leash walker and is great off-leash, so I primarily use it for running nearby traffic. It has a handle down by the clip so that if I need to keep my girl in close to me I easily can. Highly recommend it!
 

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+1 to Pinkspore here!

I think you'll find that the elasticized wait leashes actually allow you greater control of a pulling dog. I've used mine with my parent's 55 lb retriever when she started running after a squirrel and it was SO much better then the arm-jerking feel of a regular leash. The bad back part might be tricky though...depends on where in your back the problem lies.

I also have the Ruffwear Roamer and I swear by it. My current dog is very much a loose leash walker and is great off-leash, so I primarily use it for running nearby traffic. It has a handle down by the clip so that if I need to keep my girl in close to me I easily can. Highly recommend it!
I defiantly like the handle down low because when Trucker gets scared if I keep him really close he is able to keep moving.
 

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I just bought a new leash that makes it so easy to bring my dog with me when I go out with friends to restaurants and really any place...I love it!! The handle has a buckle that you can detach then wrap and hook around a chair, for example, so it is hands free to have your dog sit with you while you are out- you don't have to worry about holding on to the leash or lift up your chair or search for a place to hook up your pet!

The leash is from Take Along Tate and it is so convenient, I've been recommending the leash to all of my friends with dogs :)

 
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