Few people have more miles trekked than dog walkers. Rainy days, sunny days, not-so friendly days, walkies never stop. So who better to put our hands-free lead to the test than pet connoisseur and dog walker extraordinaire, Vicky from Kettering Dog Walkers. Read on as she shares the story of her first walk ever with a hands-free lead and her experience with different canine sizes and personalities.
I excitedly opened the parcel and I instantly felt the quality was incredible. I’d go as far to say it’s the best I’ve felt and seen. I use many leads as you can imagine and I’m always looking for new products to try. Anything that will make my life a little easier, save me time and give all my dogs an enjoyable walk.
The lead is strikingly beautiful and stands out for all the right reasons. The details are stunning and the stitching is second to none. It’s definitely a high end product compared to many other leads out there. I go through so many leads in my line of work and it costs me quite a bit to continually replace and replenish my stock. I much prefer to invest in quality, practicality, style and a company with great customer service.
There are many different styles to choose from but I was especially sent the Sprite hands-free lead, a very colourful combination of deep purple, teal and orange, and it just so happens I would have chosen this one anyway.
At the very most I will have 4 dogs on a lead at a time. I like to think I am fairly strong but sometimes I do have a dog who takes me wherever they wish to go. My legs are critical to me so I can complete a day’s work but my arms are also important. This lead has a metal hoop in the middle so you can wear it over your shoulder and under your alternative arm or (like me) around your waist. In my case it’s been used to help me with multiple dogs in a pack but if you only have 1 dog it’s great for a hands-free experience. You can use your phone to take cute photos of your dog, poo- pick or to simply put your hands in your pockets to keep them warm when temperature drops.
I am in and out of my van and customers’ homes all day. In the past I would hoop a lead around my neck and in doing this I have lost many of my leads. Once I have safely put a dog in my van I take the lead off them to avoid safety concerns while I’m driving.
Since my Hiro & Wolf lead safely clips around under my shoulder I never lose it, the fastening clip is so big it’s easy to unclip my dogs once in the van. This has saved me so much time this past month and I certainly know my dogs are grateful for this.
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