What is Mighty Paw?
Mighty Paw is a company that designs high-quality products that make it easier (and more fun) to be active with your dog.
My weimaraner Remy and I have been using the hands-free bungee leash from Mighty Paw for running and hiking. The leash comes in a 3-foot version and a 4-foot version and clips to a light-weight, durable waist belt.
Mighty Paw hands free bungee leash review
My thoughts on the hands free bungee leash:
I did not expect to enjoy using a hands free leash because I’m a stickler on keeping my dogs at a tight “heel” and keeping them under control.
However, I found it enjoyable and relaxing to use the hands free leash on rural hikes and runs with my weimaraner Remy. This leash keeps me focused on enjoying time with my dog without nagging at him or worrying about perfection.
Sometimes when I just let him do his own thing, he falls into a nice pace at my side anyway. And if I need to grab the leash for a moment, it’s still easy to do so.
I like using this leash for running in the country when there are not other dogs or people in our path. My puppy does not have proper leash manners yet so I don’t use this leash for walking (he pulls). You certainly could if you have a well-behaved dog.
We recently took a trip to Yosemite National Park, and I enjoyed using the hands free leash for hiking with Remy.
What is the cost of the leash?
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The hands free bungee dog leash starts at just $19.99. The cost goes up a bit depending on color or length.
The leash comes in either black or gray & green. There is a 3-foot version and a 4-foot version. I have the 3-foot gray & green version.
What’s unique about the hands free leash?
I like how the bungee in the leash absorbs the majority of the tension from Remy’s pulling, even if he darts in another direction. However, it maintains enough strength to keep him “reeled” in. (Specifically, the bungee has 14” of “spring.”) The nylon is also weather proof with reflective stitching for safety after dark.
The leash has a clip on each end so it’s easy to clip on and off the waist belt if you decide to use it as a regular leash or clip the leash around something as a temporary tie-out.
The waist band has two D-rings and the leash has a D-ring too so there’s lots of flexibility on what you can do.
Finally, if for some reason you’re not satisfied with the leash, Mighty Paw offers a 100% money back guarantee for 90 days.
Pros of the hands free leash:
- High-quality and affordable (starts at just $19.99)
- Appealing colors
- High-quality, lightweight yet durable
- Holds up to strong pullers and dogs up to 100 pounds or so
- Multi-purpose due to multiple clips and D-rings
- Allows you to maintain proper running form
- Gives you and your dog more freedom while you’re running or hiking
- Reflective stitching
- Weatherproof material
- With any hand-free leash, you obviously have less control of the dog.
- The product does encourage my high-energy weimaraner puppy to pull.
Would I buy this leash?
Yes. I never thought I would appreciate a hands free leash because, like I said, I’m firm on making my dogs heel. However, this leash surprised me. I really enjoy using it with Remy for running and hiking in the country, and the price is affordable.
Would I recommend the leash to others?
Yes, if you’re looking for a hands free leash for running, hiking or even walking, this is a high-quality product I highly recommend.
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Giveaway – Win a FREE hands free leash and padded dog collar
Mighty Paw is giving away a FREE hands-free bungee dog leash and a padded dog collar to THREE lucky readers of That Mutt. *The winners have been selected.
Just fill out the giveaway form below (Rafflecopter) and follow the easy entry options such as leaving a comment or signing up for Mighty Paw’s email list.
(Anyone signed up for the $7/mo reward or higher on Patreon will automatically be entered into this giveaway.)
I’ll choose 3 winners at random on Saturday Dec. 10 and announce the winners in That Mutt’s email on Sunday. Sign up for That Mutt’s training emails here.
Does your dog want in on the drawing?
Let me know in the comments!