Whether you’re at the gym, in the country, or running on high mountainous trails, there are a few essentials that one must have to endure a successful and comfortable run. I’ve reviewed some great running shoes, which are essential to a pain-free and comfortable run (I’m obviously more into comfort than look, which you’ll definitely notice in some of the provided photos). Another problem I’ve always had while running is holding things in my hands. I just get too tense and focus too much energy away from other vital systems. Holding (/pulling) on a dog leash is way more uncomfortable than holding an iPod and upon having Hank come into my life, I knew I’d want to run with him.
I’m beyond grateful for the Roamer Leash by Ruffwear. I can now run comfortably while having my dog on a leash without compromising my form (my form is poor enough as it is, I need all the help I can get). The Roamer leash is adjustable so it can be used as a hand held leash or one that straps around the waist. It’s easy to use (especially with the one-hand-only clasp) and comfortable for both you and your dog—I think.
Out in the country it’s not absolutely necessary that Hank is on a leash but I’m a heli-mom so I put it on him anyways. Also, just when you start to feel like you’re slowing down, your dog will pull you along. I can’t wait to run uphill with this leash.
The one thing I will mention about this leash is the fact that if you have a small puppy that you’re training or a dog that doesn’t listen well, the Roamer leash is tough to use. I used the leash a few times when Hank was 4 months old and decided that he needed to mature a little bit before stepping up to the Roamer.
The Roamer is available in nice colors and is built with the genuine quality that I’ve experienced from Ruffwear products in the past. At 7.3 feet long (11 ft when stretched completely out) it is the perfect length! Get outside and get active with your best friend! Ruffwear has a ton of other really great products for your pets so be sure to check them out.
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