Walking Belt?

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MissKitty
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Walking Belt?

Postby MissKitty » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:44 pm

Can anyone suggest a brand (preferably not too pricey) of walking belt/hands free belt they like?
I would like something that can be pulled on (the one I had just broke, with one small tug) and is comfortable for me. It will be used for jogs.

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Re: Walking Belt?

Postby Keira&Phoenix » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:10 pm

http://www.bluedogtraining.com/leashes.html

Would recommend these ones.
Dont come in blue anymore only in brown.
Very durable, never seen one break and I have behavioural trainer friends who use them with very large dogs.

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Re: Walking Belt?

Postby Red » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:17 pm

How much of "can be pulled on" do you need? Sarah's belt, the one Keira&Phoenix mentioned, is not comfortable if you are jogging with a strong puller. Not because the material is flimsy, I use it myself with clients dogs with aggression issues (would love different hardware though) , but because of the pressure on your hip area and the belt width if you were to jog a puller for long periods of time.

I use this for road work, which means that my dogs are wearing a padded harness and they are allowed to pull for long distance exercise:

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It is a skijoring belt that I modified, pricey but the padding on my lower back is amazing.That thing survived some serious abuse and I have had it for about 9 years (still use it by the way).

Only picture I could fund of this, but I made it for regular walks or training, for much less money.

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That tactical belt has a double layer of 40mm nylon webbing, to which I added hardware.I don't have any new belt right now, or I'd offer to make you one. Is that something that could work for you? I can send you more info so you can make your own set up. Keep in mind that the D ring I have on it is free moving, as I do not have a heavy duty sawing machine to lock it in specific parts of that belt.

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Re: Walking Belt?

Postby Shearaha1 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:08 am

I love mine I got it here http://nooksackracing.com/skijoring.html Only $22 with the shipping. I've been using it for a hands free. My boy is highly reactive to people and being able to have both hands available to work him has been a gods send. It's very comfortable and has stood up pretty well so far, I've only had it for a couple of weeks, but haven't had any issues yet.
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Re: Walking Belt?

Postby Breezy833 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:31 am

i guess i dont understand, can someone explain to me why this is more desireable then the regular hand leash and collar?

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Re: Walking Belt?

Postby MarMar » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:23 pm

That Trekking belt looks awesome! I emailed them about shipping to Canada, at it literally costs more to ship it, than the cost of the belt itself. Dangit Canada, make more dog stuff!!

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Re: Walking Belt?

Postby Enigma » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:41 am

I love, love, LOVE my Ruffwear Flat Out Leash!

http://www.ruffwear.com/Flat-Out-Leash_6?sc=2&category=15

I use it as a hands free tool when training, I walk Jaka on it, I love the traffic handle, it's VERY useful and I love the new Talon Clip, because it's strong and Jaka can't shake it open.

But yeah, the padding on the handle is minimal so if you need more padding and a wider belt I would buy a canicross belt or something like that.

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Re: Walking Belt?

Postby Semper Bull » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:55 am

Breezy833 wrote:i guess i dont understand, can someone explain to me why this is more desireable then the regular hand leash and collar?

It allows you to walk a dog or dogs hands free.

I find it invaluable as I walk three dogs, push a stroller and have a toddler holding one hand. It is also nice for jogging as I do not worry about any pulling or jerking on the dog's neck with the back and forth movement of the arms while jogging and I can move both arms freely so I keep my stride balanced. I have a d ring on a belt with 2 foot leashes that clip to the dog and the d ring (similar to the one Red posted for regular walks). My set up is not designed for a dog to continually pull but has withstood the pulling that has occurred.

The main disadvantage that I see is if a random dog were to run up and an altercation were to occur, I am attached to the dogs (which has not happened, I try to be very aware of my surroundings and head off any issues). I will say that it is important that your dog is leash trained before heading out with them clipped to your waist.

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Re: Walking Belt?

Postby MissKitty » Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:10 pm

Breezy833 wrote:i guess i dont understand, can someone explain to me why this is more desireable then the regular hand leash and collar?


I use hands free for jogging. Holding a leash messes up my natural movement and also risks jerking on the leash.

For right now I am using a modified walking belt, I added an O-ring and carabiner. It is not ideal but it works for now, until I am afford something better.

The belt is made out of seatbelt material-
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IMG_1124 by FoundinShadow, on Flickr

Has an extra large plastic buckle, in case I need to remove the belt in an emergency-
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IMG_1125 by FoundinShadow, on Flickr

And the set up I added-
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IMG_1127 by FoundinShadow, on Flickr


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