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Testing out the Stunt Runner leash by Stunt Puppy
In my family, I am the one that takes my dog Wally out for walks/runs. Wally and I get some one-on-one time that we enjoy. The weather is absolutely perfect this time of year in Phoenix! Many out-of-town visitors come to Arizona to play outside and soak up the sunshine vs shoveling snow.
Earlier last month as a BibRave Pro, I started testing the Stunt Runner hands-free leash by Stunt Puppy with Wally. I never tried a hands-free leash before and I was eager to test one out. Of course I opted-in for the bright Orange color. Team BibRave, duh!
Paws-itive First Impressions
My first impressions of the leash were more than I hoped for. The Stunt Puppy packaging was simple and vivid. The orange ink popped off of the kraft paper envelope! I showed Wally and he gave me an “Aaaah, rooo!” in approval. Quickly, I opened up the envelope and immediately felt the heft of this leash. This was not a cheap-o leash. it’s made from tubular webbing that is strong and durable, yet soft to the touch. This is good because I knew it wouldn’t snag any of my workout clothes since the leash wraps around the pet-parent. Since it’s so smooth, it also won’t mat the hair or pinch the skin of your pup. The Stunt Runner wasn’t heavy and I realized it’s because the hardware is lightweight. Little details are something I always pay attention too. I noticed right away that the stitching was something I never seen before. Stunt Puppy stitches their leashes with bar tack stitching and it’s the same type of stitching that is on firefighters’ gear and climbing harnesses. The buckles are Duraflex brand which gives me the confidence that they won’t bust or break while I’m out with Wally.
My Lil’ Stunt Puppy
There was no transition period for either of us. Walking/running with Wally on the Stunt Runner was more natural than my hands-on leashes. I connected the Stunt Runner to Wally's old chest harness and not his collar. Since he is a French Bulldog, he has a thick neck. I need to keep him safe with a harness because he doesn’t have the opportunity to slip out of it. The length of the leash is adjustable and I made it so there wasn’t much drag between Wally and me. He likes to be near me so this was perfect.
Points I love about the Stunt Runner by Stunt Puppy
I could pick up doggie messes with no issues. My hands are free.
The super durable construction impressed me. This leash is well made.
The bungee is cool! The flex is great and there isn't recoil when Wally moved ahead or behind me. It actually made him pull less.
Perfect for children wanting to help with taking their dog out. My son was nervous running and walking Wally. The hand-held leash we own would come out of his hands. It was just too hard to hold for a little hand. I put the Stunt Runner on him and the waist adjustment was quick to adjust, took me 30 seconds. I reminded my son that even though it's a hands-free leash, we still have to monitor our dog. After our 30 minute outing, my son told me he loves the Stunt Runner! I know it gave him the confidence he needed to be out with Wally.
They are active and responsive on social media! That makes for a personal experience.
Our New Go-To Leash
My family finally found our go-to leash! I recommend the Stunt Runner by Stunt Puppy and I’m now considering purchasing their Go Dog Glo Harness. If you are interested in finding out more about this product, here is their website: https://www.stuntpuppy.com/