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Hands-free, no tangle leash

No tripping on the leash, and no need to hold onto it
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Imagine wearing a belt with a groove-like track running around the outside of it. The person-end of the dog leash would be fastened into this groove so that it couldn't be pulled out, yet it would be free to run along the track the entire way around the belt. The dog on the other end of the leash could then run circles around the person without wrapping the leash around the person's legs.

Problem to be solved: how can the belt be made removeable and adjustable, while at the same time maintaining the uninterrupted integrity of the track?

There are belt-style leashes out there already, but I couldn't find any that prevented the dog from wrapping the leash around the person.

PotatoStew, Mar 21 2001

DogJog http://www.dogjog.com/info.htm
This seems to have that track you were talking about. [bookworm, Mar 21 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]

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       I think you'll still have the problem of your hands getting in the way. Mine fall to mid-thigh, so a waistband still leaves them in the danger zone of entaglement.   

       As for removable and adjustable, I think a pair of dog-walking pants will do the trick. They'll also be equipped with a cargo pant reservoir for poop bags and another for temporary holding. The bottom cuffs of the pants are coated in plastic to protect against doggie wettings. Of course, the pants wouldn't be complete without a tail attachment similar to your own dog. It's matching. It's Tacky. They're Doggie Walk Pants.
Wes, Mar 21 2001
  

       True, but it would be much easier to lift your arms for a moment than to have to lift your legs.
PotatoStew, Mar 21 2001
  

       Heck, maybe I'll make a pair for myself to justify public urination, if needed.
Wes, Mar 21 2001
  

       Retches at the thought of laundering those pants with the rest of the laundry without cleaning pockets first. Will the pants come with a special humping dog slot? And what if you're a member of The Church Of No Pants?
thumbwax, Mar 21 2001
  

       But might not this be dangerous if, say a cat or squirrel were to run around you in circles and your dog chased it? It might create a whirly-bird effect and you'd be lifted off the ground.
human411, Aug 04 2001
  

       I'd say that would count as a feature.
PotatoStew, Aug 04 2001
  

       Shouldn't be too hard to do a buckle to allow an uninterrupted track. Would have to figure out what to use to make the belt, though, as anything stiff enough to resist the pull of the leash is liable to be too stiff to wear as a belt.
StarChaser, Aug 04 2001
  

       *Belt not intended for use for those who weigh less than their dog. Not responsible for chaffing.*   

       Oww. I have a pretty rambunctious (read: ill-mannered) Australian Sheperd mix that constant tugs (hard) at the leash while going for walkies. I wince at the thought of a belt that gets this much action.
Lucky_Setzer, Aug 04 2001
  

       The dog would still insist on going the other side of lamp posts, telephone poles, pedestrians etc. and you would have less control than when using a regular lead.
8th of 7, Jun 13 2002
  
      
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