One of the biggest challenges for me personally when it comes to exercising with my dog is that it can be difficult to toggle both a 2 year old human child and a curious 55 pound dog at the same time. Of course, we always manage to enjoy some outdoor time with Shiner every day no matter what the circumstances are.
A few weeks ago, I was introduced to a simple hands free dog walking device that had me wondering why I didn't already own something like this. This innovative product is made by Dutch Dog Design and is called the Buddy multi-activity dog leash connector. I began to imagine all the things I could use this simple product for and how much easier it would make exercising with my dog.
This post is sponsored by Dutch Dog Design and I have been compensated for my time reviewing this product. However, I only shares information I feel is relevant to my readers. All opinions expressed here are my own.
The Buddy can easily be looped onto just about anything - your backpack, bicycle frame, belt loops, or a stroller. So far, I have only tried the Buddy with Shiner attached to my waist using a special jogging belt from Dutch Dog Design.
The Buddy easily connects to any leash I want to use with a sturdy carabiner. I connect the looped end of the buddy to my jogging belt and I'm ready to go. For safety, the Buddy multi-activity dog leash connector is made with a bungee to absorb any sudden pulls from a dog.
Shiner has definitely tested the strength of our Buddy since we've had it. I got scared for a minute one day that it might break from pulling, but it proved me wrong and is working perfectly.
|Me? Pull? I have no idea what she's talking about...|
There are two main reasons why I like this product for myself and my dog. The first reason being that it allows both of my hands to be free when I'm out with the dog and my 2 year old daughter. This makes it so much easier to hold her hand or push a stroller.
The second reason why I like the Buddy is that it makes my work photographing Shiner easier too. When I go outside to take photos, I've got a lot of things to carry with me usually. A big camera, props, a dog, etc. Not having to hold onto a leash while trying to carry all this stuff is awesome.
If you're looking to become more active and exercise with your dog, I'd recommend taking a look at the Dutch Dog Design website. They make a lot of really cool products in their DoggyRide brand for active dogs and people including dog bike trailers, strollers, and bike baskets.
The Buddy multi-activity dog leash connector is something I will probably be using on daily basis from now on. Walking the dog will never be the same, and that's a good thing!
What do you think of the Dutch Dog Design Buddy? How would you use a product like this with your dog?