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I am a male yellow Lab. My birth date is September 4th 2011. I am in training to be a guide dog for the blind. (guide dog school -Southeastern Guide Dogs) I'm my raiser's fifth guide dog puppy. She will keep me for (about) 1 year, then I will head off to harness training! Please feel free to follow my blog and keep up with: Brandon's Life... As a guide dog in training

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Lucky Paws Hands Free Waist Leash; Review AND Giveaway!

You read the title furry right - this post is a review AND giveaway for a Lucky Paws Hands Free Waist Leash!
One of my lucky readers will win a Hands Free Waist Leash from Lucky Paws shop.
But first... a furry cool review of this awesome leash/shop...
My raiser received the leash in the mail a couple days ago - but was waiting to do the post; 'til after our Holiday Contest had ended (due to being quite busy with picking winners). Now that the contest is over... it's time for a leash review AND GIVEAWAY.


My first impression:
It smells AMAZING! Though I guess you guys don't care for that kind of review... :)


My raiser was eager to do this; as she thought it would be a great leash for us to review. As my raiser does lots of walking/running - and takes me with her sometimes... (I'm only allowed 2 miles with her though - she does the rest without me).
She loves how you can use it around your waist WITHOUT hands - OR turn it into a regular dog leash in seconds; that's 2 in 1! End up changing your mind about using the leash around your waist? No worries - as it works PERFECTLY as a regular leash (my raiser & I tested it out both ways - she says it's quite comfy/soft with your hands too!)
And it comes in many furry cool colors.
(Our pictures/videos with the leash we reviewed are on the bottom of this post)

Of course this isn't something I'd be allowed to use in town while working; but my raiser will be using this for our "daily" walks/runs. And may use it as a regular leash around town too.
A few words from my raiser:
Hey furry followers!
Hope you don't mind us throwing in some reviews/giveaways on this blog - as it's not really part of Rudy's guide dog training. BUT we get to try some cool things AND sometimes so do you!
This time we are doing a review AND giveaway as Lucky Paws has kindly offered one of our readers their very own leash!
I've had great contact with the lady - responds quite quickly. This lady is not only a dog leash/collar seller - she is also a certified dog trainer. feel free to read about her; she's an awesome person to get to know!
I have taken Rudy outside; and used this leash as a regular dog leash - and with it around my waist. It is a very nice/comfy leash to use in your hands - but it also works wonderful around your waist. I will be working Rudy some over the next couple weeks - for pulling purposes while on this leash - but he is doing quite well; and slowly understanding the point of walking calmly on leash! I do hope this leash will help him learn that any type of leash or walk we are on - doesn't mean you have to pull!
If you are interested in learning more about her products - go ahead and stop by - She sells items on her website and on Etsy).
I'd like to thank Heather & Lucky Paws for letting us review this leash - I'm very happy with it; great quality too! Read rules below - if you'd like to enter the giveaway
Back to Rudy:

Furry thanks raiser!

Interested in owning your very own Hands Free Waist Leash?

The rules are VERY simple and quite easy :)
All you have to do to be entered in this giveaway is... Leave a comment on THIS post - yep, just comment on THIS post and your entered!
For more entries: (leave SEPARATE COMMENTS for each entry you do - feel free to do any or all below!)
1. Follow our blog (current or new follower - either is fine)
2. Go to Lucky Paws Website and tell me something new you've learned from viewing it
3. Go to Lucky Paws Etsy Shop and tell me one thing you'd love to own!
4. What's your favorite feature that the Hands Free Waist Leash has?
If you use all that's listed above - plus the first comment... you should have FIVE entries into this giveaway! (please note - all entries need to be in SEPARATE comments - otherwise it won't count).
This giveaway will last for ONE week.
Starts today: 12-20-2010
Ends: 12-27-2010
The winner will be announced on my blog - and contacted via email (please either have your email available in your profile; or leave it in a comment).
Furry thanks for reading AND entering - good luck!
Enjoy the pictures/videos below!

Rudy
The dog with a blog

Picture of Rudy in a stand-stay outside - with his new leash onPicture of Rudy walking on leash (using new leash)

video
(Movie of me using it as a regular leash - I'm walking Rudy off road in the grass - sorry it's kind of shaky!)


video

(Movie of Rudy and I walking; with the leash around my waist - we are on the road walking)



video

(Movie of Rudy and I walking; leash still around my waist - but we are now off road in the grass)

33 comments:

Doris Sturm said...

Dear Rudy, I just wanted to stop by and wish you and your trainer a very merry Christmas and lots of good things to eat ;-)

Your pal,
Gizzy (and mommy)

Oskar said...

Wowee, we would love to win this leash! Thanks for having the pawsome giveaway.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Oskar said...

We are followers of your blog!

Oskar said...

On the Lucky Paws website I learned that they offer lots of great services to help train your dog.

Oskar said...

We really like the convertability feature. The fact that it goes from waist to hand leash easily makes it a great leash.

Oskar said...

From their Etsy shop we are partial to the teal & brown striped collar.

Ellie 12PD10 said...

Whoops... I just realized I commented on the wrong post! *blush*

This is a cool leash! Would love to own it!

Ellie 12PD10 said...

We love following your blog!

Ellie 12PD10 said...

I was excited to see the girl Heather be so committed to training dogs... but also have a wonderful selection of leashes, collars and harnesses!

Ellie 12PD10 said...

I think the thing I love most is how the leash can be adjusted to what distance you prefer to have the dog walk in front of you. Very cool.

Ellie 12PD10 said...

Love the teal and brown collar... but the orange and white stars are too cute! Too hard to pick one!

Mango said...

I am all over this action. I think the entertainment value alone of seeing PeeWee tug momma around by the waist would be way cool.

Slobbers,
Mango

Mango said...

I went to that web site and you know what I learned? That their collars don't come in 30" mastiff size. Boo hoo.

Slobbers,
Mango

Mango said...

Well, you know I read about the hands free leash and I am not sure that I learned anything that you didn't already tell me, but I did notice that it does not tell me what size human hips it goes around. Gosh, momma's jolly bottom is big enough, but once she gets all her winter clothing on, she is HUGE so I hope it fits when I win it. Hehehe.

Slobbers,
Mango

Mango said...

I saw lots of nice looking gear on that web site, but I suppose I will have to be big about this and choose one that I would like for the Pea. I think the pink and purple winter dog buckle collar would compliment his black furs nicely.

Slobbers,
Mango

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

That's khwite khool!

And if I should happen to win, I would paw it on to Mango fur Pea -

I want to see his DOH and Pea do this!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Elijah and Dembre said...

Dear Rudy,
Dembre and I would like to enter your give away! Hands free leashes are very helpful and effective!

Thanks,
Elijah & Dembre

Tucker said...

Oh could I wear this leash around my waist and walk the kitties?? BOL.

woof - Tucker

El'bow and Hauwii said...

hooow cool!!!

and we are back in to the blogging ^^
Kisssslobbers
El'bow & Hauwii

Raiser Erin said...

This is an awesome leash. Rocco and I have seen some one in our neighbourhood walking with one and we think it's so cool. It would be great to win it. :D

~Erin and Rocco

Raiser Erin said...

Rocco and I follow your blog and we love reading about your adventures!

Raiser Erin said...

Rocco and I learned that they offer four different training courses for doggies in the Twin city area.

Raiser Erin said...

From the etsy shop I'd love the Bubbles Martingale Collar.

Raiser Erin said...

My favourite thing about the hands off leash is that I could run with my dog Arwen so much easier because I wouldn't have to worry about holding onto the leash. :) So the fact that it's a "No Hands" leash is my favourite thing.

luckypawsmn said...

Hey Mango,

Guess what! Collars can be custom made for a big fellow like Mango. The waist portion can be adjusted to essentially the entire leash, but in that case you would need a very tall dog (looks like your in luck there). It may not work for a larger person with a very short dog, but hey I can only make it so versatile :). If need be, I could even add an extra foot or so of webbing to make it work.

Priscilla said...

We've followed your blog!

We went to Lucky Paws Website and learnt that they offer lots of training for those who don't have time to take care of their dog, or need help in sorting behavioural problems. They also sell awesome products!!

Priscilla said...

From the Etsy shop, we'd love either an awesome Waist leash (raspberry in colour)or a small size pink and purple winter collar!!!!

Priscilla said...

My favourite feature of the hands free waist leash is that I can get a dog to heel next to me yet not have to hold the leash, therefore, i have more space in my hands to walk and control the other dog (i.e. naughty Eva!)

Priscilla said...

Woopsies! Looks like I missed commenting on the first comment!

I just would like to say that I really respect guide dogs in training. I think they need to be really stable in their temperament and obedience and I hope you get to work for someone when you're older!

Thanks for dropping by at our blog and I hope to be friends!!

Merry Christmas to you and have a great year ahead!!!

HoundDogMom said...

This is really cool. We are new followers of your blog. HoundDogMom

HoundDogMom said...

We learned all about training dogs from the website, something we could use terrible. HoundDogMom

HoundDogMom said...

On etsy cleo really likes the Pink Jungles Dog Collar. So pretty. The HoundDogs

HoundDogMom said...

The favorite feature we like is Mom's hands will be free to operate the camera. That means more pictures for the blog. We found this very interesting since we seen The Thundering Herd use this. HoundDogMom