Dog Leashes

The best dog leashes, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on March 9, 2019. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Dog Leash Reviews

Stunt Puppy Stunt Runner

rated 4 of 5 stars The Stunt Runner is a two-part leash system, designed for running (or other hands-free activities such as hiking or snowshoeing) with your dog. This well-made and durable leash offers adjustment and sizing options for different dogs and owners. I can recommend this Stunt Runner for those wishing to keep their dogs safe and active.                                              Manufacturer's photo with current snap links The Stunt Puppy Stunt Runner is a… Full review

Ruffwear Ridgeline Leash

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is a lightweight leash, with a stretchable, bungee type aspect, which allows the dog to roam a bit without pulling on your arms. This is a compact, easily packed, leash suitable for those activities in which you want to have a quick leash handy. *Disclosure: I received this leash from, in my role as a gear ambassador. This leash is lightweight, (2 oz.), brightly colored, and has a bungee element which allows it to stretch from 2.5 feet, to 4.25 feet.  This allows your dog… Full review

Ruffwear Quick Draw Leash

rated 4 of 5 stars Tough, tough, tough! Lightweight and many grab points, and is shock-corded. Wow, this is one tough and variable leash! This is my second one as the old design used a plastic snap clip that broke under strain. Got the current version with the aluminum buckle that replaced the plastic snap, a huge improvement. It has several grab points, a shock-corded leash, heavily stitched with nylon and that makes it bulletproof! I use it with my 100 pound male Golden, who lunges at every imagined squirrel on… Full review

Ruffwear Quick Draw Leash

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Disclosure #1: I received this leash from to test it out and review it, in my role as a brand ambassador. Disclosure #2: I liked this nifty little collar/leash so much, I just purchased a second one for our other dog. The Ruffwear Quick Draw leash is a short leash, with a tab grab handle. The leash clips onto the dog’s collar with a nice , lightweight but strong clip…then, the leash goes around the dog’s neck, over the collar, and secures with a Velcro attachment. Full review

OllyDog Mt. Tam Hands-Free Dog Leash

rated 5 of 5 stars I love this leash! Great company too! I love this leash! Great company too. Had a problem with first one I ordered with buckle breaking. Well OllyDog fixed the issue and sent me out a new leash (with better buckle that they changed on all their products) that I have used for over a year now with no problems. Full review

Nooksack Racing Supply Trekking Belt and Bungee Line

rated 4.5 of 5 stars In the dog hiking forums and blogs I follow, there is often polarization about whether to leash your dog while hiking. We always have our dogs on leash, to protect the dogs, the wildlife, and the fragile vegetation. A nice solution to hand held leashes is the trekking belt and line; we started using them for skijoring, then snowshoeing and then hiking. We have recommended this product to others who want an alternative to hand held leashes. We use the Nooksack hiking/skijor belt and bungee line combination. Full review

Ruffwear Knot-a-Leash

rated 5 of 5 stars Best leash I've ever owned. This leash is awesome. Best leash I've used, hands down. It's seen 2 years of use and dozens of hikes, and still looks like new. The carabiner is a nice feature, makes it easy to use in the winter with gloves on.   As with all RuffWear products, its a bit pricey, but with RuffWear you do get what you pay for. Full review

Ruffwear The Roamer Leash

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a new take on the dog leash that offers versatility and hands-free freedom. So this is a supped up bungee cord of sorts with a tough exterior wrapping around it. It has the option of expanding the hand loop into a waist loop so you can take your dog running. It offers a softer material on the wrist then the traditional dog leashes.  I have a 100 lb lab who has the propensity to take off when he sees a cat. He could care less about squirrels, skunks, etc but he wants to get cats — ironic… Full review

Ruffwear The Roamer Leash

rated 5 of 5 stars Cool, stylish leash. I use it with my dog on trail runs and day hikes. We both like that it has a little give while running. Has a really nice, strong clip. Comfortable padded handle with a buckle to hook around something or around your waist to have a hands-free leash. There's also a little clip to clip your potty bags too. Full review

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