We are responsible pet owners. We always make sure our dog is on a leash when he’s outside. We also always clean up after our dog (no matter how disgusting that can be) and we always make sure that our dog doesn’t jump on strangers.
Our dog, Espn, is a pretty good dog for the most part. He has his moments where he’s not-so-good (like barking at nothing at 3 o’clock in the morning).
When we take Espn (pronounced Es-pin) outside he’s always on his leash. Occasionally Epsn makes his way out in the hallway of our condo building. The front door is always shut so he can’t get outside, but he can run up and down the four levels of our building if he manages to get outside our condo. Every now and then he slips out when we’re taking in groceries or stepping outside to chat with a neighbor.
If Espn happens to get outside we have to pick him up and carry him back to our condo. He’s a small dog so bending over to hold on to his collar is not good on the back. That is carrying him is easier.
There is a handy dog collar available that is ideal for these situations. It’s called Coleash.
Coleash sent me a free product sample to review with Espn. I was not compensated in any way.
Coleash is made with super strong nylon. It also has a “D-ring” so that you can use it along with a regular leash.
Our dog Espn wasn’t too keen about the new collar. He’s worn his current collar for many years now so when we put the Coleash on him he didn’t seem too pleased with it. It has nothing to do with the Coleash. It’s just that my dog is picky and a “creature of habit”. 🙂 It’s also thicker and heavier than his current collar which I think might have factored into that as well.
Our next door neighbor adopted a puppy. He’s a Rottweiler mix. The Coleash was perfect for him so I lent it to my neighbor. He loved it. He said it was perfect for helping him to train his puppy (Emmitt) some obedience. It als helped him to lead Emmitt to places such as his food dish and bed.
Sadly Emmitt outgrew the Coleash rather quickly and I’m still waiting on my neighbor to give it back to me. In fact, Emmitt was around 15 pounds when they adoped him about 6 weeks ago. Now he’s 40+ pounds! He’s a BEAST! Every time I see him he’s bigger and I see him pretty much every day, even if it’s from afar.
I think the Coleash is a great idea for pet owners. I’m even thinking about how handy it would be in the event your pet ran off. Just recently my son saw a a stray dog on our condo complex. A neighbor was able to corner him and I ran out with my leash to get him (he was since reunited with his family). If he was wearing a Coleash it would have been easier to grab a hold of him and hold on to him until his owner showed up compared to just trying to cling to the collar. Luckily I was able to get our leash quickly. Sometimes a leash is not always handy.
Below are a couple of videos that give you a better idea of how Coleash works. You can find both videos on the Coleash website.
*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way.