Coleash – the dog collar and leash in one



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.

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In a nutshell a Coleash is a collar and leash combined. For the most part it looks like a regular collar – because it is! The only difference is that there is a short leash attached to it with Velcro. When you need to grab a hold of your dog you simply tear the leash from the Velcro and use it like you would a normal leash. The leash is permanently attached to the collar.

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.

Coleash can be purchased at www.Coleash.com. They even have a Coharness and glow-in-the-dark collars. You can also find them on Facebook.

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.

Inspiring quotes to start off the new year


Now that the new year is here (yeah!) it’s time to start making 2012 YOUR best year EVER!

I thought I would share some inspirational quotes to help motivate you to be your very best in 2012.  


We should do this EVERY DAY

This quote was too cool not to share.

I hope you have an AMAZING day!


Some Wonderful Quotes

I love to collect quotes. I don’t know why. I guess there is something special about the words, or the phrase, that “speaks” to me. I love it even more when the quote is paired with a photo. Sometimes the photo is what really makes the quote stand out to me.

Here are some quotes that I have saved over the years (I have a folder on my computer for quotes). I thought I would share them in hopes that they “speak” to some of my readers too.

As far as copyrights, I do not know. Some of these I have collected for years. If you happen to know the copyright please let me know so I can give the proper credit.

Do you have a favorite quote? I would love to hear from my readers. Please feel free to comment.

Do you like quotes too? Do you want me to share some wonderful quotes on my blog whenever I happen across them? I have all kinds of quotes including life, love, success, friendship and funny ones.

Feel free to comment and let me know if you want me to post quotes more often on my site. 🙂