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Waist Leads: Purpose, Benefits, and Sizing

Waist Leads: Purpose, Benefits, and Sizing

Mar 29th 2023

Buying the right waist lead requires a bit more knowledge than the average  dog leash purchase. Before ordering and using one of our sturdy, USA-made waist leads, it is important to know the following to ensure you have the best possible experience with your new waist lead.

What Are Waist Leads?

As the name suggests, a waist lead is, by design, a dog leash worn around the waist for a hands-free experience. A waist lead is secured using a sturdy clip and stainless steel O-ring to create a quick and reliable connection around your body. From the waist there is an extended portion of the leash that attaches to your dog’s collar or harness.

When purchasing a waist lead from Ray Allen Manufacturing, have peace of mind in knowing that every product is made of the highest quality materials. Ensuring maximum strength and heavy-duty construction with every design, select models even feature 3,000-pound-tested premium nylon. The most common waist lead sizes are 36-inch, 42-inch, and 46-inch.

Benefits of a Waist Leash

What are some of the benefits of using a waist lead with your dog? One of the biggest perks is that this style is a hands-free dog leash. Having both hands open and available is extremely valuable while training your K9. The design enables you to give commands by hand, to effortlessly use a behavior marking clicker, and to deliver training treats in a timely manner.

Two more added benefits of using a waist lead as your primary dog leash include having room to run with your dog (if you are a runner or jogger), and having an easier way to teach polite leash skills (for younger pups). 

A few of our favorite waist leads include: 

Measuring Yourself for a Waist Leash

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the fashion industry has duped you… that is, at least when it comes to your waist size.

If you wear 34-inch waist pants, you will not fit into a 36-inch waist lead, as it will be way too small. In actuality, your 34-inch waist pant means that you probably have an actual waist measurement of about 42 inches, and should opt for the 42-inch waist lead.

If you are thinking about buying and using a waist lead, you will definitely need to get your actual waist measurement if you don’t want to have to return the purchase. Choosing the right size waist lead the first time around will help you avoid hassle and will allow you to begin enjoying the benefits of a hands-free dog leash right away.

Want to know more about shopping for a new waist lead? Check out our  Ultimate Guide to Leashes, Leads & Lines!

Why Ray Allen?

For over seven decades, Ray Allen Manufacturing has been crafting top-notch K9 gear for dog handlers and their canine companions, proudly made in the USA.

Our range of products includes dog collars, leashes, harnesses, tactical equipment, and much more. Trust Ray Allen for exceptional equipment to support both you and your working dogs..

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