I run four to six miles almost everyday with my two year old, German Shorthair Pointer in the hills of Los Gatos, California. We both love the freedom of the Cardio Canine leash system. I like having both of my arms free to move, especially while going uphill, and also, for balance when coming downhill. My dog seems to like her freedom too, as she rarely pulls when she is on this leash compared to other leashes. Having the pocket is useful for my car keys, kleenex, and dog bags. Finally, I like how durable the Cardio Canine is, made with high quality materials, and I appreciate all the thought that went into the design. The Cardio Canine leash has made my life easier and our runs far more enjoyable.
I love the Cardio Canine. I was finding that my shoulder would hurt and my form would be off when I jogged with my dog on a leash. Leaving my dog home was not an option as she is my constant motivation to keep moving. I heard about waist belts just by word of mouth so I did a little research and found a couple on the internet. After reading about all of them, I decided on the Cardio Canine primarily because it was padded versus just a strap that could rub on my skin. It took me awhile to decide as the cost was making me second guess my choice but I finally decided to go for it and I am very glad I did. I have since purchased a second one in a larger size one for summer when I wear very light weight clothing and one for winter where I'm bundled up and bit thicker around the waist! I no longer have shoulder problems and since it is around my core. I have more stability with less deviations in my jogging form. The accessories are great too the pocket is great for holding keys and plastic sacks and the water bottle is just the right size. I would rate the construction quality of this product as an A+. I'm planning on getting another dog this summer and am looking forward to trying it with two dogs. I recommended it to one of my friends and she uses it with her two golden retrievers and finds she has better control of them with it and that they pull less with it. She did have to buy a coupler as she found it easier to have them both on the same side of her. Great product - I would highly recommend it!