We all love having off-leash adventures with our dogs, seeing them run free and explore the trails at their own pace. Often times, Ringo and I will head out for a hike early in the morning, aiming to have the place to ourselves. Our plan usually works out pretty well and we end up enjoying the empty trails for most of our hikes. BUT whenever we do see another person (or especially another dog) coming down the trail towards us, I think it's only smart (and polite) to leash your dog.
...It's not always fun carrying a leash around knowing that you'll only probably have to use it for a total of 5-10 minutes on your entire hike, which is why we were SO excited to try one of Rad Dog's Release N Run leashes. . . .
Would we recommend this to a friend?
Yes! The Release N Run is a great solution for any mostly off-leash dog. The leash is there when you need it and tucks away nicely when you don't. It's fast, effective, and easy to use.
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If there’s room on your mantle for Fido’s stocking, make room in that stocking for the “Release N Run Leash” by Rad Dog, a Bellingham-based company that designs and builds products for active pets and their owners. This durable collar contains a retractable, 4-foot leash that is just right for getting your pup from the car to the trail safely. At the trailhead, the super-strong and ultra-thin leash cord disappears into the collar, freeing your hands and Fido’s neck for the duration of your off-road adventure. Unlike a ridiculous dog sweater, the Release N Run is an attractive gift for your pup, coming in five colors and four sizes. See original review.
If you’ve ever tried to quench your panting dog’s thirst with your hydration belt bottle, you’ve experienced well-hydrated guilt while your dog goes dry. Enter Rad Dog, a Bellingham-based company that designs and builds dog products. Their Pocket Bowl is smaller and lighter than an energy gel and more useful than a multi-tool when your pup pants up at you in dehydrated desperation. The folded Pocket Bowl fits into the key pocket of your running shorts, and the unfolded bowl holds 16 ounces of food or water. It’s even made in the U.S. by a company that lists not one but two dogs on its “About Us” webpage before it gets around to mentioning humans. See original review.
Local company makes off-leash runs, walks simple for you and man's best friend
What’s better than leash-free play for your favorite pup or old hound? Not having to keep track of the leash once your dog is running free. Rad Dog, LLC., a Bellingham-based company, offers products to help dog owners enjoy the great outdoors with their four-legged companions.
Just about the only thing I enjoy more than playing with fancy new bits for my bikes is playing with fancy new bits for my dog. Stop laughing, you know what I meant. In April, the lovely folks over at Rad Dog were kind enough to ship me one of their Release 'N Run collars [Link!] a few weeks ago. Essentially, it's a basic fabric flat collar, only someone had the absolutely brilliant (not sarcastic) idea of sticking a four foot retractable leash inside of it. Now, at the time of writing I've only had it for about a month, but considering the use I’ve gotten out of it already I expect it will be one of my most-used pieces of hardware.
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A selection of great summer gear, including the Release N Run and the Pocket Bowl (2013).
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My dog and I are always in constant battle when it comes to running-friendly dog leashes. The Rad Dog Release'N'Run gives us a unique option to have the freedom of her being unleashed as well as the peace of mind knowing I can have her on a leash when needed. Read more at UpaDowna
Biodegradable is best
Did you know that a single plastic bag can take from 10 to 1,000 years to completely decompose? Don’t add to the problem! Instead, Robins recommends utilizing "biodegradable poop bags like Bio Bags, which are made with GMO-Free corn and contain no Plyethylene.” The fact is that all dogs poop, and while it’s not fun picking it up, you can at least make an environmentally conscious decision when doing so. See all the tips at She Knows
Winner of the Next Big Zing in the Pet Category 2013 and guests on the radio show "Believe in Your FairyTale and Make Your Zing Come True"
by Mike Estes
Checkout the ultimate stocking stuffer with the RadDog Release'N'Run "Leash-less" Collar
Riding trail with your dog should be a national pastime. Certain urban trails are just impossible while holding a leash and navigating singletrack. I was bestowed a 'leash-less' dog collar from RadDog and gave it great test today. After I demostrated the leash to other bikers they all remarked how brilliant it was. Its ideal for dogs who are verbally under control and everyone will love the added freedom while you enjoy the ride without fear of a pulldown. A 4 ft retractable leash tucks nicely away and I give it 5 stars for how 'user-friendly it is.
Written by Diane Mallek
If you often walk your dog off-leash and hate carrying around the leash once you unhook him, the Release N Run Leash from Rad Dog is exactly what you've been waiting for. Super strong and made of climbers webbing, the 4-foot built-in leash retracts into the collar, leaving your hands free to throw balls and sticks at the park. When you need to use the leash again, just grab the loop on the collar. Easy and really handy, right?
See the original gift guide at She Knows
We abide leash laws when told, but on stretches where our pooches can run free, the MY RAD DOG RELEASE N RUN DOG COLLAR comes in handy. The shoelace-thin, superstrong leash retracts into the collar (think a vacuum cleaner cord disappearing with a light pull), so it's easy to let Fido roam. The leash is available in four sizes. See the gift guide at Runners World
A unique gift for dog-owning Scouts and Scouters, this collar has a short, retractable leash hidden inside. Made for the “mostly off-leash dog,” Rad Dog LLC’s hide-a-leash collar suits people who frequent wilderness areas where dogs don’t need to be attached. A 4-foot-long cord made of Spectra, a strong polyethylene-based fiber, serves as the leash. It retracts automatically back into a tiny compartment on the collar when you let go, a “snap” signaling to Fido that he is unleashed and can now run free. See all the products at Scouting Magazine
September/October 2011 Print Edition
What can you expect from a company that calls themselves ‘rad’? Something rad of course and Rad Dog does not disappoint. For the full review, visit Fido Friendly
If even whispering W-A-L-K sends Fido into a tizzy–and makes attaching his leash impossible–get a jump on the problem with this collar, which has a built-in retractable leash and fits dogs of all sizes. See all problem-solvers at Real Simple
Like many inventors, Brian Dagnon took the vague sketch of an idea and pieced together a prototype using available parts found at a hardware store. His crucial off-the-shelf item — an inexpensive retractable keychain device often used by janitors — would be paired with climbing webbing to build a new type of dog collar that would eliminate Dagnon and his dog’s dependency on a leash. Read more Gear Junkie
My new young pup, Sophie, recently checked out the latest in trail-dog equipment and found some great new products.
Rad Dog, based in Bellingham, offers unique collars for active canines. Rad Dog's Release N Run collar incorporates a leash that retracts into the collar. That means dogs can roam free, but when you need to have them leashed, simply reach down, grab the leash tab and pull. A 3.5-foot length of spectra cord (a carbon fiber-type cord that is lightweight yet very strong) unspools from the collar. Read more Seattle Times