Today I want to talk about a different way of being green, buying products that will last. They may not be made the ‘green’ way but if they prevent you from buying 3,4 and 5 of the same item then it turns out to be a good investment as well as greener than the alternatives.
A big part of my life is my adorable puppy Cooper. He is a 1 year old, 55 lb golden doodle and has a lot of energy. The best thing for that energy and my heath is for both of us to go for a run. I’m not sure if you’ve ever attempted this but its awkward, the leash keeps getting in the way and it makes pumping your arms difficult without choking your dog.
One day at work my friend “R” told me about Stunt Puppy. I checked out their website and their products looked great. Right away I saw a few items I would like, the Dry Collar looks great since Cooper likes to jump in the shower and play in the rain. The other item that caught my eye was the Stunt Runner. Stunt Puppy was generous enough to supply me with 2 of their Stunt Runners, one for me to try out and one to giveaway!
The first time I tried it we just went for a walk around the block to see how it would go. I was pleasantly surprised with the stunt runner, Cooper isn’t fully leash trained (IE heel) and we normally use a gentle leader along with his leash. As Cooper circled around me the leash circled with him, I didn’t get tangled UP!!! In fact the only ‘problem’ I had was that I thought since I was hands free I would play around on my phone I ended up tripping on my flip flops and scraping up my knee. But that isn’t the leash or the dogs fault it was mine (insert sheepish grin here.)
The second time I used the gentle leader I went on a run with my friend. It was great! I was able to get the momentum from pumping my arms without worrying about the dog. The leash is short enough that when I’m running on one side of the bike path I don’t have to worry about people on the other side. Plus the elastic in the leash is just the right amount of give if Cooper falls behind or tries to run ahead. When I used it in conjunction with the gentle leader we literally had the perfect run!
(This is how pictures turn out when the camera is stationary and your using a remote.)
You can also buy a 2nd flexible connector if you want to run with 2 dogs.
If you are a runner or even like going for power walks I would highly suggest this it comes in 5 great colors (Black, Blue, Silver, Red and Orange.)
(Suggestion if your going to run with headphones tuck them through your shirt so they don’t get wound around the leash.)
Now for the fun part. If you are a dog owner and would like one of these Stunt Runners I have a blue one just for you! Here is all you have to do to enter your name in the drawing.
Leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry if you post one comment for all of these questions it will only count as 1 entry. ~*~ Open to USA Residents only, sorry.~*~
- Go to Stunt Puppy and tell me which of their products is your favorite. (1 Entry)
- Follow Stunt Puppy on Twitter (1 Entry)
- Follow Life, Love, Green on Twitter
- Tell me about your pet; name, breed, age and what ever else you want to share.
- Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway I just entered to win a stunt runner from @lifelovegreen and @stuntpuppy http://tinyurl.com/stuntpuppy (1 time)
- Follow me on Google Friend Connect
Same as with the last giveaway, I didn’t want to ever force anyone to follow me and that is why its just an additional entry but the fact is, in order to keep getting these great giveaways I need to show companies that I have people reading my blog. Thanks for understanding.