When I first saw theKickstarter project for the Opets leash, I thought it was another quirky product would make a fun news post. But when I started thinking more about it, I remembered when I had a Corgi. Walking Kasey wasn’t the easiest task because she always liked to yank on the leash that was clutched in my hand. If there would have been a hands-free way to walk her back then, I probably would have been all over it. I don’t have a dog now, but for those of you that do, the Opets leash might be worth considering. Opets consists of a neoprene belt that you wear around your mid section. Short or long leashes can connect to D rings on the belt and to your dog’s collar for easy hands-free walking. The belt even allows the dog (or up to three dogs at a time) to move 360 degrees around you on the belt. With your hands free, you’re able to do other things like carry a drink, talk on the phone, carry groceries, etc, all while still walking your pet. The Kickstarter campaign is trying to raise $22,000, and you can help by pre-ordering an Obelts set of one leash and one belt for $40-$42. If the campaign is a success, the product will ship in March of 2016. For more info visit the Opets Kickstarter page.
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