The 8 Best Hands-Free Leashes of 2021

While you may wonder why you need a hands-free leash marketed for a smaller dog, the truth is, many systems weigh too much or give a smaller dog too much of a lead. The Buddy System comes with an adjustable-length leash that’s 22 to 40 inches in length and can also be used as a traditional hand held leash.

The leash attaches via a sliding hook that goes completely around your waist, which can come in handy if your smaller dog falls behind on a walk. If there's an emergency, there's a quick-release button that lets you let your dog go free instantly. This pick is designed with dogs 20 pounds and under in mind.