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Dog Leads for Arthritis, RSI & Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

Dog Leads for Arthritis

Dog leads for Arthritis, RSI & Carpel Tunnel Syndrome? How can it be possible that a lead could be designed to help dog owners walk their dogs?

Well, Meg Heath aka Sarah Gleave has made several bespoke dog leads for owners with various ailments that I now felt a blog was appropriate, especially if more people can be helped.

Whoever knew that a dog lead could be made to help with arthritis?

Yes, yes it can. Plenty of people have asked me about dog leads to help walk dogs with the symptoms of arthritis. The last design I am most pleased with was for a lady who has 2 dogs – Glen of Imaal Teriers, both of which pulled on the lead, and she had arthritis in her hands & was waiting for a thumb operation.

Dog Leads for user with arthritic hands
The carabiner of the bespoke dog lead that attaches to the dogs’ collar.
Copyright Meg Heath Dog leads 2018
Dog Leads for user with Arthritis
The padded adjustable handle of the bespoke lead that can also attach to a dog walking belt. Copyright Meg Heath Dog leads 2018

I designed a lead with a padded handle that was also adjustable, it was tailor fitted to the size of the ladies hand and pulled snug around her wrist so that she did not have to use her fingers. The lead was sewn in a manner that meant the handle loop would not go too big, just an optimum size for the job required. She also ordered a walking belt with carabiners that the dog leads would fit to.

Bespoke Dog Lead for Carpel Tunnel Sufferer

This was a new one for me, but the design came easy. The customer made a suggestion of what they wanted and I made a suggestion on how to improve the design. This is what we came up with.

The dilemma was to be able to hold 2 dogs easily on one handle, but that the handle was an option for only when required. I padded the handle more than I would with a normal dog lead but not too much that it got in the way.

Dog Leads for Arthritis with 2 carabiners for safety
An extra padded handle (3-ply thickness) with 2 swivel carabiners to fit to 2 dog leads. Copyright Meg Heath Dog Leads 2019

The customer requested fluorescent yellow with a padded handle, I suggested the grey as I think it compliments most colours and is a hardy colour.

I was really pleased with this and I think it looks great in those colours too.

Bespoke creations – Dog Leads & Collars

If you have an idea that solves a dog walking dilemma for you, give me a call or drop me an email or a message. I have never turned a challenge down. The only thing we don’t do any more is embroidery on dog leads & collars.

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