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Dog Walking Dilemmas

dog walking belt

Part 1 – The Shoulder Saver Dog Walking Belt, belt attachments and adjustable dog leads

Helps with: Shoulder, wrist, arm, back injuries, walking a strong dog or dogs, or multiple dogs or just general ease walking your dog or dogs. Popular with professional dog walkers.

Suggested Kit:

The shoulder saver is a 50mm width dog walking belt that features adjustability for your comfort, the option to choose a padded version, 4 attachments for 4 dog leads, lead attachments to help solve lead tangling and adjustable dog leads to help prevent your dog stepping over the lead and you tripping over your dog.

The walking belt and its components can be sold separately or as a bundle.

Bundle includes:

  • Walking Belt
  • Lead attachments
  • Adjustable dog leads – 1 – 1.35 cm length

How does the belt work?

Our Shoulder Saver is adjusted using heavy duty hook & loop tape (Velcro). It features 4 x 50mm D rings on the front of the belt to attach your dog leads.

dog walking belt
The Shoulder saver Dog Walking Bet shown with the lead attachments

We recommend our adjustable dog leads with O rings on the handles to help prevent tangling and tripping. The adjustable dog lead allows for the differences in walking dogs of different sizes and for when your dog calms down, and the slack needs to be taken up.

Super Leash Adjustable Dog Lead
The Super Leash – Adjustable Dog Lead (1-1.35 cm in length)
Recommended for use with the Shoulder Saver Dog Walking Belt and belt attachments

We have designed a unique to Meg Heath lead attachment short double trigger ended fixed piece to aid untangling or your dogs’ leads. You would need 1 of these per dog you walk, up to 4.


The Dog Walking Belt along with its attachments and leads are available through Meg Heath Dog Leads, they are all made by me from scratch and field tested thoroughly. They can be bought as a bundle or separately.

We hope you can look forward to more enjoyable walks with our products. Let us know what type of dog walking dilemmas you face and if you think there is something we could make to help? Comment below.

~ Sarah

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Dog Leads for Arthritis, RSI & Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

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.

The carabiner of the bespoke dog lead that attaches to the dogs’ collar.
Copyright Meg Heath Dog leads 2018
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.

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.

You can call me on 01522 810150 and ask for Sarah or email me on