Doddle for Dogs https://doddlefordogs.com Springy Lead In A Pod That Stays On The Dog Sun, 10 Feb 2019 21:56:03 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://doddlefordogs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/cropped-crummie-32x32.png Doddle for Dogs https://doddlefordogs.com 32 32 Doddle Collars – Perfect For Multi-Dog Households https://doddlefordogs.com/multi-dog-households/ Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:48:11 +0000 https://doddlefordogs.com/?p=5561 I have a multi-dog household of 4 dogs – 3 border collies and a papillon. When you have this many dogs to exercise, many people, including me, go to places where they can just let their dogs out of the car or van and let them run… However, I usually feel safer if I have […]

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I have a multi-dog household of 4 dogs – 3 border collies and a papillon. When you have this many dogs to exercise, many people, including me, go to places where they can just let their dogs out of the car or van and let them run…

However, I usually feel safer if I have their leads, just in case we meet another dog that isn’t friendly, if we have to cross a busy road or train line or if there is any other reason where the dogs need to be under control.

Carrying all the leads on a walk is very restrictive, especially if one of the younger dogs is still on a lead. You end up juggling leads, poo bags, the dog on the lead and, even more annoying in winter, gloves as well. I find it difficult to put leads on and find dog treats, open poo bags, etc with gloves on, so they have to keep coming off. Which means you are then juggling:

• Leads
• Poo bags
• Gloves
• Treats
• A young dog on a lead
• And possibly car/house keys and a phone as well

This is why I always walk my dogs wearing their doddle collars.  The doddle collar contains a springy 1m lead that quickly and automatically coils back into the collar when it’s not is use.  It’s perfect because it means that the leads, the most annoying things that need carrying, are no longer an issue.  I can walk without having to juggle quite so many objects yet I know that I can quickly keep my dogs safe and grab their leads if I need to.

Even better, if we do meet another dog, cross a road or come across anything else unexpected, instead of having to spend time clipping leads on to the collars of each dog, I can just grab their doddle leads from their collars and carry on.  The whole thing takes much less time and fiddling about and it keeps my dogs safe much more quickly.  I can have all my dogs under close control in seconds rather than minutes.

Doddle collars are currently on promotion on the website for £18.99, down from their usual price of £24.99.  They are guaranteed safe for any dog weighing up to 25kg and are fine for dogs heavier than that if they are not in the habit of throwing themselves to the end of the lead.  They are waterproof, mudproof and they can be washed in the washing machine.

Very popular with runners, because of the ease of grabbing the dog lead, then letting go, I can thoroughly recommend them if you are from a multi-dog household as well.  I wouldn’t want to be without mine.

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The Doddle – An Ideal Dog Obedience Training Aid https://doddlefordogs.com/ideal-dog-obedience-training-aid/ Mon, 18 Jun 2018 21:53:08 +0000 https://doddlefordogs.com/?p=4620 Training heelwork with a toy or treats and need to be able to control your dog if needed without the lead getting in the way? Training sendaway and want to maintain the excitement but also make sure the dog doesn’t go before you send it? Or training stays with a young dog and don’t want […]

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Training heelwork with a toy or treats and need to be able to control your dog if needed without the lead getting in the way?
Training sendaway and want to maintain the excitement but also make sure the dog doesn’t go before you send it?
Or training stays with a young dog and don’t want to disrupt concentration by taking off the lead or leave the lead trailing while you walk away?

The Doddle is the perfect obedience training aid for keeping the dog’s focus and not breaking its concentration. As a previous obedience competitor myself, I can fully appreciate the full control that can be achieved without the disruption of taking the lead on and off. Even if you train without a lead, there are times when it is required to guide the dog into certain positions, particularly when training young dogs. And leaving the lead dragging on the ground while training is not ideal and can distract a puppy or young dog.

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The ideal dog obedience training aid

The Doddle is an ingenious and innovative idea that was featured on the TV Programme “Dragons Den”. The extendable lead fits inside a small pod on the dog’s collar, and a “T-bar” on the end of the lead handle can be easily grasped in an instant. The lead is lightweight but strong and is fully tested and guaranteed to restrain dogs up to 25kg. However, it can also act as a training aid for dogs with a neck size up to 80cm, to guide dogs much heavier than this into position or provide the extra security during training. An agility club recently placed an order for 25 Doddle collars for all its members after seeing the Doddle stand at a show.

It’s also ideal for work in the ring. Setting up for exercises in the lower classes and keeping that focus and concentration from the dog is difficult enough without then breaking that concentration to take off the lead. Guiding the dog into position then just letting go of the lead so that it rewinds back into its lightweight casing on the collar is so much easier. The dog keeps focused, it’s the same as training and the excitement is maintained.

Then, when walking all the dogs during and at the end of the day, it is brilliant to just be able to open the car door and let them go. No leads to root around for in the depths of the untidy car or van after a day at the show. You’ll be happy in the knowledge that if you meet any other dogs that look aggressive or you need to cross a carpark, you can just gather the doddle leads from the dogs and keep them safe, then let them go as soon as the danger has passed.

As Katie J., a doddle customer from Hampshire commented, “I have no idea how I ever managed before! This product has changed my “doggie” world…… no more time wasted looking for the lead to go out for a walk, or when I have lost it on the walk. No more frustration when attempting to attach a lead quickly or having to clip/unclip when I just need the dog under a bit more control for a very short time, i.e. just to cross a road or car park. It’s light, easy to use and functional. THANK YOU so much for my DODDLE – everyone should have one!”

You can order a doddle online here: https://doddlefordogs.com/shop/ and we are now supporting the Dogs Trust by donating to them £1 per collar sold.

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The Perfect Summer Dog Accessory! https://doddlefordogs.com/summer-dog-accessory/ Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:49:23 +0000 https://doddlefordogs.com/?p=4426 Are you planning on taking your dog to the beach this summer? A Doddle customer recently left this feedback about how perfect our Doddle retractable dog collars are for making life so much easier on trips to the beach: “I took our collies to the beach last night complete with Doddle collars and it was […]

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Are you planning on taking your dog to the beach this summer?

A Doddle customer recently left this feedback about how perfect our Doddle retractable dog collars are for making life so much easier on trips to the beach:

“I took our collies to the beach last night complete with Doddle collars and it was SO MUCH easier. Usually I’m trying to juggle shoes, leads and poo bags when walking at the beach, but last night we just parked the car and walked! Whenever anyone with a dog approached, we had the retractable leads on the dogs ready to use if needed. A couple of people stopped and asked us about them as well and we couldn’t recommend them enough. Perfect for the summer!”

Jess Taylor, Border Collie owner

In summer when you’re walking without coats, and therefore without big pockets, Doddle retractable collars are the perfect way to keep your dog safe and your hands free. On the beach, in particular, when there are so many other things to remember and carry, the Doddle can make a real difference to a hassle-free beach visit.

Ideal summer dog accessory for family days on the beach

A good option for family days on the beach is also the lightweight Doddle Tether. The Tether runs through the handle of the Doddle dog collar so that you can tie the lead around something stable if you need to restrain the dogs once sitting on the beach. It clips together easily, like the Doddle collar itself, and is quick to release if needed. It will easily accommodate more than one dog.

Can be worn in water & fully washable

No need to worry about the Doddle retractable collar getting wet if your dog enjoys swimming or paddling in the sea. The water won’t compromise the inside mechanism and the collar is fully machine washable so you can wash off the sand and salt water.

Strong, safe and fiddle-free

With a Doddle dog collar you are:

• Always in control
• Always convenient and confident
• Always safe and secure

 

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Doddle for Dogs Review – By City Dog Expert https://doddlefordogs.com/doddle-dogs-review-city-dog-expert/ Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:41:13 +0000 http://doddlefordogs.com/?p=2562 We were sent a Doddle for Dogs to try out on the pups. A Doddle is a small robust pod fixed onto your dog collar or harness. It contains a lead which springs in and out to a maximum length of 1m with a looped handle for immediate control of your pooch, whether you are […]

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We were sent a Doddle for Dogs to try out on the pups. A Doddle is a small robust pod fixed onto your dog collar or harness. It contains a lead which springs in and out to a maximum length of 1m with a looped handle for immediate control of your pooch, whether you are inside or outside.

The idea behind Doddle for Dogs It all makes your whole dog walking experience happier, safer and easier. It means you never have to sarch for your dog lead as it is already on your dog!IMG_0079-e1463673589803-768x1024

I take the dogs out on lots of woodland, field and beach walks when we are away from the City and for the first time since trying the Doddle for Dogs, I didn’t have to put a muddy or wet dog lead around my neck while the dogs played free. The freedom to not have to fiddle around with taking a lead on or off is a fantastic time saver. I can imagine it saving my hands getting cold or wet in the winter.

The dogs still had off lead freedom and I didn’t have any hassle.

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Romanian Rescue Dogs – The Dog collar Journey https://doddlefordogs.com/romanian-rescue-dogs-the-dog-collar-journey/ Fri, 08 Jan 2016 15:59:54 +0000 http://doddlefordogs.com/?p=2042 Some years later we have the Doddle dog collar, the Doddle Pod (which is a lead that fixes to a dog harness) and 2 Romanian rescue dogs in the family……because of meeting a fabulous lady when exhibiting the Doddles in Norfolk – who rescues and fosters dogs from Romania (and who now has 6 rescues […]

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Some years later we have the Doddle dog collar, the Doddle Pod (which is a lead that fixes to a dog harness) and 2 Romanian rescue dogs in the family……because of meeting a fabulous lady when exhibiting the Doddles in Norfolk – who rescues and fosters dogs from Romania (and who now has 6 rescues and 6 Doddles – 5 Doddle dog collars and a Doddle Pod).
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Thomas's rescues wearing the Doddle dog collar
Thomas’s rescues wearing the Doddle dog collar

Having only ever had pure breed dogs before, it has been a very special time giving a loving home to dogs that may have ended up on the scrap heap of dog humanity. Millie was chucked out of a car window and then run over by another car. How she even survived is a miracle but a testimony to the kind people who scraped her up off the road and to Madalina who raised the money for vet bills and the amazing vets who put her back together again. Today you would never know that she had even suffered in the slightest. To see Millie’s story video, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9g9wQSgZUs

Polly was luckier – she was rescued as a tiny puppy from a Public Shelter along with her Mother. She lived at a veterinary practice in Romania until she came over to us just before Christmas. Even then, she is still very nervous of certain types of men, so who knows what happened in her short past. Would we want to know if she could tell us – maybe not?

Millie sleeping comfortably in her Doddle dog collar
Millie sleeping comfortably in her Doddle dog collar
The day Millie arrived!
The day Millie arrived!

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Get down Polly!
Get down Polly!

Being an entrepreneur has its ups and downs but this is a trip I wouldn’t change for the world. Who would have thought improving a dog collar to make for safer and easier dog walking would lead to such joy?

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Doddle Pod Review by I am Sally https://doddlefordogs.com/doddle-pod-review-by-i-am-sally-2/ Sun, 03 Jan 2016 13:42:48 +0000 http://doddlefordogs.com/?p=2026 Last year I got to try out the collar Doddle a nifty little device and great for walks, however I often wear a harness as I love car trips and so when I heard they also made a Doddle for harness I was excited to give it a try (after all trying means more walks). […]

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Last year I got to try out the collar Doddle a nifty little device and great for walks, however I often wear a harness as I love car trips and so when I heard they also made a Doddle for harness I was excited to give it a try (after all trying means more walks).

The Doddle for harnesses is pretty much identical to the collar Doddle in how it works, the dog lead retracts into the main body of the Doddle (think of a tape measure type action) and so it means I can easily go from walking by my own to running free across the fields. If they need to hold onto me they just pull the t-bar end of the lead then put their hand back through the loop and bingo I’m back under control.<img src=”http://doddlefordogs.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/DSC08909.jpg” alt=”Doddle dog lead for harnesses” width=”1000″ height=”997″ class=”size-full wp-image-1916″ /> Doddle dog lead for harnesses
While the collar Doddle is attached of course to a collar, the harness version simply comes with a press stud fastening, which can be used to attach it to a multitude of different harnesses. The Doddle is designed so it can be worn all the time when it comes to the collar version, or can just be put on at walkies time, whatever suits your dog the best! <img src=”http://doddlefordogs.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/DSC08910.jpg” alt=”SONY DSC” width=”1000″ height=”665″ class=”size-full wp-image-1915″ /> SONY DSC

The Doddle weight limit is 27k (60llbs / 4.28 stone),so is suitable for dogs up to the size of a small Labrador.

Ok so for the humans (apparently they have a say!) they are hands free, so able to play with me when we are out and about. If I am jumping in and out of the car (great fun), I no longer have to drag the lead behind me, it is all neatly in the small pod..<img src=”http://doddlefordogs.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/DSC08911.jpg” alt=”SONY DSC” width=”1000″ height=”665″ class=”size-full wp-image-1914″ /> SONY DSC

Now all I need to do is convince those humans that I must go out on walks every few minutes and the world will be perfect as ohh I do love the outdoors. Life would not be only a dogs life, it would be a Doddle!!!

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P.S. As I know every dog needs to know I made sure to trial the Doddle with the lay on your back and wiggle your paws in the air move and I can safely say – it stays in place and wiggles are fine! <img src=”http://doddlefordogs.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/DSC08918.jpg” alt=”SONY DSC” width=”1000″ height=”733″ class=”size-full wp-image-1920″ /> SONY DSC

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Life’s a Doddle by Suki and the City https://doddlefordogs.com/lifes-a-doddle-by-suki-and-the-city/ Wed, 30 Dec 2015 11:43:46 +0000 http://doddlefordogs.com/?p=1922 My life as a cosmo city girl has gotten so much easier thanks to the Doddle Harness. A retractable lead inside a cute red pod (can also be bought pre-attached to dog collar ) that means I’m ready to go in a second? Best idea ever… With a hectic schedule like mine it means B, […]

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IMG_1975My life as a cosmo city girl has gotten so much easier thanks to the Doddle Harness. A retractable lead inside a cute red pod (can also be bought pre-attached to dog collar ) that means I’m ready to go in a second? Best idea ever… With a hectic schedule like mine it means B, MY & Y have way more time to worry about what shoes to rock rather than what I’m wearing.

It’s such a cute accessory that makes me feel like SJP in SATC… but I’m Suki and the City!

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Doddle For Dogs dog collar by TK https://doddlefordogs.com/doddle-for-dogs-dog-collar-by-tk/ Mon, 28 Dec 2015 12:31:10 +0000 http://doddlefordogs.com/?p=1966 My ten year old applehead chihuahua Mr Joseph Bones loves nothing more than his morning walk and a gravy bone before a nap on the sofa, with his paws up in the air, little tongue between his lips and an hilarious grunting snore. But going walkies isn’t as straight forward as it seems, as I […]

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My ten year old applehead chihuahua Mr Joseph Bones loves nothing more than his morning walk and a gravy bone before a nap on the sofa, with his paws up in the air, little tongue between his lips and an hilarious grunting snore. But going walkies isn’t as straight forward as it seems, as I also have a toddler son Gabriele, who enjoys helping out and ‘tidying up’ which has often led to Joseph’s lead being misplaced in the bin, cupboard or a shoe, and as a result he occasionally misses his morning walk with us to school until I can locate it.

The dog collar with a built in lead!
The dog collar with a built in lead!

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The Doddle For Dogs is an ingenious idea, as it features a bright red dog collar with a built in lead, with no more fiddly clipping on and off, no more misplacing it and never having to carry the lead when he runs free across the fields. The lead itself is made from a durable nylon with a looped handle built in, and the pod weighs just 39 grams. It is incredibly compact at just 5cm diameter, and the lead retracts back into the pod built into the dog collar when not in use so that it always stays on the dog.

Joseph loves his new Doddle and I think he looks very smart wearing it. It makes walkies a walk in the park, and my happy little chappy needn’t ever miss an adventure again. To use the Doddle I simply pull on the ‘T’ bar to unwind the retractable lead from the pod, and slip my wrist through the built in nylon loop. When we cross the road I lift the lead up to my side to keep Joseph close to me as there is no length lock facility, but he’s a good boy and happily responds to the command of “sit” and “wait” so it’s not a problem for us. Once we get home I slip my wrist out of the lead and let it slowly wind back so as not to ping him in the face, and within seconds we are through the door and he’s napping on the sofa wearing his Doddle, no faffing about or trying to undo clips with cold fingers anymore! Should the Doddle get mucky it can be cleaned with a damp cloth or in the washing machine on a cool cycle, ensuring the dog collar is clipped together first, with the lead pulled out after to ensure that it is fully dried.

The Doddle dog collar costs just £24.00 and is available in a neck size small 28cm-32cm, or a neck size medium of 32cm-40cm. For an additional £8.99 Doddle offers an engraving service onto the pod with space for two lines of text, perfect for a name and telephone number. What a doddle walkies have become!

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Doddle Dog Collar Review- This Day I Love https://doddlefordogs.com/doddle-dog-collar-review-this-day-i-love/ Sat, 26 Dec 2015 12:26:18 +0000 http://doddlefordogs.com/?p=2006 I love trying new things, especially gadget things so I was very keen to try a Doodle for dogs. I know from experience how frustrating it can be when your dog is off lead and you have to recall and attach the lead back on the dog collar. You spend ages and the dog gets […]

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I love trying new things, especially gadget things so I was very keen to try a Doodle for dogs. I know from experience how frustrating it can be when your dog is off lead and you have to recall and attach the lead back on the dog collar. You spend ages and the dog gets fed up. You are left carrying a lead around with you on your walk too. Doodle for dogs frees up your hands and yet is also a secure lead.

Now I have two dogs, walking is even more complicated. Our new puppy had her first walk recently. Doodle made lead training easy. She was already used to wearing Doodles, I got her used to this first. I then would gradually remove the lead and slowly introduce her to walking. She now walks lovely with no problems.

Doodle for dogs is basically a dog collar with a lead built into it. It is not a flexi long length lead and it is only suitable for dogs under 27Kg. I would also suggest it is not suitable for very nervous dogs, as the noise of the ratchet inside the collar may spook them.

Dog collar by Doddle for Dogs
Dog collar by Doddle for Dogs

Doodle for dogs is really clever. It is comfortable to hold and walk our dog on, even J who likes to pull. J also finds it really comfortable to wear and has even fallen asleep in it.
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Its a Doddle! Dog Collar review by Time With Dogs.com https://doddlefordogs.com/its-a-doddle-dog-collar-review-by-time-with-dogs-com/ Thu, 24 Dec 2015 12:15:39 +0000 http://doddlefordogs.com/?p=1960 I was given the opportunity to review doddle for dogs and was happy to put it through its paces and give my honest feedback about the product. Doddle for dogs is a dog collar with a built in lead, so by combining both the dog collar and lead it makes for walking your dog an […]

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I was given the opportunity to review doddle for dogs and was happy to put it through its paces and give my honest feedback about the product.

Doddle for dogs is a dog collar with a built in lead, so by combining both the dog collar and lead it makes for walking your dog an absolute breeze.

Sometimes I find it hard trying to take normal leads of the dog when they are trying to pull when on the park or just before I’m releasing them. Or sometimes I can’t find the lead and they need to go out quickly. Now no longer a problem with the Doodle for dog lead as I can simply just grab the dog as they are already wearing the collar and built it lead so its quick and safe to take your dog out.

The Doddle dog collar in action!
The Doddle dog collar in action!

This makes it easy and probably easier for those who suffer with aches and pains or bad backs and struggle sometimes with putting leads on their dogs. So by letting the dog always wear the lead and dog collar it solves that problem too.

It comes in red and looks quite nice, it’s lightweight but strong so not a problem for our PUG and Pugzu. It has a T-bar that you can simply grab and put your hands through the nylon loop and then simply walk.

I found that for some reason the lead actually helped Snug walk better than other leads, I think it was probably due to it being new and different.IMG_0029_2-300x225

The one thing I didn’t like is that it doesn’t have any locking feature for the lead but not a major problem. – I’ve also included some details at the bottom straight from the website about the dog collar that may help with some questions.

However our puppy Puck loved this but for all the wrong reasons as he has a knack for biting Snug’s lead and pulling it so with the T-Bar it took him seconds to figure it out that if he pulls it, it comes out and its fun for him but poor Snug hated it.IMG_0030_2-300x225

We can only use this when on the park otherwise Puck will try and pull at it and as he is a full pug who is very stubborn he will be at it all day.

If you would like to get one of these for your dogs then visit Doddle For Dogs.

From the website a few details about the strength of the Doddle

Strong: We guarantee the Doddle’s strength for a dog weighing up to 27 kg – eg a small labrador
Lightweight: The pod weighs only 39 grams or 1.3 ounces – less than the weight of 2 dishwasher tablets
Compact: Only 5 cm diameter – slightly rounder than a jaffa cake (English chocolate biscuit with jam in the middle)
Convenient: The lead retracts into the pod, so it stays on the dog – so YOU cant lose it!
Comfortable: Your dog wont even notice it – promise – and it saves you carrying the lead around
Fiddle Free: If you have trouble with fiddly carabiner clips OR you are walking loads of dogs – this is a JOY!
Safe: It will keep your dog safe if you need to grab him/her quickly – the lead is always there…indoors or outside – you can rely on the Doddle

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