FAQs

Q. What is a Doddle?
A. A Doddle is a neat little robust pod containing a 1m lead – it is called a “Doddle” because it makes walking your dog child’s play, cinch, duck soup, piece of cake, pushover, breeze, walkover, picnic, snap, bagatelle, cakewalk or even a walk in the park!

Q. Can I put my dog’s name tag on the Doddle?
A. If you choose the Doddle on our bespoke collar, you will find an eyelet on the collar to hang tags, pooh bags, lights, etc.

Q. Can I have my dog’s contact details engraved directly onto the Doddle?
A. Yes you can engrave all the contact information you would normally use on a dog tag directly onto the Doddle

Q. How do I get my Doddle engraved?
A. You can either take it to your local engraver if they can do laser engraving or we will organise it for you via the web site – just choose the additional engraving option and enter your details as part of your order. The housing is made from polypropylene plastic so it needs specialist engraving

Q. Can my dog wear the Doddle swimming?
A. Your dog can swim in it anywhere – the sea, rivers, lakes.  It has not been tried in a swimming pool – yet! Please be sure to rinse it after use in sea water

Q. Can the Doddle be worn all the time?
A. My two Westies wear theirs all the time, even when asleep but it is up to you.

Q. How long is the Doddle lead when it’s fully extended?
A. When fully extended the Doddle is approximately 1m, but the factory tolerance allows for it to be sometimes a little more and sometimes a little less.  You can always attach an extender lead to the D ring.

Q. What material is the lead made from?
A. There are 2 different widths of webbing, both of which are made from woven nylon and both of which are much stronger than you would ever think possible.

Q. How robust is the Doddle?
A. We conducted official “Pull Tests” on the Doddle to assess its breaking strain.  It translates to a dog weighing around 27 kilos, but a bigger dog that doesn’t pull can wear it, we just can’t guarantee it.  You can see our friends Sadie the Greyhound and Garbo the Labrador wearing their Doddles in a number of our videos

Q. What does the Doddle weigh?
A. The actual plastic housing weighs approximately 40gms which is equivalent to around 2 dishwasher tablets.  The collar is approximately 28 gms  – average weight for a webbing collar;  and the lead and handle approximately 10gms – half a dishwasher tablet. Total weight of the housing is around 50 grams and the entire Doddle (Combined collar and lead) weighs approximately 77grams.

Q. What size is the pod?
A. The plastic pod which holds all the exciting bits is approximately 5 cms x 6 cms x 2.3 cms high.  That’s about the diameter of a jaffa cake, and two jaffa cakes high!  Take a look at our jaffa cake photos here.

Q. Can I clean it?
A. You can clean the Doddle with a damp cloth or just put it into a washing machine on a coolish cycle (40 degrees) in a little laundry bag to protect it and keep it clipped together. Stretch it out to dry afterwards – never put in a tumble dryer

Q. My Dog wears a harness. Can the Doddle be used on dogs with harnesses?
A. We now sell the Doddle Pod for harnesses. It’s the Doddle without the collar, and fits on almost all types of harnesses. See Buy Now page for more details.

Q. Where can I buy a Doddle
A. Mainly just on the web site and Amazon. We also have many high street shops who supply the Doddle. You can see all of the retailers that stock the Doddle on the Stockist page of our website.

Q. How much does the Doddle cost?
A. If we are not offering a promotion, the Doddle will sell at £24.

Q. How much does delivery cost
A. Delivery actually costs us more than we are charging – you only pay £3 for the UK and Europe!

Q. Can I return the Doddle if I don’t like it?
A. Yes.  If you don’t like the look of the Doddle when you see it and it hasn’t been worn or used in any way, then you can return it – please see our Returns Policy

Q. Will the Doddle smell if it gets wet?
A. As with all dog accessories, things can get smelly if they are not kept clean.  Keep it clean with the occasional damp cloth and it should be fine – unless your dog is extra smelly too!

Q. What size dog is the Doddle for?
A. We recommend a maximum weight of around 27 kilos, but it can be worn by a dog as little as a  toy poodle or as big as a greyhound if they don’t pull – please see our videos

Q. My dog pulls on the lead, will the Doddle still work?
A. Yes, the Doddle can cope with a dog that pulls, but not more than a pull equivalent to approx. 50 kgf (kilograms of force)

Q. Can I tie my dog up with the Doddle?
A. Never use the Doddle to tie your dog to anything. We now sell Doddle Ties which are designed for tying your dogs when you pop into the shop! See Buy Now page for more details.

Q. Is the Doddle adjustable?
A. No. The Doddle is a quick lead up to 1m long, long enough to walk your dog beside you.

Q. Can the Doddle be my primary lead?
A. Absolutely! It is designed to get rid of any time wasted clipping and unclipping your lead. The Doddle allows you gain control of your dog in no time at all. It’s been my primary lead for years!