What's your warranty?
All our gear is warrantied one year from the time of purchase. If you have an issue - please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My dog chewed my Stunt Puppy gear. Can you help?
Nothing is chew proof. Our warranty does not cover chewing, normal wear and tear or product misuse. BUT WAIT - if your dog acts like a dog and chews your leash - we can usually repair it at no cost besides shipping (e.g. replace buckles (not webbing)).
Do you make donations?
We do. Your donation request must be related to a non profit organization. Due to the high volume of requests, we can not honor everyone's submission. Please download this form and email it to us at email@example.com and we'll contact you if we are going to make a donation to your organization.
Do you sell wholesale?
Yes we do. Please send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get back to you quickly.
Will this fit my Dog?
Our Extra Small Everyday Collars are 9/16 inches (1.4 cm) in width and fit necks 9 - 12 inches (23 - 30 cm). Think small - really small. Perfect for puppies too!
Our Small Martingale Limited-Slip Collars are 3/4" in width and fit necks 12" - 18"
Our Regular Martingale Limited-Slip Collars are 1" in width and fit necks 14 - 21"
Our Large Martingale Limited-Slip Collars are 1" in width and fit necks 18 - 24"
How big a beast wears the Kahuna Collar™? Ka HOOOO Nah! The width of these collars is 1.5 inches (3.8 cm). They fit necks from 18 - 28 inches (46 - 71 cm). But wait, if your dog's neck is a bit smaller - we can custom make one at the same width but smaller circumference. Just add custom tailoring to your order and email us (email@example.com) your order number along with your dog's neck size. They are truly bad-ass.
Due to space the Fi unit and ID info take up, it is not as adjustable as other collars. The larger the collar size, the more adjustable it becomes. The smaller sizes are less adjustable.
A 12” collar should be adjustable about 11-13”. We can’t be exact on the adjustability because the longer the text is for IDs, the more adjustable space you lose.
Here are some sample sizes:
13” adjusts ~ 12-14” | 14" adjusts ~ 13-15" | 15" adjusts ~ 14-16" | 16" adjusts ~ 15-18" | 17" adjusts ~ 16-19" | 18" adjusts ~ 17-20" | 19" adjusts ~ 18-21" | 20" adjusts ~ 18-23" |
But I want to be sure! Will it fit MY dog?
Measure your dog's neck. We recommend using a soft measuring tape. If you don't have one- use a piece of string, and measure that. Remember - you'll want to get two fingers under the collar when it's on, so take that into account.
Which leash is the right size?
All of our leashes are strong enough for any size dog. People choose our smaller leashes (thinner in width) to reduce the weight of the leash on a very small dog.
What about hands free? Will this fit around my waist?
Our Everyday Leashes are one piece and can adjust to go around your waist. The wider your waist, the less distance you will have to attach down to your dog. Take a piece of string and put it around your waist where you'd wear the leash. Measure that distance. Subtract that distance from 70 inches and that is the distance you will have between you and your dog.
What about the Stunt Runner™? Our Stunt Runner is two separate pieces. The waist belt fits waists 28 - 49 inches (71 - 124cm). The flexible connector stretches from 42 - 66 inches (106 - 168 cm).
I need a bigger or smaller leash/waist belt. Not to worry. For an additional $15, we can whip you up a custom model of most items in no time. Please add custom tailoring to your shopping cart and allow two weeks for delivery.
Which harness is the right size?
First - measure your dog's girth. What's girth you ask? Measure around your dog's chest just behind your dog's front arm pits.
Girth 15"- 23" (13 - 58cm) - Small
Girth 23-29 inches (58 - 74cm) - Medium
Girth 29-37 inches (74 - 94cm) - Large
Adjusting your harness: The harness should be snug when your dog pulls, but loose and comfortable when your dog is not pulling.
To determine your size in a Float Doggy, use your dog's body type and weight. We've measured countless dogs and noted their breed (or delightful mixes as the case may be) and given these as an indication of the best fit for common sizes and body shapes.
Stunt Puppy life jackets have generous adjustment in the chest and shoulders so work with your dog's weight as the starting point.
If you've weighed and compared and still are unsure, please email us and we'll do our best to help.
|BODY LIKE A
|Chihuahua, Mini Yorkie
|Small breeds, Mini-Poodle, Dachschund
|Fox Terrier, Cocker Spaniel, Jack Russell
|Collie, Vizsla, Blue Heeler, Boxer
|Labrador, Pointer, German Shephard, Weimeraner
Will this fit my cat?
Can I run with my dog?
Yes, most likely. However, short-nosed dogs, like pugs, and giant breeds, like Great Danes, are typically not the best choices for running. Also, smaller dogs typically will have trouble running at high speeds or for long distances. Be careful running with puppies – their bones are not fully developed yet and running could cause injury or joint problems later on. Before you begin, bring your dog to the vet for an exercise-specific checkup to make sure his joints are in good shape.
When can I start running with my dog?
Before starting a running program with a puppy or young dog, make sure his bones are fully mature and his growth plates have closed, to avoid joint problems later. On average, this happens around 18 months of age. Smaller dogs take less time to reach full size (around a year), while larger breeds may take up to two years to fully mature. Check with your vet and slowly ease into running.
What gear do I need?
If you’re planning on running with your dog, here are the basics you need:
- Comfortable collar
- Hands-free leash
- Portable water dish
- Identification tag
- A light and a reflective vest for nighttime or low visibility runs
- Depending on the running conditions, you may also want protective cream or booties for your dog’s paws.
Which breeds are best for running?
Long, slow runs: Dogs with a bigger body that can handle the distance, as long as you go slowly.
Examples: Catahoulas, Labrador retrievers, standard poodles and dalmatians.
Running in the heat: Dogs with a long nose, short sleek coat and svelte body.
Examples: Rhodesian ridgebacks, vizslas, Airedale terriers and fox terriers.
Running in the cold: Dogs with a thick coat and a stocky body.
Examples: Malamutes, German shepherds, Swiss mountain dogs, Siberian huskies.
Running on trails with obstacles: Dogs that are sure-footed and quick to react (such as herding or hunting dogs).
Examples: German shorthaired pointers, viszlas, weimaraners, border collies, Belgian sheepdogs.
Running on crowded or heavily-used trails: Non-aggressive dogs that are people-oriented and obedient with a calm personality.
Examples: Golden and Labrador retrievers, standard poodles, labradoodles, border collies.
No matter what kind of dog you have, it’s a good idea to schedule an exercise-specific checkup with your vet before you start a running program.
Won’t my dog pull me over?
Before you begin running with your dog, it’s important to do some leash training. Although it’s good for your dog to understand and obey the commands sit, stay and down, the number one command your dog should know is heel. When you run, you want your dog to be even with your knees for maximum efficiency and control. Teaching your dog to heel will prevent him from straining at his collar, preventing injury, and will keep him from pulling you over.
Drive Magazine, Fall 2013
How do I get started?
Start slowly and gradually increase the distance and vary the terrain. Start off slowly, running for around 10 minutes, three days a week, building up distance over time. The generally accepted guideline on increasing running mileage is not to exceed a 10 percent increase (in either time or mileage) a week. This helps build your dog’s endurance, strengthen his muscles and allows his paw pads to build calluses.
Drive Magazine, Fall 2013
How far can I run? How often?
How far you go depends on your dog’s age, breed and personality. If your dog seems hyper or destructive, he probably needs more exercise. In general, a low-energy dog needs 20-60 minutes of exercise per day. A moderate-energy dog usually needs at least 60 minutes of exercise, while some high-energy sporting dogs may need to run 10-15 miles per day.
Start off slowly, running for around 10 minutes, three days a week, building up distance over time. The generally accepted guideline on increasing running mileage is not to exceed a 10 percent increase (in either time or mileage) a week. As you increase your mileage, your dog’s pads will gradually toughen to handle the longer distances. Eventually, you may also be able to increase the number of days per week that you run.
The number of miles, minutes or hours you eventually run with your dog is largely determined by…your dog. If he seems tired, is breathing fast and hard or lagging behind, you’ll know it’s time to slow down. Remember, pugs and other short-muzzled pups especially need to be monitored during exercise. Their muzzles don’t allow for lots of airflow, so they can quickly suffer from oxygen deprivation or overheating.
Although consistent workouts will keep your dog happy and healthy, it’s important to incorporate rest days into your dog’s fitness program, as well as a nutritious, balanced diet.
What about hydration and nutrition?
In general, dogs should drink ½ to 1 ounce of water per pound per day. If you’re going for a run, aim for 1 ounce of water per pound per day. And if you’re running for more than 45 minutes, especially if the temperatures are hot, you should always plan to stop for water breaks.
How can you tell if your dog is dehydrated? Check his nose. If it’s dry, he may be dehydrated. Here’s another simple test: Pinch the skin on the back of your dog’s neck with two fingers. If the skin remains squished or wrinkled, your dog needs to get water as soon as possible. You can also check your dog’s gums – if they feel slimy when you rub your finger over them, your dog is hydrated. If they’re not, he needs water!
For longer runs, bring high-protein treats that are also high in fat. While humans start off burning carbs when they exercise, dogs use fat for fuel.
What about your dog’s regular diet? If your dog comes jogging with you for 20 minutes a few times a week, you can stick to regular dog food. However, if you and your dog run five or 10 miles a day, your dog will likely need a slightly higher-fat diet overall. Look for high-performance dog foods to help boost your dog’s fat intake – or just add a teaspoon of olive oil to your dog’s kibble. Athletic dogs’ diets should also consist of at least 25 percent protein, preferably from meat.
How do I run with two dogs?
Having a short leash is key for running with two dogs, otherwise they’ll just get tangled with each other. Some people find that it works best to have one dog on each side of them when they run. Others prefer to have both on one side.
Don’t want to have both your hands full? The Stunt Puppy Stunt Coupler™ can turn one leash into two: It clips to your leash and features two swivel snap hooks, so you can easily run with two dogs.
Want to run hands free? Attach the Stunt Coupler to the hands-free Stunt Puppy Stunt Runner™ leash and you’re ready to go.
Is the Stunt Runner™ long enough? What’s the right distance I should be from my dog?
The Stunt Runner was created specifically for runners. (See it in action here.)Your most natural running stride will occur when your dog is heeling close and running by your side, within three feet of you. The short distance also gives you greater control over your dog.
Drive Magazine, Fall 2013
Why is it important to have the Stunt Runner™ bungee? Can’t I just use a regular leash?
Unlike a regular leash, the flexible bungee on the Stunt Runner stretches from 35” to 51” in order to absorb slight variations in stride without pulling you and disrupting your run. See it in action here.
Why run hands-free?
To run efficiently and avoid injury, you need to be able to pump your arms and move naturally, which is difficult if you’re holding a leash. Having free hands makes running much more comfortable! See the hands-free Stunt Runner™ leash in action here.
Does it matter if my dog has a harness, collar or Gentle Leader®?
When running, it’s best to have a regular, flat collar. If your dog tends to pull, a harness can help keep your dog on course while protecting his fragile neck. However, a harness may cause chafing on longer runs.
Never run with a choke collar, as you may injure your dog’s neck if he makes a sudden move.
The use of a gentle leader (or head halter) while running is a subject of much debate. While some people say that it is an effective way to control your dog during a run, others believe that the gentle leader may not allow your dog to open his mouth fully, which could hinder his breathing while exercising.
What is the best temperature for running? When it is too cold? Too hot?
For most of the country, the best dog exercise weather is anywhere between 32 and 70 degrees – however, it all depends on what your dog is used to.
For warm weather, here’s a good rule of thumb: If the temperature plus humidity added together are greater than 150, it’s probably too hot for your dog. So, if it’s 75 degrees out with a humidity level of 80%, you should reschedule your run or leave your dog at home.
If you do decide to go for a run with your dog and the weather is warmer than 70 degrees, make sure to carry water with you for water breaks, and watch out for hot pavement, which can burn your dog’s feet.
Dogs with long hair or with flat faces (think pugs) are much more prone to overheating, so be extra careful if you try to run with these breeds in warm weather.
Dogs are much more tolerant of cold weather, since they have fur to insulate them. However, once you get below 20 degrees it may be too cold for smaller dogs or dogs with shorter coats – consider a dog jacket for these breeds.
Also, look out for harmful chemicals like salt and antifreeze on winter sidewalks and roads, which can damage the pads on your dog’s feet and can be toxic if he licks his paws. After each cold-weather run, check your dog’s legs and paws for damage and be sure to rinse them with warm water. If you run often in the winter, or if you see that your dog’s feet are sensitive to the salt or the cold, protect his paws with a set of Stunt Puppy booties. These booties also work well on hot pavement during the summer months.
If your dog isn’t into booties, another great option to protect your dog’s feet is Musher’s Secret, a balm that you can put on your dog’s feet to protect them from snow, salt, sand and hot pavement.
How do I stay visible while running?
Once the sun goes down, or during foggy or rainy weather, it’s important to wear reflective gear to stay visible to motorists while you’re out for your run. A reflective leash, collar and even a reflective vest are all good ways to stay seen and stay safe. This reflective collar is even waterproof!
Also, consider attaching a light to your dog’s collar to act as a beacon to oncoming traffic, or to help you spot him if he gets off leash. Some of the best running lights can be seen from miles away.
Does my dog need a coat?
It all depends on what your dog is used to, but if the temps are below freezing, small or short-haired dogs may need an additional layer such as a dog jacket to keep their core temperature in a healthy range. Look for signs that your dog is cold, such as lifting up a paw or shivering.
Customer service FAQs
When will my order ship?
We ship most orders on the next business day and orders within the US typically arrive within 5 business days of shipping.
If you ordered a personalized item, check the product page for timing as each product is different.
Can I track my order?
You'll receive an email with a tracking number when your order ships.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.
This is a gift, are there prices on the packing slip?
No - that would be tacky.
How do I cancel or change an order?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-803-9589 and we'll be happy to help.
What I ordered isn't what I expected. Can I return or exchange it?
Please visit our returns and exchanges page.
What's your Domestic Shipping and Delivery Policy?
Stunt Puppy uses USPS, UPS or FedEx to provide our customers with the best rates and service. The majority of orders are shipped within one business day. You can also contact us with any questions.
Once your order has been shipped, you will receive a shipping confirmation email from us. We will include the tracking number so that you may track your order.
International Shipping (Outside of the USA)
Stuntpuppy.com has partnered with DHL for international shipments. Most orders (not including wholesale) ship the next business day and are delivered in about a week. Custom orders, including Stunt PuppyIDs, Adjustable Collar Tags and Hand-Lettered Collars take up to two weeks to produce. If you have more than one item in your order, we will ship everything together when all items are ready.
If you have any questions about international shipping, please contact us at email@example.com
Privacy & Security
Please see our Privacy & Security page.
My dog chewed my Stunt Puppy gear. Can you help?
Nothing is chew proof. Our warranty does not cover chewing, normal wear and tear or product misuse. BUT WAIT - if your dog acts like a dog and chews your leash - we can usually repair it at no cost (e.g. replace buckles (not webbing)).
Gear For Active Dogs
This is gear for dogs that brave autumn without an argyle sweater, ride shotgun in the pickup, nudge their running partner awake before the alarm goes off…you get the idea. Dogs like these need gear that keeps up with them, in the city and the country; the rain and the sun; the hot and the cold; the dark and the light.
This gear is for you and your dog. Whatever you do. Every day.
From Basement to Brand
For years, Ken Goldman searched for the perfect leash and collar for his golden retriever, Bauer. From volunteering at hospitals to running the trails, their lifestyle was busy – and put their dog gear to the test. Dissatisfied with other dog products on the market, Ken retreated to his basement, pulled out a sewing machine (thanks Mom) and created the Stunt Runner™, a dog leash fitted with a flexible connector, which enabled him to run easily with Bauer by his side.
He tested his gear with neighborhood dogs and quickly moved on to the most active of canines: Search-and-rescue dogs, law enforcement dogs, Iditarod dogs, dock-diving dogs. These dogs continue to test all Stunt Puppy products and inspire new gear.
What began as a basement project quickly turned into a national brand. Taking cues from high-quality climbing, skiing and camping gear, Ken used similar materials and construction techniques to ensure his products had the comfort and durability to keep up with even the most active dogs and their owners.
How We Make Gear Fit For A Dog
Human Grade Components
Human-grade fabrics mean gear that's lighter, softer, more breathable, and performs better across a range of conditions. We use human-grade fabrics and components because to us, it's never JUST a dog.
There are no straight lines on a dog, so there are no straight lines on Stunt Puppy jackets. Curved panels, articulated seams, and adjustments where they're needed most allow for a customized fit that accommodates deep chests, broad shoulders, narrow waists and all the glorious combinations in between.
Lab-Test the Gear
Good on paper isn't good enough for the kind of treatment that our outdoor gear needs to endure. Every Stunt Puppy design is tested and measured by our team of Lab-Testers.
To Make It Right, We Make It in the Right Place
From the first buckle to the last stitch, we manufacture where materials and techniques are the best: New Zealand’s first-rate Merino wool; China’s flotation construction expertise; the United States’ premiere reflective technology. It all comes together in the USA where we can ship with the smallest footprint and help take care of our one beautiful planet.
We Love Our Dogs as Much as You Do
We started with a single jacket made from scraps for Jack, our thermally fragile Ridgeback, and fashioning the perfect leash for Bauer to make his hospital therapy rounds. We still design for the Jacks and Bauers who are making the world a better place, one unconditional wag at a time.
Here's What Makes Us Better
Soft, smooth and strong. The same material used in top-quality climbing and rescue gear. Doesn't pinch the skin or mat the hair.
Because your dogs life is seven times too short to live with boredom. We've created a unique line of patterns to fancy up your dog.
Crazy Strong and Crazy Light Carabiners
Active dog owners tend to have their hands full. These carabiners are strong, durable – and so easy to use. They auto lock once clipped onto your dog's collar.
Bar Tack Stitching
We don't glue our materials together or sew like Grandma; we stitch `em right and tight. This super strong stitch is the same one used on climbing harnesses and firefighters' gear.
Buckles are one of the key safety features in any leash or collar. So when it comes to buckles, we don't mess around: We use the best ones on the market.
Innovative Reflective Trim
Made with 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material. Looks great during the day, shows up even better at night, reflecting back up to 500 feet.
Biothane® Waterproof Material
A lightweight and virtually indestructible material that's waterproof and stinkproof. Built to handle weather extremes, it stays flexible in the coldest of conditions.
Dual D Rings
One ring for the tags and one ring for the leash. There’s no need to reach under your dog’s neck to clip the leash and then spin the buckle and tags all the way up to the top of the neck. The second D-Ring is right there on top (and can be repositioned) for you to easily clip right into. And no jingle mingle with the leash and tags.