Hands-free leash-holding: Clip on a carabiner
I first saw this on a dog-walking hip pack that I wasn’t otherwise enthused about, and I like it: You clip a carabiner or an S-Biner to your dog walking belt, or to a belt loop on your pants, and when you want to have your hands free you clip your dog’s leash handle to the carabiner. I’ve attached one to my OllyDog Walker, and I’ve used it a couple of times when I really wanted both hands free to pick up poop. It’s a simple idea that works beautifully. A low-end carabiner costs about $8, and an S-Biner is about half that price.