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Q: How do you walk more than one dog at a time?

April 3, 2009 | By Peggy B. | 9 answers | Expired: 1922 days ago

Peggy B.

Just curious what works best for people. Do you walk one dog on each side with separate leashes? Do you use something to hook the dogs together and put them on one leash? How do you keep them from getting all twisted around on each other? I've tried different ways. We did ok with our older dogs but now the younger more active ones just get tangled up!!

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Linda C.
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Apr 03, 2009

I always have multiple dogs, so usually walk 2 or 3 together. I have coupled two together, but only if they are very reliable separately. The key is to train each dog individually and, once they are excellent alone, start walking them with one other dog on separate leashes. The only way I have had success is to ONLY walk dogs together that are already very respectful and well mannered on leash when walked alone. At one time, I had an infant in a front pack, a toddler in a stroller, and 3 dogs that I walked (2 coupled and one on a separate leash) around town every day! So, it IS possible! Just keep working on the basics with your young dogs, and gradually, they will be ready. Good luck!

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Dogsrsuper
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Apr 03, 2009

I walk all three of my dogs at the same time. I have one that likes to pull too much, one that likes to drag behind a bit and one that walks perfect. It has been a lot of trial and error figuring out the best configuration. Lately what has worked best is to couple the Dragger with the Perfect one attached to a short leash, then have a short leash on the Puller so I can correct him separately when needed. I always carry an extra leash in case I need to uncouple the dogs. They have all learned that a short leash means we are walking and not stopping. Flexi-leads mean they can run and sniff around on the end of the lead.

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Pia S.
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Apr 03, 2009

I walk two at once and many times four. All dogs should be taught to walk nicely on lead individually before they can be expected to walk nicely in a group. I use four leashes. If dogs get along, you can use a coupler. Some people wear walking belts where they clip the leashes onto the belts but I would avoid this if you have dogs that pull.

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