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16 December 2008 @ 05:47 pm
Walking Styles  
For those of you with two bostons, or two or more dogs, how do you cope if they have different walking styles? My schedule is such that I need to walk 'em both together, because I don't usually get home until 5 pm and mine is not the best neighborhood to be walking in after dark. I have 'em both on seperate leads which I loop around my wrist so I have one hand free, but they pull me apart! LOL. Daisy is like a jackrabbit, she wants to race down the street. Gambit is like a turtle. He wants to smell every bush and tree and leaf and pee on all of them. Now that Daisy is 9 months, she's really strong, and it's getting harder and harder to keep a pace that is tolerable for Gambit. His foot allergies sometimes make him limp when she is pulling. I try to rein her back but I also don't want the walk to be miserable for her, if she has lots of energy to burn, then so be it. We usually walk for a half hour to forty minutes or so in the evening, until it gets dark and I need to be home, and the effort of keeping them both together is exhausting. Walking them seperately is not really an option due to time and the fact that one would freak if I walked the other.

How do you manage?
popscocklespopscockles on December 15th, 2008 11:15 pm (UTC)
I have 3 dogs. My two little piggies, Pork & Beans, & my 16 month old Great Dane, Miss Murderface. I walk Murder with a Gentle Leader on an English style lead that loops around my shoulder, so I have a free hand. The boys' harnesses get connected to a (3ft)coupler & then to a traffic lead(5inches). The coupler allows a free hand & it makes them keep pace with eachother, & you. I love it!
classikgrl73 on December 15th, 2008 11:17 pm (UTC)
I have two and we always use harnesses which helps with pulling, we also got a leash that is kind y shaped with a coupler , it helps tp kind of even their ability to pull, or at least they seem to pull more evenly. They are bostons so of course they still pull, but the harness/y leash helps tremedously.
We use Puppia harnesses, and got the leash at petsmart, i can't find the exact one on the site but the coupler is similar to this one:

Good Luck !
popscocklespopscockles on December 15th, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC)
NHxsaltyx on December 16th, 2008 12:31 am (UTC)
I can walk my three dogs (205 lbs total) on one hand with no problem: One on a flat buckle collar (she's well trained), one on a halti, and one on a gentle leader no-pull harness. You may need to use one of these training collars on your dogs. :)