Walking two dogs at the same time can be twice the fun…or twice the challenge! When the dogs are large and strong, the task of one person walking two dogs is one that has to be taken on like any job: deliberately and with a plan.
The first consideration is that the two dogs get along well. At all costs (even if it means taking separate walks with each dog), you don’t want two dogs literally your arm’s length apart to be fighting.
If your dogs are friendly to each other, you’ll want to make sure each is leash trained. It’s best to leash train the dogs individually so you can start and stop to reinforce behaviors as they happen in that particular dog…not because his walking partner was getting off track! You can train the dogs separately or have someone else walk with you and take the second dog, keeping the training independent.
Once your dogs are leash trained, it’s a matter of how will you accomplish the walk. Some walkers and dogs prefer two leashes (the two in this photo are on two separate leashes). However, two dogs and two leashes can quickly become a tangled mess, not to mention a hazard for the owner trying to walk down the sidewalk.
Dual Dog Leash is quite good choice for walking two dogs:
- Walks two dogs without tangling
- Stops dogs individually
- Up to 50lbs per dog
- Max length of 10 feet per dog
- Reflective leads
- Patented 360 degree spin technology
- Untangles automatically