Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Northern California
Re: How do *you* walk two leashed dogs?
one advantage to having a 2 & 10yr old is that they have very different needs separate activities. for every 20 minutes that Gia can walk, Tilden can walk for 2 hours. She also has HD which limits her from any sort of running or hiking. Saying all that to say, more often then not - when I'm out I only have 1 with me. However, our daily walks in the morning are together and depending on the time of day (people/car traffic), how I feel and how they're cooperating I'll do Tilden on leash and Gia off OR both on long leashes walking ahead of me OR both of them on short leashes heeling on each side of me. if i don't have a free hand to heel one on each side, i'll heel them both on my right - but this is my least favorite positioning. When I'm walking two dogs, I'm walking two dogs... not talking on the phone, counting out money, holdings a childs hand, or anything else. If any of those situations do arise, they are both put in a down or sit-stay so that I can attend to anything else necessary.
I see most people having problems when their dog is either, absolutely not leash trained in the slightest, or when they're trying to do too many other things while walking their dogs.
Edit: I used to use a coupler as Remo mentioned long ago - and I'd consider it again if I had two dogs that were closer in size, age, training, energy levels. At this point Tilden still needs certain leash corrections and/or modifications and the coupler prevents me from doing that.
TILDEN: Male: Blk/Red LHGSD: DOB: 12/24/06 60lbs of Love
KEYSTONE: Male: Sable: DOB: 2/11/13 60lbs of Go!!!!!