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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-30-2016, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Leash coupler

We got tired of playing cats cradle when the two long leashes got tangled as the dogs constantly crossed each others paths so we are trying this coupler attachment for the leash. Jasper weighs 5 lbs more than Ruby but she is learning to dig in her heels and stop when she needs to.

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Thanks for posting that! I bought one but I've been afraid to try it.

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Umm, yeah. I used these for my labs. I'd much rather have them pulling on each other- which didn't last long, than on my lead. Plus, my boy dog walked very nicely and had 15 pounds on my girl dog who was crazy. lol He used to just sigh and plod along with me while she tried to pull us both. And yes, they both knew how to heel. I just didn't heel them on evening walks.

I haven't taught Java to heel yet. But she is learning... slowly, oh so slowly, not to pull the lead when we walk. I'm sure in a couple of years, she'll get it. hahaha I crack myself up. No, seriously, I think in a few weeks/months, we'll have loose leash walking all the way down.

But those couplers? Sanity savers if you have two dogs.

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I have one, and use it when I have to walk all three at once. I have no trouble walking two, but three leashes is HARD!!! The trouble is, the way that makes most sense (and is easiest on me) is to couple one of the girls to Kodi, who is totally reliable on leash. And then I feel so bad for him... He looks SO put-upon! It wasn't HIS idea to get these crazy little sisters!

So, mostly, I try to walk just two at a time. Kodi and one of the girls. Walking Kodi and Pixel is a piece of cake... With Kodi as a good example, Pixel just trots along on a loose leash, just the way he does. He stays slightly ahead (he always likes to lead the way! ) and she stays right behind him. So two separate leashes is easy. If I walk Kodi and Panda together, it's two separate leashes, and a LOT more work, because she's like walking a bee on a string. She's EVERYWHERE if you're not on top of her every moment. There's no relaxing stroll with her. But at least I don't have to worry about what Kodi's going to do.

The two girls together is total chaos. Panda brings out the absolute worst in Pixel, and they BOTH start running in 10 different directions. ("How do two puppies run in ten different directions," you ask? Try it some time, and I think you'd agree! ) So I really try to avoid that. If Dave and I walk them together, he takes Kodi and Pixel (easy pair) and I take the maniacal monsterly adolescent.
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I bought a coupler as soon as we knew we were getting a second Hav. I have just started using it now though as Hershey was too little until now. It is so much better. I have extenda leads for our fun walks and having each dog on their own extenda lead was crazy. I was constantly untangling them as they continually crisscrossed each other from one side of the path to the other. Having one lead is easy peasy. The coupler doesn't tangle either they still crisscross each other but the coupler adjusts, they are great.
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