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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-13-2010, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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Coupler or...?

The time has come for me to walk both Roscoe and Stella at the same time, now that she has finally finished all of her vaccinations.

I want to invest in a coupler, but I have also heard about a double-leash type thing that has two longer leads connected to a shorter handle thing that swivels. I'm a little concerned as to the amount of control I'll have over the pups with that style...so I'm looking for some suggestions before I make a decision!

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I have a few couplers of different lengths and it depends on the dogs and how they walk. Dash and Belle are both fast walkers who are out there to get their walk in so they do fine on a 16" coupler (one that spins and they can trade places and it doesnt tangle). If I were to hook that with one of them to Dora, she would not want to walk. She is slower and they will try and drag her. I don't think I ever trained it but it is just how both of them are and they are fine.

When I need to take all 3 or two with Dora, I usually have them each on a 4-6 foot leash. I even made one for walking all 3 at once. You might just want to experiment with that and see if they truly walk next to each other naturally before picking what you buy.

I also bought the 5" coupler as I wanted to show Dash and Dora in brace and let's just say Dora HATES it!

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We are trying out the coupler with Guapo and Paisley. I agree with Amanda in that it depends on the dogs, but it's really good to have one that allows them to trade places without tangling. So far we use the coupler when we are just going for a walk, but take them on separate leashes when they are going out to do their business.


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They SEEM to walk close to each other when I have them on two separate leads. Stella follows Roscoe a bit - he definitely likes to be the one who leads.

Maybe I will just buy one of each style and see which one works better for us

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I find it easier with 2 leashes---however I always have a carabiner with me so I can put the leashes together if needed

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