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Don’t Get It Twisted: Leash Walking with 3 Dogs

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Now, I know I said New Years’s resolutions were for the Birds, but I might have been mistaken.

You see, one of the Mama’s New Year’s Resolutions was to join in the 30/30 Challenge with us. While we haven’t exactly risen to the challenge. (Mother Nature has been really moody lately. Can some doggy get that girl a Midol?) I do think we’re on board with the spirit of the challenge though. We’ve been walking every chance we can, for as long as we can, in order to get in a full 900 minutes of walking this month.

leash walking multiple dogs


There’s just one challenge though. The Grandma.

The Grandma is a hot mess when it comes to dog walking. She’s tries, pups. Oh woof, how she tries, but she just doesn’t get it. That woman has one job on our walks: wrangle Lu. I’m not saying it’s an easy job. Frankly, that boy is a loose cannon and containing him is probably quite a feat, but really Grandma? You’re better than this.


Don’t Get It Twisted! (the leash, I mean)

Walking multiple dogs is an art form. You can either end up looking like one of those uber-cool New York dog walkers who can effortless handle an entire pack or you end up with the leashes tied in a know, possibly binding your ankles together. I’ll let you guess what happens at our house.

I’ll give you a hint, the Mama’s tripped approximately 86 thousand times.

Little Luey is a firecracker. He loves running around. On a walk, he wants to be right on my butt. And around the Mama’s ankles and chasing the Felix and smelling that blade of grass over there. His antics leave me wanting to bark “GET IT TOGETHER LU!”
Grandma is no help at all.  She is completely unable to contain him. Watching her manage Lu’s leash is like watching a ribbon twirler at the Olympics.

At least Princess Peach & Daisy make it look good. It looses a little something when you add gloves, winter coats and boots. Plus, the Mama is certain that she’s going to fall and crush one of us.

Do you have any great tips for leash walking multiple dogs?

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Friday 14th of June 2013

I walk 3 or 4 small untrained dogs every day and do it easily!

I use the UTurn 3-dog handle with 3 leashes attached to the handle. It allows me to untangle all leash entanglements with half turns of the handle --- while walking! Paul

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