Our number #1 question on the website is how do I best walk two dogs together? We are strong advocates of walking dogs with a coupler. The largest benefit is you have only one leash and you aren’t constantly doing the “leash dance” where you are wrapped up in two leashes and maneuvering dogs. Most dog owners are reluctant to try a coupler because they don’t think their dogs will walk together very well. If one dog is older or has an injury, then we’d rule out the coupler. In most other cases, it should only take three walks for them to adjust to it.
The coupler has a circle on the top and two pieces of material or rubber that attach to the ring. With cloth couplers, you can adjust the sides of the coupler to different lengths to accommodate different size dogs. You choose the size of the coupler based on EACH dog’s weight. Every manufacturer has done an excellent job of building the couplers with enough material for each size of the dog (small, medium, or large).
If the dogs are two different size, we advocate the sporn adjustable coupler. It has the most adjustment capability for two disparate size dogs. You can buy it as a stand-alone coupler that attaches to a leash. Or you can buy a leash that splits.
We think the wacky walkr couplers are the best on the market. The elastic stretch gives your dog plenty of room and it reinforced with a nylon cable, so it will never snap or break.
The coupler has a circle on the top, elastic rubber attached to that, then a black nylon strap. The nylon strap can be used as an extra handle to grab each dog individually and to pull them in fast. The also have high quality swivel clips so the dogs can turn and don’t tangle.
If you add a wacky walkr leash with the coupler, you get a perfect walking system. The leashes have an extra handle on the bottom of the leash with a swivel clip. You can choose an urban leash (1.5-3 ft) or a standard leash (3-6ft) to add to the coupler. The urban is recommended if you would like to keep your dogs close. It still gives them plenty or room.
Whenever you walk two dogs together with a coupler or without, it’s always an issue when one dog wants to stop. We can’t solve this issue but the extra handle on the coupler does make it easier to stop the non-stopped dog and let them finish their business. We also recommend if you have a boy dog that you put them on the outside so the can lift their leg to the right.
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Happy Walking! And thanks from the world of pet lovers for giving two dogs a good home.