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Post by Amipopzzz on Mon Aug 01 2011, 22:18

Has any one used these for their dogs?

The problem i have is walking Henry and Missy at the same time, i love their leads because they are soft and comfy, but together its a pain in the A**. Henry is very strong and pulls like mad for the first ten mins, Ive taught him to heel. but only does so after the first mad 10mins. Missy doesn't pull at all and walks next to Henry perfectly, but it makes it difficult with 2 leads !

I've found this one on ebay, but would love to hear your thoughts on using them x


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Strong-Equine-Standard-Black-Webbing-Dog-Lead-Coupler-/330595700659?pt=UK_Pet_Supplies_Dogs&hash=item4cf90a0fb3#ht_3815wt_932


Thanks Again x Big Grin
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Post by Guest on Mon Aug 01 2011, 22:39

These things can be pretty good, i'v used them time and time again, only if your dogs get on because they can cause a little frictions sometimes where the dogs are forced to be so close to each other, have you though about a two ended leads/halti lead and perhaps a head halti to aid in the pulling?

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Post by Guest on Mon Aug 01 2011, 22:42

I'm not keen on them because the dogs can't get away from each other. If there's a bit of friction, they're stuck together. Also, with dogs as strong as staffs, two pulling on a single lead could have dire consequences if the lead snaps!

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Post by Guest on Mon Aug 01 2011, 22:48

I think perhaps a halti lead if you really do not want two leads
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Halti-Dog-Training-Lead-Multi-Functional-Black-/180571123905?pt=UK_Pet_Supplies_Dogs&var=&hash=item6fc2b35ea9

or and a head halti for your boy to learn not to pull.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Halti-Head-Collar-and-Link-dogs-size-2-/260826482315?pt=UK_Pet_Supplies_Dogs&hash=item3cba78468b

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Post by Amipopzzz on Mon Aug 01 2011, 22:53

They always end up walking together whilst on lead, my 5 year old walks missy, shes brilliant, its just Henry.

I did have a Halti for Henry it lasted 3 walks before it started coming apart =(
He's got a Harness, it seems to give him something to pull against, he's worse on it than collar!
It takes a long time to teach him anything aswell, he seems particularly set in his ways, I pull the lead so he's level with me and say henry 'walk' and he walks next to me nicely. i still have to keep reminding him, but thats a 1000% better than when we got him!

the one i've found on ebay is what they call equine standard? would that be strong enough? thanks for your input x
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Post by gem on Mon Aug 01 2011, 23:24

Anything Equine is strong I say go for it thumbs up
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Post by madeira264527 on Thu Aug 04 2011, 03:10

With the lead training, I practice at home or In your garden (If you do have 1), And use treats to lure the dog to follow you around, And when Its at you heeel, Keep praising It and teaching It what heel Is, If you want to know exactly what I mean, Go on the Internet search amazing dog training man, Watch hes video, How he goes about teaching hes dog heel, Guys for good, WIth the leads, Anything but harnesses It encourages the puppy to pupp, Because you have no control over the dogs head, Harnesses only good once dogs fully trained.
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Post by madeira264527 on Thu Aug 04 2011, 03:11

*encourages the puppy yo pull
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Post by madeira264527 on Thu Aug 04 2011, 03:11

*Guys very good
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Post by Guest on Thu Aug 04 2011, 09:14

We have made a coupler lead our selfs from to long chain leads, its very strong and has never let us down and the way we have put it together means if the joining part snaps they will both still be held by the one chain lead (its very hard to explain i will take a photo at some point to show you). I find it a god send to be honest as i can walk the dogs and still hold my 3 year olds hand etc. They actually walk better on that lead than on separate ones now Smile

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Post by markeB on Thu Aug 04 2011, 16:54

i just use 2 leads,tried a couple but my 2 kept banging into each other.my 2 walk side by side with no problems or friction ,luckily where i live once im out on walk im on the mountains quickly and then mine or off lead.
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Post by Amipopzzz on Thu Aug 04 2011, 19:47

I thought about making one, out of their old chain leads, then thought again I'm no DIY-er !
The coupler arrived today, its shorter than i expected, but seems very strong and worth its money, we shall see when the pooches get walked, ill post pics after, or a missing poster cause the'yve snapped it an legged it Surprised Need to wait for the OH to test it, Henry listens to him better than he does me =( x
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Post by Amipopzzz on Thu Aug 04 2011, 19:52

markeB wrote:i just use 2 leads,tried a couple but my 2 kept banging into each other.my 2 walk side by side with no problems or friction ,luckily where i live once im out on walk im on the mountains quickly and then mine or off lead.

When ive got mine on 2 leads, if i've got one in each hand, they tangle me up, if ive got em both in one hand, they walk lovely next to each other, but both the leads are a big big for my hand, i dont feel comfortable, i have to wrap the lead round my wrist aswell, im a shorty the lead is too long lol.

I'd love to let mine roam and i would if i could guareentee that they wouldnt see anything, still working on recall =(
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Post by Guest on Fri Aug 05 2011, 09:08

markeB wrote:i just use 2 leads,tried a couple but my 2 kept banging into each other.my 2 walk side by side with no problems or friction ,luckily where i live once im out on walk im on the mountains quickly and then mine or off lead.

same here they are literally walked on lead 2 mins then off lead the rest of the time

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Post by Amipopzzz on Fri Aug 05 2011, 13:40

The people on my street must love me for providing them with endless entertainment, i took them for a quick walk round the block last night, Henry was suuupppeerrr excited, so i got my usual drag down the street. made far more interesting by the fact they weren't used to being together, and legged me up a couple of times before they got settled. clown

However once they got going, it was fab! so much easier =D
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It was hard to get a decent pic, ill try better next time Laughing
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Post by Guest on Fri Aug 05 2011, 13:45

Laughing A problem I'll have in the future when we get our second dog. My better half is only about 45-46 KG and is the primary handler. She does hold a black belt in judo though.

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Post by Guest on Fri Aug 05 2011, 14:11

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Post by sontatollari on Sat Aug 06 2011, 16:18

I use couplers a lot and love them. We have six dogs, so when we walk them on the road we walk them in three pairs of two. We try to pair them up so that they're equally matched for weight and "energy level" Big Grin I use harnesses with the couplers. Our two youngest Staffies have a pretty long coupler so they have a bit of space, and the coupler is stretchy so it also gives a bit. Love them things!
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Post by Amipopzzz on Sat Aug 06 2011, 19:32

a stretchy one! that would be mayhem, henry just pulled missy all over, i kind of felt sorry for her, but she didnt mind, the funniest part was when we got home, i got the lead off the coupler but then henry legged it into the house, and got himself and miss all tangled up under the table lol.

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Post by Guest on Sun Sep 04 2011, 10:48

We have a coupler which is a chain one, and the halti lead, i much rather use the coupler i use a strong lead when walking them on the coupler.
I think they walk better when on the coupler than on single leads when its just me walking them. if the oh is with us then no need for them, i feel i have more control using the coupler.

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