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    Default Lead walking two cavaliers at the same time.

    We are hopefully getting a new puppy around July/August time as a companion for Sally. I am just wondering how members with more than one Cavalier walk them on a lead together? Is it difficult to train them to accept this? Which leads are best? I don't want them taking us for a walk!!

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    I'm glad you asked this question...I was wondering the same thing too Our new 4 month old puppy will soon be joining us for short walks to get used to the leash and I've heard that having two separate leashes is easier to train them than using a coupler becuase it's harder to control them...but I wouldn't know, that's just what I've heard I'm sure other people will have better advice based on experience, since lots of people here have multiple cavs!
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    I have two and I take them for walks on my own.. but they are both trained and they both have strapcollars..

    So perhaps it's not bad to take some time and let the puppy get used to the walking on his own, then when he's trained, put them together (I use separate leashes) and they walk nicely next to me..

    Qwebble closest and Qwick next to her.. both on my left side..

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    I use a coupler if i'm my on own and find it easier, but will admit that my two are a bit 'pully' ( we are working on this!!!) if they are on seperate leads thye walk away from each other but on the coupler they cant do that
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    I have two and I prefer to walk both of them on a separate lead. I have a boy and a girl.. Faith would always smell Kosmo's pee and then get it on her head I think it's easier to walk on separate leads.. plus when Kosmo poops he literally does sometihng we call the "poopoo dance" where he does about a billion circles before he finally starts going and I don't think Faith would enjoy being pulled along for that ride.. hehe

    I just walk with one lead in each hand and then when I have to stop to pick up something I will put both leads in one hand, pick it up, and then continue

    I did walk Faith separately until she was old enough to go on longer walks though.. I didn't think it was fair to Kosmo and she needed to learn leash manners first... Actually I have one of those outward hound sling n go things and I would bring her with us and put her in that I just walked her more and more as time went on and she got old enough until she was finally able to walk our whole 20 minute walk
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    Thanks for the advice. My OH thinks it'll be better to use separate leads so I think we will try this initially. It'll take some time to get used to. I can see some fun and games when we try this!!

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    Once you have both dogs walking reasonably well on a single leash it is a piece of cake to get them walking together nicely on a double leash.

    I use the Sporn Double for my Cavaliers. I love it as it has swivel couplers at all junctions of the lead so it never ever tangles. It is also adjustable so that one dog can have a longer bit of lead than the other. This is especially useful if there is a large discrepancy in the size of the dogs, or if one dog is a puller and the other isn't.

    Oh and it is my belief that there are several on this forum who take 3 & 4 dogs walking together.



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    Caraline said what I was going to say: train them separately, but they will be happy to walk on a coupler, which I think is the easiest way to walk two dogs. I actually use a triple lead for three, and walk Lucy on her own lead (as she is a slower little old lady... ). I like those longer couples like the Sporn as short ones keep them all squished together. I don't like chain couplers either.
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    Thanks for the advice Caroline and Karlin. I'll do as you say and train them separately then try them together. The Sporn coupler looks good and I like the idea that they can be different lengths as the two dogs will be different sizes initially. I agree with you Karlin I don't like chain couplers either.

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    i think 2 leads in 1 hand is the answer
    may sound daft but the thought of holding both leads in 1 hand never occured to me at 1st Chloe went 1 way & heidi the other, then it suddenly clicked that all the people I saw walking nicely with 2 dogs used just 1 hand, I must have looked like a mad woman for our first few walks!!

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