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    Lightbulb Another option....

    Yes, I do love the doggies!

    First, get rid of those retractable leashes, Lukem. They are not strong enough to control a dog if something goes down. Also, if they are attached to collars instead of harnesses, the constant pressure on their trachea can cause damage. A good, strong leash, 4-6 feet, with a leash coupler would be a better way to go. Since it sounds like there is a size disparity, you might consider one of these:

    Double Leash

    While you have the zoo effect going on, maybe one of these:

    Add A Dog Leash Connectors and Couplers

    Walking multiple dogs on leash is not too difficult, once you get the hang of it. The first time you walk them together, pay attention to their pack order, and then leash them in the same order. Even better, find somewhere within walking distance, or perhaps a short drive away, where you can walk them off leash. If you have one or more who won't obey off-leash, I would recommend purchasing an electronic correction collar and investing a little time in training off-leash. One thing that I did before ever putting a correction collar on any of my dogs was to put it on and try it. That way I understood exactly what was happening when I press that button. On the mildest levels, it simply tingles. In fact, I never used that level because it was almost pleasant, kind of like the stim machine at a chiropractors office. The next level is just like walking on carpet with wool socks. A simple and effective static shock.

    The net result would be either not having them on the leash, or being able to drop the leash, comfortable that they are still under your control. With the leash couplers, you can at least hold a single leash on your weak side while maintaining control. In fact, even though I only have one dog right now, he knows that he may only walk on my weak (left) side. I never switch the leash to my draw side.

    Sounds like you are having fun! Woof!
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    I have the same problem, not walking my dog but when I'm using my wheelchair. The controls are on the right side so it keeps my right hand busy. I'm going to change my controls over to the left side. It probably take a few days to get use to it but will be worth it in the long run.
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    I may look into those double leaches. The retractable ones I have seem pretty sturdy actually. They aren't big dogs so I'm not worried about them breaking it.


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  5. Quote Originally Posted by lukem View Post
    188 lbs is more than both of mine put together! I think Nola (lab/pitt) is about 45lbs.

    When I lived in NH, I had our Saint tied out on a 30 foot cable. The cable was attached to the covered porch. One day he took off after something in the yard and hit the end of the cable at full speed. He pulled the entire porch 3" out of square. The porch was resting on concrete footings and shifted 3". If he's on a leash and he bolts it takes everything I have to hold him back, and I'm 250lbs.

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    Another idea, Red!

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hat View Post
    I have the same problem, not walking my dog but when I'm using my wheelchair. The controls are on the right side so it keeps my right hand busy. I'm going to change my controls over to the left side. It probably take a few days to get use to it but will be worth it in the long run.
    Instead of moving the controls, lets just put a turbo motor on the chair and connect a nitrous system. Push the button and zooooooommmmm.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrc1962 View Post
    When I lived in NH, I had our Saint tied out on a 30 foot cable. The cable was attached to the covered porch. One day he took off after something in the yard and hit the end of the cable at full speed. He pulled the entire porch 3" out of square. The porch was resting on concrete footings and shifted 3". If he's on a leash and he bolts it takes everything I have to hold him back, and I'm 250lbs.
    Sounds to me as if your heavy-duty dog could use some heavy-duty training. The words "come," "sit," "down" & "stay" comes to mind. That said, here's a joke I heard forever ago: What does a huge dog say when it's prowling down an alley in the middle of the night? "Here kitty, kitty, kitty..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by PascalFleischman View Post
    My name is Leroy, and I'm 35 lbs. of 1/2 Pug & 1/2 Beagle, but 100% pure wuss. I'd turn my curly tail under and run as far away as possible.

    Aww! Couldn't be any cuter!
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by gdcleanfun View Post
    Sounds to me as if your heavy-duty dog could use some heavy-duty training. The words "come," "sit," "down" & "stay" comes to mind. That said, here's a joke I heard forever ago: What does a huge dog say when it's prowling down an alley in the middle of the night? "Here kitty, kitty, kitty..."
    I wish. We tried that. The breed is stubborn by nature. We got him when he was 2 and his previous family never trained him. He knows all the basics, but when somethings got him distracted he won't pay attention.

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    Walking my dogs will pretty much mean I'll never need my gun. But if so... I'll just let go and aim well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lukem View Post
    Dropping the leash would probably be my last resort. I wouldn't want one of them getting hurt either. One is a little beagle that wouldn't do anything. The other is half lab and pitt. She can sounds a little scary when she barks, not sure what she would do if something happened to me like that though, don't really want to find out. Its good having her when I was too because she's like an alarm. She'll hear stuff and look before I know its there.
    If you have to draw, that's a good indication it's time to drop the leash. Not having good aim may well mean that you or someone else could die. On the other hand, dropping the leash will probably have one of four possible outcomes, in order of probability:

    1. The dog will split and you can catch it later. You have a good reason, if you were about to get robbed. The owner can be comforted by the fact that their canine is intelligent, if not particularly loyal.

    2. The dog will just stand there like an idiot.

    3. An aggressive dog will attack the perp and successfully scare or slightly injure him, in which case its owner will probably be pleased with its heroism and tell their friends.

    4. An aggressive dog will attack the perp and at worst get killed, in which case its owner will probably be pleased with its heroism, give it a funeral and end up on the news. You can't reasonably be held to blame, as the dog took a bullet for you.

    If someone has to bite the big one early, I'd really rather it be Fido. I'll go to 100 doggy funerals to avoid having to attend one of my own or my family/friends. That's why LEOs have K-9s.
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