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I am havein a problem walking my 2 abs they walk lovley with my parnter but when i walk them they pull me allover so i wonder if any one can give me any tips? cos iam sick of felling a twit i want to fell joy walking my dogs :D thanks
 

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Please tell us how you are walking them. How you hold the leads? What side
of you, you are letting them walk on? Do you walk with purpose or just slowly?
Do you let them sniff of keep them on track? Have they been trained to heel?
This info will help us to answer you.
 

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walking two dogs, of any type, can be difficult i recommend getting complete control of them, one at a time, then work with them together. perhaps pinch collars may be needed
 

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they have been trained to heel at my left holding the lead in my right hand, i walk them one at a time and generaly i will let them sniff but they get easily excited by other dogs and familier people once they get excited they will practically pull my arms off to get to the other dogs for a play. this makes it awkward because i often walk my dogs at with my freinds and there dogs. any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated thanks :idea: :?: :?:
 

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It just takes a lot of training. I'd suggest you work with one dog at a time and get them to listen to you before venturing out with two...

They have to learn to 'watch' you for commands...this can be reinforced with food rewards and lots of praise...eventually taper the food rewards out of your training...the walk itself will become reward enough...

I don't know what others do, but I alternate 'heel' time with 'free' time...I usually end each session on a sit to break them up and so the dog knows a change is coming...I also greatly vary the amount of time I spend in each phase to prevent anticipation...this eventually could evolve into a wee bit of free time just as you're starting out...and maybe a bit more when you're back home for example, so your entire walk consists of 'heel'...

It depends on what you want...I seem to have a problem with Celeste's chomping and mouthing :oops: ...but she's heeling really well!!! :D ...
 

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they have been trained to heel at my left holding the lead in my right hand, i walk them one at a time and generaly i will let them sniff but they get easily excited by other dogs and familier people once they get excited they will practically pull my arms off to get to the other dogs for a play. this makes it awkward because i often walk my dogs at with my freinds and there dogs. any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated thanks :idea: :?: :?:
ok well, I can't hold 2 bully's with one hand. i would start training each dog , on a pinch. once they understand that you won't put up with any crap from them then work with them both together , WITHOUT distractions, until you think they understand what is acceptable. then you can add small distractions and gradually increase them
 

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Attitude is right; get them solid one on one and then try to walk them together. The only way walking multiple dogs at once can be any fun at all is if they both heel. One thing to do when they start pulling is let them get to the end of the lead and then abruptly change direction. BTW, if they're in the process of learning to heel and sometimes you let them wander and sniff and sometimes you enforce the heel you're working against yourself. There are times when of course you let your dog wander, but you need a release command to tell them the exercise is over, and they need to heel when you tell them to.

Good luck. It is possible. I used to walk two ridgebacks and a borzoi mix every morning.

Paula
 

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I walk my 2 together and it can be a pain at times. Normally when we first leave the house, Sam wants to mark everything. I need to get him a prong collar. I find Storms no problem unless there's a loose dog about. She'll even come back and heel herself if Sam stops for a sniff.

By about half way as the dogs tire I can easily hold both in one hand and enjoy the walk.
 

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try short walks for a wile thats what i did my girlfriend and i can now walk all 3 of ours at the same time and dont have to worry about them pulling her down the steet people always ask me how is walking who it funny when u see a 160lb guy walking over 300lb of abs down the street
 
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