Double Dog Walking Solutions

Adding a second best friend to your family means double the fun. The anxiety of leaving your dog home alone is alleviated because they now have a like-minded sibling to keep them company. You’re no longer the greatest thing in the world to just one dog, but two – which means twice the affection!

Parenting more than one dog certainly has its benefits but can also be a huge undertaking. In general, you can expect everything to double; your financial investment, time, and training efforts. As you adapt, new challenges will arise, such as having to walk more than one dog simultaneously. Luckily, there are many solutions that can make being a pet parent of two much easier!

Taking multiple dogs for a walk can save time and strengthen the bond you share, but dogs (like people) have minds of their own. Without proper training, they can be difficult to control; leaving you feeling pulled in multiple directions.

EzyDog offers many solutions to multi-dog walking. In this article, we’ll explore these double dog solutions to help you determine what is right for you and your canine companions.

 


EzyDog Double Dog Solution

The Double Dog Solution

Double Dog Solution:

Often times, dogs’ leads can overlap during walks, making them uncomfortable and leaving a big tangly mess for you to unravel. The Double Dog Solution eliminates this hassle and provides a few additional benefits.

This kit includes one EzyDog Cujo Leash (in either 25” or 40”), which features a swiveling clip, and two lightweight swiveling 24” leash extensions. The Cujo’s pyramid handle provides excellent control and includes shock absorption to reduce strain on you and your dogs. With the flexibility of three swiveling components, your dogs can cross over freely and you can trade in the stress of trying to keep them in line for a nice relaxing stroll.

 


EzyDog Soft Touch Coupler

Soft Touch Coupler

Add a Coupler:

A simple solution for walking two dogs would be to attach a coupler to your existing leash.

When used with an EzyDog Leash, the EzyDog Soft Touch Coupler turns your leash into a tangle-free double dog walking system. The Soft Touch Coupler also provides reflective stitching, a traffic control handle to keep your dogs close when necessary, and adjustability to allow your alpha dog to be out front. This same design is also available in a “lite” version for smaller dogs under 26 lbs.

For many dogs, it’s instinctive for them to pull, which is why the EzyDog Zero Shock Coupler takes things a step further. Each side of the coupler features EzyDog’s patented Zero Shock Technology, which greatly reduces the impact and strain caused by a dog’s pulling. Since each dog is given their own buffer, you and your dogs will be less affected by their unwanted behavior and sudden jolts.

The EzyDog Zero Shock Coupler In Action

The EzyDog Zero Shock Coupler In Action


EzyDog Standard Extension

Standard Leash Extensions

Just Get Two Extensions:

Similar to using a coupler, you can also attach two leash extensions to an existing leash. This gives you the option of walking two dogs but also the versatility to extend the reach of your leash for a single dog. The 24” Standard Leash Extensions from EzyDog are an excellent option if you’re looking to go this route.

EzyDog’s Standard Extensions can also be used to discourage unwanted behavior. By feeding the extension’s clip into the ring on the opposite end, you can configure the extension into a checking training lead to banish pulling.

 


EzyDog Vario 6 Multi-Function Dog Leash

Vario 6 Multi-Function Dog Leash

Use a Multi-Function Leash:

A multi-function leash, like the Vario 6, might be ideal for someone who wants one leash with the occasional need to walk two dogs. It’s heavy duty design means that it’s extremely strong but, thanks to EzyDog’s proprietary super tough soft touch nylon, it’s still extremely comfortable and relatively light. It’s light enough for a single small dog but tough enough to handle two large or energetic dogs.  It is also available in a LITE version for dog’s under 26 lbs.

The Vario 6 is like the Swiss Army Knife of dog leashes, offering six unique uses. Aside from being a standard 5’ leash, the Vario 6 can be configured into: a 3’ traffic leash, hands-free leash, double dog leash, or can be used as a tether.

Vario 6 Configurations

Vario 6 Configurations

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How to Have a Dog-Safe Christmas

christmas dog gifts

By now the decorations are up and an evergreen Christmas tree has become the centerpiece of your home this holiday.

And there are few nicer things than sitting around that tree with your family and enjoying the festive spirit of the holiday. The lights, the ornaments, the smell of pine and the delicately wrapped presents are as close to a universal shared experience as you can get among people who celebrate the holiday.

Those lovely traditions are good for every member of the family, including the furry ones, so long as you stay vigilant and take precautions against the extra dangers your Christmas tree can present.

Here are a few things to keep a watchful eye out for when celebrating the Christmas season:

  • Dogs playing with the tree itself. This one seems like innocent fun – after all, don’t many dogs play with sticks outside without any danger? Aside from the mess that a dog can create by chewing up tree branches and everything they contain, the tree itself is mildly toxic to canines.

The oils from a Fir Tree can cause mild damage to the mouth and stomach, but you should be far more concerned if your dog is ingesting the pine needles, which can wreak havoc on her digestive tract. The needles can cause blockage, irritation and even punctures in the stomach and intestines.

  • How much of a hazard your decorations are. Not all decorations are built for safety. Ornaments and lights made with glass or other breakable substances can be hazards to dogs and humans alike. Broken glass can cut and, in the case of the lights, glass heats up and can burn your dog. Tinsel is an attractive addition to any tree, but if your dog finds it appetizing it can cause blockages that only surgery will repair.

If you do have these types of Christmas decorations, try to keep them elevated on the tree and out of the reach of your dog. Some dangers are always present, such as any light string that can electrocute your dog if bitten through. Be vigilant about your dog playing near them and you should be fine.

  • If your festive plants include Mistletoe, Holly or Poinsettia. All of these plants are traditional decorations for an American Christmas – and all of them are also either mildy or severely poisonous to your dog. Poinsettias are only mildly toxic, but you should contact a vet immediately if your dog has consumed any mistletoe or holly plants.

If you feel strongly about displaying them, then make absolutely certain they are kept out of your dog’s reach.

  • Any presents that include food items. A box and some wrapping paper are not an effective shield against smells that can tempt your dog in presents under the tree. Chocolate is the number one offender here and a big bar of chocolate can be very, very dangerous to your best friend if he gets ahold of it.

Keep any gifts that you know contain food stored away from your dog until Christmas. If you add new gifts to the tree and don’t know what they contain, keep an eye of your puppy. If she takes an interest in any one in particular, remove it until its time to unwrap, just in case.

Most of the concerns outlined above can be avoided by keeping your dogs away from the Christmas tree. If you concentrate on preventing unauthorized play time in the area you should eliminate almost all of your worries.

The easiest and most effective method for most dogs is to set up a barrier around the tree – such as a gate into the living room or a playpen barricade.

There are other ways of keeping your four-legged companions away. Try hot sauce or another strong scent your dog finds unappealing. An invisible fence around the perimeter of the tree can work, as can putting down rough, uncomfortable surfaces that make it unpleasant to walk in the area.

As you improve your Christmas decorations year to year, try and stick with plastic ornaments and lights over glass. Keep all electrical cords as inconspicuous as possible – taping them to the ground or wall when possible.

Good luck with your preparations, then enjoy your Christmas knowing the whole family is safe and sound.

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