by Lindsay Stordahl
How many dogs have you ever walked at once?
I think two dogs at a time is usually best, sometimes three if the dogs are well behaved. It’s important to me to keep the dogs I’m walking under control and at my side. I will not allow a group of dogs to pull me down the street.
Through my dog walking business, I learned to handle three dogs pretty well, and I’m sure some of you can also handle three with no problems. Sometimes one dog is far more difficult to handle than three or four dogs. It depends on the dogs.
There was a group of four golden retrievers I walked together regularly. I also walked a group of three small dogs and a pitbull mix together, even adding my own dog to the mix once or twice for a total of five dogs. I knew all these dogs well, and I could predict how they would respond to passing dogs and anyone else we might run into. Most of all, they could all sit and stay reliably, and they would all come when called. How well the dogs are trained is the most important factor when walking multiple dogs, in my opinion.
I’d love to hear from all of you. How many dogs do you walk at once? Do you think it’s irresponsible for someone to walk three or more dogs at once?
The first five pics are some of the dogs I’ve walked. The rest are some Internet treats. Some look a lot more responsible than others, if you ask me. I’m not a fan of allowing dogs to walk out ahead on tight leashes. You’ll have to let me know what you think.
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How many dogs will you walk at once?
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