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Problem Solver – Double Dog Leash

Sporn Double Dog Leash Sporn Double Dog Lead

There is one thing that most people don’t think about when it comes to having two dogs, that is, until they go for a walk.

Unless you have perfectly well behaved dogs, (which is no fun at all!) where one stays on the left side and one stays on the right, you’re going to have a big problem.

Most dogs see a walk as an opportunity to smell EVERYTHING.  That includes old gum wrappers on the right side, then a spot on the left side where another dog peed 6 weeks ago, then back to the right side to look at a butterfly, then behind you…

That’s fine with one dog, but with two dogs, and two leashes, this becomes a big problem pretty quickly.  The leashes get tangled and wrapped around your hand and in no time you have a complete mess.

The Sporn Double Dog Leash solves this problem for you.

The end you hold is a comfortable, padded handle.  Then the other end of the leash breaks off into a “Y” so you can hook it to two different dogs.

However, there are two things that make this double dog lead such a great problem solver.

The first is a very cool swivel piece that we call the magical twirly thing.

The magical "twirly thing".
The magical “twirly thing”.

This means that when your two dogs trade sides of the sidewalk 6 billion times in the first 3 minutes of your walk, the twirly thing will just twirl around… and not get tangled up.

The second thing that makes this so cool is the fact that it is adjustable.  At our house, we’re always walking with two 50-pound Labs.  Since we’re the same size, we both get the same length of the leash.

However, if you had a dog who was 20 pounds and another who was 60, you would need to give the big dog a longer leash (because of their longer body size).

Of course, you also have to make sure you get the right size of leash so the hardware is strong enough.

If you have any questions about this, let us know!

Having Two Dogs On A Chain, Lead Or Rope

OK… you took the plunge and got a 2nd dog, now what?  17845023_s

Since I’m an old dog who was used to being outside on a rope by myself, there was an adjustment when the evil new puppy came to live with us.

Hopefully you are already aware that the biggest issues you have to deal with when you have a 2nd dog are how to handle your dog’s poop and making sure to get exercise for dogs.   You absolutely can’t let the dog poop pile up or you are asking for all kinds of unpleasant trouble.

Here we’re going to talk about how to handle the back yard if you’re using a chain/rope to let the dogs go outside.  There are definitely a few things that are different when you add a 2nd dog into the mix.

In addition to dog poop and exercise, another big issue you will have to figure out how to handle is having two leads/ropes/chains in the back yard.  There are two main issues:  1) The danger of a rope getting wrapped around one of the dogs, and 2) Ropes getting tangled up and in knots

Dogs Getting Wrapped In The Rope

It’s important that you make a rule (and consistently enforce it) that the dogs can’t “play” when they are tied up.  We like to play and wrestle, but when we’re tied up it’s too easy to get a leg (or worse) wrapped up by the rope.  Since we’re wrestling, when something gets wrapped up, it gets really, really tight really, really fast.  That can be really, really bad.

If you leave the dogs outside on their own you will also need to frequently check on them.  At our house I like to lie in the sun on the patio and our 2nd dog likes to leisurely wander… around me.   The boss has to sometimes come outside and unwrap us.

Ropes Getting Tied In Knots

This is one of the biggest hidden secrets to having two dogs.  It’s called the “twirly thing”.  OK, that’s not what it’s really called, but it’s what we call it.

Having two dogs can be complicated when you do anything on a chain, leash or rope.  You can get these things for leashes or you can get them from the hardware store and attach them to your tie-out post.  Then attach both leashes, chains, etc. to the twirly thing.

The result is that the dogs can walk around and not get the ropes all twisted up.   Instead of the ropes getting twisted up, the one end just twirls around.  i.e. “the twirly thing”.The magical "twirly thing".

If you’re thinking about getting a 2nd dog, this is a must-have.  We have about six of them.  We have one on the double dog lead we use when we take walks and we have one in the backyard attached to our tie-outs.   We also have one on the really long ropes we use when we get to investigate the whole side yard.

Most pet stores have these attached to a the double dog leads that they sell.  You can get them for your backyard tie-out, etc by going to any hardware store.

Check out some of the other information we have about the problems you will encounter when adding a 2nd dog to your household.

Also check out the other posts related to having a 2nd dog.  Sign up for our cool newsletter if you want us to keep you updated as we continue to add stuff to the website with more information about having a 2nd dog.

Does anyone know what the twirly thing is called?  You would think that since it’s such an important gadget have when you have a 2nd dog, the boss would know stuff like that…