If you have two different dog breeds, walking them at the same time can be a challenge. They have different energy levels and sizes and may not take to walking together very well.
In this guide, we’ll walk you on how to walk two different dog breeds, the best way to handle two different dog breeds on the same walk so that both of your dogs are happy and healthy while enjoy spending time with you.
Break up long distances
Break up long distances When it comes to walking two dogs, there are some important things you need to remember.
Make sure the two dogs have enough space between them so they don’t feel threatened by each other. If your first dog is constantly guarding his or her territory against the second dog, you may want to consider walking them separately.
Even if you can’t see them, make sure the dogs have plenty of space between them.
To make sure that both dogs get enough exercise and still get along with each other, keep in mind that when one is going faster than the other, slow down and allow the slower one to catch up.
With shorter walks, give them a break every ten minutes and play with both together.
You might also find that giving them a job such as watching out for cars or bicycles helps encourage your dogs to be polite on their walkies.
Remember that if they do start fighting while you’re out, try to quickly break it up before it escalates into something more serious.
As always, training will help keep any disagreements under control, and teaching both dogs not to jump on people should be at the top of your list!
Work at their pace
If you’re trying to teach your pet to heel or perform any type of behavior, it will not work if you are constantly pushing them.
Give them time and they will get there! The patience that’s required with this tip is worth it because they will come out of their shell and be more willing to please you to keep getting walks.
With other dogs, considering their pace can make all the difference in avoiding pulling on the leash.
One way to do this is by changing up how often you let them stop during your walk–every 10 steps instead of every five, every 15 instead of 10, etc.–so they have an opportunity to take a break when needed.
You can also try using treats to encourage stopping as well as giving them space so they can sniff around without being overwhelmed by other people and dogs who might be walking nearby (like keeping an arm’s length distance).
Another option would be letting them off-leash once you’ve got some practice under your belt so they can explore their surroundings and still stick close by (with verbal commands)!
Always keep them leashed!
One of the most important aspects of walking multiple dogs is keeping their leashes in order.
It can be difficult when they’re walking side by side, but if you hold the leashes loosely in your hand and do not tug on either one it should help.
You can also use your hands to push them away from each other. If that doesn’t work, try using some light physical force or noise-making objects like cans or noisemakers.
Try not to resort to these methods until after all else has failed, as getting a little more serious with your dogs might make things worse.