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Walking 3 Whippies

Discussion in 'Dog Walking' started by mydannyboy, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. mydannyboy

    mydannyboy New Member Registered

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    Hi

    I have 2 adult whippets but know of a rescue greyhound/whippet - another male. We would love him but I worry how to manage 3 on a walk - on lead and off.

    Any good tips?
     
  2. Hula

    Hula New Member Registered

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    I use " gentle leaders" on my 3 whippets . Means they can't pull so much . Off lead I don't always let my 3 off lead together depends on the circumstances .
     
  3. mydannyboy

    mydannyboy New Member Registered

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    Thanks Hula

    Good to know others manage with multiple dogs. Can't see OH using a "gentle leader" though - but I would.
     
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    AnnSa The one and Only .... Registered

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    I use a figure of 8 head collar on my 4 girls, simple to get on and off with one hand.

    Just gives me that little bit more control when i walk them all together.

    They tend to pull on the way out as they are excited but apart from one they all walk

    back nicely. Gladys still gets walked on her own until im happy she's able to cope

    with running with the others and then she will go on a '8' as well :thumbsup:
     
  5. masta

    masta New Member Registered

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    My 5 year old manages 6 all on slip leads

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Sadie

    Sadie Wife, Mother, Nana, Daughter, Sister, Friend, Whip Registered

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    Good topic and awesome picture Masta! Now I have to show it to Jacques, and tell him he can do it too!! :rant:

    Sadie x
     
  7. mydannyboy

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    Thanks all.

    That picture is ace by the way. My OH prefers slip leads to "collars/clipped to leads" - but then my boys walk better for him :)
     
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    Because I have three, I have done lots of heel work with all of mine separately and together. As a result my three walk really nicely on lead so it's not a problem but a friend asked me to walk his jrt and he pulls like a train so it was not much fun, even though he's only a little guy!
     
  9. lurcherman

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    it can be hard but if the dogs are easy walkers should be ok, two lurchers and a gsd x went ok until out of control dogs from other people dosnt help, best of luck all the same,
     
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    Lovely pic but what if a distraction popped up - like a rabbit, cat or squirrell?
     
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    masta New Member Registered

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    My daughter only walks with an adult (she is 5) and knows to let go if she needs too
     
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    Glad to hear she knows to let go but is that really managing to control the 5 dogs? (The topic is about an adult's concern at being able to control 3 dogs on lead) - I do reckon an adult would be challenged to hold on in the face of such excitement. Nice pic of the little girl and dogs though.
     
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    Maybe I should have explained I am lucky that I don't walk my dogs on roads etc and have the benefit of the open countryside as I said previously my daughter always has an adult with her and has been instructed to let go if anything untoward happens hence no danger to dogs or child getting back to the topic if an adult can not manage to walk 3 dogs then stick at 1/2 common sense prevails
     
  14. TTT

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    Indeed, I quite agree - only have what can be managed safely. :thumbsup:
     
  15. Sadie

    Sadie Wife, Mother, Nana, Daughter, Sister, Friend, Whip Registered

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    Indeed, I quite agree - only have what can be managed safely.

    Ok then it's probably a budgie for me!!!! (w00t)

    Sadie x
     
  16. TTT

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    Nowt wrong with budgies - I have three but don't take them for walks! :thumbsup:
     
  17. mydannyboy

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    Hi

    Going back to the original post - possibly walking 3 is no longer an "issue". The beautiful rescue boy has been rehomed (yah for him!) so I will be keeping to my 2 beautiful boys for now.
     
  18. eingana

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    I regularly walk 6 dogs at the same time- my GSD in a k9bridle, a border collie and an Airedale both in Lupi harnesses, a border terrier in a standard harness and a pair of shihtzus on standard collars and clip leads.

    I wear a cross body bag and Molly's around my waist on a training lead, then one other larger dog on either side and the little dogs spread out on longer leads so they can walk a little further out and get out from under the big dogs' paws. It does mean that we can only go somewhere that there are wide paths, but other than that it all depends on getting a good routine going with everybody getting out of the car in the right order, learning to walk side by side, having good recall and sitting politely to have leads put on and taken off.

    I don't think I'd attempt more than a couple of dogs if I wasn't sure that I could both keep hold of them in the event that anything happened and keep polite order whilst walking- it would just be too stressful (and there are two in there who have very poor recall, so I have to be sure of keeping hold of them so they don't dash off).

    I doubt I'd have much problem in keeping hold of 3 whippets, but that's mainly because I am 6'3 and built like a brick outhouse and if 3 40kg GSDs (also sometimes walked together) can't pull me over or make me drop their leads then I doubt that 3 whippets could manage it! I wouldn't like to try it with dogs I didn't know and who didn't know me though- multiple walking relies on the dogs knowing and obeying the rules.
     
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    I used to walk 5 borzois together on head collars, a combined weight of around 500lb, with bunnies and all sorts popping up to tease them on head collars they are easily managed. With my current 4 small dogs (2 collies and 2 silkens) they are easily managed on flat collars, they don't pull as a rule but of course if a cat crosses their path they will. I don't find 60kg of dog that hard to hold on to and I'm a 5'4 woman so I really don't think 3 whippets will be a problem for anyone :)

    Last week I walked my friends 2 westies with my 4, I held all 6 leads in one hand and the water bottle, ball thrower etc in the other.

    Go for it :D

    [​IMG]

    Ah sorry, just read this after my last reply, glad that boy has a home but of course there are always lots more looking...and now you've started to consider a third.....

    ;)
     

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