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    Training multiple dogs to walk loose leash

    My parents have three dogs and it is impossible to walk them together. One barks his head off at anything, the other two pulls on the leash until they choke themselves. If I try to walk them one at a time, the other two will bark, whine and yelp (like they're in pain) until I return. I'm pretty confident that I can train them one at a time, but the craziness of the two dogs left behind is too much for my parents to handle.

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    Re: Training multiple dogs to walk loose leash

    You HAVE to train them one at a time, to be able to walk them together. I can effectively walk all four of mine at once, with one hand even, but you can not train them all at once. The behavior has to be solid individually, before you start adding the others. Can you crate them while you're working with one, maybe with a kong or something?
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    Re: Training multiple dogs to walk loose leash

    I know the feeling lol. I can walk all 6 of my guys on 1 finger but it took training...one at a time. my dogs are also unbearable when left behind, so I made the training walks short 5-10 min per dog. once they started to get it on there own I added ONE at a time, because adding a dog made it a whole new thing, once they figured out that they still had to walk nice with 2 I would ad a third and so on. I spent 1 summer training my crew to walk nice together but in the grand scheme of things it did not feel that long and it was worth every second. when I got my pups again I walked them seperate to teach before adding them to the group.
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    Re: Training multiple dogs to walk loose leash

    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Bugs View Post
    when I got my pups again I walked them seperate to teach before adding them to the group.
    This is pretty much the formula for everyone with us. It really, really helps. I think I'd have killed myself if I was trying to walk all even 4 (or sometimes 5) without a solid loose leash walk in place. At the very least I would have landed on my butt.
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    Re: Training multiple dogs to walk loose leash

    lol the first time I tried Gem with the group I was sweating bullets after 10 minutes! she was great on her own but with all those other dogs? hello playtime! she was pouncing all over the place, trying her darnedest to get my other dogs to play with her lol
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