FitDog Friday #9 – Thing One and Thing Two


Between the two dogs, it’s like having Animal Planet on full-time. The boys seem to have boundless energy for wrestling and chasing each other around the couch. It’s a good thing they’re as small as they are or they would be knocking things over left and right. They run full tilt and body slam each other.

Nowhere is safe from their antics. They wrestle on the couch, on the floor, on my lap and pretty much any surface that will hold them. I just make sure I’m standing (or sitting still) so I don’t step on either of them. Onyxx is the better wrestler but Mr. N is faster and has better stamina. I’m starting to wonder if Mr. N should get some extra calories to make up for all the cardio he is doing.

In between bouts of wrestling…

They’ve also been getting two walks a day. Their walking pace is about the same but walking two males means that they want to mark everything including where the other one just went. Sometimes I’ll take just Mr. N for a training walk and alone time.

You know it’s a good walk when you come back full of burrs.

Onyxx is proving to be a good walker and he doesn’t care about squirrels or cats. Very easy to walk for the most part. Sometimes if he sees a strange man walking, he’ll give a warning bark but he is quickly shushed.

Those of you with multiple dogs, do you use a coupler? And do you walk the dogs together or separately?




5 Responses

  1. SlimDoggy

    October 18, 2013 8:17 pm

    I always walk the dogs together. Sometimes Steve will take Jack for a run separately, but they are usually together. I don't use a couple as they have very different 'casual' walk behaviors. Jack is a surveyor and Maggie is a scrutinizer…so she is always behind.

  2. GizmoGeodog

    October 19, 2013 8:28 pm

    When my GSD Cecil joined the family she was very nervous (she had been abandoned and shot at before I found her) so I got a coupler and linked her up to my Lab Murphy…It was SO much easier than manipulating two leads and Cecil gained confidence by walking with super self-assured Murphy…I used a coupler with them for their entire lives and loved it…I totally recommend them.

  3. Kaitlin Jenkins

    October 20, 2013 10:29 pm

    I love the coupler leash for two dogs that are the same size- I think most dogs catch on very quickly that they're attached to one another and it becomes less of a leash mess.

    Got your email- soon as I get my schedule for the week I'll let you know 🙂


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