Try This Tuesday: Jessica Can’t Take Her Dogs on a Walk Without THIS Leash Coupler
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Do you have a product you love? We definitely have many favorite products here on the Hip2Save Team, and thought it would be FUN to share some of them with you! I personally love product recommendations and I’ve also had a few requests from readers, so I have asked each member of the team to think of products they love (cosmetics, kitchen gadgets etc.) and to write up a post that will be shared here every Tuesday. Jessica, my sidekick, is sharing one of her favorites…
Hey everyone! It’s Jessica here, one of Collin’s sidekicks!
If you have more than one dog, you know the struggle of trying to take them both on a walk by yourself. Well, maybe you don’t? Maybe you are one of the lucky ones with well-behaved dogs that walk nicely on their leashes? In that case, I envy you. 😉
Well behaved? HA!
With a rambunctious Siberian husky puppy and an equally energetic mini Australian shepherd, I was in WAYYY over my head when trying to take them both on a walk. They would always get the leashes tangled together… get the leashes tangled around themselves… and even get ME all tangled up. We were a hot mess.
TWICE I got so tangled up that I fell over. I’m sure the neighbors appreciated the free entertainment. 😂
My life completely changed when I saw someone walking their dogs with this leash coupler. I then set out to get myself one, and taking my crazy dogs on walks has never been the same since!
Here are all of the features that make me LOVE this leash coupler:
- It’s super easy to use – simply hook each end onto each dogs’ harness and go!
- There’s a padded neoprene handle on each side of the coupler, allowing you to control each dog individually if needed.
- Reflective stitching on each leash helps you to be seen when walking your dogs at night.
- And best of all… the no-tangle swivel means that no matter how much your dogs run around and switch sides, the leashes won’t tangle!
There are two options when buying this product from Amazon. You can buy just the leash coupler and use your own standard leash (though you may want to use a short leash so that your dogs aren’t so far away from you when you add in the length of the coupler as well).
OR – you can buy this one, like I did, that includes both the coupler and a 2 ft detachable lead with a padded handle. The padded handle is SUPER nice if you have a dog that pulls – no fabric biting into your hand! And I personally find that the 2 ft length for the lead is perfect when combined with the adjustable 18-24 inch long coupler lead on each dog.
I know that there are many different leash couplers on the market that all probably work great! This Vaun Duffy brand one is the only type I have personally used though, and I highly recommend it. (I must not be the only pet parent that’s impressed, as they currently have 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon)!
Now I actually enjoy taking my dogs on walks. I only need to use one hand to keep 2 dogs in control without any tangles. Instead of needing to head back home after a 10 minute walk totally frustrated and exhausted, we can be out for an hour with no issues. AND now my neighbors actually believe I’m a totally put-together dog-mama. 😃
Note from Jessica: This is just an honest post that was not sponsored by the manufacturer. I just really like using this leash, and wanted to share it with you all. Enjoy!
Did you see our other Try THIS Tuesday posts?
- Kimberly’s Favorite Cosmetics (AND Some Tips!)
- Mary’s Favorite Kitchen Gadgets
- Angie’s Favorite Grooming Tools
- Erica’s Favorite Bathroom Gadgets for Toddlers
- Hannah’s Favorite Natural Sunscreen
- Bryn Can’t Live Without Her Scrub Daddy
- Collin Can’t Live Without THIS Peanut Butter on Her Spoon
- Angela’s Favorite Hair Brush
Perfect timing! We just got a puppy sibling for our dog.
Aww, how fun!
Thank you very much! Just ordered one. Can’t wait to see if it works.
Update: It arrived and I LOVE IT!!! Thank you for the post!
YAY! I’m so glad to hear that! 🙂
You’re very welcome! 🙂
Off topic but wanted to ask: does anyone use/have a Venmo account? If so, is it safe? Would like to get any comments about it. TIA
Hi Camila! I use Venmo to cash out my ibotta account and haven’t had a problem. There are a few steps to do it, if I recall and the money was there instantly. I saw it reviewed on the Today show a few months ago and they claimed it was about to become pretty popular as people use less cash. Hth!
Yep. I prefer paypal but venmo is the latest paying/receiving app popular especially among the younger generation. They got bought out by paypal parents so it should be pretty reputable. No problems for me.
Thank you so much ladies!! I appreciate your comments.. that helps a lot!! 🙂
So gorgeous, not just your dogs but you and the view! We don’t have dogs coz my husband is allergic to dogs. Thanks for sharing this post.
Aww! You are so sweet, thank you very much! 😀
Thank you SO much for thinking of our pets! I struggle with taking my dogs for walks now that I am by myself. Just bought myself one. Thank you. I would love to see more pet posts!
Thanks you I HAVE three dogs: all rescued they are my kids 😉
Of course! I hope this works for you, I know it’s made a world of difference on the walks I go on by myself. 🙂
I only have one pup at the time but just wanted to say you & your pups are gorgeous!
Thank you so much Rebecca! 😀
I have one for my two fur babies and I absolutely love it…best thing is they do not get tangled and when we go to park or through the woods I can just let them go…they keep each other accountable cause one can’t run off without the other!😀
Haha YES! I feel the same way. My Aussie can keep my Husky in check with this, it’s great! 😉
Doesn’t the end of the leash look very short? It seems like the dogs get no space to explore while on the leash.
I really like the length and don’t find it too short, but you can always get just the coupler and use any size leash you’d like for the perfect length for your pups. 🙂
My spouse has back problems and I wonder if this leash would help a situation she has with our two dogs. We have both a standard poodle and a low to the ground weenie dog mutt mix. The poodle is a former show dog and walks great, but the smaller pulls as she heads out like a snow dog and has to be in the lead. My wife has a severe back problem and when she wants to walk both, of course, this causes pain from the smaller doge pulling and jerking. I wonder if this type of leash would relieve that and the pain in her arm and back that follows? If anyone out there has experience with this type of leash along these lines, it would be appreciated if you could post a comment. Thx!
We have a lab mix who constantly pulled us when we walked her on a leash. I had a friend/dog trainer recommend a Gentle Leader. It works similar to a horse lead. It took my dog a while to get used to it and she doesn’t necessarily like it but she doesn’t drag me around on our walks any more. Some people are able to use it as a training tool and can gradually stop using it too!
Gentle leaders can do an awesome job and we have used them successfully, but we had one dog who was so stubborn that he would still pull to the point that the Gentle Leader was cutting into his face and leaving marks. After that, we looked for something different and the Easy Walk Harness has worked well for us. Worn with the part that cinches tighter on the front of the chest, it utilizes a similar steering concept as the Gentle Leader but is directed to a a more muscular part of the body and is quite effective. One other downside to the Gentle Leader was that non-dog people always thought we had a muzzle on the dog and incorrectly assumed he was aggressive, but no one thinks twice about a harness, so that’s better.
Thanks to all for their comments on my question above!
Years ago we had two Weimaraners that we walked together, and these are VERY STRONG dogs (who were very stubborn to train against pulling, believe me we tried). We had a high quality leather double leash that had a traditional handle, a swivel coupler, and two short leather leads to the dogs – I would highly recommend that for big dogs/strong pullers. A swivel coupler is indeed a life saver for walking two dogs, but the first thing I thought when I saw the one recommended here is that there is no way I would have been able to hold onto that waterski-style padded handle. My grip strength would be no match for the combined 120 lbs of pure canine muscle. Also as a helpful hint, we were taught in our dog training classes that the most secure way to hold a leash is to pass the loop over your thumb only and then grip the two sides of the loop handle in your palm – this gives you a very strong hold that can’t slip out because your thumb serves as a brace and is really comfortable once you get used to it. If my hand did get tired like that, I could also still slip the leather loop over my wrist and then pass the leash through my palm to make sure it couldn’t pop loose, but the strain on your wrist that way is surprisingly much greater than when it is just over your thumb. So anyway, I’d caution against the style handle on the one in this post for big dogs and strong pullers as it seems like it would pop out of my hand if my two dogs had suddenly made a break for it and not give options when my hand got tired. On a positive note though, I do like the idea of the handles on each short lead though. Now that I only have one Weim, I have a leash that has a regular loop handle on my end plus another loop handle on his end near his collar, and that is very helpful when I need to pull my dog in close to me. Whatever you use though, remember a tired dog is a well behaved dog, so exercise, exercise, exercise! Best wishes!
I totally agree with you on the padded handle. If you do have big dogs that pull a lot, you may want to use a different type of handle for added security. I like the padded because it doesn’t dig into my hand, but my dogs are fairly small so I feel plenty secure. Thank you so much for your comment, and thanks for the thumb leash tip! 😀