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Don't be a human maypole

How many dogs do you walk? I’m usually accompanied by two, which I can just about manage, except when I have to juggle two leads in one hand, and open and use a poop bag, and at the moment avoid dropping my gloves in the aforementioned poop!

I remember when we had three dogs it was a challenge to keep three leads tangle free, and more often than not I ended up like a human maypole, as the three dogs literally ran rings round me, encircling me within their leads. The walk then had to come to a stop while I extracted from myself from the leads, then within five minutes the whole thing would happen again.

Multiple dogs being walked together seem to develop an unerring sense of which hand you are holding their lead in. They then unerringly try and walk on the opposite side of you, and that’s where the trouble starts. Probably fun to watch, but not so much fun to have to do.

It’s also been an issue when I’ve offered to walk an incapacitated friend’s dog along with our two. The other time I wish for a third hand when out on a dog walk is when my mobile phone rings, and then I really am juggling.

Well now clever old Dr. Roger Mugford and his team have an answer to the problems of walking more than one dog in the form of the Double Dog Coupler. No it’s not a yoga position, and you can read about it in the information below.

Dr. Mugford’s company has many other brilliant products on offer, whether you want to train your dog, entertain him, or spoil him rotten! Our dogs love their Wubbas.

Take care,

Julie x

The Double Dog Coupler makes ‘walking the dogs’ twice as much fun

Dog training and behaviour expert, The Company of Animals, is delighted to introduce the Double Dog Coupler, which is a practical device that lets pet owners walk their ‘dynamic dog duo’ without getting their leads in a twist.

One in five dog owning households have more than one dog, which means thousands of dog owners will frequently experience the hassle of tangled leads, a situation that is not only annoying, but potential dangerous. Some owners resolve to walk their dogs separately, which is neither the best option for the dogs nor the most practical use of time.

The Double Dog Coupler simply clips onto any regular lead and allows two dogs to be walked easily and safely on one lead at the same time. Its integral anti-swivel device cleverly eliminates any twists and tangles whilst it’s patented ‘adjusti-buckle’ allows you to determine the length of the coupler, enabling you to keep the dogs close together, far apart and to walk dogs of different sizes. Adding to its versatility the Double Dog Coupler can be used as a lead when a short lead length is required.

The Company of Animal’s Founder and Internationally renowned Animal Psychologist, Dr Roger Mugford commented:

“ The Double Dog Coupler really is a clever device that makes walking two dogs so much easier. Dogs like to go out together and share their walking experiences; it’s a positive bonding exercise. The adjustable straps makes it possible to walk a Great Dane and a Jack Russell at the same time and on the same lead, doubling your doggie fun.”

Available in two sizes , the Double Dog Coupler is in stock and retails from £4.99. Find out more at: www.companyofanimals.co.uk

About The Company of Animals
Founded by Dr Roger Mugford, The Company of Animals is the UK’s leading specialist in dog behaviour and training products, all designed to achieve a positive outcome pets. COA design and manufacture a wide range of acclaimed products, including the Halti & Halti-Harness, Pet Corrector, Coachies, CLIX training range and much more. They are also the distributor for the internationally acclaimed KONG range of products. http://www.companyofanimals.co.uk/

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