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    Hi there,

    I really need some advice on how to walk my two boys together on leads.

    When they are out and about separately on lead,they behave as they should. Once put together, they start doing what comes naturally,pulling!!!
    They are both huskies, but my concern is maybe one day, they will pull too hard and I just won`t be able to hold them. I use voice commands as am training them separately in scootering, so thay know certain commands.
    I only have them in harness, no collar, when doing the training with the scooter and place the collar on them we we go for our walk. Will it just take time?
    I would appreciate any advice or tips

    Thanks

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    perhaps get someone else to walk with you .. each with one dog and see how they go so that you both can correct the dogs individually but they are together .. hopefully they will then get used to walking together and know that they have to behave whether they are together or not

    oh and i would highly advise against putting any sort of harness on a husky to walk .. they are huskies breed to pull .. you put them in a harness that is what they will do!! i should know :P
    "In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog." - Edward Hoagland

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    Um...look at the harness closely - I am not stupid enough to suggest a normal harness for a husky

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    Thanks for the advice so far, I don`t walk either in a harness that is only placed on them when we do our scooter training, and I use a flat collar for when we have our walks, they normally know what is expected of them by doing this. But when together, all training goes out the window!!!LOL
    I will try and find someone that wants to get fit and give up at least an hour out of there day to give me a hand, but I don`t like my chances. lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    But it is my challenge, one day they will be walking like little angels
    Zultan is 14mths and Finn is 3, and we have only had Finn for 2 weeks so maybe my expectations are too high, but everything else is perfect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaz Tarja View Post
    oh and i would highly advise against putting any sort of harness on a husky to walk .. they are huskies breed to pull .. you put them in a harness that is what they will do!! i should know :P
    Well that's a bit... won't say...

    If a dog is taught properly to walk on leash, it really doesn't matter what's on it, harness or collar, no matter what breed it is. Huskies are a breed bread to pull, however, thay have to be taught to do it as well, believe it or not. You can't just tie them up to something and off you go, they actually do need some training for it.

    In my opinion, I'd say two weeks is not enough to expect miracles from dog that you just got. Give hi some time. Also, try shortening the leash, teaching them to walk one next to another. When I walk my dogs at the same time I use the long leash that has buckle on each side, so I buckle each dog with one end. It works great for us.

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    2 weeks with a new dog is a little too soon to expect them to be good together on a lead
    It sounds like they both want to be in the lead instead of being happy side by side and only still new to eachother, they are probably trying to work sort who is the 'boss' between them both.
    I think it's just going to take some time and a lot of checking them back and praise...add some halts (and they sit at heel) and even some turns so they have to pay attention to you rather than eachother

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    Thanks for everyones advice, it is very much appreciated
    The "light" has gone on!!!
    We live in a semi rural area and Finn is not Zultan! Zultan has grown up in this area so is very comfortable whereas for Finn it`s all such a new experience for him. So taking Finn out constantly, the excitement will slowly subside once he is more familiar with his environment and then perhaps we will try a walk together again.
    Sorry for my OP.
    But Thanks again for everyones advice, I believe we will eventually get there, and when we do,you will all hear about it with alot of fanfare!

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