Having Sampson on the D.L. has added a whole new dynamic to our exercise routine.
There are some nights when Hubby can be convinced to walk with us. His biggest complaint is the leashes are a pain in the butt. I agree, most days I feel like I’m playing Chinese jump rope, but hey…you take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have…the facts of life. (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself, blame Pupfan for putting up tv theme songs video.)
(It’s stuck in your head now too, huh?)
There have been a couple of nights where Hubby just didn’t want to go, but I won’t let that stop me.
Monday night I put both dogs on the long leash and off we went.
Yes, there were many, many times where I ducked, twisted and cussed dealing with two dogs on long leashes, each with their own agendas.
The more interesting walk though, happened on Tuesday night. It was raining pretty hard when I got home.
Hubby checked the weather and it looked like we were going to get a break, but not until later.
I decided I’d take the dogs for a quick walk, but I’d take them individually.
I put Sampson on the long leash and out the door we went. I was amused when he went directly to the car and looked at me as if to say, well go ahead, open the door.
Nope, sorry buddy, we’re hoofing it today.
We walked up the hill and into the woods, up the wide yellow path for a very short time and turned around to head home.
I was so impressed with Sampson on the long leash. Normally he pulls me, but not on the long leash and not without Delilah there, competing with him.
After a brief walk of maybe 15 minutes, I brought Sampson home, put Delilah’s harness on her and headed off.
She was marvelous too!
The beauty of walking the dogs in the rain was, there weren’t any other dogs out. The squirrels and chipmunks however, didn’t get that memo.
Delilah and I had a very tense moment with a squirrel, where I got very close to her, (in case I had to grab her) but eventually she was convinced to leave it and the squirrel made himself scarce. Delilah and I continued our walk.
I’ve noticed on previous walks that each dog wants to be ahead of the other one, which can cause huge challenges when walking two dogs on leash, which is also why, I like them off-leash!
It was nice to get them out and walk them individually. Except for getting soaked to the skin, I really enjoyed our one-on-one leash time.
Do you have more than one dog? Do you walk them together or separately? Do you prefer one over the other?