Walking a big dog can be a big proposition. Without the use of my beloved Gentle Leaders, for instance, getting Emmett down the block without dislocating my shoulder was a dicey proposition. And when Mulan was in the mix? Forget it.
So yes, I do love the Gentle Leaders, and that is nothing new. But when I saw my friend the trainer walking her rambunctious German Shepherd on a clever 3-way leash, I had to know what it was.
Check this baby out- the Blocky Dog Lock n Lead has two features that are really super cool:
1. The extra loop at the bottom of the leash allows you to quickly rein in your dog. It’s also removable.
2. There is an extra ring towards the end of the leash, which allows you to create a huge loop so instead of holding the leash by your hand, you can loop it around your chest, like this guy:
Admittedly this is not the most fashion-forward look (maybe it’s the pink), but it’s functional, and big dog people are definitely into function.
Walking a big dog hands free is something I never thought I would see, but I saw it live and in action. I really need to get one of these. This was the main reason I wasn’t ever able to take dogs and toddlers out at the same time- just not enough hands for crowd control, even when the toddler was on his own leash.
I really thought I was going to have to grow another set of arms.