The 2013 UTurn Handle:
A unique leash handle for walking 3 dogs - easily!
New: *** Free Shipping November 7 until Christmas
"Please, can you take the three
of us for a walk today?"
Why is it so difficult to walk 2, 3 or 4 dogs with one person? Owners and walkers of multiple untrained dogs know it from experience: Leashes get terribly entangled, not every minute but every few seconds!
What is the UTurn handle?
A very strong, three-grip handle for walking 3 untrained dogs with 3 leashes.
This design makes it possible to untangle while walking.
How does it work? See some of these 5 short YouTube videos
#1 Untangling (1:07) #2 Walking (1:31) #3 Untangling (1:18)
#4 Walking 4 (1:47) #5 Whiteboard Animation (3:17)
How can it help?
- Walk 2, 3 or 4 dogs with one person, with confidence and ease
- 100% untangling - by the handler, with the handle itself
- 100% untangling - while walking
- fear of entanglements gone
- greatly reduced walking stress, makes it fun again
- ample roaming space for each dog
- reduce roaming space by choking all leashes halfway when needed
- directing each dog individually when needed
- using your own leashes
- super strong, light weight, weather-resistant material
- no dropping of leashes; holding only one item
- free both hands when needed (put the handle on an arm)
- designed for walking 3 dogs; usable with 1, 2, 3, 4 dogs
- works great with 1, 2, 3 or 4 untrained dogs
- dogs love it too, no more frustrating untangling stops
no more waits for a second walker
- Better than using 3 separate leashes
- Better than using a 3-way coupler (tripler) leash
- Better than using a 2-way coupler leash + one extra leash
- The dogs don't jerk each other around as happens with couplers; the handler can easily compensate for a weaker dog
- The dogs are not forced to walk side-by-side as with short couplers
How can I order?
- Order on this website (preferred), pay via PayPal; go to Order Items
- Or order on Amazon.com, pay via Amazon
- Or order on eBay.com, pay via PayPal
Or order on Etsy.com, pay via PayPal
(Base price for one handle is the same on the four sites)
offer the UTurn handle as a new product for dog owners and dog walkers
who want to walk 2, 3 or 4 dogs with one person. We do not sell leashes
as you the user will use your own leashes.
handle can make a unique (Christmas) present for a family member or other relative,
a friend or neighbor who has 3 or more dogs, or who is a dog walker or
has a dog/pet walking business.
- Recommended for
walking small to medium size dogs. It can be used with larger
well-behaved dogs that are leash-trained and can be
controlled (despite their combined pulling power). Please also view the
The handle is especially useful for dog owners or dog walkers who have a team with one or more UNTRAINED or partially trained dogs (which means many entanglements).
ideal user is a dog owner with 3 or 4 small(er) dogs that are used
to each other, but who has not been able to train them enough or who
still encounters many entanglements and wants to walk them much more
- The U-Turn handle is not an ordinary leash handle. It is a three-dog controller/untangler and also exceptionally strong. Testing has shown the material is more than five times stronger than hardwood.
It's practically impossible to walk 3 or 4 untrained dogs with one person. Even professional dog walkers shy away from this and usually only walk trained dogs or one untrained dog at a time for training. When the leashes get entangled but you can still walk, the leashes become wrapped around each other more and more, the roaming distance for each dog gets less and less and you can't direct each dog any longer. When it gets bad enough, you have to stop and face the very unpleasant task of unraveling the tangled mess, without dropping a leash. And - what a pain - within half a minute it happens again!
When reviewing 2-way coupler leashes and US Patents, we find many solutions for walking TWO dogs with one person. However we find very few solutions for the much more difficult problem of walking THREE dogs with one person. The 3-dog solutions are 3-way coupler/tripler leashes, variations of these or fancier versions with multiple swivels and leashes. These often are not tangle-free despite the claims to the contrary.
Training your dogs to walk nicely next to you is the preferred solution. Short of training all dogs (which is hard) we offer the UTurn handle as a new solution. It's a simple handle but a very unique one. Instead of months of training or struggling with 3 leashes, a 2-way coupler leash and an extra leash, or a 3-way coupler, this handle makes it possible to walk THREE dogs easily with one person using your own 3 leashes. Even 3 untrained dogs! Or a team of 3 with at least one untrained dog. And there are no swivels, just the handle and your 3 leashes.
As shown above, the solution is a one-piece handle with 3 separate leashes safely attached to it. It has 3 curved grips, one along each side of a triangle. This 3-point arrangement makes it possible to untangle all leash entanglements with half turns of the handle, as shown in the videos! The half turns are easy to do and the handle is strong enough for 3 large dogs. It works 100% of the time: All entanglements/tangles are resolved while walking. Each dog has plenty of space to roam on its own leash and you can still direct each dog individually when needed! You use your own leashes; no other parts are needed. No need to buy a 3-way tripler plus the main lead with handle or a complex leash system with multiple swivels. No dropping of leashes. No frustrating tangles that cannot be resolved. No unhappy dogs baffled by repeated entanglements and stops.
As shown in the videos, it's true: U Turn It - U Untangle It - While Walking
This simple untangling capability makes it possible to walk 3 dogs with confidence. It does that by removing the fear of entanglements. Instead of relying on a multi-lead leash-swivel system which still gives entanglements, the handler resolves all entanglements. The untangling is done with one half turn of the handle for each entanglement between two leashes. This half turn is done by rotating a selected corner of the handle in-between the other two leashes. That half-turn (180 degrees) motion frees one entanglement. The handler continues with half turns until all leashes are untangled. Yes, it gives the handler work to do during the walk. But the handler will enjoy this challenge while continuing the walk AND keeping the dogs happy!
A disadvantage of a 3-way coupler leash is that they constrain the dogs to walk (too) closely together. If the end leashes are made longer to remedy this, then the coupler will always give entanglements. With the handle you can use a much longer leash for EACH dog. Another drawback of a 2-way coupler leash, a 3-way tripler leash or a similar multi-dog leash system is that they all have a single main lead. A handler cannot easily communicate direction to each dog and hold or pull a dog to the left, right or back when needed. With the handle, you can. Another drawback of coupler leashes is that the dogs pull or jerk each other around much more than with the handle. The handler is in the middle and the pulling forces of the dogs are mainly on the handle (not on each other) so the handler can easily compensate and protect a weaker dog.
Attaching various leashes
Testers in Action
The handle always works. You, the handler, will take care of all entanglements before they become a problem. You and the dogs need some patience and maybe several walks to all get used to walking this way together. It works better when the dogs get along with each other and are already used to walking on (separate) leashes. We use the handle ourselves daily to walk our three active cairn terriers with one person. We could NOT do that without the handle, we tried! With every week of use, it became easier. Now a year later there are still entanglements (dogs stay dogs!) but walking and untangling is much smoother. Our dogs like to sniff and stop a lot so for us it's often a stop-and-go stroll instead of a fast walk but we don't mind. We prefer to make it an outing with lots of fun for the dogs.
When going for a walk, we feel completely confident about entanglements. The light work involved in turning the handle is worth it! And the dogs love it; there are no more nasty entanglement stops. The handle can also be used for walking 3 toddlers or a triplet safely. As shown in the videos one person can even walk FOUR dogs or any team or mixed team of 4 pets or other animals. It's a bigger challenge and more work than with three but do-able.
See under FAQ for information on how to TEST with your own (home-made) handle first and try the untangling!