Train travel and how the Doddle helps to manage your dog.
Alfie thinking about his next trip.

Train travel and how the Doddle helps to manage your dog.

Kindly written by Carol –

How train travel with a dog is simplified using a Doddle:

I purchased my first Doddle for my West Highland White Terrier, Alfie, about 5/6 years ago. At that time I was planning some train travel and wanted to take my dog with me. I did a short test train journey with Alfie to see what, if any, problems came to light before booking the main journey. What a good idea this was, as the collar and lead that I was using at that time (one of those long retractable leads with a ridged handle that you can’t get over your wrist ) was not appropriate. 

LIGHTBULB MOMENT:

I realised I needed to have both hands free (especially at times of having to show tickets, or having the ability to hold onto a grab rail whilst the train was is in motion if I couldn’t get a seat). I desperately wanted to have more control of Alfie so as not to be a danger to myself or fellow passengers, i.e. if his lead was too long it could cause a trip hazard for both me and others. 

Therefore, MORE research into a better alternative to my retractable pet lead for my train travel was required!

I happened to meet a fellow dog walker and was intrigued by what I saw his pet wearing. The Doddle is an eye catcher! Having talked with him I saw how great the Doddle design was. I also realised it was just what I was looking for. Since purchasing it for our train travels I’ve never looked back. I definitely will not go back to traditional dog collars and leads.

Importantly, here are some additional plus points of the Doddle for daily walking that I would like to share:

1. When I feel I can let Alfie off the lead safely for a run around with the Doddle, he carries it in the pod on his collar and not me.

2. If I need to get a hold of Alfie quickly when I’m not holding his lead, I can quickly grab it from his collar and have full control of him without the delay of having to fumble to attach a lead.

We both couldn’t do without it.

from Carol & Alfie the Westie from West Yorkshire – 26/04/2021