Do you take your dog for a walk or does he take you?
How many times have you seen (or experienced) a dog straining at the leash and the owner (maybe you) continually battling to keep him under control?
Everyone knows that walking your dog is a great way to get exercise for both the owner and the dog. But how many people know how to are walk their dog the right way?
An article I came across by Nancy Barber at PawNation has key tips for making your dog walks more enjoyable:
It may seem like the easiest task in the world, but there’s actually a lot that goes into walking a dog. Because dogs are travelers by nature, daily walks of 30 to 60 minutes are highly recommended for canine owners. They can be a great way to expend a dog’s energy and give you a chance to decompress while bonding with your furry friend, but only if you are doing it right. Keep reading to learn more about the best way to walk your dog.
Applying a few simple techniques can make all the difference to the behaviour of your dog when you take him for a walk. For example, this video shows you how to simply train your dog for walking on a leash.