How to walk your dog:
Sure, it sounds simple enough, doesn’t it? Walking your dog is a daily occurrence for you and your precious pet. But, there are several items to keep in mind to make sure your dog is getting the most out of the little retreat.
- Use a leash. Out of consideration for others and the safety of your dog, it’s necessary when you walk your dog for him/her to wear a leash.
- Leave enough time when you walk your dog. Keep it leisurely, after all your dog is a curious animal! Making new discoveries, smelling the grass, the length and characteristics may depend on the breed.
- Dogs need to run around about an hour every day so walking your dog should encompass at least thirty minutes four times each day.
- First and foremost, your dog needs to obey and respect its owner. In turn, you’ll need to respect your dog. When walking your dog, he may want to explore and meander, get in contact with other dogs, etc. Be patient and be sure to stop and smell the roses yourself!
- Keep the location in mind. In the country it’s one thing when walking your dog, but in the city there are more obstacles. There’s usually a larger canine population in a smaller area in cities. Your dog will suffer from traffic noise, gas emissions, and can’t be set free from the leash. In fact, the city is a good place for your dog to learn how to interact with society.
- No substitutions. Even if your backyard or garden are spacious, it does not substitute a walk. Your dog may move around freely within this space, but will miss out on the new experience it receives when you walk your dog. A walk isn’t only exercise, it’s psychologically healthy for your pet.
- Urination. And now a few words on urination: dogs typically release their urine along their walk where other dogs have previously urinated. This is considered marking their territory and being able to establish these marks is apparently important for your dog to achieve self-consciousness.
- And now a few more words about the leash. If you think your dog will feel confined, think again. Dogs love the leash! When you walk your dog, keep in mind the leash is their symbol of the outside world and a sense of freedom, even though they are attached to it. The leash equates to walks, adventures, meeting other dogs and people, trails, smells, and being an active dog!
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