Dog Walking Etiquette

Dog, Walk, Animal, Human, Trust, NatureThere is no guidebook or special guidelines about how you should walk your dog. But similarly to how you should behave in a public setting, there’s a dog walking etiquette. So here is a couple of things you should and/or should not do while choosing your companion.
There are various degrees of control you can exercise on your own pet. While walking you ought not let you puppy walk-up to random people unless they say it is okay to do so. Some people are allergic and other afraid of dogs. Controlling your dog also suggests that it does not walk-up to other dogs. Some dogs do not tolerate stranger dogs, or are just afraid and intimated which could lead to aggressive behavior. To avoid losing control in your pooch, keep him or her on a short leash especially in crowded surroundings. A longer lead could be used for more distant walking areas such as trails or parks. Always, keep your puppy on the leash unless at the park or in a fenced area. You never know who or what may come out from behind another bush. This is a safety precaution. Prevent your dog from barking too much. It is relatively okay once or twice but constant barking is a noise nuisance to the neighborhood.
This may seem like the most obvious one on the market, but there are far too many dog owners that don’t pick-up after their dog goes to the bathroom. Be courteous to other pets and owners. Nobody wants to see, smell or step into what your pooch has left behind. A reason why there are only a limited number of beaches that allow dogs, is people not picking-up. Go out prepared and constantly carry bags with you to pick up after your pet. This allows for a clean environment at all times.
Know the limitations of your dog.
Every dog and puppy breed differs. Know how far your pooch can go. Choose the suitable weather and terrain to keep both you and your dog comfortable. If you are training or conditioning your dog, make sure you do your research or consult with an expert to provide only the best. Studying your pet’s behaviour can help determine what sort of environment is best.
There are three main dog walking etiquettes out there. Employ control over your pet when outside. Pick-up after your dog if he or she leaves a mess. Finally, be sure to know how far your dog can go. Overall, walking your dog should be a fun, relaxing, and enjoyable experience for the pet and owner.

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