Walking Your Dog – 12 Basic Rules

When you are walk your dog, no matter the destination – on the city streets, in parks or in any other open spaces – it is necessary that your dog respects the disciplinary rules settled before and learned, to avoid getting into problems with other animals or people you meet.

Let’s See How Our Best Friend Will Have to Act in Some Common Situations:

1. Teach your dog how to walk in a leash, near your foot, without pulling. The dog’s must have the initial training learned and practiced in an environment without distractions, so you would have no problems when walking him in public.

2. All through the walk, the dog is not to chew on his leash or to pull it with his teeth, because it might happen that he is tied somewhere alone and he will chew on it until he becomes free and gets lost.

3. When in crowded places always keep your dog in a leash, to always have him under control. For many residential areas, the leash is legal requirement.

4. Train your dog to obey the recall signal. Recall should always be associated with a pleasant experience, such as treat, play or a fuss from a smiling owner.

5. Your dog needs to know that is not allowed to jump on people or animals met or to attack any of those, as long as he isn’t aggressed.

6. The dog shouldn’t run after bicycles, motorcycles, cars or people that are running. It is know that some dogs do that because of their hunting instincts. Keep in mind that the chase instinct is very strong in some dogs.

7. When you let the dog free, to relax, it is crucial that when he is called he return on the shortest way and as fast as possible.

8. At a picnic, the dog is not allowed to pass thought other people’s carpets or to eat their food.

9. Wherever our dog might be, he is not to be allowed to eat food given by someone else or any other food found thrown around.

10. Generally, small dogs are more spoiled than big dogs and they are more aggressive, anti-social and afraid of other people or other dogs. The ones to blame are very often the dog owners that often amuse themselves when they see their dogs acting this way. This way some dogs get to barking and even biting their own owner.

11. The dog is not allowed to jump up and out his front paws on us or others even if he is just playing.

12. Pay attention to drunken people! Many times the smell, the walk and the yelling of drunken people annoy the dog. The dog is to loose his reality sense and his instincts and therefore they won’t pay attention to any of our advices. Some drunken people are even aggressive to dogs. Stay alert and away from them as much as possible.

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