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Dog Walking Tips
Last updated on January 24, 2012
Higher energy dogs and puppies need to be walked more often, around three times per day.
One of these walks should last at least 30 minutes.
Dogs should be walked in the morning before work, and before they eat, fulfilled the dog’s instincts to work for food.
Prepare for the walk with identification tags, leash, harness, treats, bags, water bottles, and a silent whistle.
Take a different route each time to give the dog mental stimulation.
It’s best not to walk by the side of the road where there are a lot of toxins.
Find out which areas and parks are leash-free. Be sure that your dog is neutered or spayed before letting them off the leash.
Supervise your dog around children
Avoid extreme temperatures, especially for short-nosed dogs. When it’s too hot or in a stressful environment short nosed dogs have difficulty breathing. On a cold day, put a snuggie or a dog sweater on the dog.
Teaching the dog to walk on a treadmill is great for the days when the weather is bad.
If the dog is too tired, it’s time to take them home. They will show this by walking slowly and have their tongue out.