Tips on walking your dog

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It takes a special person to dedicate time, love, and patience to a pet.


There is a lot of care and responsibility required, especially when it comes to training or learning how to walk a dog.

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There are many other factors to consider, from buying the right collar and leash, to setting expectations, to rewarding your dog for a job well done.

It will take time but soon you will know what to do so that you and your pet can make the walking experience a great one.


  • Carry a spray bottle of cool water to deter your pet from barking at others.
  • Clean up after your pet during your walk.
  • Talk to your pet and practice commands throughout the walk.
  • Avoid muzzles as they can cause your pet to become aggressive.
  • Introduce your dog to other four-legged friends early on in their life.
  • Do not use shock collars or spike collars, getting your dog to behave correctly in fear of pain is really the wrong way to do it.

Avoid extending leads, they teach the dog that pulling gets them more freedom to roam and their pulling will be more difficult to stop.

  • When the dog is older it takes a while for them to get introduced to other dogs.
  • On a walk, take along the dog's favorite food or toy. If the dog stops walking and won't budge, you can toss out the item to get his attention.


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