Ease Into A More Enjoyable Dog Walk.

by Tom Jeffrey October 02, 2016

Ease Into A More Enjoyable Dog Walk.

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The first week of October is National Walk Your Dog Week. Here's a few tips to make your dog walks more fun and relaxing. 

When it's time for a walk, some dog owners excitedly say something like, "Ready for a walk?" The reaction, usually very cute, is a dog that's really excited to get moving. In fact, the dog may be so excited, he or she is practically pulling their owner out the door.

If you find yourself in this situation, try following these steps next time you walk your little dog:

  • Grab your dog's leash without saying anything to your pup. 
  • Have your dog sit while you calmly connect your leash to your pup's collar or harness. If your dog won't sit while you put the leash on, don't be afraid to use treats to reward him or her for performing this command. 
  • When you're ready to walk, have your dog sit and stay while you calmly walk out first. Again, if this is something your dog isn't used to, you may have to train your pup for this part. 
  • Quietly call your dog and head out on your walk.

By following these steps, you'll set your dog up - and yourself  - for a more relaxing and peaceful dog walk. You can also use these calming tips before car rides and trips to the vet or groomer. 


Tom Jeffrey
Tom Jeffrey


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