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Mastering Dog Walking

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Here are some useful tips that you may want to remember when you are walking with another person’s dog for the first time:

1. Avoid areas where squirrels and other small critters come frequently. You may end up having to run after the dog as it bolts to chase something.

2. Dogs are much safe by being walked on the sidewalk or street pavement than on any garden or lawn. Because lawns are periodically sprayed with pesticides and other potentially harmful chemicals. It is very much advisable to avoid these areas.

3. If the dog has a behavior of chewing any grass or plant matter, discourage this behavior immediately; the dog may inadvertently come across a plant that is toxic to its species.

4. When you are walking with dog for a long period, be sure to keep a large bottle of water on hand for the dog to drink; hydration is essential, particularly on hot summer days.

5. Do not forget to bring few of the dog’s favorite treats when you are out on a walk; the dog will warm up to you much faster if you show how much you really care for it (by giving treats).

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I trained my dog with a leash as we walk, first, we walked on the yard. The next day, I tried in the park where there are many distractions, and finally we do walking every Friday morning. A great bonding for me and my buddy!
There are over fifty million dogs in the United States. One in four homes has a dog. Many dogs sit home all day while their doggie parents work.
To start with just walk around the house with the leas and your dog walking beside you. When he is walking along on a loose leash give him profusely of praise, petting and even some treats. When he strains on the leash, stop instantly; don't tug him back over to you with the leash, just call him back over to you and praise him when he comes. Never ever keep walking when your dog is dragging on the leash, this only rewards his behavior and reinforces the habit.
Keep in mind that it is perfectly okay to be choosy about the dog walking service you select to care for your beloved pet. After all, you are leaving your family member and best friend in the care of someone new, and you want to be sure you are picking the right professional to look after your beloved dog. Follow these guidelines and you are well on your way to choosing the right Frisco dog walking company for you.
Walking your dog in the city requires a special level of attention and awareness. If you're a first time dog owner in the city, it's worth reading a few words advice regarding what kind of things to look out for. If you're a seasoned dog owner moving to the city for the first time, it's a good idea to think about the ways in which city dog walking differs in nature from suburban or rural dog walking.
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