Dog Walking Etiquette

Landscape, Human, Dog, Friends, NatureThere’s absolutely not any guidebook or special rules about how you should walk your dog. But similarly to how you should behave in a public setting, there is a dog walking etiquette. So here is a few things you should and/or shouldn’t do while taking your companion.
Control your pet.
There are various levels of control you can exercise on your pet. While walking you should not let you puppy walk-up to random people unless they say it’s okay to do so. Some people are allergic and other fearful of dogs. Controlling your dog also suggests that it does not walk-up to other dogs. Some dogs do not tolerate stranger dogs, or are just afraid and intimated which could lead to aggressive behavior. To avoid losing control in your pooch, keep him or her on a short leash particularly in crowded environments. A longer lead could be used for more remote walking areas such as paths or parks. Always, keep your puppy on the leash unless at the park or in a fenced area. You never know what or who may come out from behind another bush. This is a security precaution. Prevent your dog from barking too much. It is relatively okay once or twice but constant barking is a noise nuisance to the area.
This may look like the most obvious one out there, but there are far too many dog owners that do not pick-up after their dog goes to the bathroom. Be courteous to other pets and owners. No one wants to see, smell or step to what your pooch has left behind. A reason why there are only a limited number of beaches that allow dogs, is people not picking-up. This allows for a clean environment at all times.
Know the limits of your dog.
Each dog and dog breed differs. Know how far your pooch can go. Choose the suitable weather and terrain to keep both you and your dog comfortable. If you’re conditioning or training your dog, be sure you do your research or consult an expert to provide only the best. Studying your pet’s behavior can help determine what sort of environment is best.
There are three primary dog walking etiquettes on the market. Apply control over your pet when outside. Finally, be sure to know how far your dog can go. Overall, walking your dog should be a fun, relaxing, and enjoyable experience for the owner and pet.

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