Taking your dog on a walk can prove to be beneficial for both of you. You both will manage to get your daily exercise as well as them getting mental stimulation. Unfortunately, some dogs are extremely difficult to walk which can make the entire experience very tiresome. Here are some dog walking tips that can ensure a delightful experience.
Having a sturdy leash
It is important to ensure that you have a sturdy leash that is at least 4-6 feet long and is properly attached to a harness or a collar. Added to this you need to make sure that it is held firmly in your pal by wrapping it around. Do not let your dog roam around freely unless you are in a controlled environment.
Put a dog GPS tracker
Dogs do require some extra freedom when going for a walk and may become restless if you always have them on a leash. Often, they want to roam around freely and play. Added to you need to give them privacy during potty breaks. However, all of this holds greater risks thus people always have their dogs by the leash when not in a controlled environment. All of this can be resolved if you insert a GPS tracking device on your dog that will ensure it gets to roam around freely without you having to worry about losing him.
Get some treats and water
The behavior of your furry best friend can be very unpredictable once you are outside. Being in new surroundings can often cause them to get a little out of hand and act out. To avoid behavioral problems and train them to be on their best behavior need to keep treats with you. Make sure you hand out treats only when they manage to do something right. This will slowly teach them to be on their best behavior. Also do not forget to keep water for when they are thirsty as they may get extremely dehydrated by panting during the day thus needing to refresh.
Wipe their paws
Exploring new places or just by stepping outside your house for a walk can result in your dog stepping into many harmful things. Especially in winters in a cold area where many ice-melting chemicals may be used. Make sure after a walk you clean its paws, give it a nice wipe down to ensure maximum safety.
Hire a dog walker
Hiring a professional dog walker can prove to be the best option for your dog. A professional will know how to train it to be on its best behavior as well as cater to all its needs that you might be ignoring. They can take our dogs for long walks while you might find it difficult to take out time from your daily routine. Your dog will be satisfied by the long walks thus you can take it on shorter walks.
These dog walking tricks will now make your dog walking experience much better than before. Happy walking!