Hello everybody. Today we want to share some dog walking tips with you.
Of course, the most important thing why apartment dogs are walked is the toilet, but remember that in addition to the toilet, the dog still needs to get enough fresh air, get the necessary physical activity to maintain health and fitness, and throw out excess energy so that he can then calmly behave at home. After all , very often dogs become hyperactive and can be naughty in the house precisely from a lack of walks, and physical and nervous relaxation.
And even if you have such a small breed as a Chihuahua, Spitz, Toy or Yorkshire Terrier, if they know how to go to the toilet on a diaper, and your apartment can serve as a gym for them, we still recommend taking the dogs out for a walk, at least in good weather.
Also, we advise you to please those who live in a private courtyard with walks. Yes, they have the opportunity to go to the toilet and breathe fresh air, but besides this, the dog, like a person, wants variety and new experiences.
Now, as for the walk itself. It is desirable that the dog walks on the street for at least an hour and a half, if there is an opportunity and desire, of course, more is possible, the dog will be grateful to you for this. It is best to walk in the morning and in the evening, I think for obvious reasons - the need for a toilet. If you have a puppy, you will have to do it more often, for the same reason.
To walk we need:
A leash is needed, no matter what breed your pet is. First of all, for his safety, for example, if you walk near the road, so that the dog does not accidentally run out onto the roadway for one reason or another. It also happens that small breeds of dogs are afraid of something, or someone, and begin to run away. On a leash, they can be easily stopped and calmed down. If your dog is a large or fighting breed, then the leash will provide peace of mind to others while walking in crowded places.
If you have an adult dog of a large or fighting breed, a muzzle is definitely necessary for the peace of others.
Thanks to the toy and the “fetch” command, you can give physical activity and relaxation, as well as entertain and give a good mood.
If your pet belongs to a hunting breed, or a breed that requires large and intense loads, you can take a bike or roller skates with you and arrange a marathon. The dog will be able to run enough and throw out excess energy, and you will save your strength.
In order to make walking with a dog easy and enjoyable, it is advisable to learn a set of commands needed for a walk. Here is the list:
"beside" - a very important command for a walk, involves the constant presence of a dog near your leg, regardless of whether the dog is on a leash or not, you are walking or standing. The dog constantly monitors your actions and repeats them. Without this command, a walk can turn into torment. Believe me, it is much more pleasant to walk for pleasure, and not to run after the dog with a tight leash, or drag it along with you.
"to me" - this command will help you call the dog to you at the first need, even if he walks without a leash.
"sit", often in combination sit wait - used in cases where you need to keep the dog in place in a calm state, maybe even for a long time, for example, you need to go to the store on the way, but dogs are not allowed there.
"it is forbidden", or a more categorical and tough form - “fu” - will help stop the dog from not wanting to do something: pick up something from the ground, chase a cat ...
"fetch" - will help to play and at the same time give the necessary physical activity and relaxation.
If your dog or puppy doesn't know these commands yet, it doesn't mean that they should be deprived of the pleasure of walking. Walking is a must, for one thing you can learn or consolidate the necessary commands. Such a walk will be doubly useful 😉
Have a nice and productive trip! 🙂
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