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5 Tips For Mastering The Dog Walk

1. Walk in Front of Your Dog

Walking in front of your dog allows you to be seen as the pack leader. If your dog controls you on the walk, he’s the pack leader. You are meant to be the first one out the door and the first one in. Your dog should be beside or behind you during the walk.

2. Use a Short Dog Leash

A short leash allows you to have more control. Also, consider using a harness to help control your puppy. If you utilize a collar, attaching the leash to the very top of the neck can help you more easily communicate, guide, and correct your dog.

3. Reward Your Dog During the Walk

After your dog has relaxed (not jumping, trying to run, or being affected by outside interruptions) reward him by allowing to sniff around to relieve himself.

4. Remember the Water

Dogs have a harder time regulating their body temperature and need more water than humans. Don't let your dog get dehydrated!

5. Reward Your Dog After the Walk

By providing a meal after the walk, you are showing your dog how much their work means to you!

And don’t forget to set a good example by always picking up after your dog!

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