Walk the Paws: Expert Tips for Enhancing Your Dog's Walks
Tips for Better Dog Walks: How to Keep Your Canine Companion Content
Many of us have been spending more time at home lately, and our dogs have been enjoying the extra attention.
You might have taken your dog on more walks than ever before. But what do you do when your dog starts misbehaving during those walks?
- Teaching Your Dog to Use Their Nose Wisely:
– Dogs love to sniff everything during walks, but it can be challenging to get them to stop once they start.
– I suggests teaching your dog two commands: one that means it’s time to walk and another that allows them to sniff freely.
– When you say, “Let’s go,” your dog should heel and walk with you. When you say, “Go sniff,” they get some slack on the leash to explore.
– Start with one sniff break per walk and gradually increase it as your dog gets used to the new rule. This way, you can decide when they can use their nose.
- Stick to a Routine:
– Dogs thrive on routine and knowing what to expect.
– While flexibility is essential, try to maintain a consistent schedule for feeding, walking, and playtime.
– Even if your schedule is off due to unusual circumstances, ensure that your dog knows you will always make time for them.
- Treat Training Can Be Effective:
– Treats are great for teaching new commands or tricks, as they are enticing.
– However, once your dog masters a command, transition to using their favorite toy, as it can be even more motivating.
– Be mindful not to overdo it with treats, and adjust your training methods to what works best for your individual dog.
With these simple tips, you can improve your dog’s behavior during walks, maintain a sense of routine, and effectively train your dog. Remember that every dog is unique, so adapt these suggestions to fit your dog’s personality and needs. Happy walking!
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