Walking a dog can be a great way to exercise both you and your furry friend. Here are some steps to follow when walking your dog:
Make sure your dog is wearing a collar with identification tags and a leash. It’s important to keep your dog under control while walking to keep them safe and to follow local laws.
Before you begin your walk, take your dog outside to go to the bathroom.
Start your walk by heading in the direction you want to go, and allow your dog to walk at a comfortable pace.
Keep your dog on a leash and close to you, especially when walking in areas where there are cars or other potential hazards.
Encourage your dog to walk alongside you, rather than pulling on the leash. If your dog tends to pull, consider using a front-clip harness or a no-pull harness to help prevent pulling.
Be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye out for any potential dangers, such as other animals, traffic, or obstacles in the path.
Remember to bring plastic bags or a poop scoop to clean up after your dog. It’s important to be a responsible pet owner and to keep public spaces clean for others.
When you’re ready to head back home, turn around and retrace your steps.
By following these steps, you can enjoy a safe and enjoyable walk with your furry friend.