10 Common Mistakes When Walking Your Dog

going for walks is fundamental in a

dog's daily routine walking offers many

benefits such as the possibility of

socializing being mentally stimulated

and of course exercise while

well-intentioned many dog Guardians are

ignorant to mistakes made during walks

which can directly affect the dog do you

want to learn how to avoid these

pitfalls in this new animal wise video

will explain 10 common mistakes dog

walkers need to avoid



it's normal to be considerate of the

potential hazards in your dog's

environment especially when sniffing

dirty parts of the ground however we

need to understand that this is normal

and proper dog behavior when they smell

their environment they pick up

information such as the presence of

other animals a recently deposited food

which in turn helps them to feel more

secure when in an unfamiliar place

equally if your dog is prohibited from

smelling their environment it can lead

to stress and anxiety you can help them

to smell their environment by practicing

tracking techniques and obedience

training it's all too common to see dog

walkers yanking their dog leashes but

this does not teach your dog to walk

properly in fact it can cause serious

damage to the animal especially when

excessive force is used or a choking

collar is used in some countries such as

Spain private citizens are banned from

doing this practice if your dog pulls

too much then by an anti pull harness

and teach obedient through appropriate

training sessions although you intend to

give a punishment associated with the

dog's behavior it's more likely your

canine will associate the punishment

with the mere presence of other dogs

this can aggravate the behavior even

more in these cases it's advisable to

perform the appropriate training

measures during the quietest hours of

the day avoid other dogs until you can

introduce them gradually ideally you

should go to a dog trainer or canine

ethologist to start the sessions and

begin behavior modification exercises

with the exception of some specific

cases of aggressiveness it's important

to let our dog interact with others even

dogs which greatly differ in size can

interact if they're socialized well you

can go to a dog park or find someone you

know nearby with a dog to walk together

three regular and positive socialization

you can help avoid behavioral problems

down the line each dog has unique and

specific needs in terms of walking more

nervous dogs will be more time all the

ones may need shorter trips and those

with breathing issues shouldn't walk

when it's too hot

generally a dogs walk should last

between 20 and 30 minutes and should be

repeated two or three times a day strive

to offer quality walks and you'll see

how well it improves their well-being

although this behavior may indicate

excitement and joy for the walk it also

shows us that the dog is upset and

somewhat stressed also the straps often

have metallic elements which can damage

their teeth for these reasons if your


nibbles on the leash the best thing you

can do is carry a tether or other toy to

distract them this point is especially

important for dogs which are afraid of

cars and people or have generalized

anxiety as they may try to escape a

stressful situation and unfortunately it

can become lost even for stable or

well-trained dogs

mistakes can happen ID tags and ideally

microchips are the best way to help us

recover lost dogs quickly it's very

important that from time to time we vary

the route we take for walks this way our

dog can feel stimulated and does not get

bored with the same environment forested

environments beaches or places lots of

places to climb and play are ideal if

not simply going down different streets

can also be very helpful many dog

ethologist s-- and educators agree that

five minutes a day of freedom from the

leash offers our dog extra stimulation

and well-being this can allow them to

better explore their environment and has

a positive experience for the dog if our

dog does not respond well to training

it's advisable to go to a fenced off

area to finish our list we want to

remind you how important it is to be

attentive to our companion during the

whole trip it is essential that we look

after them in case they want to eat

something they shouldn't or go somewhere

dangerous but we also need to simply pay

attention so we know what they do and

don't like going for a walk is

beneficial to you but it is the dog who

needs the specific benefits make each

trip a happy and positive one now you

know ten mistakes to avoid while walking

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