Exercising your dog is quintessential to a happy and well behaved pooch!
Teaching your dog to walk nicely on a loose lead will ensure a pleasant experience for both you and your dog. Here are two simple ways to achieve this
1. Reward your dog for walking nicely next to you without pulling by providing treats and praise. If your dog pulls out in front stop call him/her back to your side and then continue on with the walk. This will teach your dog that in order to continue walking I need to be at my owner’s side.
2. Invest in a anti-pulling harness or a head halter, this is by far the quickest way to achieve a loose-lead walk. Contact your Vet or trainer to have one fitted.
Exercising your dog is not only great for weight control but is an effective mood enhancer and boredom buster. Finding a local off-leash area will also give your dog invaluable exercise and mental stimulation (please ensure your dog has a reliable recall and is well socialised before letting them loose in a public area).
Visit your local council website to find local off-leash parks.
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