Dog Walking Rules You’re Probably Breaking

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In addition to the other dog walking tips we mentioned on the first page, you should also remember that Fido's leash should be at an appropriate length. If your pup is really strong a retractable leash probably isn't a good idea. Even if you have a small dog they can break. A durable leash that's made out of rope is a better choice.

For more tips check out other dog walking rules you may be breaking and head on over to About for more important tips!

1. Always pick up after your dog. Consider bags that will attach to your dog’s leash.

2. Have control of your dog at all times. Keep your dog close to you when you are around other dogs or people by maintaining a short leash.

3. Remember to let your dog get plenty of chances to sniff around during the walk. Your dog’s nose is the main way he explores his world!

4. Before walking puppies, make sure they have been properly introduced to the leash.

5. Choose the appropriate leash for your dog. It should be comfortable for you and your dog.

6. Avoid retractable leashes, or at least use them properly. Ideally, your dog should walk at your side.

7. Train loose-leash walking so walks are less stressful.

8. Consider training your dog to stop and sit at intersections, especially in the city. It’s a good safety measure around traffic.

9. Again, pick up after your dog!

10. Don’t let your dog wander into private yards. This is rude. Keep your dog on the curb strip side of the sidewalk whenever possible.

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