Dog Walking Etiquette

Dog, Canine, Mammal, Animal, White DogThere’s absolutely no guidebook or special rules about how you should walk your dog. But similarly to how you should behave in a public setting, there is a dog walking manners. So here is a few things you should and/or shouldn’t do while choosing your companion.
Control your pet.  Maitland Wildlife Removal
There are different degrees of control you can exercise on your pet. While walking you should not let you dog walk-up to random people unless they say it’s okay to do so. Some people are allergic and other fearful of dogs. Controlling your dog also means that it doesn’t walk-up to other dogs. Some dogs don’t tolerate stranger dogs, or are just afraid and intimated which could result in aggressive behavior. To avoid losing control on your pooch, keep them on a short leash especially in busy surroundings. A longer lead may be used for more distant walking areas such as paths or parks. Always, keep your dog on the leash unless at the park or in a fenced area. You never know who or what might come out from behind another bush. This is a safety precaution. It is relatively okay once or twice but continuous barking is a noise nuisance to the area.
This may seem like the most obvious one out there, but there are way too many dog owners that don’t pick-up after their dog goes to the bathroom. Be courteous to other owners and pets. Nobody wants to see, smell or step into what your pooch has left behind. A reason why there are only a limited number of beaches that allow dogs, is people not picking-up. This allows for a clean environment at all times.
Know the limits of your dog.
Every dog and dog breed is different. Know how far your pooch can go. Choose the suitable weather and terrain to keep both you and your dog comfortable. If you are conditioning or training your dog, be sure to do your research or consult an expert to provide only the best. Studying your pet’s behavior can help determine what sort of environment is best.
There are three main dog walking etiquettes out there. Apply control over your pet when outside. Finally, be sure to know how far your dog can go. In general, walking your dog should be a fun, relaxing, and enjoyable experience for the pet and owner.

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