Daily dog walks are one of life’s sweetest pleasures. But a dog who is unable to walk on a leash properly can make that experience miserable. Train your dog to walk on a loose leash, pick the right spots and enjoy your time together.
Make the most of daily walks: Pick a fun place, set a reasonable pace, and keep your dog on a loose leash.
Walks boost fitness for dogs and owners: Everyone knows your dog needs daily exercise. But research shows owners benefit from walks just as much as their dogs if not even more.
Find your spot: Make daily walks count. Find out where your dog likes to walk best — park, beach, woods or school.
Eliminate leash aggression: When stressed, dogs who don’t know how to walk on a loose leash exhibit leash aggression. Nervous dogs will instinctively revert to a fight or flight mode.
Dog walking benefits: Walks provide great exercise, bonding and training time. They also give your dog the skills to find his way home if he gets lost.