By Linda Cole
Walking a dog is necessary to provide them with proper exercise and give them access to new stimulation they can’t get locked up in the house all day. Many times, though, owners find that their dog is so excited and eager to see what’s around the next corner, he ends up dragging them down the street. It’s not difficult to teach your dog proper leash etiquette, but it does require practice and time.
As with any dog training session, pay attention to your dog and stop when he is tired. Make it fun and he’ll be eager for the next lesson, especially if you have lots of CANIDAE Snap-Bits™ dog treats on hand for a reward. Stay calm, consistent and patient, and you can teach your dog to walk beside you on a loose leash. Walking a dog should not leave you feeling like you need a trip to the emergency room once you get back home.