Walking your dog can be a problem for some dog owners. Sometimes because their dogs don’t walk well on a leash. Other dogs are a problem because they show aggression and it is really embarrassing to take your dog in public. However for some people finding the time to walk their dogs is tough while there are also those dog owners who physically have a problem taking a walk, they just can’t do it. Let me take just a few minutes to offer some dog walking advice for each of these four problem areas.
My Dog Doesn’t Walk On A Leash Well – This probably means that you dog is pulling you down the street. It isn’t fun and can sometimes even hurt shoulders and elbows. Teaching your dog to walk on a leash nicely is really easy so find a trainer that can help you get it fixed. While you are at it be sure and teach your dog the sit, down and stay exercises your dog will thank you in many ways as the years go on.
My Dog Is Aggressive And I am Embarrassed To Take Him For A Walk – I know exactly what you mean and I have seen l000’s of people with the same problem over the years. The neighbors all run inside when they see you coming. Here is the answer, it’s really easier than you might think.
I have found that 99% of all aggressive pet dogs are also untrained dogs. Yes, it’s true. Training can usually solve the biggest part of the problem by simply teaching the dog that it is not the alpha in your pack. Now this does not mean that you dog will be people and dog friendly however it does mean that you will probably be able to go for a walk without people scattering along your path. Find a good behavior specialist because it will take more than just a dog trainer to fix the problem. It will require some work but I think you will agree that it is worth it.
I Just Can’t Find Time To Walk My Dog or I Physically Can’t Walk My Dog – These are very common comments however there is still hope. If you don’t have time for a 30 – 45 minute walk every day or you just are unable to walk, then it’s easy hire a dog walker. Dog walkers are everywhere, heck you may even have a neighbor who would like to take over that chore for a small fee. If not check with you vet for a referral and if that doesn’t work simply do a Google search. Dog walkers are out there and waiting for your call.
I hope these ideas will help you solve your dog walking problems. Your dog’s deserve it.
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Until next time,
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About the Author: Wayne Booth is owner of in Nashville, TN. Wayne has been teaching people how to become Professional Dog Trainers since 1990 and he is the Training Director of Canine Behavior Specialists Network.