Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Considerations when Walking your Dog

by Marie Vonow (follow)
Chief editor: readyforpets.com Blogs:https://minamaries.blogspot.com.au https://simpleselfimprovement.blogspot.com.au/
Pet Care (144)      Dogs (161)      Pet Ownership (74)      Exercise (9)      Responsible ownership (6)      Dog walks (2)      Dog On Leash (1)     


Considerations when walking your dog
Adapted from Pixabay

Taking your dog for a walk sounds pretty easy. What's there to think about? You put on your walking shoes, slap on a hat and sunscreen if it's sunny and attach the lead to your dog's collar. Then off you go. Well, there may be a few more things to take into consideration.

General considerations
Take the age and health of your dog into account. Restrict the length of the walk if your dog has been unwell or age is causing him/her to slow up. Your dog will probably still enjoy a walk but you may need to walk more slowly, stop more often and not walk as far.
If your dog has a heart condition get advice from the vet about walking him/her in regard to the weather and suitable distance.
Talk to the vet if your dog appears stiff and in some pain when walking. Arthritis injections may make her/him more comfortable.
Take a bottle of water and a collapsible water bowl on warm days or for long walks.
Avoid walking in the heat of the day. Choose early morning or the evening to make walking more pleasant for both of you.
Ensure the pavement isn't too hot for your dog's paws. If you can't hold the back of your hand comfortably on the pavement for five seconds, it is too hot for your dog's paws.

Obey signs
Keep your dog on a leash where it is mandatory. This is most areas.
Be aware of the maximum length of leash allowed.
Clean up after your dog, take extra bags



sign
Obey the signs Image by Marie Vonow

Avoid areas of danger
Avoid areas of prickles or broken glass.
Avoid a street where you know there is a dog who can jump the fence or is not properly restrained.
Restrain your dog from sniffing in tall grass, what's hiding there? There could be a snake or spider.

Consider other people and other pets
Be aware some people are afraid of dogs. Restrain your dog so it does not sniff a person, especially a child. Definitely ensure it does not jump up at another person, even if you have a small dog.
If children ask to pat your dog, make it clear if your dog doesn't like his/her head, tail or other part of the body touched. You may feel it is safer to say 'No'. Watch carefully as some children get boisterous and may frighten your dog.



Child and dog
Pixabay

Dogs enjoy going out for a walk and their owners benefit from the exercise. It can also be a good way to get to know other people in the neighbourhood.

Related Articles

The Importance Of Cleaning Up After Your Dog

Pros and Cons of Hiring a Dog Walker

Questions
Do you always obey dogs on leash signs?

How often do you walk your dog?

How often should a dog be walked in the suburbs?

#Dog Walks
#Dog On Leash
#Dogs
#Exercise
#Pet Care
#Pet Ownership
#Responsible Ownership
I like this Article - 5
Do you have a pet story or helpful tips and tricks to share with other pet owners? You can get paid for submitting your original articles, product reviews or pet tips! Apply here.
More Articles by Marie Vonow
An individual's mental and physical health may be improved by owning a pet
1 like
The idea of anyone being fearful of cats is difficult to imagine if one is a cat lover
5 likes
It is estimated that about 500,000 homeless cats roam the streets just in South Australia
2 likes
Owning a pet has health benefits, especially if that pet is a dog or a cat
6 likes
Dogs are being used as companion animals for people with an increasing number of special needs
5 likes
I love cats and usually find gifs of cats amusing or cute
7 likes
view all articles by Marie Vonow
Articles by Marie Vonow on Other Hubs
3 likes
ID: 78125
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
I rescued and rehabilitated a lot of animals in my 20 years of freelance animal rescue, and I dedi...
1 like
Don’t let your pet’s food and water dishes become a science experiment
8 likes
Canine Dental hygiene is key part of maintaining your dog’s overall health and wellbeing
8 likes
Do you feed your pets at the table? I’m not talking about feeding them table scraps- I mean do ...
6 likes
Shooting (pictures of!) dogs is like any other sort or photography with its own charms, quirks and...
6 likes
**%%Loves Me, Loves Me Not?%%** Cats have always been a bit of an enigma…
11 likes
We all enjoy the beauty that greenery and flowers bring inside our homes
7 likes
Pets are a member of the family so why wouldn’t you want to capture their precious moments for your ...
8 likes
When parents bring a new baby into their home, they take every precaution to make it safe
7 likes
**Who will look after your pets when you are gone?** My husband and I were recently updating ...
8 likes
Categories
Dogs (161)
Cats (71)
Birds (13)
Horses (3)
Health (39)
Pets (30)
Feeding (27)
Safety (10)
Dog (5)
Llamas (4)
Summer (4)
Dental (3)
Diet (3)
Toxic (3)
Stress (3)
Grief (3)
Fleas (3)
Cat (3)
Fowl (3)
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version