One of the mistakes that dog walkers often make when out walking their dog is the human focusing on their mobile whilst the dog walks beside the or even worse gets dragged along by the owner. Lets face it the dogs been out and done his busienss so all is good ? WRONG
Let your dog nake some choices
For some reason, most people don’t allow their dog to ake their own choices in life. After all the dog sleeps where they are permitted and eats whatever food they are provided
Dogs being loyal and loving creatures are very forgiving on the restrictions put on their lifestyle. Many dogs are happy to go along with the decisions we make for them as they often do not know any better. However, think about it, are we really being fair ??
Why don’t we look at this differently and instead of seeing it as “walking the dog” see it more as spending quality time with your best friend?
When we are out walking our dogs spend this tie to interact and bond with them more.
It is important to take your mobile phone with you fully charged in case of emergencies, but this can be left in the pocket or at the bottom of the bag. This gives you the chance to spend more time outside the house getting to know and enjoying quality time with your best friend and investigating the world around you
Once you start interacting with the walk and observing your dog and your surroundings, I am sure you will be surprised at just how many things you missed and some of natures wonders
Remember its the dogs walk
Whilst dogs like being off the lead and this is fine if the local bi-laws require dogs to be on a lead or your dog has poor recall then it is advisable to keep them on a lead to prevent them getting into trouble
If you do have to keep them on the lead your companion can still have a fulfilled walk Let the make some of the decisions such as what direction you are going to walk in
Remember its the dog walk so let them sniff. Provide them with an opportunity to investigate the pile of leaves and check out the pee-mail that all the other dogs in the area have left.
Making small changes whilst out walking such as putting down the mobile phone. Allowing your dog to make more choices and thinking of it more as a walk with your best friend will help increase your dog and your enjoyment of each other’s company.
Here at Finchley Dog Walker because we specialize in One 2 One walks we are able to provide more quality and enhanced dog walk. This enables dogs to use their brain on walks and so benefiting from a more enriched and fulfilled walk. We allow and encourage all dogs to sniff and decompress so they are more contented and pleasantly tired – and I know they will have enjoyed our time together as much as I have
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