Without a backyard, I used to lament needing to take our pooches on our daily walks. Eventually, I realized how this was important for us to have dedicated time spent together; I use this time to continue working on our training and communication.
And I think it's really because of these dedicated walks, my understanding of them and their understanding of me, that our pups are able to comfortably do things like this, this, and this.
I know it's hard to constantly be "on" with training, though one rule of thumb I use: if you wouldn't do it on a date, you probably shouldn't do it while walking on your dog.
If You're not talking and interacting, it's a boring date
working on check-ins that help them with distractions.
Give your full attention; walking and texting is rude
helpful to know when I need them to go quickly.
Don't Let your Date Check out Other Dates
These are some things we've observed.
Are there any other ways you think dog walking is like dating?
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How we really use it
This was the dog command that changed our lives
Our dogs like showing off like this