Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor
Many dog owners go to great lengths to fence in their yards to permit the family dog to exercise. However, that isn’t all that Fido needs to stay healthy and happy.
Walking is a social exercise. It stimulates your dog into being social and allows him to acquaint himself to find his way home. In the event that he accidentally slips out the front door he will smell his own pathway and recognize landmarks and be more likely to return. In addition, your neighbors may recognize him and bring him back.
Another reason to walk your dog is that your best buddy will garner praise as he walks respectfully by your side! Remember to praise him when this fete is accomplished!
If you need a refresher course in gentle, controlled walking or on any other topic please read my book, Training Your Dog With Love and Compassion. It is available on Amazon in paperback and eBook format. It can also be ordered in any bookstore.
Questions often arise about giving your dog the best possible life. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text 856.981.8957 if I can help you. There is never a fee for off-site consultation.
Wado udohiyu, (thank you very much in the Cherokee language)
Dawn O Watson, Owner
Brother of the Wolf, LLC