Taking your dog for walkies is very important for their health, their amusement and for your bonding with your dog. Here are a few important considerations when it’s time for walkies.
- Collar and Leads vary according to the dog breed. However you don’t need any special equipment, just a plain collar and lead.
- Avoid collars and leads made of chain as these can hurt your dog’s neck and your hands.
- Check that the collar fits well and you are able to slip two of your fingers underneath, showing that’s not too tight for your dog.
- At the same time the collar must be tight enough to ensure it can not slip over the dog’s head.
- An identification disc is required by law and needed in case he or she gets lost.
- To train a dog effectively you need something that will excite your dog. If you praise your dog every day that is not enough to treat them.
- Try something extra, such as a new toy, or if you want him to learn exercises then a small titbit can be tempting as a reward.
- Avoid large pieces of treats as there may be a weight issue later on in life. Titbits for a small dog can fill their stomachs up faster than a large dog.
Warning: if you are using a ball to train your pet make sure the ball is specifically made for a dog and not too small as it can get stuck in their throat.