Top safety tips to make dog walking a fur-filled experience
Always walk on the left side of the street, facing traffic.
This is the most basic rule of dog walking and the most important by far because you’ll be able to see any oncoming traffic and avoid obstacles. Dogs should stay on your left side to protect them from oncoming traffic. People are taller than canines. They are easier to see than small animals. Keep your dog safe by having them walk away from the street.
Protect Your Furry Buddy from Heat or Cold
Dress your dog in sweaters to protect it from cold temperatures. Check the pavement to see if it’s too warm for your dog to walk on in hot weather. If the heat burns your palm, it’s too hot for your dog’s paws.
Make sure you have a good leash
The leash you use should be appropriate for your dog’s size and strength, and should not have any rips or fraying spots that might cause it to break. We don’t recommend using retractable leashes, as the locks are often unreliable and can come un-locked unexpectedly! (Our Soft Nylon Dog Leash with Reflective Stripes is a great option if you’re looking for a new leash.)
Make sure to have Snacks and Water
It’s always a good idea to have a few snacks in your pocket or in a in case your pet needs an extra incentive to get home. And even more important than snacks is water since you don’t want your dog to become dehydrated or overheated. This Dog Feeding Water Bottles for Outdoor Use is a great way to make sure you always have water when your pup gets thirsty!
Be Safe, Be Seen
Many paw-rents enjoy unwinding after work with an evening dog walk. When walking after dark, be sure to wear light, reflective clothing and consider an LED collar, leash or harness so drivers and other walkers can safely spot you and your pooch
Now that you have tools and ideas to stay safe, take advantage of the exercise and relaxation walking your dog provides. Know an avid dog walker? Share this article with them.
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