Proper dog walking involves a few key elements to ensure the safety and well-being of both the dog and the person walking them. Here are a few tips:

  1. Use a properly fitting collar and leash. A collar should fit snugly but not too tightly, and a leash should be sturdy and long enough to give the dog some freedom of movement.
  2. Keep the dog under control at all times. This means having them on a leash and keeping a close eye on them.
  3. Be aware of your surroundings. Look out for potential hazards such as cars, other animals, and people who may be scared of dogs.
  4. Pick up after your dog. Always bring poop bags with you and clean up after your dog when they go to the bathroom.
  5. Provide plenty of exercise and stimulation. Dogs need regular exercise to stay healthy and happy, so make sure to walk them for a good amount of time each day.
  6. Reward good behavior. Use positive reinforcement techniques such as treats and praise to encourage your dog to behave well on walks.
  7. Get your dog a proper identification, microchip or ID Tag, in case they get lost.

Remember, walking your dog should be a pleasant experience for both you and your furry friend. With a little bit of preparation and care, you can ensure that every walk is safe and enjoyable.