Dog Walking Etiquette: Part 1 of a Series

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Jun 15, 2020
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Walking is the most natural thing to do, but not always when it comes to walking our dogs on a leash.  Puppies think the leash is a toy to bite and tug on, while some older dogs like to jump, pull and lunge forward to get to where they want to go. 

And for your exceptional cases, they’ll stall. They don’t want to go anywhere. Who’d ever think there was a dog that didn’t enjoy walking? Well, they exist, and you never know what category your dog will fall into until you get out there and start walking. 

While some dogs naturally cooperate, most require training. And this How to Properly Walk a Dog blog series will help you to do just that.  But first, in Part 1 we’ll cover the basics of dog walking etiquette to help ensure the safety of your dog and the courtesy of others as you carry out your walks. 

As we continue through the series, you’ll learn actionable tips for teaching leash manners including:  

  • Part 2: How to walk a puppy on a leash
  • Part 3: Teaching your dog to stop pulling on the leash
  • Part 4: How to stop your dog from stalling on a leash
  • Part 5: Stopping your dog from jumping or barking on a leash

Let’s begin!

Dog Emergency Kit Essentials

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May 26, 2020
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Now more than ever, it’s necessary to be prepared and equipped for emergencies. Especially for us dog parents, since our dogs totally rely on us for their care and safety.

Because as we know, emergencies and accidents are naturally, unplanned events. Therefore the best way to prepare for these unforeseeable circumstances is to have a plan in place.  This way, you can be well prepared and even treat a minor cut, or stabilize a major injury until you can get your dog to your vet. 

Also, what if you’re a single dog parent and something were to happen to you? You’ll need to prepare someone else with adequate instructions and supplies until you’re fully recovered and able to resume caring for your dog.

Therefore, in this post, we’ll cover the essential components of a dog emergency kit. We’ll also offer guidance on how to put an emergency plan in place for your dog and where you can go to learn basic pet first aid. Ultimately, positioning yourself to provide your dog with the best care possible.

What to Do When You Find a Lost Dog: 4 Critical Steps

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Jan 30, 2020
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Discovering a lost or abandoned dog can be disheartening, especially when they don’t have any visible identification that will lead them back to their home. 

I read about this issue often in the social media platforms in which I participate. While I feel bad for the dog and the person who discovered them asking for help, I can only imagine the difficulty that the dog’s parents must be going through. 

Because losing a dog is like losing a family member. In this post, I will layout precisely what to do when you find a lost dog. This easy to follow four-step action plan will hopefully reunite you with your beloved dog in no time!