Any dog owner can tell you that walks are essential. A good walk provides dogs with both exercise and mental stimulation. But how can you make sure that you and your dog can enjoy a safe promenade?
Use a Leash
While they may seem inconvenient at times, leash laws protect both you and your dog from unforeseen accidents. While you may have your dog in check, another person walking their dog off-leash might not. Furthermore, leashes stop your dog from chasing animals, people or bikes, while giving you the ability to rein your dog in, protecting them from environmental dangers.
When using a leash, make sure it’s in good working order. If the hardware or fasteners are damaged, replace it immediately. Be sure to use a leash that is the right size for your dog. Smaller dogs will need narrower leashes with smaller hardware, while large dogs will necessitate thicker, sturdier leashes.
When walking your dog, it’s important that everyone has some form of identification. Keep your ID handy and make sure your dog is wearing a collar and current ID tag …