Walking

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Dog Care

Give Your Dog A Job With A Backpack

By Juliana Weiss-Roessler The walk is the foundation of a good relationship with your dog, so when humans struggle with it, those problems aren’t just confined to time on the leash, but also carry over into all aspect of their dog’s behavior. So what’s a dog lover to do? For many, the solution is a backpack. It’s one of the simplest and most powerful tools that an owner can put into practice. Here are a few of the benefits of adding it to your dog’s walk. Perks of Adding a BackPack It Gives Your Dog a Job Your dog wants

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All About Dogs

How To Start Your Own Dog Walking Club

Do you get lonely when walking your dog in the mornings or evenings? Interested in making the walk a social experience for your pooch by involving other people and dogs? Just want to meet more pet parent friends in your area? Whatever your reasons, starting a dog walking club in your city — or even just your neighborhood — can be a fun and rewarding experience for your and your pup. And the best part is that it’s incredibly easy to do! But where do you begin? Think about your goals Do you only want to find people who have

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Dog Training

Training The Human For The Walk

I believe that the walk is the most important daily feature of our relationship with our dogs. It is not just about the physical exercise. It is also the best way to affirm your place as Pack Leader. Done right, it’s the perfect time to let go and really connect with your dog. It might seem like the most natural thing in the world to go walk with your dog — but it is surprising how many humans mess it up. And the reason is a very simple human problem: We think too much! Be In The moment When you

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All About Dogs

How To Fit The Dog Walk Into Your Daily Schedule

Walking your dogs is important for a variety of reasons: It provides them with much-needed exercise that keeps them healthy and relieves excess energy so they don’t cause problems around the house. It stimulates their brain because there are so many new smells, sights, and sounds to experience. It gives you a fantastic opportunity to train your dog and make sure that they recognize you as the Pack Leader. And, of course, it allows them to go to the bathroom. Despite all of these benefits, many people only walk their dogs intermittently — or not at all — because they

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All About Dogs

The Secret To A Perfect Walk

Regular daily walks are a crucial part of keeping your dog calm and balanced, so what do you do when you can’t keep your dog under control on the walk? Try Cesar’s new Pack Leader Collar! When used correctly, it can be an effective tool for restoring peace for both of you. The Problem With Other Collars If you watch a sled dog pulling a load, you’ll notice that their harness fits around the base of the neck and shoulder girdle. Why? Because those are the strongest muscles in the dog’s neck; it’s where all her pulling strength is concentrated.

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All About Dogs

How To Start Walking And Training A Puppy

You just got your new puppy a few days ago, and you’re itching to take the little guy out and show him off around the neighborhood. No big deal, right? You just need to get a leash and a collar and head out the door with him in tow. Not so fast. Related: Introducing a puppy to walking on a leash While it’s true that you can start training your puppy to walk with you and obey your commands very early on in her development, you might not want to head out into the great wide world just yet. Veterinarians recommend

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All About Dogs

Dog Backpack Do’s And Don’ts

Have you cut back on walks because the cold and snow is just too much for you and your pup? Winter is a good time of year to consider a doggy backpack. You can maintain the daily exercise challenge your dog needs while reducing the time you both spend in the winter weather. Added weight makes the exercise of a shorter walk more intense, but even an empty backpack can provide a mental challenge. Here are some general do’s and don’ts to get you started with the doggy backpack. DO Select a Backpack Specifically Designed for Dogs You want a

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All About Dogs

The Dog Walk In The Cold And Snow

Unless you’re the proud owner of a Siberian husky, chances are good that winter walks with your pup are going to be a lot shorter than the ones you take in more friendly temperatures. But that doesn’t mean these walks are necessarily going to be easy — or that they should be! Just like any walk you take at another time of year, you want to keep both you and your pup safe while he gets the exercise and challenge he needs. Here are six tips to ensure both of you enjoy your walk through this winter wonderland: Trim nails

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Adoption Tips

Rehabilitating A Puppy Mill Dog

Cesar is not alone when he recommends “adopt, don’t shop” when getting a new dog, but a substantial number of pets still come from puppy mills, whether direct from a pet shop or breeder, or via a rescue or shelter. Rescuing a Puppy Mill Dog Puppy mill dogs require extra attention and training in order to rehabilitate them because the conditions they were brought up in are horrible. Unlike reputable breeders, who take the steps necessary for the comfort of their breeding dogs and puppies, puppy mills treat their dogs as products to be churned out as quickly as possible.

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All About Dogs

Dog Disinterested In The Walk

Dear Cesar, My dog is a 5-year-old dog, a lab terrier mix, and has always loved going to walks, but lately he seems disinterested in going. I’ve had to pull him out of the door to go for a walk and then he’ll sit down after we’ve gone one block and refuses to go another. Even if I force him to keep going, he’ll pull me back another direction towards our house. I was so concerned that I took him to the vet. They did a blood panel on him, specifically to test for thyroid function, and he tested perfectly!

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