Loose Leash Walking 

Now that Spring is here I have a big job! I need to teach THREE dogs how to loose leash walk. These means the dogs should be walking next to me or right behind me without pulling on their leashes. Of the three, Artie and Buddy will be the most difficult to train. You see….I didn’t properly train them as young dogs, so they developed bad habits such as walking ahead of me, pulling, and stopping often to smell or mark their surroundings. It is SO important to begin walking them correctly the first time they walk.

Today was Coby’s first time walking. Dave and I took turns with the dogs. One of us had Coby and the other had the two older dogs. Although Coby was very excited, he did well for his first time. I am glad that Dave came with us to make sure I started Coby out the right way. You see, I am a softy, and although I want Coby to learn proper walking, there is also that part of me who wants him to enjoy the fun things like sniffing and experiencing nature.

I will be looking at many articles and videos about loose leash walking. Below is an easy read from Cesar. If you have a new dog, start off correctly. It’s easier to teach them right the first time then correct bad behaviors! 

http://www.cesarsway.com/training/thewalk/6-Tips-for-Mastering-the-Dog-Walk

Dog dental care: How to clean your dog’s teeth

Taking care of your dog’s teeth is one of the most important things you can do for his/her health.  Check out what Cesar has to say about doggie dental health.

Dog dental care: How to clean your dog’s teeth | Cesar Millan.

Can Daylight Savings Time Cause Dog Anxiety | Cesar Millan

image Daylight savings time happens this Sunday! Does your pet have a difficult time adjusting to the time change? Cesar Millan suggests that you slowly ease your pet into the changes in his/her walking, feeding, playtime, and sleeping schedule until the routines are back on schedule. Read more:  Can Daylight Savings Time Cause Dog Anxiety | Cesar Millan.

Dog-Friendly stores: Where to shop | Cesar Millan

Coby and I just got back from shopping at Petsmart.  Taking your dog to a pet store or other dog-friendly store is one way to socialize your pet with other dogs and people.

Here are some pictures from our trip to Petsmart.

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Cesar Millan, the dog whisperer, has some important tips for taking your dog shopping for the first time.  You might be surprised at some of the stores that are considered dog-friendly stores.  Take a look at the article below to find out more.

Dog-Friendly stores: Where to shop | Cesar Millan.