Are you a first time dog parent? Walking your pet can be a very enjoyable experience for both you and your pet as it gives you exercise and the chance for your pet to explore the territory. But you need to be aware of safety issues before you embark on this adventure. Here are some tips to follow:
Use a leash
There are many types of leashes available, select one depending on the size of your dog and where you will be walking it. Use a flexi lead if you are walking in an area with less foot traffic or a leather leash if your pet tugs a lot as this will be gentler on your hands.
Use a harness
A body harness is safer than a collar as this causes less pressure on the dog’s neck with less chance of breaking than a collar.
When walking in summer always go before it gets very hot or in the evening when it’s cooler. Your dog can suffer from heat stroke, so be mindful to its behavior and stop if he looks fatigued. Make sure to take water for the pet when going for a long walk and en sure he is appropriately dressed when walking during winter months.