Yes, it’s not as simple as it seems to walk your dog. There are ways to doing it right and doing it wrong. Knowing how to do it right will help your dog in more ways than you can imagine. Below are two very important tips on walking your dog:
Always be on the alert
Yes, you must always be sensitive to things, people or events that could possibly trigger incidents from your dog. You should be aware of your environment as you walk the dog. Your ability to sense danger or possible triggers in advance will help you to move your dog away from them naturally or calmly.
For instance, if you sense a car coming to an intersection before your dog does then it would be easier to avoid the animal being hit.
Avoid possible confrontation with others
You are possibly not the only dog walker around, and you should avoid confrontation with your dog. You should change the course right way if your dog is likely to confront other dog walkers or pedestrians.
You should do this as calmly as possible so that your dog will take it in good faith and not feel threatened or excited by your action.