Dog walking

Dog walking

At Cross Plains Kennels we strive to teach your dog to be a more sociable pet.

Cesar Milan accomplishes this by walking multiple dogs at one time.

“I often walk about ten dogs at a time, sometimes even off-leash if I’m in a safe area. People are amazed by this, but it’s simple: the dogs see me as their pack leader. This is why they follow me wherever I go. Position matters. Walking in front allows you to be seen as the pack leader. Conversely, if your dog controls you on the walk, he’s the pack leader. You should be the first one out the door and the first one in. Your dog should be beside or behind you during the walk.”

-Cesar Millan, The Dog Whisperer

At Cross Plains Kennels we do not stress walking multiple dogs, but your dog will be kept in close proximity to other dogs where they can have both visual and vocal contact. We encourage peaceful association between the animals, but we quickly discourage and correct any aggressive attitudes.

When walking your dog use a short leash. This allows you to have more control. Attaching the leash to the very top of the neck can help you more easily communicate, guide, and correct your dog. If you need additional help, Cesar Millan suggests the Illusion collar. Always keep your dog’s safety in mind
when giving corrections.

Set aside time. Dogs, like humans, are diurnal, so taking walks in the morning is ideal. I recommend setting aside thirty minutes to a full hour. The specific needs of each dog differ. Consult your vet and keep an eye on your dog’s behavior to see if his needs are being met.

Define exploration time. After your dog has maintained the proper state of mind, reward him by allowing him to relieve himself and sniff around. Then you need to decide when reward time is over. It should always be less than the time spent focused on the walk.

Don’t punch out. When you get home, don’t stop leading. Have your dog wait patiently while you put away his leash or take off your shoes.

Share food and water. By providing a meal after the walk, you have allowed your dog to “work” for food and water.

Pick up after your dog! Set an example: be a responsible dog guardian.

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