How to train dogs on regular walks.

How to train dogs on regular walks.

Everyone knows that they should walk their dog at least one time a day. It not only promotes good health but also is vital for their overall well being. Just like you, your dog also needs some fresh air and some time where he can enjoy himself, otherwise, he will start getting grumpy over time. It’s extremely important to make a routine so that he knows how much time he’ll have to wait for the next outing. To train dogs, you will need some amount of determination and patience. The walking part is the most exciting part of your dog’s day. He eagerly looks forward to the next walk the moment he comes back home after one.

Not to mention, his health and wellness largely depends on it too. Dogs are likely to get 70% more active outside than they are at home. Hence, it’s a crucial part of their routine that contributes in their good health. 

So how can you make this important part of their day more vital? Let’s see…

1. Set up a routine.

Start by making a routine and try to stick to it as much as you can. If your mornings are usually occupied by some activities, then you have to spare an hour or so in the evening or vice versa. Make it an everyday habit like brushing your teeth, sleeping on time, etc. This will not only help you get some productive play time with your dog, but will also get your dog disciplined. He would know how much time he’ll have to wait till he goes out again. Also, this is a great habit to introduce your dog to potty-training. Reminder: it’s not an easy job to train dogs, you need to focus on your goal at all times.

2. Walk forward to train dogs.

Everyone knows dogs pull themselves from their owner while walking. Sometimes, the owner gets dragged across the road as he can’t take control of their giant dogs. This could be pretty exhausting.

So the question is, how can we master them/take control so they don’t drag us where we don’t want them to go? Well, the trick is simple, walk in front of your dog. Basically, in a dog’s language, the one walks in front is the leader. So make yourself a leader and train your dog to follow you instead you following him. Make it a habit so that he understands that you’re the leader and he has to follow you. If your dog is too active to notice you being the leader, start walking slowly. Be strict with it until he figures out. Once he does, don’t forget to reward him with a treat.

3. Water and treats to train dogs.

You don’t want your dog to get dehydrated, especially during summers. After all the physical work, he will eventually become thirsty and if you still keep walking him around (considering the fact that dogs can’t speak), he’ll end up being too tired, or even dehydrated. Therefore, it is a must to carry a water bottle to keep your dog hydrated. In order to train your dog on his walks, you need to keep up his stamina.

In order to train dogs well, you will also need some treats to reward them when they behave well in the public. This will train them to behave well in public. For instance, when you have been teaching your dog not to bark at strangers and he finally starts acting on it, he deserves a reward. Or, when your dog finally starts following you at your pace than pull on his leash. This will make him realize that you appreciate the way he’s behaving and he needs to stick to it.

4. Let the sniffing begin

While you try to become the leader, it’s also important to give him his time to sniff around. Do not keep on walking the whole time you are out. Take small breaks in between the walking and let him take his own time. This is vital for their your dog’s mental stimulation. You can still have him under control by deciding at what turns or spots you want your dog to sniff.

5. Name and number please?

No one wants to lose their best furr-iend and sometimes unfortunate things happen that are out of our control. So make sure you create a proper ID for him and tie or fix it around his collar. Engrave your name and phone number at the back of his collar or his tag. In this way, people can contact you directly if they find your lost dog somewhere.