Tips on perfecting the dog walk!

Here at Aussie Dog Care we care about your dog as much as you , the owner , does so if you are having trouble walking your dog here are some of Cesar Millian’s Top Tips on dog walking:

“1. Be aware of your energy and body language while walking  dog.

Make sure you are communicating a message that says, ‘I am the pack leader!’ Keep your head up and your shoulders back. Think positive thoughts and  envision the dog walk going well. You might be surprised at the results.

2. Keep the dog leash short, but not tight.

You’ve heard me tell this to people on the show time and time again. This  simple tip can save you a lot of headache. Flexi-leashes and other longer  leashes make it harder for you to communicate with your dog and easier for her  to go wherever she wants. But, don’t forget, it’s also important to keep the dog  leash loose. If you make a correction following a problem behavior, it should be  quick, and then the dog leash should be returned to the relaxed state.

3. Position the dog collar at the top of the neck.

If you’ve ever seen a sledding dog, you’ll notice that the harness is around  the lower part of the dog’s neck, near the shoulders. Why? This is where the  dog’s pulling power is located. You’re actually helping your dog to pull you  around if you have the collar placed there. Instead, position it on the upper  neck, which is the most sensitive area. If you’re having trouble keeping the  collar in the correct spot, check out my Illusion collar, which is designed to keep the collar  from slipping.

4. Film the dog walk.

Ask a friend or family member to film you walking the dog. It may be easier  to see your problem areas after the fact. What’s your posture like? How do you  react when your dog misbehaves? Are you putting tension on the dog leash? These  are the types of things to look for while you watch. If you don’t have access to  a camera, ask someone to walk with you and then share what they noticed.

5. Enlist the help of balanced dogs.

If your dog barks or lunges at other dogs that you pass on the walk, take  time to do just that activity with another dog you trust. That way, you can  practice remaining calm and correcting your dog. Then, when the dog problem  arises when you’re not expecting it, you’ll feel better able to handle it, and  that confidence will be communicated to your dog.

6. Practice the walk!

You and your dog won’t get better if you don’t go out there and do it!  Celebrate every success along the way. Learn from the bad days, but don’t dwell  on them. And then one day, you’ll find you’ve done it! You’ve mastered the  walk!”

Taken from: http://www.cesarsway.com/tips/thebasics/problems-on-the-walk#ixzz2d6cPqABT

Labs well behaved on a walk at Aussie Dog Care.
Labs well behaved on a walk at Aussie Dog Care.

I hope this as helped your knowledge in perfecting the dog walk!

The local areas I work/ cover in is Romiley , Stockport , Woodley, Bredbury , Hyde , Gee Cross , Hazel Grove , Godley , Wilmslow , Disley , Marple , Marple Bridge , Glossop , Poynton , Higher Poynton , New Mills , Hayfield , Whaley Bridge , Mellor. If you are not situated in one of these areas do not hesitate to contact me as other areas are considered. These do not apply for home boarding.

Aussie Dog Care Email : ATHOMPS1@sky.com

Aussie Dog Care Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AussieDogCareUk for updates when you go away for peace of mind as well as some walking clients.

Aussie Dog Care Twitter : https://twitter.com/AussieDogCare

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Tailored Dog Walks

I  offer Dog Walking for owners who may be out at work all day , busy , someone elderly that would like companionship from an animal  but needs help with walking the dog or if you just feel like going out all day for relaxation without the dog !

At Aussie Dog Care I promote myself in being a friendly , reliable and professional dog walker. I will always try to walk your dog in an area that they  know and is suitable for the dog and which you recommend.

We aim to give the right amount exercise desired by the breed making sure your dog is happy and tired when you come back home . At Aussie Dog Care we also tailor all walks to what you as an owner desire for you dogs.

On an ordinary Aussie Dog Care walk we will collect your dog from your home at a time you have given and walk for the specific time you have asked for perhaps longer. If your dog is wet or muddy I will dry all dogs as no muddy paw prints are left on the floor! If you are away at work we can when asked water any plants , bring in post etc.

Aussie Dog Care as a business promotes itself in being a small family run business that walks local around Romiley. Dogs are never walked in a pack as I totally disagree with this method of walking. Aussie Dog Care loves itself reasonably small and local .

A bit about me –

I have lived in Romiley for 15 years so I know the area and surrounding local areas extremely well . I have two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels of my own and I am a Kennel Club Registered Breeder. I am a strong animal lover and strive to give the best care to any type of animal . I also have 3 children all of whom help out with the love and cuddles regularly ( all older) .  Who love the visitors who come to stay.

 If you are worried about your dogs when I am walking them do not fret as I regularly update on facebook and twitter. I run the business myself and just me will be caring for your animal when needed as I do not employ any third parties.  Aussie Dog Care is for all your animal needs covering Cheshire , Tameside , Areas of the Peak District and Stockport.

Harley after a swim whilst walking.
Harley after a swim whilst walking.
Walks Around Lyme Park.
Walks Around Lyme Park.

The local areas I work/ cover in is Romiley , Stockport , Woodley, Bredbury , Hyde , Gee Cross , Hazel Grove , Godley , Wilmslow , Disley , Marple , Marple Bridge , Glossop , Poynton , Higher Poynton , New Mills , Hayfield , Whaley Bridge , Mellor. If you are not situated in one of these areas do not hesitate to contact me as other areas are considered. These do not apply for home boarding.

Aussie Dog Care Email : ATHOMPS1@sky.com

Aussie Dog Care Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AussieDogCareUk for updates when you go away for peace of mind as well as some walking clients.

Aussie Dog Care Twitter : https://twitter.com/AussieDogCare

Aussie Dog Care

The Best Care For Your Furry Friends.

Tailoring to your needs.