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Walking Your Dog in Cold Weather: Part II

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Walking your dog may seem like a simple task, but it requires a bit of thinking. Make sure the following equipment is the right size, type, and fit for your dog before stepping outside:

  1. Collar
  2. Harness
  3. Leash

Watch this video to find out more about dog walking equipment and what type of collars, harnesses, and leashes are right for your pet:

Once you have the right equipment, you’re ready to go for a walk. The next step is to make sure you’re walking your pet, not the other way around. Don’t let your dog lead or pull; instead make sure he/she sticks by your side. Stand your ground when your pet tries to take control. Also, do not let your dog approach other dogs or walkers. Keep your pet on the opposite side of the trail if others are coming towards you. If your dog needs space and you want to make sure no one tries to approach your dog, put a yellow ribbon on his/her leash. To find out more about the yellow ribbon project, check out this link: http://woofsandiego.com/what-does-that-yellow-ribbon-mean-the-yellow-dog-project/

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Heidi Brenegan, Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota


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