Dog Walking and Dog Sitting Tips from the Professionals

Tips from a Pro Dog Walker

*Be calm, be assertive when walking your dog.

*Always remember to pick up their poopy business along the way. Pack doggy doo bags.

*Don’t let the dog immediately going into sniffing/peeing/marking as soon as you step outside. Let the dog start taking care of business within 5 – 10 minutes of starting the walk. This lets the dog know that the walk is truly about the walk, and that you are in control.

*Don’t feed a dog’s nervous or over anxious energy by letting them pull you on the leash. Simply stop if they are pulling, and then resume the walk when they are ready to behave.

*Remember that your personal energy state will often transfer to the dog as well.

*If the dog is jumping on you, it may just mean that it’s excited. When the dog goes to jump at you, simply step to the side and shift your body away so that it knows you’re not receptive to this behavior.

Dog Sitting Tips

Dog sitting is not that different from dog walking when it comes to strategy. It just requires love, patience, and the will to spend time with a furry friend.

Basically, the most important thing: Know Thy Dog. Dogs will pick up on and match your energy, and sometimes dogs will even mirror your personality!

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