Freeing your puppies from the leash is one of the best ways for them to release some steam and burn excess calories. There is no need to slow down to adapt to our pace, cordless traction outings are a great way to exhaust your dog. When preparing for a successful outing, consider the following four questions before taking the dog off the leash.
Is my dog’s character suitable?
If you have a dog that is nervous, shy, or does not love dogs, it is not advisable to use a dog that is on a leash. Worrying about whether your dog will be intimidated by something, running away or constantly being vigilant for other approaching dogs is more fun than stress for both of you. If your dog wants you to provide comfort and guidance when towing, and has no confidence in towing, that’s it! Every dog has its own personality, and if your dog is not suitable for your dog to travel with, then there is no need to push them outside of their comfort zone.
Is this a safe, legal place to get my dog off the leash?
Be sure to research before leaving home. Is your destination a safe, legal place where you can get your dog out of leash traction? Many towns have designated leash dog parks. A quick Google search will help you find the best belt towing place near your residence. If you are still unsure whether a particular location can be towed by a belt, be prepared to take the trail and watch when you arrive, decide whether it is a place where you can relax the traction rope. If the location you want to remember is very close to a heavily trafficked road and has no fenced border, then it may not be the best place to get your dog off the leash.
Do I have a strong callback call?
If you are going to pull the dog off the leash, it is important to know that you can pull them back. The best way to have a strong response is to practice! Use the following tips to make a strong return visit:
- Hold an extra special treat tightly between your fingers, let your dog slowly lick the food and bite it from your fingers (a small piece of cooked hot dog is perfect for this exercise).
- When your dog is bble with snacks, please use the internal voice and replace “Fido” with the dog’s name, and then repeatedly say “Fido come” and “good Fido” in the dog’s ears while rubbing his head with another dog. good come” until they finish the treatment with their fingers. You have just taken the first step. Associating the delicious taste and gentle touch with the voice calling them can make a deep impression on your dog. well done!
- Next, use the same delicious small piece of food, let your dog sit down and rest, or ask your friend to lead your back foot a few feet on a leash. Start using the same voice as the words you imprinted, calling your dog in a pleasant tone. When your dog runs towards you, reward them with small and delicious food, and repeat the reward words and caress you left.
- Every time you successfully complete the re-call, keep practicing and keep it further and further away from the dog. If you are confident to take the exercise to an open place, it is recommended that you leave the leash behind the dog so that if they make a short time error in the recall exercise, they can catch them.
Using delicious snacks, doing an initial branding and a lot of exercises is essential for your dog to be successful and continuously beckoning.
If my dog gets lost or runs away, do I have a plan?
No matter how strong your recall is, accidents will happen. If your dog is chasing an animal into the forest and gets lost or is frightened by something and runs away, take precautions and make a plan.
- Make sure your dog wears a collar with a label. The dog name on the dog tag, your address and phone number should use materials that will not rub or fade.
- If the pet can be chopped up at the vet, then do it! If your dog already comes with a microchip, make sure to call the chip company to update the dog’s chip information to match your address and phone number.
- Even if you do not live in a hunting area, a brightly colored reflective collar for your dog is a good safe choice. If your dog gets lost and gets lost after the setting sun, the reflective collar can save their lives if they crash into the road.
- Buying a GPS tracker for a pet collar is the ultimate safety precaution. Like Whistle’s GPS tracker, you don’t need to worry about belt traction. If your dog runs away or gets lost, you can use an app on your phone to track its location. It’s that simple.
Having confidence in location, training, and safety precautions is the best way for you and your dog to get the most benefit from off-leash activities.