I am responsible for the daily walking of my son's four year-old Beagle, Canti. What a gratifying time for both myself and Canti. We walk with a leash, a cloth bag, newspaper sleeves for clean-up, a water bowl and three 20 ounce fresh water bottles. Treats are a daily favorite, however they are saved for the last "paw" of our mission! We vary our routes, jog, run, walk, and play.
Commands I find useful are: stay, cross, come, and a great deal of praising phrases. We go together every day for 12 days straight and take two days off. Canti gets very happy prior to our trip and very calmed after. This is a perfect activity with cardiovascular benefits and slimming effects for us both. Please remember our dogs really just want to please us and are not perfect. We go daily for at least one hour and often two or more. Happy canine, happy human.
By sandies from Torrington, CT
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