Since the Foundation starting holding Yappy Hours, we’ve been hearing how other people introduce their dogs to other dogs, people or surroundings. So, we decided it would be beneficial to start sharing these stories with others.
The other day, a volunteer shared an article on leash etiquette on her Facebook, and we took notice. When you go on a walk, you make sure you have everything you need for your pooch—collar, leash, some treats to brush up on training, and a water bottle and always a bag for pet waste. But, what about leash etiquette—do you know the dos and don’ts for approaching other dogs you encounter on your daily walks?
If so, kudos to you; however, if you’re interested in a refresher, check out this blog posted on Dogster, Dog-Walking Etiquette: 7 Tips for a Better Walk by Cathy Weselby. These seven tips are quite basic, but are also great reminders for those of you who are new to the community, have a new pup, or are just looking to make sure you are respectful while out and about with your furry friend.
Do you follow any different petiquette when walking your dog? If so, let us know.
Want help socializing your pup?
Check out the Foundation's Yappy Hours, held the first and third Saturday of the month at 7 am and the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 6 pm from April-September 2013.
Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
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The Fur Kids Foundation blog is written by board member and Founder Felicia. If you have ideas that you would like to see published in the blog such as concerns about pet-focused topics in the community or a funny story, please contact the Foundation. Enjoy!