Dog Walking 101 (cont.)
Stay Off the Grass (and Out of the Flower Beds!)
Our experts at the ASPCA Poison Control Center want you to keep your walks toxin-free:
So Nice to Meet You!
It's great that your friendly pooch loves meeting people during walks-but not so great that she jumps up on them. “The basic idea is to teach your dog how to sit on cue and then require her to sit to interact with people,” says Collins. “No sitting, no greeting. But if she sits, she gets to enjoy the reward of greeting her friends.” It doesn't hurt to reward the dog with a treat-or ask the person whom she's greeting to offer a treat.
See our article on Teaching Your Dog Not to Jump Up on People for more guidelines.
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