Dog-walking Etiquette

So many people love to walk their dogs around the downtown sidewalks, but did you know that this is not as simple as clipping on a leash and heading out?  There is actually some dog-walking etiquette that some people might not know about.

The golden rule when walking your dog is to pick up your dog’s poop and dispose of the bag in a trash receptacle.  Sometimes when people are on a long walk and will be passing by the poop area again, they like to leave their bag on the ground to retrieve when they head back.  This is a big no no.  Never leave your bag anywhere except a trash can, and resist the urge to use a neighbor’s trash can you pass by.  They really don’t want to smell your dog’s business until the next garbage day.

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Speaking of letting your dog relieve himself, it’s really not nice to have your dog pee on other people’s gardens or items near their homes.  Keep these moments to grass, trees and signs near the curb.

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Never let your dog approach another dog without asking the owner.  Just because your dog is friendly doesn’t mean that every other dog is friendly.  Some people will put a yellow ribbon on their dog’s a collar to show other dog owners and children to proceed with caution and not approach without asking.

Always keep your dog on a short leash.  This will help keep them from approaching other people.  You are responsible for the actions of your dog, and not everyone loves your dog as much as you do.  

And most importantly, don’t forget to bring your dog to Page’s for a treat!  We love seeing your four-legged best friend!

 

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