What to Bring With You
Training Treats: You are always in competition with your environment and even more so when out in the real world. Bring 2-3 different types of high-value treats, the smellier the better! Treats should be the size of a pea or smaller (you can always give more, but if your dog gets full then your training will not be as effective)
Ideas: chicken, cheese, freeze-dried liver, hot dogs, etc.
Small and soft - not treats the dog has to spend a long time chewing
Leash: Bring a leash that is 4-6 feet long that works well for you and your dog. If you use a retractible, it will need to be locked at a short length during the walk so dogs don't get tangled.
Water: It is important that both you and your dog stay hydrated, especially in the warmer months!
Poop Bags: Please clean up after your pet!
A Great Attitude! Walks will be fun, frustrating, exhausting, invigorating and any combination of emotions! I will be there to help support you through the tough times, but your attitude will determine both you and your dog's success.
A fellow Canine Explorer, Lorri, shared this great supply list:
Guidelines for walks:
Always ask before letting your dog greet another dog. – not all dogs enjoy or are good at on-leash greetings, especially at the beginning of a walk when stress can be high.
No harsh treatment of your dog will be tolerated, treat your dog with respect and kindness. No prong collars, choke/check chains, e-collars/stim collars, or any aversive equipment allowed.
Be respectful of other people and other dog’s space.
Have fun and socialize with other doggie people!