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Walking With Compassion

Updated: Nov 13

You're reading this because you want to know the best method for walking your dog. At YAP, we study the way dogs interact with their human companions throughout their walk. We noticed that constant pulling from the front of the body with a leash/collar or use of an improper harness would potentially cause long-term injuries from offsetting their balance. In order to educate and help our fellow dog lovers, we put together a little guide to assist them during their walk.


1

BE MINDFUL WHEN WALKING YOUR DOG



PAY ATTENTION TO THEIR BODY LANGUAGE


3

NOTICE THEIR WALK




USE THE RIGHT GEAR




BE CONSISTENT


Notice the way you walk. Seriously take note of your momentum, your stride, and your walking pattern— one foot in front of the other. You’ll notice one foot stays balanced and grounded while the other is in the air headed toward some future destination. This concept is identical to that of our furry companions. When a dog walks, only three feet are on the ground while the fourth foot heads forward. They are constantly readjusting their balance so that they are connected to the surface. The center of gravity is always adjusted during motion. It is during this time when a dog is most vulnerable. Your dog is your best friend, they listen to your problems. Listen to their concerns the next time you take them out to walk.


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