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Monday, January 10, 2011

Dogs and Crowds

Is your dog afraid to be in a crowd with lots of activity going on?  Do you have a hard time walking your pet if there are many people around?  Here are some tips to help your dog cope with crowds:

  • Slowly introduce a new or young animal to the bustle of crowds. It takes time to help them learn to be comfortable  in new situations.
  • Start by taking him out during less busy times of the day and then work your way up.
  • Keep up with the local goings on to make sure you know when activities like sports events, festivals or conventions are being held near where you live or walk your companion.  Avoid these chaotic events and schedule his walk another time.
  • If your dog is approached by other people or small children, make sure you explain tot hem how your pet likes to be greeted.
Information courtesy of Animal Wellness Magazine.


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