e just came across this post on Instagram yesterday from Dog Furiendly. It struck a chord and was highlighting the importance of understanding why some dogs are on leads while walking. A simple thing it would seem, but one that seems to by pass most dog owners while out walking with their furpal.
It’s good to remember that other dogs can be on leash for a number of different reasons. It’s best practice for other dog walkers to allow them space, keep your dog on leash (…whether you think they need to be or not) until you can talk to the other owner or walk by them. Not all dogs want to say hello to other dogs, especially other off leash dogs coming bounding towards them.
Remember to be kind and considerate to other dog owners and mindful of why other dogs may be on a lead. Dog Furiendly put together this rather cute but very information graphic below:
Photo credit: Dog Furiendly
Do pop by Dog Furiendly’s website & instagram for lots more fantiastic info and advice regarding dog friendly places in the UK & Ireland.