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9 Etiquette Rules Every Dog Owner Needs to Memorise

Yes, you love your dog, and you'd like to take them with you wherever you go. But is your dog well-behaved around people and other pets?

2. Walk your pup on a leash
2. Walk your pup on a leash
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Please don't be that person—the person who walks their dog down the sidewalk without a leash.

You may be surprised how your dog reacts to an unfamiliar pet or situation.

Caitlin Ultimo, content manager, managing editor, and resident pet expert at Chewy, shares,

'Your pet may be well-behaved off leash, but you should consider that other pets on a leash may not be okay with a curious dog walking right up to them. Additionally, a leash protects your dog from the unexpected. You never know if something will spook your dog into running into harm's way.' 

Ultimo's leash of choice? A retractable leash to give your pet that feeling of freedom, but with the necessary security, she says.

Just make sure you keep it reigned in when entering crowded areas or you're near busy streets.  



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