1. Walking around the city with the dog - 732 Have you ever been the desire to get your dog and go for a walk in the city? How many of you have done? But how many of you have not done and for what reasons? First of all make clear that we are talking about a walk- fun and not for the scheduled walk or exercise. Many people walk by themselves, sometimes for pleasure and sometimes for health reasons following the advice of doctors and some of them get a dog to have a companion with them. This does not mean that you cannot go for a walk with your dog and without any of these reasons. Before we begin: The main condition to be covered by the vaccines, wearing collar and leash. Without the leash, is allowed to have only adult dogs walking near us, but on condition that we have always and leash with us. Do not forget that the law imposes upon us during the walk, to keep our dog tied and we are very close to him. That should take care that the dog will get dirty and take care to clean behind it, consider it obvious to every conscientious dog-lover. Before we attempt to go for a walk in town, the dog should not pull on the leash and we can check the general. Again walk? If we talk about puppies, short walks to help their socialization, the acquisition of experience in adapting the leash and put them in the spirit of the ride. In older dogs and works as an exercise: to improve that of obedience, even better socialization and vivid relief for some dogs. The most important of all though is the camaraderie and bonding of the gang made between the dog and its owner. The reason is simple: Such a walk is a "pleasure trip", ie unscheduled entertainment, most of the time or extra time together in a relaxed ride without many requirements and therefore no immediate pressure for dirt; because we are short of time or are we tired. Let us not forget that our dog is a motivation to get up off the couch and the TV and move a few steps without the car or our machine. I will mention again, that many times doctors suggest especially in heart patients to get a dog, that motivates them and accompany them in walking, which helps in proper functioning of the heart. What should I watch the city ride? To avoid long walks in the summer unless the sun. Be careful, especially in the summer, the large breeds, which have cardiovascular problems or orthopedic health. Unless the dog is accustomed us to such good walks are not far away from our house and grow during the walk, in circles because you get tired and we carry the following lap. Besides the fun of the case, there are some difficulties such as the exhaust, so prefer to go out after closing the shop. Because it is not the usual walk and therefore do not know what you will face after every corner, the first walks should be a little more careful. Attention then the windows of the basement, which at times have been abstract dogs - but was keeping the kids that their parents by the hand. If you live in a quiet neighborhood and find yourself in a street with heavy traffic, your dog may be disrupted. Caution in parks or large squares where, especially at night, feral form herds and forage. Specific sounds or images like noisy garbage truck. Garbage, more in the evening around the bins and in the middle of the road. To have our minds not to take our dogs something in their mouth. To have him always on the inside of the sidewalk to protect it with our body and to prevent him thrown out if startled by something or someone pull the trigger of attention and try to go for it. If you go walking regularly you can then change routes for variety. If the path you find a small park or some open space but controlled, where no herd stray, you can leave some free and play with him. There are many owners who regularly walk with their dog, a lot of hours in the city and is something that we suggest you try at first opportunity.