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These Tried And True Tips Can Help You Avoid Common Dog Walking Injuries And Keep Daily Strolls Through The Park Peaceful

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Walking our four-legged friends is one of the pure joys of being a dog owner. After all, it’s a win-win: our pups get exercise, we get some fresh air, and it’s a bonding experience for everyone.

But not all walks around the block are leisurely strolls filled with wagging tails. Sometimes, what’s supposed to be a peaceful walk in the park just turns into a total tug-of-war, leaving you with anything from a sprained wrist to a twisted ankle.

Let’s break down some of the common injuries associated with dog walking and discuss how to prevent them– making sure that every walk is a good one.

Preventing Shoulder & Wrist Injuries

Picture this: you’re enjoying a nice, calm walk, but suddenly, a squirrel dashes by, and your dog decides it’s showtime.

The result? A jarring pull that sends a major shockwave from your hand to your shoulder.

To avoid this, you can first invest in a good quality harness that distributes force more evenly. Also, you might consider a leash with a shock absorber to lessen the impact of sudden pulls.

Lastly, remember that training your dog to walk without pulling is not just a favor to your shoulders– it’s a courtesy to your future self.

Avoiding Sprains And Falls

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