In this video, KPA CTP Rachel Landman and their dog Hugo demonstrate how they infuse a touch of fun and excitement into their daily walks. They do this by providing plenty of opportunities for Hugo to sniff and explore, and by engaging in fun games like catching treats. By incorporating these playful elements into their walks, Rachel creates a positive and enriching experience for Hugo. Sniffing and exploring the surroundings not only satisfy his natural curiosity but also stimulate his mind, making the walk mentally fulfilling. The games they play, like catching treats, add an element of excitement and foster a sense of teamwork and trust. Rachel emphasizes, “I try to focus my walks with Hugo on playing games and having fun, allowing him to explore and make decisions and working on skills to help us navigate the world together calmly and successfully!”
By following Rachel and Hugo’s example and adding a touch of fun and excitement to your regular walks, you can elevate your dogs’ outdoor experiences and promote their physical and mental well-being. Of course, it's essential to ensure safety during these playful walks. Always choose appropriate locations, like safe and grassy areas, and use a long leash as necessary to give your dog freedom while maintaining control. The next time you head out for a stroll, don't forget to bring along the fun!
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