Bundall, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Happy Dog Training on the Gold Coast

Welcome to Happy Dog Training “A happy balanced dog equals a happy home”

Dog Walking

Since dogs have a pack mentality, it’s important for your pooch to socialize with other animals. On a stroll through the neighborhood, your pup can meet some of the local dogs and even sniff around where some of his four-legged friends have been. Being on the other end of the leash reinforces your dog’s position in his “pack” or family by showing him to follow the walker's lead. 

Daily walks can also help build trust and confidence in a number of ways:

  1. Socialization: on a walk around the neighborhood, your dog has the opportunity to meet new people and pups as well as explore new surroundings. These new experiences are crucial in the growth of your dog and will promote friendliness rather than fearfulness when confronted with new things. After all, socialization is the key to having a well-rounded pet!
  2. Training Opportunities: following another's lead, your dog will learn what is and is not acceptable behavior on a walk. Being on the other end of the leash, your pooch has simplified direction and guidance making it much easier for him to understand commands that can later be used off leash!
  3. Reducing Behavior Issues: if a dog exhibits behaviors like excessive barking or chewing, chances are that he might be a little bored! These attention grabbing behaviors will dissipate faster than you can imagine when your dog is exercising and exploring on daily walks!
  4. Reducing Hyperactivity and Excitability: if your dog can run laps around the backyard yet still be full of energy when he comes back in, he probably needs to go out for a walk! Exercise is critical, but seeing the world outside of the house offers mental stimulation for your pet that can make them feel much more calm and relaxed when they get back!
  5. Health Benefits: daily exercise helps your dog maintain a healthy weight and even aids with digestion. In addition to the physical benefits of a daily walk, your dog's mental health will flourish when getting out to explore and experience new things every day!