walking the dog

Walking with a Dog

There’s a big difference between a dog walking on a leash and heeling.

Heeling is a very specific exercise. It’s walking with the dog close to the handler’s left leg and the head turned toward the handler. It’s not walking, it’s hard work for a dog and for the handler.

Dogs need to sniff around during the walk. It’s to know who’s territory they are infringing on. Will there be a fight with the owner of this territory?

Dogs automatically pull on a leash when the leash is too tight. As the leash tightens and pulls on the collar, the dog pulls harder, even if the dog will choke himself.


Before (left) and after (right) as processed with Darktable 2.4

Before (left) and After (right)

Camera: Canon 7D ISO 100 and 1/200
Lens: Canon 70-200L/f4 @78mm and f/6.3
Processed with Darktable 2.4: http://www.darktable.org/