If you’re planning to attend your local Million Paws Walk with your best mate in tow, it’s vital to ensure your pooch is social with other dogs and happy with unfamiliar places and people. If your dog is timid or shy, it might be best to skip bringing them to the event, but you and your companion can still help other less fortunate pets by fundraising for the RSPCA! You also don’t have to bring a pooch to attend the walk, just come along and enjoy the day! I find it far more interesting ‘dog watching’ than people watching.
It’s is essential that you have your dog on lead at all times at your local RSPCA Million Paws Walk and keep your eye on your pooch while they interact with other dogs. If you think your dog is uncomfortable at any time, take them to a quiet, shady spot for some time out from the festivities.
Don’t forget to always ask other humans if you can pat their dog first before approaching! Dogs have personal space too.