Picture taken at 30 seconds and counting ⏱ Walks are for your dog. Dogs need to sniff. Let them!
There was no emergency here, she’s not going to hurt herself smelling a post. So I let her sniff for as long as she wanted, which was only about 7 more seconds. I can handle that 🤷♀️ What’s 37 seconds of standing still if it gives my dog a little more happiness in her life?
Marching from point A to point B might get their exercise over with (usually not, and that shouldn’t be the goal), but that’s not an enriching and *truly* tiring or beneficial experience. Let them use their nose. It makes walks more meaningful to them and more effective for your goals. A 10 minute #sniffari will do more for your dog than a 20 minute forced march 👃🏼#gosniff #enrichment #hagerstown #hagerstowndogtraining #downtownhagerstown #frederickmd #treatpride #positivetraining #clickertraining #learningshouldnthurt #pitbull #pitbullsofinstagram