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yeah one's walks don't have to be off leash. Even on leash you can let them smell all they want. Simply train a let's go cue, after you think they've read their mail. If you want to make sure to get some elevated heart rate exercise in on the walk as well , jog with them. The mental exercise is more important for the walks. Dog's that are forced to walk non stop or next to non stop can become stressed and frustrated at not being able to smell their environment. Healiing can be trained anytime, it should not be but a small portion of the walk.
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Ian Dunbar was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from I.P.D.T.A. Here's a picture of me accepting the award on his behalf.
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