Walking your dog on the Left or Right?
What's the "rule" for which side to walk your dog on? Since I had Lacey, I always walked her on my Right side since she tended to like that side, and now I'm walking Renny on the Right. Of course, my right hand & arm are much stronger now!
The main reason I do this is we have sidewalks in our neighborhood, and I believe the usual way of walking (for people) is to walk on the right side of the sidewalk so people coming towards you are on your left. All the more reason, in my opinion, to have the dog on the Right so that I am between the dog and the oncoming person who may or may not have a dog with them.
The last trainer I spoke with explained the dog should always be on the left. This is because when you walk on the street, a person always walks on the left side facing traffic. Therefore, the dog should be on the left of the person, furthest from the traffic. Makes sense.....when you on a street!
But, I'm only walking on sidewalks. Does it really matter what side the dog is on?
Would love to hear people's ideas!
Wendy Maxi, my beautiful girl. Gotcha day 6/5/2014. Birthdate 9/16/2008. Her "new Daddy day" 2/7/2016.