One of the first things we did after moving was walk our dog, Ammo, around the new neighborhood. We figured out where the best places to stop on our walks were. Fortunately, there is a Turlock City path with potty stations. We walked him daily for the first week covering the neighborhood so that he also familiarized himself with how to get home in case he was ever loose.
There’s a park by our house that also has a potty station. When no children are at the jungle gym we take Ammo up the stairs and over the bridge. The bridge moves a little and that spooks Ammo. This is a great time for our dog to trust us and bond with him.
Where do you take your dog for a walk? What type of outside-the-box training can you think of?