Does your pup like to suddenly take off after a rabbit, rodent, mailman, food on the ground or some other reason?
When your dog suddenly runs off you can hurt your wrist, arm or shoulder if your dog is fast or strong.
This sudden pulling can pull you to the ground and cause other injuries also.
If you have large dogs the injuries from this sudden burst of speed from a dog can be even worse.
But there are some things you can do to help make sure you don't get hurt while walking your dog.
How to prevent common dog walking injuries:
1) Do not wrap the leash around your wrist, hand or finger. If you need a better grip consider getting an I'm Gismo Dog Walking Device (It may be the most comfortable thing you've ever held!)
2) Train your dog to not pull while on leash. You may have to find a trainer to help you unless you know what you are doing. But fixing the root of the problem is going to be your best bet for the long-term.
3) Avoid retractable leash devices. Retractable leashes seem like a great invention, but they are known to cause injuries to both humans and dogs. Injuries happen because the dog can run too far away and get into trouble...or the act of you trying to stop your dog can cause you harm.
If possible use a regular leash or a Gismo device to get more control over your dog. Dog walking devices like the I'm Gismo system can help prevent common injures from leash pulling.