You've been walking your dog the wrong way all this while, says PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk. Newkirk shared that it's not your walk, it's your dog's and it is probably the most special occasion for your pooch. If you think it's a mere bathroom break that you could get done with in 10-12 minutes, you're mistaken. You must let the dog sniff, it's their way of engaging with the world. Their daily excursion must involve them looking around and absorbing the environment and sniffing is their way to do it. Let your dog lead the way and get off your phones while you're on it, she said.