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Dog Walking Benefits


Do you walk your canine? How regularly? Consistently? Sporadically? Regardless of which class you may fit into, you should continue strolling your canine – and frequently. Why? Walking your dog won't just put some more get up and go in your progression, it will likewise give numerous different advantages to you and your canine. Walking with your dog each day will keep him healthy, decrease undesirable behaviors, and build his overall confidence!

Walking your dog will keep him in good health over the years. Just like in humans, exercise for dogs will build strong, sturdy muscles and bones. Weak muscles will only serve to keep your dog sedentary.  Strong muscles aid in mobility as well as keep your dog agile. As they saying goes, if you don’t use it, you lose it!


Additionally, exercise will keep unwanted weight off your dog.  We can all relate to that last sentiment. An extra few pounds may not seem like that big of a deal, but in the long-run, that weight can leave your dog more prone to illnesses such as liver disease and cardiovascular disease.

Walking your dog is also a surefire way to reduce unwanted behaviors. Does your dog chew on your shoes or jump on company when they come over?  It’s a common problem, but it makes perfect sense. They love to explore, scavenge around and act on those inherited behaviors.  A walk will release pent-up energy which will result in a better behaved dog!

Walking your dog will help him be confident in the world in which he lives.  He will be better adapted and social!  Socialization is often overlooked, and that is definitely detrimental to your dog’s health and overall well-being.  On a daily walk, your dog can sniff, explore, and interact with other dogs and people! He’ll be exposed to a plethora of sights, sounds, smells, and other stimuli that he doesn’t get exposed to at home. This will keep him confident, less aggressive, and will significantly reduce the likelihood of him developing separation anxiety.

So as you can see, walking your dog is more than just getting a bit of fresh air.  It has physical, mental, and social benefits.
Are you a believer yet?  Go on, get going!  Do you work long hours and need someone to step in your walking shoes when you’re out? Call us – we can help.

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