When you say, “It’s time to walk the dog,” many people assume that your pup needs to potty. Yes, walking the dog is essential to keeping the household carpet unblemished, but taking a stroll with your pooch provides many other benefits.
Walking your dog is a simple task that has a positive impact on many aspects of your and your dog’s overall health such as:
- Weight and body condition
- Joint health
- Digestive/urinary health
Walking isn’t good for just for physical health, it also helps with:
Dogs don’t like to be bored and if you give them something constructive to do, like going on a walk, they may be less likely to do something destructive like chewing the couch. Walking exercises the mind as well as the body. Walking also releases excess energy and helps dogs sleep better at night.
You are the center of your dog’s universe and he craves your attention. What better way to spend quality time with your dog than taking a walk? Spending one-on-one time with your dog will deepen your bond and help deter annoying, attention-seeking behaviors such as excessive barking or whining.
So grab your sneakers and your dog’s leash and go out and enjoy the world! Your dog will thank you for it!!