Of course it’s no surprise here at Walkies that we are HUGE believers in exercising your dog, no matter what their size…BUT, you may be surprised at what the added benefits are too!
Here are Walkies 3 MOST important benefits of walking your dog that we believe HARD in!
1. Health Benefits
It’s a well-known fact that exercise is beneficial to your health and wellness. Don’t look at walking your pet as a chore…we don’t! Getting fresh air, vitamin D and taking a short break from your daily tasks or job will help you revitalize your energy, be more productive and be happier overall!
When you take your dog out for a walk you might overlook how beneficial exercise can be for your dog’s health too. A daily walk can help keep your dog agile, limber and stay in great shape. Walking your dog can also help their digestive system and help curb those extra unhealthy pounds…this is good advice for all of us!
2. Behavioral Benefits
A scheduled daily walk can also help eliminate or reduce your dog’s destructive behaviors that include, chewing, scratching or digging. Furthermore, daily walks are helpful because your dog is expending its energy in a healthy way. Taking your dog out for a routinely walk will help keep your dog calm, be less restless and reduce hyperactivity. For the safety of your furniture and shoes, take your dog for a walk!
If you have an anxious dog, a regular walk can help to build its confidence and trust. Consistently seeing other people, kids and pets will help your dog know that there is nothing to be timid or fearful about. They will slowly learn to be more and more comfortable around humans, animals, vehicles, bikes, and new situations and environments when you continue with your regular walking schedule.
When you spend time with your dog, you are building and strengthening the bond between the two of you and this leads to a trusting and positive relationship. It will also lead to your dog staying away from more attention-seeking behaviors like barking or whining. Remember that dogs are companion animals; they enjoy sharing and spending time with you.
There are so many enjoyable benefits to walking your dog and you will rarely see a dog that does not enjoy going for a walk. Be the person that makes them wag their tail and get excited to go outside, it might be the highlight of their day.
Does your work schedule not allow for you to spend time walking your dog? We can take care of that for you! Sign up today! We would love to meet you so that we can take your dog for the walk he is asking for!!!