BENEFITS OF DAILY WALKING YOUR DOG

Published on August 10, 2017 by in BLOG

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BENEFITS OF DAILY WALKING YOUR DOG

BENEFITS OF DAILY WALKING YOUR DOG
INTRODUCTION.
Does your dog appear bored and irritable towards you all the time?Are you always keeping your dog in confinement for long periods?Is your backyard too small to give any adequate space for your dog to exercise?if your responses to the above questions are ‘YES’, then it is time you considered giving your dog daily walk around your neighborhood.There are several reasons why your dog needs daily walks.Some of the benefits your dog gets from daily walks include:

1)GIVES YOUR DOG OPPORTUNITY TO EXERCISE.
The daily walks enable your dog’s health to improve by a very high degree.Through this exercise your dog becomes more relaxed, does not burrow a lot and is also able to reduce its level of hyperactivity.An adequately exercised dog is a happy dog.This also makes it not bark unnecessarily.The dog is also able to avoid unnecessary weight gain.So for your dogs to have these benefits then you need to walk it daily.

2)GIVES YOU TIME TO PROPERLY TRAIN YOUR DOG.
Dogs just like young children are not born with the behavior you want them to have.This good behavior is nurtured.During the daily walks with your dog, you have the opportunity to train your dog on the instructions you feel it should be following.You can begin by ‘Throw and seek’ where you throw an object and instruct your dog to run after it.You can also give it other instructions like ‘come’, go’ ‘sit’ as you use other gestures.This way your dog learns to follow your instructions.

3)ENABLES YOUR DOG LEARN THE ENVIRONMENT AROUND.
Just like human beings, your dog needs to know the neighborhood, get the new smell, see nature and explore new areas.While doing this it is able to spend its excessive energy.Do not just confine your dog to the familiar environment of your home backyard.It also needs to make new discoveries and see new places.This is a learning experience for your dog.Your dog needs to know where it is living as well.

4)GIVES YOUR DOG A CHANCE TO KNOW HOW TO RELATE WITH OTHER DOGS.
There are very high chances that in the course of the walk you will meet other dogs.The dogs are then able to interact with those other dogs in the right manner.This gives your dog more confidence thus removing its fears of other dogs.Relating with other is an important part of the development of your dog.

CALL TO ACTION.
Just like human beings, dogs need to be both mental and physical stimulation.This goes a long way in removing behaviors you do not like from your dog.You are thus advised to daily walk your dog.

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Maureen McCarthy
Maureen MCCarthy is the author of this blog and the owner of Love and Kisses Pet Sitting. A Dog Walking and Pet Sitting business serving Union county NC since 2006. A passion for all animals is what drives her in her business and making sure all pets are getting the love and attention when their owners can not be there. Be sure to sign up for the newsletter as it is filled with lots of information for the love and care of your pets.

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