REASONS TO WALK YOUR DOG

Top 10 Health Benefits of Dog Walking

1. KEEPS PETS HEALTHY & PROMOTES STABILITY

Walking a dog is sometimes regarded as a chore. However, it shouldn't be, as it is beneficial for all involved. The health benefits you will gain from walking are as great as for your pet! Promoting consistency and routine for you and your pet(s) is very beneficial.

2. HELPS BUILD TRUST

If you have a timid or fearful pet, regular walks can help your pet to build confidence and trust.  You will likely be exposing your pet to other humans and animals alike, and with you there for comfort, your pet can learn to be comfortable in a variety of environments instead of staying at home.

3. HELP PROMOTE YOUR BOND

Spending time with your pet(s) is extremely important. It strengthens the bond between you and leads to a strong, trusting relationship. Walk to strengthen your bond and your bodies. Plus your pet will love this time set aside just for his needs.

4. NO MORE ATTENTION SEEKING BEHAVIORS

Barking and whining are just signs that your pet wants some attention from you. Regular walks together with you or a dog walker will help both of you to stay healthy and develop a bond during walks.

5. NO MORE UNRULINESS

Behaviors such as knocking over furniture, jumping on people can be a sign of pent up energy. Regular walks and exercise outside will help curb this type of behavior.

6. NO MORE HYPERACTIVITY

Walks can help to alleviate extra energy your pet may have, calming him down and reducing any hyperactivity, excitability, and even nighttime activity. A walk can help your pet to feel more relaxed and sleepy rather than restless at bedtime.

7. NO MORE DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR

Regular Walks, as well as other forms of exercise, such a playing ball or frisbee, can help reduce or eliminate any of your pet's destructive chewing, digging, or scratching habits. Pets are like children, if you are not giving them something constructive to do, you may not like what they choose to do out of boredom.

8. HELPS THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Regular Walks can be extremely beneficial to your pet's digestive system, control weight gain and can aid in relieving constipation.

9. HELPS WITH WEIGHT CONTROL

An overweight pet is not a healthy pet. In addition to regulating your pet(s) diet, to keep your pet in tip-top shape, you should be doing your best to provide regular exercise or hire a Professional Dog Walker.

10. HELPS KEEP PETS HEALTHY

This one is a no-brainer. Exercise is good for us all. It provides many health benefits that include keeping your pet(s) healthy, agile, and limber.