After a long day at work, our top priority is not always taking the dog for a walk. We have a million other things to do; dinner, homework, housework, laundry, and the list goes on. All we really want to do is sit and relax. We are busy with life and walking the dog takes a back burner.
Is it really all that important any way that the dog get a walk ? Does it really need to be everyday? Isn’t playing in the back yard or chasing a ball enough exercise?
All dogs need physical and mental exercise as well as socialization. One of the best ways to do this is with regular daily walks. Daily dog walks give the dog opportunity to get moving while also stimulating their senses.
There is a big world to explore outside of that back yard.
Providing a variety of stimulation for your dog reduces boredom and stress. Just imagine if you were confined to the back yard your entire life. How much fun would that be? After time it would feel like a prison. The dog, out of frustration and complete boredom will find a way to entertain himself by sometimes engaging in unwanted behaviors such as barking, chewing, digging, or tearing things up.
We all know that our dogs are only with us for a short time but by walking everyday, you improve the quality of life for your faithful companion. By meeting your dogs physical and mental needs, you provide him with a healthier life so that he can live longer. Not only will your dog maintain a healthy weight through regular exercise, he will also be mentally stimulated which results in a healthy, well balanced dog.
Your dog depends on you for his care. Providing essential physical exercise, mental stimulation, and socialization is just as important to your pet’s well being as nutrition and vet care. You want your dog to be around for as long as possible so grab a leash and see his excitement. It will be good for both of you.