We love our dogs! They provide so much love, happiness, and companionship but are our dogs happy? There is one secret to a happy dog.
Secret To A Happy Dog
Dogs need more than food, water, housing, and companionship to make them happy. A content dog needs stimulation to thrive and shine. The secret to a happy dog is daily dog walks.
Daily dog walks provide mental and physical stimulation necessary for a dog’s wellbeing. Dogs take in the world thru scent. Being cooped up in the house with time outside confined to a back yard limits your dog’s life experiences resulting in an unhappy dog.
Experiencing new scents, sounds, and sights prevents boredom and unwanted destructive behaviors. Dogs need a chance to just be dogs. They need to sniff. They need to release pent up energy. Daily dog walks will tire your dog out especially mentally. We all know a tired dog is a good dog but also a happy dog.
One of the problems most dog owners face is not having enough time in the day. There is work, errands, after school activities, household chores. Life demands make it difficult to find time to take our dog for a 20-30 minute walk.
It is not necessary to keep to a rigid daily schedule to benefit your dog. Some days you may only be able to fit in a quick walk around the block. That’s ok. It still gets your dog out.
Another option is to hire a daily dog walker. This is a great option when you work extremely long hours or have things to do after work. You can go about your day quilt free knowing your dog is getting a break during the day and doing something fun.
Daily dog walks are the secret to a happy dog. They also keep your dog healthy. Now lace up those shoes, leash up the dog and enjoy spending time with your best pal.