Some people assume that a big backyard gives dogs enough exercise to keep them happy and healthy.
But your dog need to be walked for several reasons. As well as exercise, being walked lets them socialise with other dogs, explore the enviroment.
Walks also allow dogs to spend time with their human social group. We shouldn’t underestimate the value of one-on-one attention between owners and their dogs.
Remember to always bring fresh water to your dog, we reccomend Portable Water bottle to always keep your pet hydrated.
Without enough exercise dogs can develop physical problems, such as muscular, cardiovascular or metabolic diseases, and behavioural problems that are manifestations of frustration and increased irritability.
How much is enough?
Clearly, the exact amount of exercise time your dog needs will vary according to its age, breed and size. A study in Perth found that people may not walk their dogs as much if the dog is sick, older, or a smaller breed. Yet all dogs need some time out of the house and yard every day.
Guide Dogs Australia is encouraging owners to take their dogs for two 30 minutes walk a day – one in the morning and one in the evening.
If you have particular worries about your dogs, or they have previously been very inactive, it’s worth consulting with your veterinarian to create an exercise plan. Remember that, like humans, dogs need to warm up and warm down. Walking dogs to the park can be enough to get their blood moving before a vigorous game of fetch. If your dog can´t run without a leash, we suggest you to use this 3/5 M Retractable Leash to give your pet freedom to move around.
How do you benefit?
So the benefits of dog-walking for dogs is obvious. The good news is that it’s also very beneficial to people.
Dog-walking offers an unrealised, but simple, community-wide solution to the challenge of human physical inactivity. One benefit is that walking can improve mental well being and increase social connections for many people.
If you are walking two dogs, make sure to use a Twin Leash to make it more comfortable.
And always remember to clean up after your dog :) Make it more fun with these Colorful Poop Bag Dispenser.