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Walking your dog daily, or even twice a day, can have amazing benefits for your dogs physical health, behavior, and emotional health. Aside from helping you get some much needed exercise in today’s computer and desk-driven world, dog walking helps your pup in many ways! To ensure the happiness and health of your dog, make sure you get out that leash and go on a walk that is long enough to get your dog some good exercise and also help ensure that they are getting out pent up energy that is often times stored whenever they are inside or confined to a back yard.
Dogs need exercise to maintain a healthy heart just like humans do, and whenever a dog is not getting enough exercise over a long period of time, it can cause their heart health to deteriorate. Especially if you have a dog breed that is prone to heart conditions or health issues later in life, taking your dog on a walk can get them the necessary exercise to get their blood pumping and have them be around for as long as possible.
Often times, pet owners that complain of their dog “rough housing” indoors are also not getting their dog sufficient exercise to burn up their energy outside. If you notice that your dog is jumping on furniture or over-playing inside in a way that is either obnoxious or detrimental for your furniture, consider taking them out more often and for longer periods of time to tire themselves out outdoors.
A bored dog will often bark, and be overactive, due to pent up energy. Dogs love to bark, and barking is sometimes used as a mechanism to quell boredom in a bored dog. In addition to training your pup to stop dog barking, consider taking them outdoors for a long walk and some much needed play time at a local dog park. This can help your dog burn out that energy and feel less bored, and instead they will spend their time relaxing and sleeping whenever they are indoors, which can relieve stress from your household almost immediately.
You always want to make sure your relationship with your little guy or girl is top notch and constantly growing, and your dog will grow to trust you as they are taken on walks. Dogs appreciate time, attention, and acts of kindness from their owners, and there are few things dogs love more than to be walked regularly. Keeping your dog walks on a regular basis can make sure your pup is trusting you, growing with you, and strengthen the bond that you have together in a beautiful and exciting way.