6 surprising reasons why walking our dogs is even healthier for our furry friend (and us) than we might be aware of.
It seems so obvious but it runs much deeper than we often realize….here we go:
Dogs do not like to be bored and if we give them something constructive to do, like taking a walk, they may be less likely to do something destructive, like chewing the couch.
Walking exercises the mind as well as the body. Watching wildlife, exploring new paths, seeing other people with their pets, and so on, are great mental stimulation for our dog that he just cannot get in the same fenced area all the time.
Walking also releases excess energy and helps our dogs sleep better at night. Just like us!
We are the center of our dog’s universe and he craves our attention. What better way to spend quality time with our dog than taking a walk? Spending one-on-one time with our dog will deepen our bond and help deter annoying, attention- seeking behaviors such as excessive barking or whining.
Many people need outside motivation to work out, and may depend on an exercise buddy to get them off the couch. What happens when our exercise partner gets stuck at work or stuck in traffic or has another commitment? Our dog is only committed to one thing… us! That makes him the perfect exercise partner. He is always available and willing to accompany us on a walk.
As dog owners we enjoy numerous health and social benefits by walking our dogs every day.
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