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October 24, 2017

Benefits of dog walking


Since I became a pet owner, I have discovered that walking my dog is so much more than just a way of giving him exercise, it helps in behavior training and socialization.

Lastly, it helps get both of you out and can strengthen the bond you have with your dog.

Just like humans, a pooch who just sits around can become obese, and that signals for them potential health issues. Dogs, even if they are active inside, need to have another outlet to let out energy.

Dogs should receive at least 30 minutes of daily exercise.Things you should remember about exercising your dogs include:

Don’t expect your dog to create their own exercise routine.

When walking dog, remember it is a training opportunity. During the walks, you can teach them to do certain things – like sit, stay and heel.

Socialization is key for having a well-rounded dog. Walking your dog can help him or her figure out how to socially interact with other animals, and it can help build a dog’s confidence.

Remember that your dog is dependent on you to take them out to explore the sights, smells and sounds of the world. So, take your dog different places during walks and let him or her find explore the world.

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