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Exercise

  • The health benefits of walking extend to both ends of the leash! Do yourself and your dog a favor and commit to daily walks, rain or shine. Dogs and humans are a perfect pair – we burn close to the same amount of energy per pound when walking or running.
  • Exercise helps your senior pet maintain a healthy body weight, as well as slow the degeneration of joints from arthritis. Walking is excellent exercise for your pet (and you)!
  • National Walk Your Dog Week is in October. Exercise helps your senior pet maintain a healthy body weight, as well as slow the degeneration of joints from arthritis. Walking is excellent exercise for your pet (and you)!
  • If you’re looking for a gift for your dog, why not indulge him with the gift of time/attention? Instead of a walk to wear him out, walk slowly and let him sniff his way around. Lingering around a fire hydrant is a great gift to your dog!
  • During hot summer months, exercise your dog(s) during the coolest time of the day. Remember to stay away from hot pavement. If it’s too hot for your feet, it’s also too hot for their feet.
  • Regular walking can lengthen and improve the quality of life for your dog. And best of all, you have a walking buddy and a reason to get out, get moving, enjoy the fresh air and get yourself healthy and fit.
  • Walking aids greatly in training your dog. Draining energy results in a calmer, satisfied and more submissive dog who is much more likely to focus on you and your training.
  • Walking provides physical and mental stimulation. During the course of a walk your dog will be exposed to all sorts of smells, sights and sounds. This also acts as a mental workout for the brain.
  • Dogs build up a certain amount of energy every day that needs to be expended. If it doesn’t happen through walking, it will often result in bad, destructive behavior or separation anxiety.