We all know the health benefits of walking for our body, but did you know that there are many health benefits for your dog as well?
The obvious is for your pup’s physical health. No matter your dog’s breed or age they need to be physically active to build and/or maintain muscle.
Walking is a fantastic way to keep your dog at a healthy weight range. Obesity in your pet can bring with it a plethora of health conditions including burdened joints and difficulty breathing.
Taking your dog on new walking tracks keeps their nose working as they explore everything around them. It’s a simple way to stimulate their mind.
A walk or two a day can help alleviate some behavioural problems that occur due to boredom.
Exploring new environments can do wonders for your dogs’ confidence and social skills.
Meeting your dog’s physical needs can be tough sometimes, and that’s where we come in. We can relieve that stress by taking your four-legged friend out for a walk during the day.
The benefits are endless.
And just imagine, if we are helping you meet their exercise needs during the week, on the weekends you can include the extra fun stuff. Swimming (get a life jacket, we had to jump in after our dog as he was a sinker), fetch (If you have a collie or kelpie using a tennis ball and racket is a great option) and agility. Spending time teaching your dogs new things helps them get the mental stimulation they need. Also getting them to use their nose to find their food is another great way to keep them engaged and their mind active.
*When starting a new exercise routine, it’s always a good idea to check in with your vet.