In addition to the basic needs of food and shelter, a dog needs social interaction, exercise and mental stimulation. Many of these needs can be met by simply taking a dog for a walk.
A walk allows time practice obedience skills with the dog to increase the reliability of training. Reviewing the basic commands also increases the benefits of a walk because the dog is not simply ambling along, but is performing additional tasks.
Taking the dog for a walk provides mental stimulation through territorial investigation. Nose to the ground and alert to the sights and sounds of the neighborhood, the dog gathers information about how its territory has changed since the last walk.
Along with the emotional benefits, there are physical benefits. Walking the dog is the best way to exercise a dog that may not move about much in a home or even in a yard.
Aging animal companions must be kept as agile and fit as possible but may not be inclined to exercise without encouragement. Even if the pet is active in a yard, it is more active during a walk.
Why use our Dog Walking service?
- Ensure that your pet has a healthy routine
- Re-enforce training and obedience routines
- Burn off the pent up energy and satisfy their constant curiosity
- Get them to know their neighborhood, landmarks and how to get home