The truth is, dogs can benefit greatly from daily walks – mental stimulation, their physical well-being, and their ability to release energy are just a few ways regular dog walks will help your pooch to be his or her happiest.
How often you walk your dog depends on a couple of things:
1. Your dog’s size
2. Your dog’s energy level
Your dog’s size
Smaller dogs tend to tire easily; therefore, they do not need the same amount of exercise as a much larger dog. With that said, smaller dogs can still benefit from a short stroll around the block or neighborhood, the same way a larger dog would.
Taking your dog on walks stimulates their minds and engages their senses. Mental stimulation for any size dog is a must. We want to keep our pooch’s senses sharp! Walks are one way to do that.
Your Dog’s Energy Level
A bored dog = a mischievous dog! How many times have you come home to a turned over garbage can or worse, your favorite pair of shoes chewed to pieces? When dogs do not receive proper stimulation, the need to channel that energy will go into the closest thing they can get their paws on.
Allowing a dog to release pent up energy by taking them on a walk is the best of both worlds. Your dog will be able to burn off energy by exercising, as well as sharpening their instinctual drive to explore. Once a dog has exerted their energy from a walk outdoors, your shoes should stay neatly placed where you left them.
A dog’s age factors into the topic of energy level, as well. Remember your dog in their younger years? Like humans, dogs also slow down with age. Although the length of your dog’s walk may decrease, it is still important for senior dogs to maintain a walk routine.
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