The benefits of walking your dog everyday


Challenges while walking your dog

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Walking your dog everyday is so much more than just exercising. Walking with your dog is a means for socializing, correcting behavior and even stimulating mental health. The best thing about walking is that it doesn’t only benefit your best pal but also improves your health and benefits you too greatly.  Below are 6 great reasons why you should walk your dog daily.

  1. Improves health

It is a no-brainer that a little exercise a day will benefit the general health of you and your dog. Find out how dogs can actually help you lose weight.

 

  1. Strengthen your relationship

A daily walk will give you enough time to bond with your dog that can be done by simply walking or playing a little outdoors.

  1. Training opportunity

While you are out and about you will get a chance to train your dog simple rules like “sit”, “come” and “stay”. Click here to know how to teach your dog to sit or stay.

 

  1. Socializing

This goes both ways, you get to meet lovely dog lovers and your dog gets to play with other dogs. Read more on the importance of dog socialization.

 

  1. Shed those extra kilos!

Dogs can get over weight easily and so by walking daily you will help him/her stay in shape and yes I do mean the dog! More on the dangers of dog obesity in this link.

 

  1. No more destruction

By walking your dog he/she will be doing something constructive and beneficial, while if not exercised daily they could turn to be destructive.

 

Written by Farah Khaled
Sources: Pet MD , The Animal Foundation

 

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