National Walk Your Dog Week hopes to improve the health and well-being of America’s dogs and their owners by bringing awareness to the increasing problems of canine behavior issues and canine obesity in America.
October is the perfect time of year to start a new walking routine; the weather is cool and the colors are amazing in many places. But how does it benefit your dog? Walking your dog helps eliminate many health and behavioral problems, from separation anxiety, to obesity, to house breaking, to joint issues, to aggression, most of which can be remedied from the simple act of walking. Getting your dog up and out gets their bodies and minds working, not to mention your own.
Just a thirty-minute walk up to three times a week can dramatically impact your pet’s weight and physical health. Walking stimulates the joints, digestive system, brain, bladder, lungs, and more all while exercising the mind and body. When you walk your pet, you mentally and physically tire their body making them less on edge and anxious. A tired dog is a good dog! And try it in the morning. A walk before work or school will prepare your dog for time alone without the stress of knowing they will be cooped up for hours before you get home.
Take your walk a step further and turn your walks into a game! Have another person walk ahead of you and your pup stashing goodies for them to find. Dogs are natural born hunters and giving them something to fill that need will get them excited. When you get home they will be ready to knock out!
If you are wondering what the best gear to take your pup for a walk is check out this video with Brad and Ayla!
And visit Kriser’s for a selection of harnesses, collars and leashes.
We hope everyone will join us for National Walk Your Dog Week and help your pet live a happy, healthy life.