Dogs love to go for walks. It does not matter their size or what type of breed. It is their chance to get some fresh air, burn off pent-up energy, enjoy the sights and sounds, and more. Walking your dog daily is not only healthy for your pet’s health, it is also important for their socialization and behavioral training. Daily walks can strengthen the bond between you and your furry friend as well.
Your Dog’s Health
If you let your pet become sedentary, there is a greater chance of your pet becoming overweight and unhealthy. A regular walking routine may help avoid diabetes, heart issues, and other complications. Even if your dog is active inside of the house, they need another outlet to get out that pent-up energy. Well-exercised dogs are also more likely to become tired dogs . . . and tired dogs tend to behave better.
Your Dog’s Socialization Skills
If you take your dog for a walk, chances are that you will encounter other dogs. Taking your dog for a walk is a great way to overcome anxiety in your pet and a chance to build up their confidence when met with other animals. Walking your dog and letting them encounter other animals, people, and situations is also a great learning experience.
Training Your Dog
Walking with your pooch is a great learning and training experience for your dog. Dogs do not naturally know how to walk with a leash. This is an opportunity to show them how it is done. You can also use this time to teach them simple commands such as “sit,” “stay,” and “heel.” Using treats during the process may also make training easier for both of you.
Strengthen Your Bond
By walking your furry friend, you both will benefit from much needed quality time. This is also extremely important to your dog’s behavioral development and will provide a foundation for a trusting relationship.
Why Choose Your Best Friend’s Friend?
It is best that your dog be walked on a regular basis. If you are unable to do so, be it you are out of town for the weekend, away for the holiday, you have a crazy work schedule, or maybe you are feeling ill and just are not feeling up to it, look into Denver dog walking. At Your Best Friend’s Friend, we have been walking dogs since 1999. Your pet is allowed to stay in its home where they are guaranteed to feel comfortable. You will come home to a healthier, happier, and less stressed dog.
We also offer services such as pet sitting, overnight pet sitting and puppy/senior care. And these services are not just for dogs only. We also care for cats, reptiles, birds, fish, ferrets and other small animals. We provide companionship and love for your pets while giving you the peace of mind to know that your beloved furry friends are in good hands.