Dog owners walk their dogs mainly for the health benefits. A dog who is constantly engaging in physical activities such as walking is a healthy dog, as walking prevents obesity, digestion issues, difficulties in sleeping, and constant feelings of fatigue. The best about dog walking is that the benefits are not just for the dog, but also for the owner.
But dog walking is not just about health promotion. It has other effects that may convince non-dog walkers to try it out.
Preventing Property Destruction
According to the website of Walk! ATX, home alone dogs build up energy because they have nothing to do. So, to dispense this excess energy, they put them out on their owners’ properties, like couches, shoes, and textiles.
When you constantly walk your dog, he expends that energy in a more productive activity. In other words, dog walking does not just give you and your dog health benefits. It also prevents excessive energy buildup from your dog that may lead into unwanted property destruction.
Avoiding Dog Biting Accidents
It cannot be stressed enough that excessive energy from your dog can be very problematic. Aside from property destruction, your dog may even rely on attacking someone to expend energy. This can easily be a big issue if there is injury. Aside from the medical expenses, you may be taken to court because of being a negligent dog and property owner. This, of course, has respective financial difficulties, including attorney fees and compensation for the victims.
If a dog is regularly walked, it will adapt to the routine, wait for you to do the physical activity with it, and behave. This can save you a ton of money.
Improving Owner-Dog Relationships
The calm behavior of your dog will translate into a better owner-dog relationship, not to mention the fact that spending quality time with each other in the form of dog walking improves bonding and builds trust.
If you walk your dog, it will also open itself up to new stimulus – new sights, new smells, and new living creatures to interact with, which is good for the general well-being of your best friend.Read More