Benefits of Daily Dog Walks in Newmarket

If you might have skipped some dog walks over the winter, we don’t blame you! It is hard as some pet parents are more sensitive to the cold, and most of us enjoy warmer weather anyways.

While we are still fighting through this coronavirus pandemic, most of us have been stuck inside without much escape. Well, now that we can switch out our winter boots for sneakers, let’s lace up our shoes and get outdoors with our dogs!

Your dog can reap many benefits of being taken out for daily dog walks around the Newmarket and Aurora area! If you are unsure why this is so important for you AND your pup to get outside, keep reading to explore the benefits of daily dog walks.

Daily Dog Walks in Newmarket/Aurora keep your dog in good health.

Dogs should exercise every day to help keep them healthy. Walks will help their heart and lung function, as well as support joint health and mobility. If a dog‘s life is too sedentary, it puts them at risk for long-term health problems such as heart issues.

Depending on your dog‘s age and breed, they might have a lot of energy to burn. Going for regular walks that include time for sniffing and exploration can help tire your dog out so that they are more relaxed at home. This will give them the proper mental stimulation they need, so they stay happy!

You should gauge the amount of exercise required on a per pet basis. Your low energy Shih Tzu will need a fraction of the activity that your high energy husky will require.

Opportunities for Socialization

Dogs are incredibly social creatures. While they enjoy spending time with you, they need to get outside and explore other dogs and people.

Socialization is one of the most important activities you can do with your dog. The earlier you socialize your dog, the stronger their confidence will be, which in turn will ensure they are well-behaved. A dog needs exposure to lots of different kinds of creatures, activities, and senses. A walk will allow them to see squirrels, hear loud vehicles, and discover new scents. They might interact with other dogs and humans (if you are okay with it), which will help them learn how to behave in these scenarios. If your dog only ever goes outside in the backyard, they will be missing out on so many socialization experiences.

Benefits of Daily Dog Walks in Newmarket

 

Daily dog walks are great training opportunities too.

It is never too late to refine some of your dogs’ skills and manners if you feel like they need a refresher. Going for walks is an excellent opportunity to get work on those training techniques.

Carry training treats in your pocket and work on commands such as “sit,” “down,” “heel,” and “stay” in different locations and with different levels of distraction. Working with leash manners such as polite greetings and loose leash walking will help your dog learn how to move in the world. 

It will help you grow a stronger bond and build on their focus and impulse control. This will make walks a more pleasant experience for both of you, your dog will surely feel more confident after nailing down his commands!

How We Can Help You With Daily Dog Walks

Our Dog Walking services can provide you with Peace of mind knowing your dog is staying in the safety and security of your property. No matter how your day unfolds, you will have peace of mind knowing that your pet has had a good walk! Our dog walks provide your pup with the one-on-one time that they deserve. 

Remember – all our visits can be mixed and matched so they are customized for your pets individual needs.

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  1. Levi Armstrong

    That’s good to know that one of the benefits of daily dog walking is our dog would have fewer joint issues since they won’t just be lying all day in our home. My husband recently adopted a Belgian Malinois dog from the local shelter. He’s already seven years old, so it would be best for him to be walked around daily. Since both my husband and I are busy, perhaps we should start looking for a repeatable dog walker in town. Thanks for this.

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    • Morag Willcox

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