If you might have skipped some walks over the winter, we don’t blame you! It is hard as some 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 can reap many benefits of being taken out for around the Newmarket and Aurora area! If you are unsure why this is so important for you AND your to get outside, keep reading to explore the benefits of .
in Newmarket/Aurora keep your in good health.
Dogs should 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 ‘s life is too sedentary, it puts them at risk for long-term health problems such as heart issues.
Depending on your ‘s age and , they might have a lot of energy to burn. Going for regular walks that include time for sniffing and exploration can help tire your out so that they are more relaxed at home. This will give them the proper they need, so they stay happy!
You should gauge the amount of required on a per basis. Your low energy Shih Tzu will need a fraction of the activity that your high energy husky will require.
Dogs are incredibly social creatures. While they enjoy spending time with you, they need to get outside and explore other dogs and people.
is one of the most important activities you can do with your . The earlier you socialize your , the stronger their confidence will be, which in turn will ensure they are well-behaved. A needs exposure to lots of different kinds of creatures, activities, and senses. A 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 only ever goes outside in the backyard, they will be missing out on so many experiences.
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.
Morag is the owner and founder of York Regions most trusted premier in-home pet care and dog walking companies. In 2000 she saw a need for an alternative to kennels, catteries for family pets in the area and has always believed that pets are much happier and less stressed staying in their own familiar environment. Morag and her team are all certified in Pet 1st Aid and CPR, she also offers continuous training to her team members through online and hands on pet care and pet behaviour and care courses. Morag has earned her certificate in Professional Pet Sitting, Professional Dog Walking and Canine Attendant training. She has lived in the Newmarket/Aurora area since 1991 is a wife, a mother of 2 adult children and a grandmother of 2 delightful little balls of energy. She has also been owned by fish, birds, mice, rats, cats, dogs, gerbils and guinea pigs and is an advocate for all living creatures. In her spare time she likes to be involved in her community and events travelling, reading and cooking.