Dogs are just like people to the extent that they need exercise just as much as everyone else in the world. Even if you have a busy schedule, it only takes a few minutes to take your dog for a walk at different intervals of every day.
There are many reasons why exercise is important for dogs.
- They get bored easily
- You need that time to spend with your pet
- It makes it easier for you to track their weight progress.
- Veterinarians recommend regular exercise.
Don’t Play Ball In The House!
When dogs tear up your household, it usually means they are bored because they are not getting much attention from their owner. You may be too busy to throw a ball for them or give them some toys to play with.
They will also eventually go to the bathroom on your floor to get some more attention. Even though it is negative attention, they are still getting some from you.
They think of it as you are spending time with them, and that is all that matters.
By taking your dog on walks, they are less likely to destroy your house. Plus they get some one on one attention from their owner, which can be a time to bond with your pet such as stroking them behind their ears.
A Healthy Dog Is a Happy Dog
Of course you feed your dog every day but without exercise your dog can gain too much weight. You may not be the type of owner that will weigh your dog every day but you can easily tell because they will start to get fatter every day. When you take your dog for walks, it maintains their weight so they can stay healthy.
These reasons are good reasons to take your dogs for walks every day. It is also good to encourage older children to help out if you are too busy. It still only takes a few minutes for you to walk up and down your street or around the neighborhood.
When you take your dogs for walks often, you will notice a change in behavior because they will not be going to the bathroom in your house or tearing up your household. Also you will notice how healthy and happy your dog is becoming.
If you need more instructions regarding your pet and how to exercise them properly, then visit your local veterinarian.