April 28, 2020
Walking your dog is more than just physical training for both of you. It is also an excellent mental training because it allows your pet to see the outside world. They can experience other animals' behavior and can learn to understand a different space other than your home.
If you live in an apartment it is generally considered a necessity to get them out and about for a walk on a daily basis.
The question that most dog owners ask is, “how often should we walk our dogs?”. Before we answer this, as dog owners, we should take into account the following factors. So, the answer is below these initial points that can have a big effect on walking habits.
With the more active breeds, they’ll benefit more from frequent walks or longer walks outside. The less active breeds may prefer or need one or two short walks every day.
A healthy dog will definitely love to walk outside at almost any time of day. You can also incorporate walking with their toilet breaks if you live in an apartment. This is also a common strategy used to help toilet train a dog.
Therefore, after factoring in your dog's breed, their health, the weather, and the age of your dog, you may have a similar routine as below, just modified to suit your pet:
To get a full understanding of what your dog needs when it comes to walks, you can also consult your vet of course. Many dogs will let you know if they are walking enough or not. They do this by waiting by the door or not wanting to come home during a walk for example.
Walking your dog can be a highlight of any day. I often thank my dog for taking me walking, as I would not get as much exercise or fresh air without her.
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