Dog Walking Is Great Spring Exercise
This spring, walk off the winter blues with your dog. Many of us are hitting the gym and looking for ways to shed the winter pounds and get a fresh start this spring.
Walking is one of the best exercises anyone can do to improve their health. Dogs also need to get walked frequently, and we bet they are just as anxious as you to get out in the fresh spring air. Get the exercise you and your dog need by taking some long walks, or jogs this spring.
While walking you'll probably find many pet owners who are doing the same, so you and your pet will have a chance to meet the neighborhood dogs. There are also many outdoor malls that allow dogs, so take your dog for a mall walk if your housing complex doesn't have sidewalks or walking trails. Another great place to walk is at the local park where there are many walking, biking and skating trails. Your dog will love all the foreign smells and the abundance of squirrels and birds to chase at the park too!
To prepare for your walk, you'll need a reliable dog collar and leash to walk your pet. If you are training your pet, a choke chain would also be helpful. You'll also want to put a couple dog treats in your pocket to reward your pet for not pulling the leash and listening to other commands. Be sure to pack some dog waste bags as well to clean up after your pet if he or she stops for a bathroom break.
Dog walking is great spring exercise, so get out in the fresh air with your dog today.