Monday, May 24, 2010

Dog Walking Is Great Spring Exercise





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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.

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3 Comments:

Blogger I Heart Walkies said...

Nice! Your blog is full of interesting information about the Dogs. I think your post is very useful for them who have the pets like Dogs. Thanks for sharing!!!



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August 6, 2013 at 12:39 AM  
Blogger sowpath said...

thanks

October 29, 2016 at 11:23 PM  
Blogger Julie Smith said...

This is such a great article that opens the idea of walking dogs to be augmented with human exercise requirements. However, I would like to reiterate that dogs have their own threshold and we might get too engrossed with our walking session, we might exhaust them. If you’re considering dog walking as part of your exercise routine, you may want to read this first: http://dogsaholic.com/training/how-much-exercise-does-my-dog-need.html

November 12, 2016 at 7:47 PM  

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