If you don’t have the time to get out with your dog and enjoy walks in Chinook Park, don’t let your dog miss out! There are plenty of professional dog walking services in most communities which offer semi regular or regular dog walking. If your dog must be left alone for 8 or more hours per day, consider using a dog walking service, and/or enrolling them in a doggie daycare at least twice a week. Not only will your dog will appreciate the social interaction with humans and dog playmates; it breaks the monotony of their day, and gives them something to look forward to.
Why is walking a dog so important?
Socializing your canine companion with a dog walker and other canines is very important and should be started as young as possible. By being away from it’s home, a dog will learn social skills and manners around other people and dogs. In doing so, it can help prevent certain aggression problems later on.
Regular and daily dog walks, even if the follow a predictable path, will enliven your dog!
Dogs that do not get a change in the environment frequently enough can become depressed. A depressed dog can develop anxiety which can lead to behavior problems. Believe it or not, regular and daily dog walks, even if the follow a predictable path, will enliven your dog! It will be using all of it’s senses to its fullest ability thus exercising its mind as well as its muscles.
All dogs need exercise every day, even the smallest breeds need to have a daily workout of their little legs. The larger a dog is, generally the more exercise it will need. There are working breeds, however, that are deceptively small but needs loads of exercise. A qualified dog walker can properly assess the amount of exercise required by your dog or puppy.
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Why You Should Walk Your Dog Regularly?
Most people who do not exercise tend to be prone to diseases like cardiovascular diseases or even chronic diseases. The best exercise some people get is walking from the front door to the car, which will probably be a meter or so. Later, a life threatening condition is discovered and the doctors send you on an exercise program. Just like us, dogs also need to exercise even if you have a big backyard. Even though you live in up market Beverly Hills or Pacific Palisades, where there is plenty of space, your dog still needs to go out. Behavior of dogs has been studied and the dogs with behavioral problems are those that live in isolation and do not get enough exercise. The energy that your dog has will be dissipated on chewing up and scratching the sofas and digging up your favorite roses.
Most dog owners just do not have the time to indulge their pets. If you live in Calgary, then you are in luck. There are pet sitting service providers who will take your dog walking for you. All you need to do is mention where you are and your dog will be collected for his day out. Dog walkers can be hired for a specified period of time from 30 minutes to 2 hours. This will depend on you, the dog parent. The longer a dog is out the better. There are different types of walks offered. There are normal walks like those to the park or just around the neighborhood. These are generally short walks. Then there are nature walks where your dog is taken to the countryside. These walks will take a longer period of time. Nature walks are the best gift to any dog. Not only does he get to be off the leash, he can explore around. Some dog walkers provide a one to one basis service. This is where only your dog is taken out without other dogs. Your dog will enjoy the attention that he will get. There is also group walking. It is also beneficial for your dog as he will learn how to behave with other dogs.
You will see a change in the way your dog behaves. You will be able to manage him better. Obviously he will have to learn leash etiquettes and other basic commands. Some of the most important commands are heel, come and stay. Once he has learned how to heel; he will follow where you lead. Those are just some of the rewards you will get from trusting the Calgary dog walking experts with your dog.
At the end of the day, your dog is rejuvenated physically, mentally and spiritually. This will definitely contribute immensely to growth. Your dog will be healthier and happier. You can look through pet sitting service providers to find the right dog walker and dog walking routine that will suit you and your beloved pet. Walking will keep your dog healthy always.
Dog Walkers - Are They for You?
Often owners of older dogs, small and large, believe that because their dog is no longer a young feisty energetic puppy and that because he/she can hold its pee for 8 to 10 hours, that it does not need to be walked as much. Many owners are also under the false notion that because they have a large yard for that their adult dog will take care of its own exercise needs.
Unfortunately often this is not the case and this can have disastrous repercussions when it comes to your dogs over all health as he/she ages. The fact is that most dogs, like humans, get lazy when it comes to exercise. Often they will opt for laying down in the sun when they are alone outside in the back yard rather than run around. Adult and senior dogs need to be motivated to get in their daily needed exercise.
Why do older dogs need daily exercise as much if not more than puppies?
The answer is that as dogs get older they tend to get more prone to injuries. Their bones and joints, just like humans weaken because of the lack of exercise. Also you pooch's joints and bones evolved over billions of years to carry a lean dog, however today's dogs often eat too much and get to little exercise they endup overweight, which often leads to serious and painful health problems like, hip and joints pain, arthritis and diabetes. This is true for large and small dogs. These are not only painful for your pooch but also very expensive in your veterinary costs.
The best way to can prevent these painful diseases is to feed your dog the right amount of high quality food and to build strong muscles, keeps joints agile by providing regular and daily exercise for your dog.
How much exercise do dogs needs?
It really depends on the breed but also how much your dog eats in one day. This includes its meals and any treats. If your dog's breed is from the Herding breed, like Collies or German Shepperds, a Sporting breed like Golden Retrievers or Cocker spaniels, Terrier breed like the Jack Russel, or Westhighland Terrier, a Working breed like the Boxer or the Doberman Pincher, or a Hound breed I recommends at least 3 brisk daily walks. These dogs need to brisk walking every day. It is also very important to let your dog enjoy a run once a day, and you can encourage your dog to run by playing games like Fetch and Frisbee.
Other breeds like the Toy and the None-sporting breeds may need less exercise, however this also depends on the individual dog, for example a Poodle or a Dalmatian may need a lot of exercise in a day and a Shitz Tzu or a Pug may need one or two walks a day. However always take into consideration how much your dog eats in a day. A Shitz Tzu may need to get as much exercise as a terrier would if it eats many treats in one day to keep it within a healthy weight and prevent any health issues arising.
Giving your dog the exercise he/she needs and keeping it as agile as possible will also help your dog feel younger so you can enjoy playing with him/her longer. If you are unable to walk your dog yourself to give it the minimum requirement of three walks a day, you can always hire a professional dog walker. A dog walker will take your adult dog for a walk in the afternoons giving it needed exercise and a break from being alone when you are at work.
If a dog has regular exercise like group walks offered by many dog walking services your older dog will be kept fit, agile and be less likely to experience these painful health issues that are becoming more and more common in today's domestic dogs.
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