Should I Walk My Dog Every Day?


Yes, you should walk your dog every day.  I know, I know, many times we are not in the mood, we don’t have enough time, or we are too tired.  These are all good excuses, but you and your dog can greatly benefit from a walk.  For your canine companion and you the benefits of walking are:

  1. Bonding time for you and your dog
  2. A great way to keep those pounds off, yes for you and your dog
  3. A chance to socialize with other pet parents and their canine kids
  4. To drain excess energy that can lead to unwanted behavior
  5. Explore new neighborhoods

These are just some of the benefits a walk offers.  Now, if the weather is bad, raining or snowing, I’d say forgo the walk because it could be dangerous, but for those pet parents that still do it, rain or shine, I’d say keep it up, but be careful.

Now, let me come clean and say that today, brace yourself, I did not walk in the evening  because I was feeling terrible, but whenever that happens, I make up for it by walking the next time, in this case tomorrow morning, longer than usual.  There!  I am just as flawed as any other pet parent:)









4 Comments Add yours

  1. The Barking Bunch - A blog about everything DOG says:

    Great post!!! Exercise is not optional:)

    1. Marcela says:

      You are right.

  2. freeclimbers says:

    i am on a night shift and get home in the morning. I walk my dogs before I go to sleep and before I go to work. Now, it started to become my hobby. I do enjoy walking them even I’m tired and sleepy. : )

    1. Marcela says:

      Wow! That is called, loved and commitment. Keep it up:)

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