It is clear that exercise has its benefits for both you and your dog, and it is a no brainer as it provides many health benefits from keeping your pet limber, agile and healthy. If your pet is overweight, then you need it to get some exercise.
Diet would help but getting regular exercise is the key to keep your dog in tip-top shape. Dog walking has its health advantages but also it keeps them in a good mood and no more destructive behavior, and walking them is good for their digestive system as well.
Dog walking on a regular basis is extremely good for their constipation, and you don’t want to have a constipated pet around. Walking keeps their digestive system working and it’s very important for a pet that overeats time and time again.
Your pet needs an outlet, and if you don’t give them anything constructive to do then you will not like what they choose to do themselves, which could be scratching on your sofas, digging in your lawn or chewing on anything that they lay their eyes on. They can become a real handful and regular walks can get rid of that destructive behavior.
On the other hand, hyperactivity can also be a problematic situation for your pet, and walking them can alleviate that extra energy. Nighttime activity can be cut down significantly, because if they exert in the evening, they’ll be a little more relaxed in night time and probably sleep as well.
You can have quality time with your pet and help promote your bond. You can play a game of fetch with it or do any other activity while you’re walking your pet and that will ultimately develop a strong, trusting relationship.
Dog walking can help break ice with your dog if they are new to you or are timid around you or in general. With walking your pet regularly, your dog can grow into confidence around you and trust you as a friend. They can learn to be comfortable around you and on these walks they will encounter other humans and pets which could help them be more confident around them as well.
Never take dog walking as a chore, because at the end of the day there are health benefits for you as well and they are as great as for your pet.