Top Benefits to Walking Your Dog

Fall is a great time to get your pup moving again; and walking your dog is not only beneficial for your furry friends, it’s good for you too! This week is National ‘Walk Your Dog’ Week, so dust off those sneakers and hit the local trails or parks! Here are our top health benefits to walking your dog:

Keep your pet healthy and at a controlled weight
This one is a no-brainer – an overweight pet is not a healthy pet. Regular exercise, in conjunction to a balanced diet, provides many health benefits that will keep your pet agile and in tip top shape.

Helps with digestive system
Regular walks can also be extremely beneficial to your pet’s digestive tract, and can sometimes act as a natural aid in alleviating constipation.

Say good-bye to destructive and hyperactive behavior
Regular walks, as well as additional forms of exercise, has also proven to be very beneficial in reducing or eliminating destructive behavior in dogs such as: digging and chewing. Think of it like this – pets are like children. If you are not giving them something constructive to do, you may not like what they choose to do.1 Walking on a consistent basis can also help with hyperactivity. Knocking over furniture or jumping on people can be a sign of pent up energy, and regular walks can help curb these attention-seeking behaviors