If your pet is starting to gain more weight, losing the extra pounds through the natural way is more suggested to ensure pet health. Dog walking is the most common and easy way to exercise your dog. Whether walking the dog on or off the leash, it is still an excellent activity that both pets and owners can enjoy.
Overweight carries problems and inconveniences on both pets and owners. Exercise is a very effective way to lose weight especially if done along proper and healthy diet. Pet owners can take their pets for a walk in the park every morning. Walking can already contribute to weight-loss and as a matter of fact, is a recommended to burn calories and fats. Dogs that do not get to do walking often become frustrated and usually demonstrate unwanted behavior such as barking, chewing, running away, and digging. Dog walking is also a great way to train your dog to walk without pulling on his leash.
It is also better if he learns to walk beside you, at the same pace, without his leash.
When taking the dog out for a walk, the owner too can burn some extra calories as he walk his pet. An adequate amount of exercise is also good for the pet owner’s health. What’s also great about dog walking is that you get to meet a lot of people. It gives you the chance to talk to random people in the park, street, or downtown. You might also encounter other dog owners whom with you can form a dog play group.
Without a healthy diet and proper exercise, overweight pets are likely to experience numerous health risks such as osteoarthritis, type 2 diabetes, respiratory disorders, hypertension (high blood pressure and heart disease. Avoid these health problems and get pets into the active and healthy lifestyle.
There are various petsafe ways to keep your dog healthy and well-behaved.
Dog walking is just one. Engage your dog into activities that improve his health and strengthen pet and owner relationship.