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How Often Should You Walk Your Dog? 4 Tips

There are a lot of debates on how often you should walk your dog. Some people believe that dogs should be walked once a day, while others think that twice a day is the ideal amount. So, what’s the right answer? Well, it depends on your dog and his or her individual needs. In this blog post, we’ll discuss proper dog walking and provide tips to make sure your furry friend gets the exercise he or she needs!

The bottom line is that every dog is different and will require a different amount of exercise. It’s important to consult with your trainer to get their professional opinion on how often you should walk your dog. They’ll be able to take into account your dog’s age, breed, health, and energy level to make the best recommendation for your pup.

Once you’ve consulted with your trainer, it’s important to be consistent with your dog’s walking schedule. If you only walk your dog once a week, they’re not going to get the exercise they need and will likely become bored and restless, then anxious. On the other hand, if you’re walking your dog multiple times a day, every day, they may become over-stimulated and stressed. It’s important to find a balance that works for both you and your dog.

Here are 4 tips to help you make sure your dog is getting the exercise he or she needs:

  1. Make sure you’re walking your dog in a safe and comfortable environment. If your dog is constantly pulling on a leash, he or she is not going to enjoy the walk and won’t get the proper exercise.
  2. Take breaks during your walk and work on drills like “sit,” “down,” and other commands. This will help keep them mentally stimulated while also getting their physical activity.
  3. Mix up your walking route frequently so your dog doesn’t get bored. Walking the same route every day can be monotonous for both you and your dog.
  4. Invest in some fun dog toys that encourage physical activity, such as a ball. This way, you can play with your dog while also getting them the physical exercise they need.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your dog is getting the proper exercise he or she needs. Remember, every dog is different so it’s important to consult with your trainer and find a routine that works best for you and your pup!

If you have any questions about how often you should walk your dog, or if you’re looking for more tips on proper dog walking, feel free to contact us today! We’re always happy to help!

– Gilles