Health Benefits Of A Daily Walk For Dogs

Increases Socialization

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A walk increases socialization opportunities for your canine companion. During your daily outings, your dog will likely encounter other dogs. If the other dog appears friendly and the owner agrees, you may want to allow your dog to go over and visit with the other canine. Never let your dog try to greet a dog who barks aggressively or displays threatening behavior. To maximize your dog's opportunities to meet other dogs, you may want to take them on walks at a local dog park a few times a week. In addition to providing socialization with other animals, a daily walk gives your dog more opportunities to learn social and behavioral skills for interacting with people. Dogs are generally very protective when they are at their own homes, and walks offer your dog the chance to interact with your neighbors in neutral territory. Even if your dog would never allow a neighbor to pet them at home, you may find your canine companion is much more approachable during walks. They may gladly accept touch from a neighbor or total strangers during daily strolls. Socialization on walks could help improve your dog's behavior at boarding and grooming facilities and the veterinarian's office.

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