Just like us, pets need regular and consistent exercise to live long and healthy lives. According to the Australian Veterinary Association, many Australian families own an over weight pet. The AVA says that many pets will acquire specific health problems in their lifetime that could easily be prevented or diminished with proper exercise. Obesity is just one that is associated with lack of exercise sometimes causing medical problems such as osteoarthritis, cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance and increased surgical risk. One of the best ways to keep your pet fit is to provide 2 or more 30+ minute walks per day.
2. Socialization and Stimulation
Your dog gets a lot out of being taken for a walk, not just exercise. Going for a walk on lead or off lead stimulates their senses. Dogs relate the walk to the “hunt” after all they are descended from wolves. Dogs have had 15,000 years of domestication but they still love the thrill of having their senses stimulated. They are getting a wealth of information when out on a walk. They are seeing, smelling, feeling and hearing all types of mentally stimulating things. We are often busy and forget that these walks to our dogs are frequently the highlights of our pet’s life.
A tired dog is a good dog! Regular dog walking helps to release excess energy resulting in calmer behaviour at home. I a dog cannot vent their pent up energy often bad behaviour will develop. With frequent walks, your dog should be less inclined to bark, chew, bite, use the bathroom indoors or suffer from separation anxiety etc. Our dog walkers reinforce positive behaviour on walks as well. Let us know if your dog is a puller and we will be more than happy to work on that training issue.
4. Peace of Mind
Hiring a dog walker gives you the peace of mind that your dog is well taken care of, even when you can’t be at home. With a Pet Crew dog walker, you don’t have to worry if you need to stay late for work, or if you have to go away. Our dog walkers are on demand and can come on the days and times you need, even with short notice!
Today more than ever we lead very busy lives, but we still want to share what time we have with our beautiful animals. If you have a Pet Crew dog walker it means your dog still gets all the exercise and attention it needs and deserves while you get back some time in your day were and can enjoy a balanced well-adjusted pooch at home. Everyone wins!
I can go on and list more reasons for a professional dog walker but you can see already that the benefits are clear. Here at Pet Crew, we love your pets and we have a team of professional dog walkers and affordable options.
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