Switzerland, a dog's paradiseBy Wooftogether, Category:Travelers
As we pass this chilly winter, we all imagine ourselves drinking hot chocolate by the window of a chalet, with…
Any dog parent can tell you that walking the dog can sometimes feel like a deadly routing especially on a very cold or rainy day. But what every dog parent will probably not know is that 15 minutes daily walk with your dog gives you not only a super happy dog but also boosts your health, mood, and energy levels!
1. Bonding With Your Pet
Bored dogs staying long hours at home is something every dog parent feels guilty about. It may also lead to behavioral issues. Bonding with your dog comes through play, walking, and spending quality time together. Regular walks are a perfect way to bond with your dog and socialize together!
2. Getting to Know Your Neighbors and Other Dog-Walkers
New to the neighborhood or too shy for new friends? No worries, because walking your dog is the perfect way to meet new people! Sharing dog stories is a great ice breaker and if you have a regular routine you and your dog meet with the same dog walking pals almost every day!
3. Learning More About Your Local Area
Walking around an area means that you get the chance to really explore it! Take slightly different roots when walking your dog and we will be amazed by the new spots you will discover!
4. Strengthening Bones and Muscles and Maintain a Healthy Weight
A 15-minute walk burns 60 calories, boosts metabolism and makes you stronger since more than 200 muscles are engaged in your body to make you move forward! It also keeps your dog super healthy and fit since dog obesity is number one reason for most dog health problems.
5. Making Your Happier and Improving Your Mood
Bad mood or anxiety? We got you covered! Take your dog for a long walk, plug your favorite music, and just breathe. Your body will start to release endorphins, one of the hormones that help us to feel happy. Although you could get this benefit from walking without your dog, what better motivation could you wish for to get up and moving than that eager little face and wagging tail?
6. Giving You a Sense of Achievement
Stick up to a daily routine that helps both yourself and your dog is not always easy but when accomplished it gets you so much more motivated by giving you a real sense of achievement!