The most important things about our dogs are to keep them happy. Taking them out for a walk plays a big part of their happiness and you may think that a large garden is enough but that is not accurate. Our dogs need to go out for a walk outside with us. Otherwise, having your dog at home would be like to have him caged and forget an important part of their development, such as natural impulses to mark territory, seek and recognize odors, have a relationship with other dogs, investigate and burn all their energy day to rest better.
Enjoy the walk
First thought to go for a walk with your dog does not have to be a nightmare. It should be something relaxing and a simple activity that connects you and your dog. Sometimes dogs face a great anxiety which can cause pulling the belt, but it is not the fault of our dog, only we are responsible for teaching them how to walk with us. When you go outside, the first thing you should do is try to teach your pet how to function with you and this can be a great part of the fun and will make an experience more enjoyable for both of you. You must be patient and not expect your dog to know how to act in public or how to walk right beside your leg. Apart from the basic factor of this story, you could do other things that will make you spend some nice time outside while taking your dog or dogs for a walk:
- Meet up with your friends and their dogs
After going out with your pet several times at the same place, it can get boring for both of you. Try arranging a walk with your friends and ask them to bring their dogs. Going in a group can be very fun for all of you. You will have some time talking to your friends and your dogs will interact with each other.
- Metal detecting
This activity has been very popular in the recent years so why not doing two, instead of one useful thing at the same time? If you have a metal detector, take it with you while going to the park, beach or any other place with your dogs. They can even help you find items by digging or pointing at the places in case they notice something. With a little bit of practice and experience, your dogs might surprise you with their researching abilities and become an irreplaceable metal detecting factor.
I personally have found this garrett 400 model to be the best for me, it’s light enough that I can get away with it. If you don’t have a very well trained dog it might be hard.
Our bodies need physical activity just as animals’ do so you can have a training together and make it your daily routine. Going for a morning, afternoon or night run with your dog will make you feel like having a partner that you can do everything with.
Remember that not every dog has different needs and strength. A small breed of dogs cannot run or follow your step the same way some big dogs can so do not force them to. Learn how your dog functions and how you function together and go for a little adventure with your lifetime buddy.