Well, dogs are just like us, if they live a sedentary lifestyle they get out of condition and chubby. Enough of that type of lifestyle and serious illnesses, including heart disease and diabetes, can develop, costing you a lot of worry and a fortune in vet bills. Dogs need to release their pent up physical energy on a daily basis and doing so makes them better, healthier, more obedient and trainable dogs.
A daily walk is also crucial for your dog’s mental and emotional well-being. Dogs reserve 40% of their brain activity to processing smell. If you restrict your dog to your home and yard exclusively, smell-wise they get terribly bored. They need to explore new or changeable scentscapes, much the way we need to read or watch T.V. It stimulates their minds.
Finally, dogs are social animals, they need to be with others of their kind and engage in doggie social behaviour. They can’t do that isolated in their home all day. If you work long hours and can’t walk your dog yourself, we would be happy to provide your pet with a walk that will exercise him or her physically, emotionally and mentally.