It is public knowledge that exercise is very beneficial to human health in general. However many are unaware that regular exercise for dogs is vital and of great importance in their emotional, mental and physical balance. For this reason below we will show you a list of 10 benefits that a dog can get when taking walks.
But before you see the top 10, you must remember that in the canine world exercise is translated into activities such as running, jogging, rides, and agility games. In this section we will only address the most basic exercise for a person and a dog “the walk”. Therefore, other activities should not be ruled out.
- HELP TO HAVE A HEALTHY DOG.
This is something obvious and any intelligent person would to recognize that exercise is good for all of us. But in dogs a regular walk provides more health benefits, including more agility and more flexibility.
- HELP TO CONTROL HIS WEIGHT
An overweight dog is not a healthy pet. Many people believe that a chubby dog is a well-fed and healthy dog, however this is far from reality. In recent years several deadly diseases have been associated with dog obesity. Therefore, a series of walks and rides a day would greatly help to control the proper weight of our best friend.
- HELP THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM.
Regular walks help with the proper functioning of a dog’s digestive system, translating into normal and periodic bowel movements a day, avoiding diarrhea and constipation.
- AVOID DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR.
Regular walks, as well as other forms of exercise, can help reduce or eliminate any destructive behavior such as chewing objects, digging gardens, or scratching incessantly. Dogs in some cases are like children: If we do not give them something constructive to do, they will decide to do something destructive.
- AVOID HYPERACTIVITY.
Walking can help alleviate and regulate the extra energy a dog can have, soothe and reduce any hyperactivity and even excitement. A walk can help make your dog feel more relaxed and sleepy, so he would stop bothering you when you lie down.
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