You might think that’s crazy—it’s COLD outside—but the first month of the year is a great time to establish good habits. There are so many benefits to walking your dog daily, it’s hard to list them all. But we’ll try!
Exercise–for both you and your dog. Stimulating the circulation system and getting that heart rate up can head off so many health problems down the road.
Training—Even the best dogs need refresher courses on good walking technique. And they are so anxious to do it right!
Change of scenery—Nothing fights the winter doldrums like getting out of the house, even for a little while.
Companionship—A happy dog is a good dog. Dogs that are walked daily are less likely to have “accidents” or to chew up shoes.
Social interaction—Even if you don’t meet anyone else who’s walking, you and your dog may have the opportunity to greet neighbors getting out of their car or shoveling snow (who will then think, “Well, that’s not the dog that’s driving me crazy with the barking.”) You also have the opportunity to glance around the neighborhood, just to see that everything’s okay. More than one emergency has been spotted by dog-walkers on their route.
And the most important reason to walk?
Show Off a Beautiful Dog—Since you’re well-supplied with natural grooming products from M&J Dog Essentials, your dog’s coat is healthy and lustrous. Our nutrient-rich botanicals soothe dry winter skin, reduce dandruff, and make your dog comfortable for walking in winter weather. All that’s necessary is for you to bundle up and get the leash. Happy walking!
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