By Caryl Wolff
February 22nd is Walking the Dog Day. Many people love taking their dogs on adventures near and far, but what are the chances you could be pushing your dog too hard? We're going to be talking about which dogs might be better suited for outdoor adventures, how to best be prepared for taking your dog on outdoor walks, and some warning signs that your dog might be getting too tired.
We're going to start out by talking about what walking is and how to do it safely. We'll be talking about walking only. Running will be in a separate article.
Why is walking good for dogs?
Walking is a good cardiovascular exercise and also keeps the "juices flowing" in your dog's muscles and joints. It provides mental exercise since he smells new smells, hears new sounds, and sees new things.
First, let's define what a walk is: The dictionary defines walking as moving "at a regular pace by...Continue Reading
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