We all know that it’s important for our dogs to get daily exercise. In fact, many of us get dogs to help ensure that we get more — and more consistent — exercise. But sometimes life gets in the way, and when you're scrambling to finish that big project at work, get the kids to soccer practice, and pick up something healthy to cook for dinner, walking the dog can fall to the bottom of the priority list.
We know how it goes. He has a backyard, you think to yourself. He can always run around there. But is that really enough?
No, it is not...
Whether your dog needs a daily walk, or three, also depends in large part on his breed. Any of the sporting breeds, such as Golden and Labrador Retrievers, Beagle or Shorthaired Pointers, practically demand strenuous walks at least a couple of times a day. Herding breeds such as Australian Shepherd and Border Collies are also high-energy dogs who need lots of opportunities to stretch their legs. Other breeds may be satisfied with shorter or less frequent walks. They include retired racing Greyhounds, giant breeds such as Great Danes or Mastiffs, and dogs such as Bichons Frise, Lhasa Apsos, Chow Chows and Chinese Shar-Pei. More reading on Bischon Frise see yourdogadvisor.com/bichon-frise
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But there’s good news! We will pick your dogs up from your home, take them to the closest park, green belt or walking trial, walk for 30 minutes or hour, drop them off and make sure there is fresh water afterwards.
We enjoy their walks with us on leash for their safety. We take safety very seriously and while your dog may be great off leash with you, it’s best for their safety that they remain on leash while in our care.