Did you know that a recent survey found that only half of dog parents walk their dog at least once a day? A whopping 33% even admitted they rarely walk their dogs! With National Walk Your Dog Week from October 1st – 7th, now is the perfect time to talk about several benefits of walks.
Walking has many benefits for both humans and dogs. Studies have shown that for overweight people/dogs, a 30 minute walk, three times per week can reduce blood pressure, increase energy, improve sense of well-being, and lower your weight by 5% and your dog’s by 15%. Here are 5 reasons you and your dog can benefit from daily walks.