It's just another dog walk down the familiar streets of Marlboro when out of nowhere is a dog with no leash or human. Now that's a scary sight. Here is where the pet sitters wit comes in. Is the dog vicious? Is it going to bolt from any attempt of rescue?
Walk a Dog - Save a Dog: A Rescue Mission
While the questions above are the questions every pet sitter must ponder (and preferably answer before an actual occurrence) we were lucky enough to know the escape artist and were able to entice Riley the Beagle to follow Lulu the Bull Mastiff back home to his unsuspecting owners.
Yes, it was not Rileys first (or probably last) break from the comforts of his own backyard. We still have yet to get it through to him that grass isn't always greener. One thing we can say is that retrieving him gets easier with time. It helps to have treats in the pocket and a friendly, four-legged companion to help in the mission.
Rileys parents were thankful as always although they are really going to have to check out the fence because to the human eye there was no escape route. Perplexed? So are we.
Run Away Dog Prevention
Here is a list to make your life easier if your dog spends a lot of their time in the backyard.
If you think a fenced in back yard will provide all the necessary health benefits your dog needs, think again! Sure, they can go out there for a quick potty break but they are missing out on major health benefits that walking provides your dog.
Here are the top ten health benefits walking provides your dog
Exercise. Well that's an easy one. We all know that getting out there and moving those muscles is a huge benefit to not only humans but dogs as well. Moving joints are lubricated and muscles are toned and defined which gives your pup the ability to live a longer and healthier life.
Weight management. Pet owners must realize that keeping your dog slim is just as important as watching our own figures. A dog with a healthy weight will keep major health issues at bay, providing your dog with a longer and happier life. Walking your dog daily is one of the easiest ways of keeping the extra pounds at bay.
Digestive system benefits. When your dog hits the pavement their digestive system benefits immensely and helps them keep it in tip-top shape as well as aid in relieving constipation.
Boredom buster. We like to say, "A bored dog, is a destructive dog." A daily dog walk will occupy your dogs mind and body. During the walk they are able to expel the energy that is pent up inside and keep their destructive behavior to a minimum. So if you're wondering how to keep your dog from eating your couch, remember - it takes a dog walk.
Relaxation. Is your dog full of energy at bedtime? A daily dog walk, especially a long one in the evening will provide your dog with energy release that will allow him or her to relax much easier and wind down for the night with no issues.
Rule out rudeness. If your dog is a jumper, humper, or displays other unwanted behaviour there is a very good chance that regular dog walks will eliminate or curb those behaviour issues.
Beggars and whiners. Begging, barking, and whining is a sign that your dog isn't getting the attention they need. One of the best ways to show your dog the much needed attention is a regular dog walking routine.
Bond. When you and your dog are side by side, exploring the world it creates a bond like no other. Walking your dog regularly creates a bond that will last a lifetime.
Fight fears. If your dog is shy a regular dog walk can help them build confidence to cope in the world. By exposing them to new sights and smells your dog can feel more at peace and even awaken their curiosity and excitement for life.
To your health. The 9 benefits mentioned above will certainly improve your dogs mental and physical health. But don't forget that while your dog is walking next to you, you are moving your behind too and that, well that benefits you too!
So now you know of the top ten health benefits walking provides your dog, get out there and start your daily routine today! A healthy routine provides a dog with a walk in the morning, afternoon, and evening times. Weather permitting, your mid day dog walk should be the longest of all. We recommend 45 minutes of walking activity for the full benefits!
Don't Deprive your Dog of a Healthy Life
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