Humans learn mostly from experience right? It’s the same with our dogs! It’s important to change up your walks a bit so they are able to experience new situations, environments, people, and other animals. Besides, walking your dog is a daily activity so, why not make it fun and interesting? Here are 4 ways you can spice up your dog walks:
1. Change up the route- Switching up your route is essential to a successful dog walk. Think of it like your daily commute to work. You see the same scenery, same buildings, and for the most part same people. I’m sure most of you do that, but why put your dog through that kind of boredom? Switching up the route on your daily dog walk is important to keeping your furry friend happy and engaged. Every new route has new smells and sounds for your dog to experience.
2. Bring treats- Bringing treats is a great way to reward your dog for showing good behavior on the leash. You can also find an area on your walk where you can have your pup do a couple tricks. This is a great way to keep him or her mentally stimulated during the walk.
3. Let your dog smell- When walking your dog, let them smell different areas they are interested in. A dog’s sense of smell is important to the way they communicate and experience the world.
4. Visit a local pet store- This is another great way to change up your walks. Almost all pet stores allow you to enter with your dog and check out all of the cool new scents, toys, and bones. While you’re in there, you might as well get your pup a new bone to chew on when you get home!
I would LOVE to hear some of ways you change up your dog walks! Tell me in the comments below :)