Humans mostly learn from their life experiences. It’s the same with our dogs! It’s important to change your dog 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 exciting? Here are 4 ways you can spice up your dog walks.
1. Change the Route of Your Dog Walk
Switching up your dog walking route is essential to a successful and exciting 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 of your daily dog walk is important to keeping your furry friend happy and engaged. Every new route has new smells and exciting sounds for your dog to experience.
2. Bring Treats on Your Dog Walk
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 Things
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 Supply Store
This is another great way to change up your dog walks. Almost all pet supply 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 or you can contact me by clicking the button below.
Cassie Cares Recommends In Home Pet Sitting
I realize that I have bias in this argument, but from my experiences most dogs prefer being watched the comfort of their home instead of being kept in an unknown facility for long hours of the day. I prefer to sit dog and cats in an area they find comfortable and familiar. It helps relive the stress and slight anxiety they may receive from being away from their owner, and keeps them in a regular routine.
If I am sitting for your dog or cat they are going to feel like nothing has changed, they will be comforted and they will feel loved. During the time of their sit, my sole attention and focus will only be on your pet. No other pets will distract me from giving the required amount of affection your dog or cat needs.
In addition, keeping dogs and cats away from boarding kennels keep them less exposed to sicknesses or diseases. With canine influenza running rampant, why take that risk? It’s going to cost you more money in the long run if your furry family member gets sick and you have to take them to vet on a consistent basis.
The bottom line is that I can work with your budget to give your pet 100% of my time and care. There are ways to get 10% off your bill and I accept agreed upon payment plans. Don’t settle for mediocre service or care, do what’s right for your little loved one.
If you would like to talk about having me possibly sit your dog or cat within the comfort of their own home, please click the button below and we can setup time to meet!
I have always wanted to be a part of a rescue that is full of compassionate, helpful, and dedicated people determined to save animals. I am a volunteer at Magnificent Mutts Rescue and I am here to say that Magnificent Mutts is an amazing organization!
Magnificent Mutts is a Foster Home
Magnificent Mutts Rescue does not have a shelter where they keep the animals. Each dog and cat they receive is placed into foster care. Instead of these animals being kept in a loud shelter or a cage, they are brought into a home with a loving foster family. This is a wonderful opportunity for the dog or cat to become well socialized with people and other animals. Foster homes also give the animal a sense of security and comfort in a relaxed environment. This helps the dog or cat become more adoptable and increases their chance of finding their forever home. Although it is hard to find enough foster homes for each animal, Mag Mutts has wonderful volunteers who are willing to open their hearts and homes to these animals.
Dedicated Leaders and Volunteers
The dedication within the Mag Mutts community is outstanding! Leaders and volunteers hold and attend adoption events every Saturday. Whether it’s working the adoption events, transporting the animals, fostering, collecting donations, processing applications, or simply getting the word out about a dog or cat in need, the Mag Mutts founder and volunteers will do anything in their power to accomplish their goal in giving dogs and cats the love and care they deserve.
Truthful and Reliable
If you are interested in adopting a dog, it's likely you'll want to know everything about that dog such as the dog's behavior, energy level, etc. This is so you are able to choose the right dog that fits into your lifestyle. Mag Mutts always makes sure they inform you of all the information they have on that animal and will make sure they explain to you what type of family or household is best for the dog or cat. I've heard plenty of stories about pets being returned to the shelter because the family took the pet home and the pet was different than they had expected. The leaders and volunteers at Mag Mutts will always be honest with you about the animal because they want to make certain he or she goes to the best home possible.
Please consider donating, volunteering, becoming a foster, or adopting your next furry friend from Magnificent Mutts Rescue. Not only will you be helping out a wonderful organization, but you will be saving a life as well!
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