A walk a day helps keeps the vet at bay!
We are all guilty with having a little too much turkey over festive period and our dogs having a few too many treats it’s time for us all to get back into shape.
Exercise and walking should be an essential part of your dog’s daily routine, but over Christmas it can sometimes be over looked with everything that is going on. However, with the New Year we can all begin fresh and start getting back to normality.
Walking is highly important for us and it is great for your dog. It is recommended that we walk our dogs twice a day for at least fifteen minutes although, this does all depend on your dog’s breed and size. Walking keeps them mentally stimulated, exercises them, and can help with training. Dogs love getting the opportunity to get outside and explore new scents, learn lots of new sounds and meet new people.
The type of lead you use is an important part for your walk. A good option is the Rogz control lead which is a good way of keeping your dog under control. This lead which features a shock absorbing element for comfortable walks, both for you and your pet.
There are a range of harness to suit your pooch, which helps provide them comfort on walks. This Blue Tarten Harness is one of my favourites from Urban Pup. It is a traditional design which is stylish, classy and never goes out of fashion. It is lightweight but incredibly strong. It features a breathable material for maximum air circulation that helps prevent your dog overheating and is held in place by a secure clip in action.
4. Rogz illuminated Flasher
5. Dog Jacket
With this cold weather it is important to wrap up our dogs as well when we head out. This stylish Barbour jacket is a hardy waxed version of our classic dog coat in Barbour olive with classic tartan cotton lining. This coat Features a velcro under body fastening strap to make it secure and handy for those unexpected showers.
Now you and your dog is ready for a New Year with plenty of walks and exercise and you must not forget that “a walk a day helps keeps the vet at bay”.