Dog walking can be an awesome opportunity to bond with your pet, get a little exercise and enjoy your neighborhood. If your outings have grown a little stale, however, we have some great ideas for spicing things up a bit. Here are our best tips for making dog walking more exciting:
Invite other pet owners and dog walkers to join you on your daily walks. Your dog will not only appreciate a new pack of buddies to hang out with, but you’ll find that walking in a group can be a great way to make new friends and trade good pet care tips. Check places like Facebook and MeetUp.com for existing dog-walking groups or start your own!
Discover your inner-photographer and snap pics of your dog during your walk. You might even create an Instagram page just to share your best pics. Beyond photographing your pooch, include a few nature shots and cool neighborhood finds that you discover along the way.
Use dog walking as an excuse to visit with neighbors or to even welcome newcomers to the area. Most of us have busy schedules and don’t spend enough time getting to know the people living right next to us. Change things up a tad by making dog walking a bit of a social activity, too!
Download a mobile app that will help you measure your daily steps and set a few goals for yourself. Each week, you can extend your goal just a little (as long as your dog is willing and able) and make dog walking a way to ensure that you and your best friend furever are getting the daily exercise that you BOTH need.
Turn dog walking into a treasure hunt by joining in on a little geocaching fun. All you need is a GPS device, a geocaching group and your two feet. Before you know it, you and your dog can be well on your way to discovering hidden treasures right in your own backyard!
What do you do to make dog walking a little more interesting and fun? Tell us all about it in the comments section below. And remember to call Fetch! Pet Care if you ever need a fully qualified and pet-loving professional to walk your dog for you!