January is National Walk Your Dog month and the perfect way to kick off a new year. Exercise is important to both humans and dogs so why not take a walk together? Your pooch will appreciate it and you will feel better too.
Here are a few things to keep in mind before beginning an exercise program with your dog.
Know your dog’s level and don’t set out on a long journey. It is best to start small and add more distance as your dog becomes more comfortable.
Explore new places so that you both stay interested.
Be aware of your surroundings and carry a cell phone in case of an emergency.
Always check for fleas, ticks or burs that could attach themselves to your pup.
Never leave anything behind except your foot and paw prints. Scoop that poop!