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One Step at a Time: The Importance of Walks

Posted by Victoria Rebelo on

So you got the "back to work" call/text/email? As tempting as it is to use the "new phone, who's this" card, this is a sign life is slowly going back to "normal". Trust us, we understand this is a confusing and difficult time. For months we've been told to avoid human contact and stay home, allowing us to dedicate ourselves to our furry friends. And now we have to leave them? We're here to help reassure you everything will be ok if we take things one step at a time. In fact, this blog post is here to highlight the benefits of just that: going for w-a-l-k-s (just in case there are any pups in the room). 

Start a Routine

  • Timing: pick a time that works best for your schedule. Early bird? Morning walks can help your pup burn energy in the morning so they stay cool, calm, and collected while home alone throughout the day. Evening walks can help your pooch burn off the energy they've accumulated. Or hey, why not both! Depending on the size of your dog, they may need multiple walks a day to stay fit and healthy. 
  • Location: have a favourite coffee shop in the area? Why not include it on your route! Want to explore the neighbourhood? Use side streets as a quiet way to familiarize yourself with the area. Choose a distance that is comfortable for both yourself and your furry friend. 

Necessities 

Here are some of our favourite walk must-haves: 

Portable Water Bottle with bowlPortable Water Bottle with bowl

This lightweight, portable, filtered water bottle with sliding bowl is the easiest and most convenient tool to quench your pooch's thirst on a hot summer day. The lock mechanism allows for easy dispensing and the wristband makes carrying a breeze. 

 

Not only do these harnesses come in the cutest patterns, they also feature a  reflective nylon trim to keep your pet safe while on your nightly walk. Available in sizes S-L, this harness is a comfortable option for pups of varying sizes. The back loop allows for a comfortable walk even for the strongest of pullers!  

 

- The Grumpy Puppy