Goldendoodles have average exercise needs, and taking your dog for a walk each day is an excellent way to meet those needs. Daily walks provide your Goldendoodle with several health benefits, and you can benefit from walking, too! Here are a few reasons why you should walk your Goldendoodle every day.
Keep your dog’s nails trimmed
Walking your dog on hard surfaces (sidewalks, paved walking trails, etc.) helps keep his nails short. These rough surfaces act as a file each time your dog’s nails make contact with them, which makes grooming easier for you.
Exercise for your dog
Obesity is a common health problem for dogs, but frequent walks help your dog stay at a healthy weight. Regular physical activity helps ensure that your dog stays healthy, strong, and active throughout his entire life.
Help your dog learn his surroundings
If you walk through your neighborhood, you can familiarize your Goldendoodle with the area around your home. This helps your dog find his way back home if he ever accidentally gets out.
Socialize your dog
Walking your Goldendoodle each day gives your dog the opportunity to experience different things. Hearing new sounds, seeing new sights, and meeting new people and pets in a variety of different places is key in socializing your dog.
Improve your dog’s behavior
Dogs that can’t get rid of their extra energy sometimes act out. They may get bored or upset, so they decide to chew on furniture or shoes, or dig holes in your yard. Routine walks give your Goldendoodle something to look forward to and an outlet to burn off energy.
Improve your dog’s mood
Walks are essential for your dog’s physical health, but also his emotional and mental health. If you’ve ever seen a dog’s ears perk up at the mention of a walk, you know just how meaningful a short stroll can be for your pet.
Practice commands in different settings
Maybe your Goldendoodle is great at sitting and staying in your backyard, but he doesn’t listen when you’re out in public. The excitement and distraction of being away from home has a lot to do with that. Practice these commands on a walk to get your dog used to obeying you out in public.
Bond with your dog
The quality time that you spend walking your Goldendoodle helps strengthen the bond between you and your pet.
Exercise for you
Physical activity is important for your dog, but it’s also important for you. Adults need at least 30 minutes of exercise each day, according to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Walking your Goldendoodle is a great way to meet these exercise requirements improve your dog’s health, and improve your relationship with your pet.
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