Dog walking is one of the absolute best past times. Engaging the mind, body, and soul, endlessly enriching and fun, every moment walking a dog is one to appreciate. Here are a few reasons why:
We pull out the leash and the excitement begins. With play bows, wiggles, howls, smiles, and kisses, each dog expresses their anticipation uniquely and genuinely. Dogs are an incessant motivator to get us moving! A 30-60 minute walk, run or hike is always more fun and engaging when joined by a pup, exercise naturally built into time spent together.
The moments we spend walking with our dogs are some of the most special. Whether we explore a neighborhood, adventure a park, or hike a trail, walking together allows us to share beautiful, invigorating, feel-good experiences. Often beginning and ending with kisses, affection, appreciative eyes and happy faces dogs clearly express their gratitude for walks, developing lasting bonds with us in the process.
An Experience of Everything
We all know those moments, ears up, noses pulsating, dogs sense things during walks that we would never notice without them. That squirrel in the branches, rabbit in the bushes, blooming flowers in a nearby garden, or an unexpected blue jay nest at the top of a tree, dogs draw our attention to the most stunning wonders of nature.
Open, uninhibited, playful, loving, and kind- if people were more like dogs the world would clearly be a better place. Every walk with a dog is an adventure, meeting countless new people and other pups along the way.
(Photo 1: OJ, Photo 2: Millie, Photo 3: Panda, Photo 4: Betty, Photo 5: Mia and Roscoe)