WANTED: Dog That Needs Walking In Indian Trail

Lexie and Sam
Dogs To Walk
Mon-Fri Between 11am-2pm
Mom and Dad feel bad that they leave Fido home all day board.
Dogs with high energy that need to get out and sniff the streets.
Dogs who like to leave their number for other doggies on the bush.
Dogs that are over weight and need to get 30 minutes walks in the afternoon.Inquire within:
Many people don’t realize that dogs’ biological needs go beyond just food, water, shelter, medical care and clean living conditions. Social interaction – both with humans as well as other dogs – regular physical exercise, regular mental exercise, and regular drive outlets (of which there are several) are also real biological needs, not just nice-to-haves. A lot of behavior problems in modern pet dogs are not just due to lack of training but also to not having their needs adequately met and resulting in a chronically frustrated, behaviorally-unbalanced animal. At the very least, not adequately meeting a dog’s needs will make obedience and manners training harder.

I do think most dogs need to get out of the house regularly, regardless of the activity (whether placid walking, or running, or playing fetch, going to obedience class etc.). Dogs who seldom leave the home or owner’s property are more likely to develop territorial aggression. Dogs also have a need to sniff and explore because it is a very natural form of mental stimulation. Dogs also are social creatures and need to be around or interact with other dogs and people. All these are necessary for sound mental health. Dogs also need regular exposure to the outside world so they don’t get overwhelmed with new sights and sounds when they finally have to leave the house to go to the vet or somewhere else. Thus I do think that most dogs need to get out of the house or off the owner’s property regularly, everyday if possible, even if they do get vigorous play and training sessions at home. (if the area is safe for you and the dog that is.) They need to learn that the world is bigger than just their property if they are to be civilized members of our society.


However, I also think that most dogs don’t get enough physical or mental exercise or drive outlets solely from walking placidly on a short leash. With some exceptions (like very small, or old, injured, or sick dogs), or unless the walks are very long (and I doubt most modern owners have the time to do that on a regular basis), most healthy and physically-able dogs need to run around and move freely and vigorously. Activities that allow the dog to use his brain and natural doggy instincts as well as his legs, are more satisfying and will more easily result in a satiated and well-adjusted companion at home.


Thank you,
Maureen McCarthy
Love and Kisses Pet Sitting
Owner/Animal Lover



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