Walks serve a greater purpose than a potty break and way to burn off a little extra energy. They also serve as a form of socialization and mental stimulation, and they have the power to positively impact a dog’s emotional state, behavior and bond with people.
Incorporating a few additions to your walk can have a big impact. Here are five ways to help unleash the full potential of your dog’s walk:
Let your dog enjoy the smells.
While sometimes it's easy to rush through a walk, allowing your dog time to sort through interesting smells he discovers can allow enrichment without needing to cover much ground.