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Dog Walking: Preventing Dogs from Destroying Homes

You just clocked out of work and you are excited to just relax all night at home, but you arrive only to see some of your shoes chewed, your pillows cottoned, and your leather sofa scratched and cut. You know who did it – your dog, and you vent it all out on the poor thing.

This is a lose-lose situation for you and your dog, so it should be avoided at all costs. The good news is that it can easily be avoided. According to the website of the Austin dog walkers at Walk! ATX, dogs that are home alone will find it hard to do anything productive. So, when they have too much energy to dispense, they almost always take it out on your possessions. This can easily be avoided if you take your dog for a walk regularly.

Using up energy

If your dog has used up all of his energy, of course he will not be enthusiastic enough to entertain himself or destroy your possessions. Walking the dog is a good way to use up all of that energy. Also, if your dog is aware that you are constantly giving him time to dispense energy by walking with him regularly, he is more likely to behave himself at home even on instances where he feels energetic, because he can just wait for you to come home so he can have the proper opportunities and avenues to let his energy go wild.

Promoting health

Walking is not just about using up energy, as it is also about getting your dog into shape. A dog that is regularly doing physical activities such as walking is a healthier dog, because it helps prevent digestive problems, fatigue, obesity, and other problems that may arise from the lack of exercise.

It can also be said that the dog is not just the one benefiting from all the walking. The dog owner himself – you – is also getting all of the health benefits.

Rick Coleman+