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Thoughts on Professional Dog Walking

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Owner-of-Zen-PetAllow us to introduce Denise Rhodes, proud owner of a great local San Diego business called Zen Pet. Zen Pet offers professional pet sitting and walking service. Their mission: to provide your pet with "a higher level of love and care" while you are away.

We're totally simpatico with the idea of providing San Diego pets with a 'higher level of care' and therefore are happy to feature Denise of Zen Pet as our guest blogger this week.  This week Denise has some insight on why dogs need to be walked regularly and how a professional can help.


5 Reasons Dogs Need Daily Walks, and How a Professional Dog Walker Can Help

By Denise Rhodes, Zen Pet

Just like their human counterparts, pets need consistent exercise to live long, healthy, and happy lives. Here’s why:

  1. Health and Exercise - According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, an estimated 54% of dogs and cats in the United States are obese. Many pets’ health problems can be prevented with proper exercise. One of the best ways to keep your pet healthy is to provide your dog with two 30-45 minute walks per day. We understand how busy all of our schedules can be and it gets very challenging just to get our own exercise regimen in. Luckily there are professional dog walking services to help fill that gap. Perhaps you work long hours and just cannot make it home at lunch, the perfect time to utilize a dog walker.

  2. Socialization and Stimulation - Walking not only gets your dog the exercise she or he needs, but it also stimulates your dog’s senses. Your dog gets to see, smell, feel, and hear all types of new and interesting things when out for a walk. This stimulation often includes meeting other people or animals, which can be an excellent way to encourage proper socialization for your pup. As humans, we often take for granted these brief encounters and stimuli, and we can easily forget that these are frequently the highlights of our pet’s day.dogs-being-walked-by-a-professional-dog-walker-and-sitter

  3. Behavior - Regular walking helps to release excess energy in your pup, resulting in calmer behavior at home. With frequent, lengthy walks, your dog will be less inclined to bark, chew, bite, and use the bathroom indoors.

  4. Time - We all live busy lives, and every minute counts. Sometimes, consistent lengthy walks are difficult to fit into our schedules. With a regular dog walker, your dog still gets all of the exercise and attention he or she deserves, while you get back a great deal of time. Everyone wins!

  5. Peace of Mind - Hiring a dog walker gives you the peace of mind that your dog is well taken care of, even when you aren’t at home. With a daily dog walker, you don’t have to worry as much if you need to stay late for work, or if your dog doesn’t completely “finish” when you take them out in the morning. You can feel confident that you are doing the best you can for your pup, and that your dog is living a rewarding, happy life.

There are many other reasons to hire a professional dog walker, but by now, many of the benefits
are clear.

Yours in Good Pet Health-

Denise Rhodes Owner of Zen Pet Sitting and Dog Walking


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