6 Ways to Spice Up Your Daily Dog Walks
Written by Shannon Moss -
Sometimes we fall into a funk when it comes to daily dog walks because, let’s face it, doing the same thing every day gets dull. Walking your dog on a daily basis is a vital part of your fur-child’s overall wellbeing, so it’s super important to add some variety to this often mundane routine. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here are 6 Ways to Spice Up Your Daily Dog Walks.
1. Switch up your route
Instead of taking the same old route, switch things up by allowing your dog to be your navigator. This is also a really great way for you to get to know your dog on a different level by observing the things your dog finds interesting.
2. Turn your walk into a sniffari
Walks are a really great way to keep your dog mentally stimulated by allowing them to sniff things out. If you’re not up for stopping every 5 seconds to let your dog sniff add in a few ‘sniff breaks’ throughout your walk. Read more about this from local dog mom & sassy Spaniels Max & Willow.
3. Make those steps count
Join events like the annual SA Guide Dog Walkathons to make your walks a little more meaningful by raising funds for worthy causes. Facebook is a great resource to find events of this nature.
4. Set up a social sesh
Catching up over social media really just isn’t the same. Turn your dog walk into an opportunity to catch up with a friend or relative by inviting them along. Your dog will probably be excited for some extra company too. Consider arranging a playdate for your pup if they're well socialised.
5. Grab a drink
Did you know Starbucks serves Puppachinos? Loads of local coffee shops have also followed in their footsteps so why not take a walk to a dog-friendly coffee spot & grab a drink with your pup.
6. Let your goals guide you
Set some new walking goals each week and reward yourself for achieving them. This is a great way to keep yourself motivated. Your goals can be fitness related like walking 10000 steps for the week or it can be an opportunity for you to finally work in those podcasts you’ve been putting off listening to.
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