25 Oct Why You Should Get Outside More Often With Your Dog
Dogs are the most valuable and domesticated animals on the planet because they protect and assist humans in many practical ways. While they fulfill our needs, they also require our input for a good life. One significant input is giving them time to get outdoors and bask in nature’s glory. Some other benefits of frequent nature exposure include:
1. Exercise and keep your dog occupied
However, dogs spend most of their lives sleeping when called upon; they are relatively quick to answer. Getting outside and keeping active keeps them fit and able to rise to the expectations of moving upon request, live longer, and establish a pleasant mood for both humans and animals.
Rigorous outdoor activities encourage solid bone structure, endurance and allow your dog to relieve him/herself more frequently, reducing the probabilities of constipation and urinary tract infections. It doesn’t help to have an overweight, withdrawn, or destructive pet begging to go exercise, which removes all of those problems. Simply walking for 15 – 20 minutes is a good start that helps to balance their predominantly snoozy lifestyle.
2. Fresh Air
Oxygen is detoxifying. Exposing your dog to this breath-giving element purifies their blood, soothes the nervous system, destroys harmful bacteria, and internally allows their bodies to convert food into energy. Having them out keeps their senses sharp as they are naturally inclined to function at peak survival performance in the wild.
Divergently outside may have pollutants worth avoiding, which sadly can deter frequent city expeditions, but you can take a trip out of your comfort zone from time to time. Get a friend with or without a dog, appease your animal’s social capabilities, visit the wild, or go hiking. Doing these simple steps boost your dog’s social life and bridges assimilation barriers with new people, places, or even strange things.
3. Reduce anxiety and restlessness
If your dog appears to be too anxious or hyperactive, then that’s a sign they are not getting enough outdoor stimulation. One of the tell-tale signs that he / she needs outside time is the inclination to annoyance, seeking attention, and moving without a cause. Put merely, boredom. Consider getting his/her paw on the road when these signs occur.
4. Get some essential vitamin D
You and your dog need natural vitamin D for healthy bone growth and teeth development. While most of your dog’s vitamin D comes through diet, it is important not to supplement this vital dietary element as it causes liver damage, kidney failure, and eventually death. If you think you’re not feeding them enough vitamin D, a safe solution is to get outdoors and harness the benefit of the sun.
5. Opportunity to train
Playing outdoors is the best opportunity to teach your dog new skills and bond with them. For increasing the likeliness of positive results, ensure that you have treats while you teach them acceptable or unacceptable behaviors so you can reward diligently.
So get outside and enjoy the time with your dog!