It’s no secret that dogs absolutely love going for walks. Come rain or shine (most) dogs will do a happy dance when you grab the lead. But why is that? Check out our gallery to find out!
Do dogs love long walks?
Healthy, young, and active dogs will prefer longer walks because it simply gives them more time to explore and get some much-needed exercise and mental stimulation. However, you should always adapt your dog’s exercise regime to their state of health. An elderly dog won’t be able to go for hikes the way a younger dog would, much like a French Bulldog won’t be able to go for the kind of walks a Golden Retriever would.
Is a 2 hour walk too long for a dog?
Again, it all depends on your dog! A healthy dog of an active breed (say a healthy 2-year-old Husky, for example), could go for hours! However, a much smaller breed, such as a Chihuahua, would never be able to keep up on a 2-hour hike. Remember, for every step you take, a small dog takes many more! Of course, the same goes for dogs who are older or who suffer from certain health problems. Never push your dog and make sure the walks you’re taking with them are adapted to their state of health.
So, what do you think your dog likes best about going for walks?