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March 30: National Take a Walk in the Park Day

March 30: National Take a Walk in the Park Day

National Take a Walk in the Park Day is celebrated annually on March 30th to encourage us to go outside and explore nature’s beauty.  It is an amazing opportunity to visit your local park with your dog. Dogs adore going for walks, to the extent where many owners spell out w-a-l-k when discussing the activity to prevent their pets from becoming unduly excited. Sound familiar? 

There are several activities you can do with your dog at the park for instance, practicing obedience, letting them play with other dogs, or playing fetch with them. 

Benefits of walking 

Walking your dog does wonders to you and your dog’s health both mentally and physically. 

  • Strengthens the bond between you and your dog 
  • Decreases stress
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Strengthens bones and muscles

Dog walking etiquette:

  • Use a leash- for everyone’s safety
  • ALWAYS pick up your dog’s poop
  • Ask before approaching other dogs 
  • Don’t give treats to other dogs- you don’t know what they could be allergic to 
  • Keep an eye on your pooch

What to take with you:

  • Water and a portable bowl
  • Their favorite treats- for positive reinforcement 
  • Poop bags
  • A toy