When we don’t make time for our dogs, they’re the ones who suffer. Going for a walk is often their only chance to get out and explore the world. On walks, allow your dog to sniff, socialize, and roll around in the grass.
If you don’t have a canine companion, offer to walk a friend’s or neighbor’s dog (one who is kept chained or crated would be especially grateful) or volunteer to walk dogs who need the attention and exercise at your local animal shelter.
Taking a dog for a walk is the perfect excuse to put your phone away, slow down, and let dogs enjoy being dogs!