Why walk with a dog if you have your own yard?
Often, dog owners living in a private house are sincerely perplexed: “Why walk with a dog if you have your own yard?” And sometimes they completely refuse to admit that the problems of the dog’s behavior are connected with the lack of walking.
Alas, this myth is unusually tenacious. And many are convinced that it’s enough for the dog to run in the yard, and it’s not necessary to take her for a walk. Let her say thanks again if she is lowered from the chain or released from the enclosure!
However, this misconception is expensive for dogs. After all, a dog remains a dog - with all its needs. Including with the need to carry out species-typical behavior - that is, to visit new places, explore the surrounding space, get new impressions and communicate safely with relatives.
The monotonous atmosphere in the yard quickly bothers the dogs, and they begin to suffer from boredom. After all, dogs are intelligent animals, they constantly need to get food for the mind. And the dogs living in the yard, no matter how big it is, is just as necessary to walk outside, as their "apartment" relatives. Otherwise, this dog will be more unhappy than a dog living in the city.
Walking outside the territory entrusted to them allows dogs not only to gain new experiences and meet friends dogs, but also strengthen contact with the owner.
Another bonus is that the dogs that are taken for a walk often do not go to the toilet in their own yard.My own dogs, spending time in our village house, regularly went for walks including for hygienic purposes and never left traces of life in the yard. Although this, of course, is not the only purpose of walking.
Inadequate walks or lack of walks in general is the cause of a huge number of problems, both psychological and physiological. Do not deprive the four-legged friend of walks!